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DIVING INTO THE GUARANI CULTURE

From 25 August to 5 september 2020

The experience of this tour will start in the west of the state and continue to the south-central and departing from the airport to the east, will cross the state of Paraná bordering one of the main rivers, the Iguazu.
The bank of this river, in the past, was dominated by indigenous Kaingang and Guarani, being the name Iguaçu Guarani origin, which means “large water” or “a lot of water”. The river forms on the western edge of the Serra do Mar, following its 1320 km course crossing the three Paraná plateaus until it flows into the Paraná River, where are the well-known Iguazu Falls, the first point to be visited.

After feeling the power of the waters, followed, by land, following the example of the ancient indigenous paths, we will meet the Guarani communities to know their current lifestyle, the influences suffered from the year 1500, whit the arrival of the ‘conquerors’.

All along the way, the contrasts, the stories of struggle, some confrontations, fragments; landscapes that also portray the understanding of the world, our relationship with the planet. And as contradictory as it may seem to be encounters, to transform and to adapt to one another.

And it is in this way of understanding and knowing the different stories, their motivations and their way of seeing the world that the bridges are intended to be built; between different ‘worlds’; that in common has the planet called Earth, our common home.

 60%

Environment and Nature

 70%

HUMAN RIGHTS

 40%

cities and cultures

 80%

history and society

Opportunity to experience Guarani indigenous culture in the current reality of southern Brazil;
whereas despite the territorial reordering and spatiality retains the principal that is the ‘Nhandereko’ ‘way of life’;
being a strong ally in the conservation of the remaining Atlantic Forest biome in the country. Knowing the Guarani way of life, its thinking and cosmology in times when society needs new paths can be a fundamental revelation for how we will follow our paths.
LOCATION Brazil: West and South Center of Paraná
PERIOD FROM 25 AUGUST TO SEPTEMBER 2020 (12 days, 11 nights)
MEETING POINT ON ARRIVAL Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU)
DEPARTURE AIRPORT Curitiba International Airport (CWB)
GROUP SIZE 13 people
BASIC REQUERIMIENTS Good physical & physiological condition
Over 18 years old
Languages spoken Spanish / English
FOOD/CATERING Breakfast, lunch and dinner (possibility of specific menu, previously informed)
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 moments

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN FOZ DO IGUAçU

Arrivals in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU). Maximum reference time for arrival 21h. Entrance to Pousada Sua Casa Foz possible from 14h. Free night. Dinner not included.

DAY 2: IGUAZU NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at the inn. Welcome, presentations, guidelines for the day.
Visit to the Iguazu National Park, including the Diablo Canyon, Falls, Isla San Martin (around 6 hours). During the activity each participant will have snacks and a pocket lunch. Dinner at Bier Garten Restaurant

DAY 3: TEKOA OCOY – IMMERSION GUARANI

Breakfast at the inn. Immersion Guarani (São Miguel do Iguaçu-PR), approximately 1 hour travel. Presentation and Conversation about village history, lake issue, current struggle; while participating in the preparation of the food / meal (traditional cuisine)
Explanation of the ritual in which the painting is used andobservation of the site, vegetation and traps used to get food in the wild. Dinner at a roadside restaurant

DAY 4: TEKOA OCOY – IMMERSION GUARANI

Breakfast at the inn. Immersion Guarani (Nova Laranjeiras-PR)
Talk about Guarani Culture, Colonization and Agricultural Practices.
Agroforestry tour, a form of agriculture of the youth group that seeks to work less aggressively with the soil between soybean and corn crops. Tekoa tour. Departure to Guarapuava. Dinner will be at a roadside restaurant.

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

Breakfast at Recanto da Paz. Walk to Outro Olhar, knowing spaces and a talk about Working in Communities, Nuances of Culture. Voluntary work in the Itakora space: harvest of stick pepper for essential oil extraction; preparation of areas for/and planting of medicinal plants and gardening. Lunch at Itakora ‘Feijoada ao modo Regional’. Visit of the Araucarias Municipal Park and the Museum of Natural Sciences. City tour Historical Center of Guarapuava. Dinner at Restaurante Ancoradouro.

DAY 6: PEDACINHO DO CÉU – PERMACULTURE AND BIOCONSTRUCTION

Conversation Wheel: Where are we? What we do?
Principles of work, Agroecology and Atlantic Forest Biome
Site Walk | Permacultural installations – Agroforestry – Traditional Yerba Mate Plantation.
Trekking on São Francisco da Esperança Park (basic level).
Dinner at Pedacinho do Céu. Campfire.

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DAY 7: WATERFALL AND RAPPELLING

Breakfast watching the sunrise with view from the third to the second plateaus. Presentation and integration with the local community and walk to the Fiuza Leap for the Rappelling Activity. The descent is light and will have all the support and safety of the Caeté team. Lunch at Rosilda or Pedacinho do Céu. Return to Guarapuava through two sites that are part of the “Caminhos do São Francisco”, a local initiative to promote rural tourism. Rural dinner and overnight at Recanto da Paz in Guarapuava.

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

Breakfast at Recanto da Paz. Departure for Tekoa Yakã Ita Küi’i. Stop in the community of a land reform settlement hosted by the Wolff family, time for a rural café. In the community, the reception will be at the Culture Center, brief explanation. Lunch at and tractor and Carretinha ride to Vau Grande. Guarani-style dinner at the Culture Center. Chatting at Opy’i: time to interact with the community. Overnight at Tekoa.

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

Breakfast at the Culture Center. Waterfall and Poço grande ride. Walk to the big well, moment for contemplation. Return by observing and understanding the management with yerba mate. Lunch in Guarani mode. Guarani games for interaction with the community. Intercultural Dinner.

DAY 10: Tekoa yakã ita küi’i – guarapuava

Breakfast at the Culture Center. Voluntary work with the community, cut and prepare Opy’i wall plate.  Lunch in Guarani mode and farewell to the community.
On the way back, stop at the “Goes Artigas House of Culture”. Free dinner in Guarapuava. Overnight at Recanto da Paz.

DAY 11: FINAL EVENT

Breakfast at Recanto da Paz. Time dedicated to reflect tour’s experiences and activities to contribute to the dissemination of this form of tourism, reflecting about the importance to know the history and life of indigenous communities in the region.
Festive lunch time for conversations. Visit at the University and Folklore activities. Dinner at the Ancoradouro resturant and Change Making tour presentation at Midwestern State University. Overnight at Recanto da Paz.

DAY 12: DEPARTURES

Breakfast at Recanto da Paz. Departures from Curitiba Airport Afonso Pena (CWB).

Any foreigner who is temporarily in the country can have access and receive health care, at hospitals and clinics in the case of an 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.

HEALTH & SECURITY

PRICE

The tour price includes accommodation, meals, local travel and activities
(flights and insurence are excluded)
1199
990
DISCOUNT FOR WHO BOOK BEFORE MARCH 1, 2020

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