Baré Experience

Set off on your own or with your friends and stay in a riverside village surrounded by nature, create a true connection with those born and raised in the forest, discover their customs and experience the delights and challenges of living in the Amazon!

The itineraries include

Homestay accommodation in a traditional community

Discovery activities described in the itinerary

Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the entire stay

Financial contribution to the community

Travel digital manual and checklist

Destination

A riverside and indigenous Baré community, home to about 40 families. Most live in the fields or sell handicrafts, speak Portuguese and some, Nheengatu.

Location

You will be staying in the heart of the Amazon at the Puranga-Conquista Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS). The nearest airport is Manaus (AM) and from there to the community there is only one way: the river.

Accommodation

You will sleep in a family homestay, which features a double bed, mosquito net and hammocks.

Traditional Food

Indulge in regional food prepared by the hostess's skillful hands, such as cassava cake, tapioca cake, tucuma beiju, fish caught right there and fruit juices from the backyard.

Yané Karuka Itinerary - 4 nights

Transport and dates options:

Going in and out with traditional boat:

  • Saída quarta e retorno domingo
  • Saída sexta e retorno segunda (chegando em Manaus terça)

Going in and out with private boat:

  • Departs any day of the week

Transportation to and from the community, which is not a service operated or marketed by Braziliando, can be done in two ways:

  • Regional boat: The boat costs about R$ 35,00 per passenger and per leg. The daytime journey usually lasts from 6 to 8 hours and the night travel approximately 11 hours. If you choose to go to the community and / or return to Manaus by boat, a host will lend you a hammock and accompany you throughout the journey. 
  • Speedboat: The speedboat ride usually takes 2 to 3 hours. For our travelers to have an estimate of speedboat freight values, we asked for a quote and we were informed of the value of R$ 600.00 for 1 passenger and R$ 1,000.00 for 2 to 5 passengers. However, to ensure the amounts charged, to know the conditions of transport and to charter the speedboat, it is necessary to contact directly the providers of this service in the region. If you want, we can pass some contacts. If you would like to host a company during the speedboat ride, remember to consider him or her as a passenger when calculating the final value, as this is not included in the itinerary value.

  • R$2.290,00 on debit or via installments with PagSeguro (plus additional taxes).

GROUP DISCOUNTS:

  • 10% discount for 2 travellers
  • 20% discount for 3 travellers
  • 25% discount for 4 travellers

Day 1: 

  • For those going by traditional boat: Meet with the host at the Aldolpho Lisbon Market at 10am. Expected arrival: 18h / 19h.
  • For those travelling with private boat: set the location and time of departure with the boatman.
  • Meet up with the community leader
  • Family dinner
  • Rest 

 Day 2: 

  • Forest hike (with snacks on the way)
  • Lunch in the family home
  • Community tour 
  • Family dinner
  • Rest

 Day 3: 

  • Breakfast in family home 
  • Chat in the flour house 
  • Lunch in the family home
  • Canoeing
  • Family dinner
  • Rest  

 Day 4: 

  • Breakfast in family home 
  • Free time in the community
  • Lunch in the family home
  • Handcraft Exhibition
  • Handcraft class
  • For those returning by traditional boat on Sunday morning or private boat: Homestay dinner at 7pm and rest
  • For those returning by traditional boat on Monday night: Boat departure forecast: 18h/19h 

Day 5: 

  • For those returning by traditional boat on Sunday morning: Breakfast at 8am. Estimated arrival in the center of Manaus: 17h/18h Sunday.
  • For those returning by traditional boat on Monday night: arrival time in downtown Manaus: 6am Tuesday
  • For those returning by private boat: Arrange with the boatman the pick up from the community on the 5th day right after breakfast.

  • Homestay accommodation in a traditional community
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the entire stay;
  • Discovery activities described in the itinerary; 
  • Community contribution tax;
  • Digital manual and travel check list.

  • National or international airline tickets to and from Manaus and related taxes;
  • Transportation to and from the community;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination costs;
  • Cost of issuing passport and obtaining consular visas, if necessary;
  • Language interpreter for non-Portuguese speaking participants if required;
  • Extra expenses from meals, transportation and activities, when exceeding those included in the itinerary;
  • As well as everything not mentioned in the item "The itinerary includes".

  • The reservation must be made at least 20 days prior to the departure date. 
  • In the event of a storm or unfavorable weather conditions, itineraries may change or activities may be canceled for your own safety.
  • Keep in mind that everything is very simple and that the community does not have the structure of cities, which makes this experience so genuine and transformative.

