Group Experience Eco Farm in Brazil

Experience life on a Permaculture Farm and enjoy eco sports

Eco Caminhos receives groups from around the world, offering customized programs 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 Três Picos (“Three Peaks”) State Park, close to the city of Nova Friburgo. It is the perfect base from which to go on hikes with stunning views and to visit waterfalls and natural pools.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in several workshops in agroforestry, bioconstruction, organic farming, renewable energy, permaculture, and more! Whatever your interests are – our experts in the field will guide you through the learning process as you discover new ideas and develop new skills with hands-on training and practical experience.

Eco Caminhos is open during COVID-19!

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Preventive Measures

In order to minimize the risks of contagion by COVID-19 and to keep everyone safe, we are taking several precautions here at Eco Caminhos. Current farm residents are isolated and adopting preventive measures whenever it is necessary for them to leave the site. Prior to arriving at the farm, any and all new residents or visitors must self-quarantine for 15 days and complete a COVID-19 test.

 

 

Caminhos in Action – Help the community

Eco Caminhos is driven by ethical principles rooted in permaculture philosophy. For example, in order to improve nutrition and food security among the more socially vulnerable children in our community, we partnered with a local public school and undertook a project to implement an organic farm to both teach the children and produce healthy food prepared for lunch.  In a separate project, we worked with a group of volunteers to refurbish the houses of impoverished families and another local school with our low cost (and eco-friendly!) bioconstruction techniques.

 

An example of a typical group experience week

Time MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday Friday
Saturday Sunday
7 AMBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
8 AM - 12 AMIntroduction to BioconstructionHike in the mountainsIntroduction to Organic FarmingHorseback RidingCaminhos in Action (CIA) - Social Action in the communityCaminhos in Action (CIA) - Social Action in the communityPractice typical Brazilian dances and decorate the location for the 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 PMGames NightBrazilian CinemaGroup DynamicsBrazilian CinemaCampfireClosing Ceremony
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Where will you be staying?

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 organize your own events here as well.

Luxury accommodation

 

Included

  • Food: Full Board or access to kitchen facilities in the restaurant
  • Eco-sports: Beautiful hikes, horseback riding, waterfall tour
  • Workshops: Bioconstruction, agroforestry, Organic farming, Permaculture, Renewable Energy, Yoga and Meditation
  • Campfire: We enjoy organizing campfires and meals under the stars, which can be part of an overnight stay in the mountains.
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Swimming pool & sauna
  • Event or sports area
  • Caminhos In Action: We organize 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 program: It is possible to use our facilities while organizing your own program, workshops, or courses.

Not included 

  • 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.

Basic accommodation

Included 

  • Basic accommodation
  • Food: Full Board
  • Eco-sports: Beautiful hikes, horseback riding, waterfall tour, camping.
  • Workshops: Bioconstruction, Organic farming, Permaculture, Renewable Energy, Eco-Social Entrepreneurship, Yoga, and Meditation.
  • Campfire: We enjoy organizing campfires and meals under the stars, which can be part of an overnight stay in the mountains.
  • Caminhos In Action: We organize 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 program: It is possible to use our facilities to do your own program, workshops, or courses.

Not included 

  • 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, if you request special or extra activities which require transportation, food or accommodation, you are expected to cover these costs.
  • In our basic program, we do not offer any luxury

Prices Per Person (All-Inclusive)

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

Airport transfer – Transport in Brazil

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

Safety

At Eco Caminhos we care about your safety. We organize airport transfers with trusted drivers. The rural community surrounding the Eco Farm is  extremely safe.