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.
|LOCATION||Brazil: West and South Center of Paraná|
|PERIOD||FROM 25 AUGUST TO 5 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 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|
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.