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.
“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