Yané Pituna Itinerary - 6 nights

Going in and out with traditional boat:

  • Saída segunda e retorno domingo
  • Saída sextas e retorno quarta (chegando em Manaus quinta)
  • Saída quarta e retorno segunda (chegando em Manaus terça)

Going in and out with private boat:

  • Departs any day of the week

Transportation to and from the community, which is not a service operated or marketed by Braziliando, can be done in two ways:

  • Regional boat: The boat costs about R$ 35,00 per passenger and per leg. The daytime journey usually lasts from 6 to 8 hours and the night travel approximately 11 hours. If you choose to go to the community and / or return to Manaus by boat, a host will lend you a hammock and accompany you throughout the journey. 
  • Speedboat: The speedboat ride usually takes 2 to 3 hours. For our travelers to have an estimate of speedboat freight values, we asked for a quote and we were informed of the value of R$ 600.00 for 1 passenger and R$ 1,000.00 for 2 to 5 passengers. However, to ensure the amounts charged, to know the conditions of transport and to charter the speedboat, it is necessary to contact directly the providers of this service in the region. If you want, we can pass some contacts. If you would like to host a company during the speedboat ride, remember to consider him or her as a passenger when calculating the final value, as this is not included in the itinerary value.

  • R$2.650,00 on debit or via installments with PagSeguro (plus additional taxes).

GROUP DISCOUNTS:

  • 10% discount for 2 travellers
  • 20% discount for 3 travellers
  • 25% discount for 4 travellers

Day 1: 

  • For those going by traditional boat: Meet with the host at the Aldolpho Lisbon Market at 10am. Expected arrival: 18h / 19h.
  • For those travelling with private boat: set the location and time of departure with the boatman.
  • Meet up with the community leader
  • Family dinner
  • Rest  

Day 2: 

  • Breakfast in family home 
  • Community tour 
  • Lunch in the family home
  • Canoeing
  • Family dinner
  • Rest 

Day 3: 

  • Forest hike 
  • Lunch in the family home
  • Free time in the community
  • Family dinner
  • Rest 

Day 4: 

  • Flour-making - step 1
  • Breakfast in family home
  • Lunch in the family home
  • Flour-making - step 2
  • Family dinner
  • Rest  

Day 5: 

  • Breakfast in family home 
  • Flour-making - step 3
  • Lunch in the family home
  • Free time in the community
  • Family dinner
  • Rest 

Day 6: 

  • Breakfast in family home 
  • Free time in the community
  • Lunch in the family home
  • Handcraft Exhibition
  • Handcraft class
  • For those returning by traditional boat on Sunday morning and or by private boat: Homestay dinner at 7pm and rest at 9pm
  • For those returning by traditional boat on Monday or Wednesday night: departure forecast: 18h/19h 

Day 7: 

  • For those returning by traditional boat on Sunday morning: Breakfast at 8am. Estimated arrival in the center of Manaus: 17h/18h.
  • For those returning by traditional boat on Monday or Wednesday night: arrival time in downtown Manaus: 6am.
  • For those returning by private boat: Arrange with the boatman the pick up from the community on the 7th day right after breakfast.

  • Homestay accommodation in a traditional community
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the entire stay;
  • Discovery activities described in the itinerary; 
  • Community contribution tax;
  • Digital manual and travel check list.

  • National or international airline tickets to and from Manaus and related taxes;
  • Transportation to and from the community;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination costs;
  • Cost of issuing passport and obtaining consular visas, if necessary;
  • Language interpreter for non-Portuguese speaking participants if required;
  • Extra expenses from meals, transportation and activities, when exceeding those included in the itinerary;
  • As well as everything not mentioned in the item "The itinerary includes".

  • The reservation must be made at least 20 days prior to the departure date. 
  • In the event of a storm or unfavorable weather conditions, itineraries may change or activities may be canceled for your own safety.
  • Keep in mind that everything is very simple and that the community does not have the structure of cities, which makes this experience so genuine and transformative.

Activities

Discovery activities

Take part in different activities to experience the daily life in the Amazon, learn more about local customs and connect with nature.

Community Tour

Meet with your guide the community center, the indigenous school, the plantation, the flour house, the soccer field and every special corner of the place where you will live during those days.

Canoeing

Canoe rowing down the river, listen to the sounds of the forest, and watch the aquatic life at sunset. In the flood, you can even canoe around the lovely igapós (flooded forest).

Forest hike

Venture into the jungle, connect with nature and discover how the natives use the local plants and fruits, whether for medicinal purposes, for artisanal production or as food.

Picture: Vivek Gandhi

Flour making

Experience our traditions by participating in the artisan process of manioc flour, passed down from generation to generation, from root harvesting to pressing and roasting.

Chat in the flour house

In a casual conversation with the flourmakers, discover how cassava becomes the famous flour used in everyday Amazonian life and put your hands in the dough to stir the flour in the large artisan oven.

