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DIVING INTO THE GUARANI CULTURE

From 2 to 16 MARCH 2022

This tour begins in the west of the state and proceeds south. It will cross the state of Paraná to the border with one of the main rivers, Iguazu.
In the past, the bank of this river was dominated by the indigenous Kaingang and Guarani. The name of the river is actually of Guarani origin and means “great water”. The river forms on the western edge of the Serra do Mar, and following its course of 1320 km, it crosses the three plateaus of Paraná until it flows into the Paraná River, where the famous Iguazu falls are located, the first point which we will visit.

After feeling the power of the waters, following the example of the ancient indigenous paths, we will meet the Guarani communities to learn about their current lifestyle.

From these communities, we will hear the stories of their struggles and clashes. We will see landscapes that will help us to better understand our world and our relationship with the planet. And, however complex and contradictory they may seem: encounters, transformations, and mutual adaptations.

Owing to the sharing of stories, the coming together of different peoples, and the uncovering of our own motivations – and those of others – bridges will be built. Bridges between different ‘worlds’ that share this planet called Earth.

 60%

Environment and Nature

 70%

HUMAN RIGHTS

 40%

cities and cultures

 80%

history and society

• OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE GUARANI INDIGENOUS CULTURE WITHIN THE CURRENT POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXT OF SOUTHERN BRAZIL – DESPITE THE CONTESTATION OVER, AND REORDERING OF LAND, THE COMMUNITIES RETAIN THE PRINCIPLES THAT FORM THE ‘NHANDEREKO’ ‘WAY OF LIFE’;
• BE AN ALLY IN THE CONSERVATION OF THE REMAINING ATLANTIC FOREST BIOME IN THE COUNTRY;
• DISCOVER AND LEARN FROM THE GUARANI WAY OF LIFE, ITS PHILOSOPHY, AND ITS COSMOLOGY, IN TIMES SUCH AS THESE DEFINED BY ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION – WHEN GLOBAL SOCIETY NEEDS TO COME TOGETHER TO FIND NEW ALTERNATIVE PATHS MORE THAN EVER.
LOCATION Brazil: West and South Center of Paraná
PERIOD FROM 2 TO 16 MARCH 2022
MEETING POINT ON ARRIVAL Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU)
DEPARTURE AIRPORT Curitiba International Airport (CWB)
GROUP SIZE 8 people
BASIC REQUERIMIENTS Good health and physical condition
Over 18 years old
Languages spoken Spanish / English
FOOD/CATERING Breakfast, lunch and dinner (Possibility of specific menu, if dietary requirements are given beforehand)
ACCOMODATIONS In Foz do Iguaçu, Guarapuava and Salto São Francisco: single, double or triple rooms with private bathroom.
In the Guarani community: shared rooms (female/male) with shared bathroom
TRANSPORTATION Private transportation: Van leased all the way; except for free time

ACTIVITIES PLAN

some changes may occur depending on the pandemic situation
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN FOZ DO IGUAçU

 

DAY 2: IGUAZU NATIONAL PARK

 

DAY 3: TEKOA OCOY – IMMERSION GUARANI

 

DAY 4: TEKOA OCOY – IMMERSION GUARANI

 

DAY 5: OUTRO OLHAR: VOLUNTARY WORK AND GUARAPUAVA CITY TOUR

 

DAY 6: PEDACINHO DO CÉU – PERMACULTURE AND BIOCONSTRUCTION

 

DAY 7: WATERFALL AND RAPPELLING

 

DAY 8: Tekoa yakã ita küi’i – guarani experience

 

DAY 9: Tekoa yakã ita küi’i – guarani experience

 

DAY 10: Tekoa yakã ita küi’i – guarapuava

 

DAY 11: FINAL EVENT

 

DAY 12: DEPARTURES

Any foreigner who is temporarily in the country can have access to and receive health care, at hospitals and clinics in cases of emergency, sudden illness, or chronic disease. For faster attention, it is always useful to have an international medical and accident insurance.
The yellow fever vaccine is not mandatory, but recommended.

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