In 2016, when Ana embarked with Tereza, her mother and now business partner, on a trip to the Amazon, she felt a deep connected with nature and the local population.
Listening to the story of those born and raised in the forest, visiting their homes and witnessing their challenges motivated her to come back to a different experience. Thus came our first volunteerism expedition: Amazoniando.
In this expedition, one of the activities done was the Tree of Dreams. We listened to the the local women and helped build a plan to achieve a collective dream.
Employment opportunities and sources of income raised as common needs and they identified tourism as a solution.
Braziliando helped them to structure the experience and began to make it easier for travelers to connect with the community, seeking to value traditions and create opportunities for community members.
A way of doing tourism in which the activities are carried out by the local community itself and whose pillar is sustainability (socio-cultural, economic and environmental). Those who live this experience are integrated into the culture by the community, who welcome the visitor and share their way of life.
An experience that integrates a true immersion in the local reality with volunteer work, in which the participants implement activities that aim to contribute with the local communities or with the biodiversity. We seek to make positive changes possible for community members and their surroundings, as well as for travelers.
“Traveling, we experience different social and cultural contexts, relate to people from different realities and connect deeply with nature. We value simplicity and change our worldview. We hope that Braziliando's experiences do the same for you!”
Ana Taranto and Tereza Cristina, Partners