Inner Connection

A trip to the interior of the Amazon rainforest and to your own interior! An immersion of self-knowledge that mixes cultural and connection activities, held in Manaus (AM) and in a riverside and indigenous community. In it, you experience the day-to-day life of a traditional community and connect with yourself, with nature, with travelers and locals.

The itinerary includes

Accommodation in Manaus and in the community

Discovery activities in Manaus and in the community

Full meal in the community and some meals in Manaus

Financial contribution to the community

Travel digital manual and checklist

Destination

Manaus (Amazonas) será a porta de entrada para a vivência numa comunidade ribeirinha de etnia Baré, composta por cerca de 40 famílias.

Location

Após 2 noites na capital manauara, subiremos o Rio Negro e nos hospedaremos no coração da Amazônia, na Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Puranga-Conquista.

Homestay

A hospedagem é compartilhada, tanto em Manaus como na comunidade, onde famílias anfitriãs nos receberão em suas casas e teremos a oportunidade de dormir em redes, como um verdadeiro local.

Meals

Em Manaus já começaremos a experimentar a comida típica e na comunidade vamos nos deliciar com as receitas caseiras regionais preparadas pelas anfitriãs.

Interior Connection Tour - 7 nights

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we decided, with the community, to POSTPONE the expedition that was scheduled to take place in April 18 to 25, 2020. As soon as the situation is regularized and we have new dates, we will post it here and on our social networks.

R$3.516,00 in cash or in installments via PagSeguro (with additional fees)

Importante: tarifário válido para o primeiro semestre de 2020.

    Day 1:

    • Check in at the hotel/hostel from 2pm;
    • The experience begins with the group meeting at 8 pm, at the place of accommodation in Manaus;
    • Welcome and connection activity;
    • Rest. Accommodation in a shared room.

    Day 2:

    • Breakfast;
    • Connection activity;
    • Rio Negro Tour - by boat, we go to the point where the waters of the Rio Solimões meet the dark waters of the Rio Negro, without mixing;
    • Perreché Tour - walking tour through the center of Manaus with an exclusive guide for the group, to get to know a little about the architecture, history and culture of the place;
    • Lunch at a regional restaurant; 
    • Bagaceira Tour - we will visit some "points" of gastronomy and entertainment, ending Sunday in a party in Manaus;
    • Rest. Accommodation in a shared room.

    Day 3:

    • Breakfast;
    • Ground transportation from the accommodation to the port/marina for boarding and beginning of the river crossing, going up the Rio Negro to the community;
    • Connection activity while navigating;
    • Lunch (place and time according to the boat's departure time);
    • Arrival at the indigenous riverside community of Baré ethnicity that will receive us for this experience;
    • Group reception by host families;
    • Presentation to the Chief;
    • Indigenous ritual;
    • Dinner with the local leadership;
    • Connection activity;
    • Rest. Host family accommodation, shared room.

    Day 4:

    • Breakfast;
    • Connection activity;
    • Visit to the community - a resident will show us every corner (the garden, the school, the health post, the library...) and introduce us to the people we meet along the way, while they carry out their activities. And so we will know a little about the community;
    • Lunch;
    • Connection activity;
    • Dinner;
    • Rest. Host family accommodation, shared room.

    Day 5:

    • Breakfast;
    • Connection activity;
    • Trail in the forest - as we walk through the forest, a bushman explains about the fauna and flora of the region and tells about the relationship of the locals with the forest;
    • "Check out" of the trail with each member of the group;
    • Lunch;
    • Canoeing - in a rowing canoe we will take a trip down the river, with a local canoeist, and we will hear a little about the Amazon of drought and the flood;
    • Connection activity;
    • Dinner;
    • Rest. Host family accommodation, shared room.

    Day 6:

    • Connection activity;
    • Breakfast;
    • Prose at the flour house - let's chat with a flour farmer while she shows the equipment she uses and explains the artisanal process of producing manioc flour, passed down from generation to generation. It is time to learn, with the specialist, the difference between manioc and macaxeira, and what is done with them;
    • Lunch;
    • Handicrafts exhibition - time to get to know and appreciate the rich handicrafts produced in the community: ornaments, bio-jewelry, weapons, utensils, ornaments...;
    • Handicraft monitoring - Let's get our hands dirty! Using seeds, natural fibers or wood, and with the guidance of a local artisan or artisan, each one will create their own piece;
    • Dinner;
    • Connection activity;
    • Rest. Host family accommodation, shared room.

