We started the expedition meeting in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas and an incredible city, with a lot of history. Take the opportunity to visit the Amazonas Theater, meet the waters, visit MUSA and have dinner at Caixiri.
We navigate the Rio Negro towards the Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS), where we will stay for the next few days.
We arrived in a beautiful community, authentically riverside and that welcomes us with open arms.
During the whole days of volunteering we use Vivalá's own methodology and we have some of the most special opportunities for exchange and learning with families in the region.
The local biodiversity is fantastic and among thousands of species of plants and animals you will feel full of soul in the midst of so much life.
1 night in Manaus at Hotel Express Vieralves or similar in double rooms on arrival.
6 nights in the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS), at the Vista do Lago community inn or similar in double rooms.
1 night in Manaus at the Hotel Express Vieralves or similar in double rooms the day before the return.
Road transport from Hotel Express Vieralves or similar to the port of Manaus.
Road transport from the port to Manaus airport (MAO).
Water transport from the port of Manaus to the RDS Rio Negro.
Water transport for all tours and workshops carried out during the expedition.
Return water transport from RDS Rio Negro to Manaus.
8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners included and with native ingredients and typical Amazonian dishes. Always with options for vegetarians and vegans.
Sunrise in canoes on the Rio Negro.
Interaction with pink dolphins regulated by IBAMA.
Flour house and the cassava, tapioca and tucupi process.
Sunset at Mr. Shell and Dona Celina float.
2 days of volunteering for professional training in community business using the methodology of the Vivalá Business University.
Açaí production workshop with authentic northern açaí.
Workshop on natural cosmetics with forest ingredients.
Craft workshop with seeds from the region.
Workshop and tasting of Amazonian sweets.
Bathing in the Negro River.
Jungle trail with survival techniques.
Observation of the Amazonian sky.
Travel insurance for every day of the expedition.
Accompaniment by a local guide on all tours.
Accompaniment by a Vivalá facilitator throughout the expedition.
Form of paymentTotal price per person
DOUBLE ROOM for R$ 3.520
What the voluntourists say
It was a jump in the infinite green of the world. I could never imagine that I would land on sacred ground like the Alter do Chão and Tapajós National Forest, even less that I would meet people who would stay in my life forever and that my experience with the inhabitants of the region would impel me to take one of the most important steps of the my life.
I always wanted to know Chapada dos Veadeiros and I must admit that it could not have been with different people. The expedition was prepared with great care and, through community-based tourism, strengthened small businesses in the region by creating a very deep experience with the community. I’m sure I will participate in other experiences!
I heard sounds for the first time, I had visions that until then were only recorded by images and became real there. A fantastic feeling, an indescribable nature, a strong people. I felt even more Brazilian when I got to know our country in its Amazonian essence, in its diversity and community. Vivalá Amazônia, Rio Negro and Acajatuba! You will never leave my mind and my heart.
Being between the dunes and lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses was like visiting another planet, in a landscape unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Even more special was the experience of volunteering with local people, understanding their challenges and helping them to improve their quality of life. Being part of that was inspiring and unforgettable.