Handcraft workshop

With the monitoring of a skilled artisan, produce your own piece that you will take home as a gift.

Craft Exhibition

Check out the craft exhibition that displays remarkable craftsmanship from the Baré people, featuring indigenous artifacts, biojewels, decorative objects and wood utensils.

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Local partners

  • He moved from Santa Isabel do Rio Negro (northern Amazon) in the 1990s to settle with his family in the Lower Rio Negro. In addition to performing a leadership role, he is the health agent in the community.

    José

    Community Leader
  • Son of José, Jua was the manager and teacher of the indigenous school and today supports his father in the political leadership of the community. He recently completed his degree in Biology from the Amazonas State University (UEA).

    Joarlison

    Vice Leader
  • This skilled artisan is also the host of our travelers in the Community-Based Tourism experience. Walmir is always around and doing his best to make each visitor feel good and welcome in the community.

    Walmir

    Host
  • Walmir's wife and mother of 4 charming children, she learned from her mother how to make crafts. Besides always having that smile on her face, she makes a mouth-watering tapioca cake and cares for our travelers with great affection.

    Juliana

    Host and cooker
  • A sweet woman that loves talking with travelers while mastering the manioc flour production. Already retired, she continues to work in the fields and likes to make her own flour instead of buying it in the market. To do so, she gets up early to get the cassava in the fields and process it. She has never seen the sea, doesn't the city and is proud of its culture. 

    Dona Arlete

    Flour maker
  • Also known by her indigenous name Tikira, she is a strong, sweet woman of contagious laughter and unique wisdom. She loves to chat and pass down all her wisdom while producing manioc flour.

    Dona Sônia

    Flour maker
  • Our expert in all local flora and fauna! He's our guardian and a great source of wisdom and learnings in the forest trail. His extensive knowledge of plants allows him to identify those that can be used as medicine, as covering for homes, as typical clothing and even as a natural repellent.

    Cristiano

    Hiking guide
  • Son of the community leader, he has a great connection with the forest! By the way, one of his favorite hobbies, as an ex army photographer, is to go alone in the middle of the igapós and spend hours taking pictures of birds.

    José

    Canoeist

FAQ

Probably not. Conventional phones and 3G / 4G network do not work in great part of the forest. But you will see how wonderful it is to stay connected for a few days with nature and the people around you! 

As a precaution, we recommend that the outbound flight is scheduled to arrive in Manaus at least one day before the start of the itinerary. We also recommend that the flight back to your hometown be at least one day after the expected return date in Manaus, after returning from the community.

When your trip is confirmed, we will email you a travel guide with a list of what to bring and other important information. Read the manual very carefully! 

The Ministry of Health recommends for those visiting the area, vaccination against yellow fever, which should be taken at least ten days before arriving in the Amazon. To find out if you need other vaccines and if you are in good health to participate in this experience, consult your doctor. 

No. However, we will share through our travel guide alternative accommodation and experiences we have enjoyed a lot in the region. Therefore, we recommend that you spend a few days in the city if your schedule allows it 🙂

Only accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

As the interaction with animals in tourist activities is often done without proper control, presenting risks to travelers and wildlife, Braziliando does not include animal interaction activities in the itineraries and we do not recommend travelers to do so. Our travelers stay in the heart of the forest and have the opportunity to observe wild animals in their natural habitat. Past travelers have seen Amazon river dolphins (boto) during canoeing, alligators during boat crossings, macaws and parrots returning to their homes at the end of the day and animals of different species during the forest trail. If you would like to know a little more about this issue, we recommend reading this article from National Geographic. 

Of course there are risks such as the possible presence of dangerous animals, currents and weather events. But you will be led by locals who know the area thoroughly and will take the necessary precautions to enjoy your experience safely. 

We recommend hiring a health insurance for the entire period of the itinerary that includes coverage of adventure activities. The insurance must be purchased from companies that specialize in the field and your policy should be emailed to Braziliando before the itinerary start date.

Out of respect for local customs and to prevent your experience from having negative impacts on communities, you should refrain from all kinds of intoxicants. In our conduct manual you will find guidelines for having a harmonious experience with nature and with community members. 

Accommodation will take place at the home of a local family, located in a riverside community in the Amazon rainforest. Keep in mind that the community is located in a rural area that does not have the same infrastructure as the cities. The guest room is quite simple and has a double bed (with mosquito net) and hammocks. The shower has no heated water (but the Amazonian temperature is usually high). Although it has a generator, which is turned on at certain times of the day and night, the community can run out of power if it has a problem. Conventional phones and 3G / 4G network do not work in much of the forest and wi-fi is restricted. Connect only with yourself, the people around you, and nature!

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