Experience agroforestry, bioconstruction, hikes in mountains, wild Camping, waterfalls, campfires and social work for the community
Eco Caminhos is the place for you if you like active holidays. We allow people to experience life on an eco farm in every possible way. You can learn about agroforestry, organic farming and bioconstruction, go on hikes, enjoy wild camping in the mountains and build campfires. You interact with the other people here as much as you like. We have weekly meetings and staff nights, we play games, and if you like to join us for a night into town you are more than welcome. Our programme is voluntourism (something between volunteering and ecotourism).
But there is more. Many people come to Eco Caminhos to “discover themselves” and in search of their purpose in life. The beautiful nature, rural tranquility, and manual labour provide an excellent environment to reflect, come at ease, and liberate your mind. We offer a number of packages of which you can choose.
1 Day Eco Farm Touristic Experience
2-3 Day Eco Farm Touristic Experience
4-7 Day Eco Farm Touristic Experience
Eco Experience for people who like to stay longer
For individuals, couples and small families.
Duration: 1 – 8 weeks
Our Eco Experience programme balances volunteering and ecotourism. The programme is designed for people who want to enjoy an authentic, active experience at our eco farm in a beautiful green mountainous area in Brazil. You will be staying with a local Brazilian family, so you can immerse yourself in Brazilian rural culture. You will have the opportunity to practise your Portuguese, learn about local customs, and experience typical Brazilian cuisine. Believe us, Brazilians are very welcoming and the food is delicious! The programme is very flexible. You can work 3 – 5 days per week at the eco farm in bioconstruction and organic farming. Eco Caminhos further organises a number of activities, including: Portuguese classes, hikes, campfires, and sightseeing.
Eco Group Experience
For groups starting from 6 people
Duration: 2 days – 4 weeks
Eco Caminhos has experience receiving groups. The great advantage of the Eco Group Experience is that we customise your programme to your interests. We can organise bioconstruction, organic farming, and permaculture workshops. We can also propose a Caminhos in Action (CIA), a short-term project addressing a specific need in the community. In the past, we have, for example, refurbished the house of an impoverished family over a weekend and built an organic farm at a local school. Of course, we can also organise hikes and camping weekends in the region’s beautiful mountains and parks.
We can organize your entire stay in Brazil
For you to experience in Brazil to the fullest, we can offer a complete customised tourism package for you in Brazil. We recommend starting your Brazil trip with a language course at our partner school Caminhos Language Centre in Rio de Janeiro, the city’s best and most fun school. In addition to following an intensive Portuguese language programme, you can benefit from all the free activities the school organises on a daily basis. You can do hikes, bicycle tours, beach volleyball, city tours, capoeira, and samba classes. The language school also has its own NGO called Mais Caminhos and works with children from the “favelas” (shantytowns), who come to the school on a daily basis.
We can also organise your stay at Ilha Grande, a beautiful green island off the coast between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. If you love nature, we suggest you go to the amazing Iguaçu waterfalls or spend a few days at an eco-lodge in the Amazon. Just get in touch with us and we can have phone or Skype conversation and plan your entire Brazil experience.