    Day 7:

    • Connection activity;
    • Breakfast;
    • Joint preparation of lunch;
    • Lunch;
    • Group activities;
    • Shared table - Community farewell dinner;
    • Connection activity;
    • Rest. Host family accommodation, shared room.

    Day 8:

    • Breakfast;
    • Connection activity;
    • Return to Manaus - crossing by boat from the community to the port/marina in the capital of Manaus, with an estimated arrival around 2:00 pm;
    • The experience ends with ground transportation from the port/marina to the city center OR nearby neighborhood (to be defined).

    • Shared accommodation: 2 nights in Manaus in a hotel or hostel and 5 nights in the community with a family;
    • Food: in Manaus - 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch; in the indigenous community - breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the entire stay;
    • Discovery activities mentioned in the itinerary; 
    • Ticket for party in Manaus and drinks and/or snacks (pre-defined value) during the Bagaceira Tour; 
    • Community contribution fee;
    • River transportation from Manaus to the community and from the community to Manaus (by row boat or speedboat);
    • Boat during the Rio Negro Tour (tour to Encontro das Águas);
    • Transport from the hotel in Manaus to the local tours (when necessary) and from the hotel to the port;
      • Digital travel manual.

      • Meals not listed in the itinerary;
      • Transport from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport;
      • National and/or international airline tickets to and from Manaus and related fees;
      • Travel insurance;
      • Vaccination costs;
      • Cost of issuing passport and obtaining consular visas, if necessary;
      • Language interpreter for participants who do not speak Portuguese, if necessary;
      • Expenses arising from daily rates, meals, transportation and activities, when exceeding those included in the itinerary;
      • Purchase of handicrafts and any other personal items;
      • As well as everything not mentioned in the item "The itinerary includes".

      • The reservation must be made at least 1 month in advance of the starting date of the itinerary;
      • Attention when buying your flights! Remember that you must be in Manaus on the evening of the first day and that we are expected to arrive in Manaus in the early afternoon of the last day, so your return flight should only take off from the end of the last day of the itinerary (preferably from the next day onwards);
      • 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

      Atividades Locais em Manaus

      Uma experiência cultural, histórica e gastronômica por um dos maiores centros históricos do Brasil e também por lugares incomuns, que só quem adora andar pelas ruas de Manaus conhece.

      Atividades de Conexão Interior

      Embarque em uma viagem para o seu interior através das atividades de autoconhecimento e de conexão consigo e com o outro, como meditação, check in e check out, rodas de conversa e/ou de dança e escuta profunda, que serão desenvolvidas com o grupo durante a vivência.

      Atividades Culturais e na Natureza

      Vivencie o dia-a-dia amazônico, conheça mais sobre os costumes locais e se conecte à natureza através de atividades como canoagem, trilha na floresta, oficina de artesanato e prosa na casa de farinha.

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      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! 

      Your outward flight must land in Manaus until the night of the first day. The departure flight from Manaus should only take off from the end of the last day (preferably from the next day onwards).

      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. 

        The itinerary includes 2 nights of shared accommodation in Manaus in a hotel or hostel and some discovery activities on the day, as described in the itinerary. If your schedule allows, add a few days and other activities around the capital and region 🙂

        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 are specialized in the field and your policy should be emailed to Braziliando before the itinerary start date.

        Out of respect to local customs and to prevent your experience from generating negative impacts on the riverside and indigenous community, you must abstain from all types of intoxicants during the period of living in the Baré community. 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, in a riverside community in the Amazon rainforest. Keep in mind that the community is located in a rural area, which does not have the same infrastructure as cities. The rooms are very simple and can have a bed or just hammocks. The shower does not have heated water (but the Amazonian temperature is usually high). Although it has a generator, which is switched on at certain times of the day and night, the community can run out of power if it has a problem. Conventional cell phones and the 3G / 4G network do not work in much of the forest and Wi-Fi is restricted. Connect only with yourself, with the people around you and with nature!