Brazil

Brazil: The Heart of the World

A continent unto itself, Brazil overwhelms with sights and sounds. Join us there in summer 2019!


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Starts At
$3,700

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Length
12 days




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Your Itinerary


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Tour Highlights

  • Dive in the vibrant urban culture of Brazil, from the thriving street art scene to organic farm in Rio's favelas
  • Immerse yourself fully in the incredible Amazon region, with a four-day boat tour that takes you deep into the heart of the world - the natural ecosystem and indigenous culture
  • Engage with crusading journalists and activists who are fighting against rampant inequality and corruption
  • Eat, drink, and dance! Brazilian cuisine is like no other in the world, and you'll never forget your samba nights :)
Day Briefing

Arrival​ ​to​ ​São Paulo International Airport ​ ​and​ ​transport​ ​to​ ​​hotel. Introductory dinner in the evening to meet the other travelers and the Justice Travel team, discussing the current​ ​situation​ ​in​ ​the​ ​country and the goals of the trip.
Meals: none
Accommodation: Paulista Avenue neighborhood (Suggestion: http://www.laresidencepaulista.com.br/Site/pb/)


Day Briefing

Visiting: Street Art Tour, Vila Madalena and Official Human Rights Fund Dinner
A day to enjoy the best of São Paulo. A look at the urban interventions of world-renowned Brazilian artists that re-draw the personality of the metropolis. The tour may include a chat with an artist, a visit to a street art gallery or to an important social project. In the evening, dinner with civil society initiative, partner of Justice Travel.
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: Paulista Avenue neighborhood


Day Briefing

Visiting: Morro da Babilônia
After breakfast we will take a short flight to Rio de Janeiro.

We will be conducted directly to Morro da Babilônia and welcomed by Regina Tchelly, social entrepreneur and founder of Favela Orgânica, a project that wants to change people´s relationship with food, avoid food waste and take care of the environment through lectures and workshops. She will invite us for a journey with our senses through food, let’s learn how to cook with discarded food while learning and reflecting about a new relationship with our it, thinking about the food cycle and the cycle of life! After lunch, we are going to walk around and meet another strong women from the urban community and meet the collective food gardens.

Free night to enjoy the best of Rio: traditional samba at Lapa or cultural attractions.

Meals: breakfast and lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Zona Sul neighborhood (Suggestion: http://www.arenalemehotel.com.br/default-en.html


Day Briefing

Visiting: Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast, we will set off on a private guided tour to Corcovado. The summit offers the best views of the entire city and features the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, which is known as the guardian of the city. We will then take a train back to Corcovado Station and move on to Tijuca National Park, where we will visit the park’s waterfall and travel deeper into its forest to discover the region’s fauna. After these visits, we head to the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain. The hike eventually leads to Morro da Urca, which is an excellent spot to take pictures, halfway up the Sugar Loaf Mountain at 220 meters. From here take the cable-car lift, the rest of the way up to the top of the mountain and unparalleled 360-degree views of the surrounding areas and enjoy the sunset. The night will be free to enjoy as pleased. Although we will suggest cultural activities for the evening.
Meals: B
Accommodation: Hotel in Zona Sul neighborhood


Day Briefing

In the last day in Rio we suggest to enjoy the beach and also visit two or more hotspots in the Wonderfull City like Botanic Garden, “Pedra da Gávea”, National Park of Tijuca, Santa Tereza neighborhood, “Museu do Amanhã”. At night, we will fly to Santarém early in the morning.
Meals: B
Accommodation: Hotel in Zona Sul neighborhood


Day Briefing

Visiting: Saúde e Alegria Project / CEFA
Visit to the Centro Experimental Floresta Ativa – CEFA
We will arrive early in the morning and go to Alter do Chão village to take a rest. Before lunch time, we will navigate to CEFA, a training and development centre for socio-environmental projects and alternative technologies. Located at the Tapajós – Arapiuns Reserve in the community of Carão, next to the junction of Tapajós and Arapiuns rivers, it has a set of facilities based on the principles of permaculture and agriecology, in a integrated field system.
The buildings were made from bio-construction techniques. In addition to causing the least possible environmental impact, the whole complex was conceived by valuing the knowledge and ‘savoir-vivre’ of the forest peoples who have lived here for thousands of years. Based on a sustainable model of development in the region, the buildings focused on energy efficiency, adequate waste treatment, use of daylight, natural ventilation and reuse of rainwater.
Some of the available on-site projects include native seedling greenhouse, organic vegetable farming, honey production and bee breeding, fish farms and other agroforestry systems that respect and take advantage of the nature’s nutrients with no harm to local forestry.
After come back, we can enjoy a regional dinner in one of the local restaurants with amazing amazon food.
Meals: B
Accommodation: Belo Alter hotel or similar (http://www.beloalter.com.br/)


