We start the expedition by meeting in Santarém, the third largest paraense city and located at the junction of the Amazon and Tapajós rivers.
We will to the United Conservation of the National Forests of Tapajós in Maguari, and are welcomed with open arms by the beautiful and authentic riverside community.
We leave for the Trilha da Vovó, a trail of 14 km where we arrive at a Samaúma, a tree estimated to be a thousand years old, and has an awe inspiring presence! The option of going to the beach of Ponta do Manguari is available at this time.
During our volunteer day we use the Vivalá methodology, and we have one of the most special opportunities to exchange and learn with the families of the region.
We depart by boat to the Alter do Chão region and enjoy breathtaking river beaches. We anchor in Alter do Chão to spend the night and go back to sleep on the boat.
In a simply wonderful setting, we have time to enjoy, relax and connect even more with ourselves and the environment.
1 night in Santarém at Hotel Acay or similar in double rooms.
2 nights at the Federal Conservation Unit of the Tapajós National Forest at the Pousada e Redário do Seu Abílio e Família or similar in a community hammock.
1 night in Alter do Chão on a Private Boat Isabelle or similar in a hammocks.
Road transport from Hotel Acay or similar to the community of Maguari in the Tapajós National Forest.
Road transport from Alter do Chão to Santarém airport (STM).
Water transport from the community of Maguari to Alter do Chão.
Water transport to all river beaches within the expedition.
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners included and with native ingredients and typical dishes. Always with options for vegetarians and vegans.
Grandma’s Trail in the Tapajós National Forest.
Volunteer training in professional community business using the methodology of the Vivalá Business University.
Happy hour dacing Carimbó.
Ponta das Pedras beach in the Alter do Chão region.
Love beach in Alter do Chão.
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$ 1.800,00
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.