Eco farm volunteering, social work for the community and eco sports

Eco Caminhos receives groups from around the world, offering customised programmes that allow groups to experience what a self-sustaining eco farm is all about, while exploring the region’s rich flora and fauna. Eco Caminhos is situated in the beautiful mountains of the Atlantic Forest on the outskirts of the national reserve “Três Picos” (Three Peaks), close to the city of Nova Friburgo. It is the perfect base from which to go on hikes with stunning views, visit waterfalls and natural pools, and participate in workshops on bioconstruction, organic farming and renewable energy, which we can organise on request. Eco Caminhos also organises “Caminhos in Action”, an initiative aimed at contributing to the local community. We have formed a partnership with an impoverished public school to set up an organic farm with the children, in order to stimulate a healthier diet and familiarise them with sustainable farming. We also refurbish the houses of people and organisations in need with natural materials.

At Eco Caminhos we care about your safety. We organise airport transfers with trusted drivers and the community where we live in, Cardinot, is extremely safe. Groups can choose to stay at an all-inclusive luxury guest house with incredible facilities or go for the cheaper and more basic option of staying at a local farm. While we are committed to creating a complete and unforgettable eco experience for your group, you are welcome to organise your own events here as well. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities and how we can best facilitate your stay with us.

 

 

An example of a typical group experience week

Time MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday Friday
Saturday Sunday
7 AMBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
8 AM - 12 AMBioconstruction IntroductionHike in the mountainsOrganic Farming
Introduction
Horseback RidingCaminhos in Action (CIA) - Social Action in the communityCaminhos in Action (CIA) - Social Action in the communityPractise typical Brazilian dances and decoration location for party
12 AM - 1 PMLunch / BreakLunch / BreakLunch / BreakLunch / BreakLunch / BreakLunch / BreakLunch / Break
1 PM - 4 PMBioconstruction workYoga, games or Brazilian cooking workshopOrganic Farming workYoga, games or Brazilian cooking workshopCaminhos in Action (CIA) - Social Action in the communityCaminhos in Action (CIA) - Social Action in the communityFarewell party -
Typical Brazilian cultural party with local food
5 PM - 7 PMFree TimeFree TimeFree TimeFree TimeFree TimeFree Time
7 PMDinnerDinnerDinnerDinnerDinnerDinner
8 - 10 PMIntroduction Games Brazilian CinemaGroup DynamicsBrazilian CinemaCampfireClosing Ceremony
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Where will you be staying?

Eco Caminhos offers 2 types of group accommodation facilities: luxury and basic.

 

Luxury accommodation

 

Included in the price:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Swimming pool & sauna
  • Event or sports area
  • Restaurant
  • Food: Full Board or access to kitchen facilities
  • Eco-sports: Beautiful hikes, horseback riding, waterfall tour
  • Workshops: Bioconstruction, Organic farming, Permaculture, Renewable Energy, Eco-Social Entrepreneurship, Yoga and Meditation
  • Campfire: We enjoy organising campfires and meals under the stars, which can be part of an overnight stay in the mountains.
  • Caminhos In Action: We organise social actions in the region for people who need our help. For example, we built a vertical farm for an impoverished school and refurbished the house of a poor rural family.
  • Customise your programme: It is possible to use our facilities while organising your own programme, workshops, or courses.

Not included in the price: 

  • Medical care: Groups are expected to come with health insurance.
  • We do not charge for any of our listed activities, however in case there are costs for transport, food, accommodation or administration, you are expected to cover these costs.
  • Transport: We organise transportation for groups, including airport pickup and drop-off. Because this needs to be customised, we do not include it in the price.

 

Basic accommodation

Included in the price:

  • Basic accommodation
  • Food: Full Board
  • Eco-sports: Beautiful hikes, horseback riding, waterfall tour, camping.
  • Workshops: Bioconstruction, Organic farming, Permaculture, Renewable Energy, Eco-Social Entrepeneurship, Yoga and Meditation.
  • Campfire: We enjoy organising campfires and meals under the stars, which can be part of an overnight stay in the mountains.
  • Caminhos In Action: We organise social actions in the region for people who need our help. For example, we built a vertical farm for an impoverished school and refurbished the house of a poor rural family.
  • Customize your programme: It is possible to use our facilities to do your own programme, workshops or courses.

Not included in the price: 

  • Medical care. Groups are expected to come with health insurance
  • Cleaning: You are responsible for cleaning your room and the things you use during your stay.
  • We do not charge for any of the listed activities, however, in case there are costs for transport, food, accommodation, or administration, you are expected to cover these costs.
  • Transport: We organise transportation for groups, including airport pickup and drop-off. Because this needs to be customised, we do not include it in the price.

Airport transfer – Transport in Brazil

To guarantee your safe and comfortable arrival we can organise your transport in Brazil. We have trusted drivers and transport companies that are accustomed to taking our visitors from A to B.

 

Prices Per Person

* Our prices are in Brazilian Real and are exclusive of tax. The prices in Euros are indicative and the exact amount in Euros (or US$) will be calculated on the day of booking.

 

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