Day Briefing

Visiting: Ponta do Cururu
Getting on bord of our boat, which will be, with our crew, waiting for you. From now on, we will take care of everything!
Enjoy a bath in the river, get to know the village and get ready for the end of the day on board. In the fresh and calm Amazonian waters the sunset is to thrill!
Overnight on board.
Meals: BLD


Day Briefing

Visiting: Ecosystem of the Amazon River, forest crafts, beaches and Piracaia
We start the day at the Canal do Jari, dormitory of the birds of the region and a narrow stream of the Amazon River. The canal is ideal to observe some animals of the region, such as alligators, iguanas and parrots
In the Arapiuns River, a tributary of the Tapajós, in the community of Urucureá, we will learn about the artisan work of the local cooperative with straw of the tucumã, a typical fruit of the region.
Let’s take part in a wickerwork workshop and know how they are produced. The colours, the straws, the shapes … All by the shadow of the rubber tree, a good storytelling momment.
Our suggestion after lunch, in this paradisiacal scenario: just let yourself enjoy the calm and fresh Amazonian waters.
For the evening, we will have a special dinner: a piracaia, traditional roasted fish on the beach in a very special setting.
Overnight on board.
Meals: BLD


Day Briefing

Visiting: Trail in the Forest and Flavours of the Amazon
The day starts with a beautiful trail through the jungle, followed by a local driver who will introduce us species of trees and plants of the Amazon rainforest. The trek, known as the chestnut tree trail, lasts from 4 to 5 hours and is made at a fairly quiet pace. For children and those who prefer less physical activity we have an alternative shorter trail to meet the rest of the group in a fresh, crystalline water stream.
Lunch on board.
After a break, we will visit the project for the implementation of a community library organised by Associação Vagalume, which for more than 10 years has implemented projects to encourage reading in riverside communities in the Amazon, as well as the production process of cassava food that are indispensable at the table of the population of the region. Let’s understand what is the tucupi, where the tapioca comes from and why the flours have different flavours and uses.
Meals: BLD


Day Briefing

We will dock in the village of Alter do Chão. Before leaving, take advantage of the famous Ilha do Amor beach, canoeing by the Green Lake or, for those who want to bring a souvenir gift from the trip, it is time to visit one of the main regional and indigenous handicraft stores of the Amazon.
Meals: BLD


Day Briefing

Free morning to enjoy Alter do Chão village and the good buy lunch. Flight to São Paulo.
Meals: B


Day Briefing

End of the trip. Checkout at the hotel and transfer to the Airport.
Meals: B


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Accommodation
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Three and four star hotels in the cities, and a lovely boat ride on the Amazon, all included

Transportation
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All ground and water transportation is included, as well as all of the flights within Brazil

Guide
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Vivejar has some of the best guides in the country, who will be with you throughout the trip. Local hosts will join for specific activities along the way.

Meals
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All breakfasts are included, and some lunches and dinners as noted on the itinerary. All meals included on the boat.

Travel Insurance
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Local travel insurance is included, but we strongly recommend that you supplement with your own international travel insurance.

Interational Flights
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You must purchase your own flight to and from São Paulo.

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Departure dates

Prices displayed below are based on per person, double occupancy.

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Sunday
August 18, 2019
São Paulo
Saturday
August 31, 2019
São Paulo
$3700
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Brazil

Justice Travel will be going to Brazil in summer 2019! Email tours@justice.travel for more information.

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Tour Operator
Vivejar

Vivejar is a Brazilian social enterprise which creates positive impact. We believe that companies have the capacity to lead a positive shift and transform the world into a better place. Vivejar is one of the first certified B Corporations in Brazil!
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Our Partners
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Tour Operator
Vivejar

Vivejar is a Brazilian social enterprise which creates positive impact. We believe that companies have the capacity to lead a positive shift and transform the world into a better place. Vivejar is one of the first certified B Corporations in Brazil!
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Country Representative
Marianne Costa
Founder, Vivejar

Marianne is the founder of Vivejar, our tour operator. Mari turned thirty, yet still has the energy and optimism of a twenty-year old. She is the mother of Maria Luiza and an activist who supports women empowerment and entrepreneurship. She loves interacting with members of local communities, swapping stories and sharing knowledge. With experiences in Local Development, Associativism, Sustainable Tourism and Entrepreneurship, Marianne founded Vivejar after 10 years of in depth experience.

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