Committed to the principles of community-based ecotourism and fair trade, this tour of the beautiful Island of Cotijuba was developed for small groups of visitors who wish to know the environment and the traditional way of life in the Amazon and the struggle of a local women´s associaton.
This is an opportunity to experience a different journey, not only pleasant and playful, but also educational, authentic, responsible and interactive, based on cultural sharing and generating benefits for local communities.
The itinerary for the day is as follows:
7:30 am: Departure from the hotel. 1 hour transfer to the port of Icoaraci (by car or van). Boarding to Cotijuba Island (navigation of 1 hour and 20 minutes).
10 am: Experience with the Women’s Movement of the Islands of Belém – MMIB, a local social organization that has been operating for over 15 years on the islands of Belém.
Depending on the period, the activities developed with the MMIB can be one or more of the following:
- Get to see the planting or harvesting of priprioca (aromatic root of the Amazon that is marketed to Natura) or cassava;
- Participate in the project to produce handicrafts from seeds and local fibers;
- Assist in training to receive ecotourists;
- Sports as cultural integration, etc.
13h: Lunch at Vai Quem Quer Beach and free time for rest and relaxation on the freshwater beach.
3:30 pm: Departure from the beach to return to the island’s port and at 5:00 pm boarding (in a regular regional line boat) to Icoaraci. Arrival in Icoaraci at 18h and transfer to the hotel in Belém.
19h: Arrival at the hotel.
What is included:
Ground transportation in Belém (on the hotel / port stretch in Icoaraci / hotel).
Inland waterway transport on regular liner vessels, on the Belém / Cotijuba Island / Belém section.
Food: 01 lunch.
Participation in all visits and activities scheduled with local guides and drivers.
What is not included:
Extra expenses with food (biscuits, drinks, etc.).
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Air transport (air tickets).
Extra activities and tours.
Any other service not described in the program above.
The itinerary may change at any time according to climatic conditions or for reasons of force majeure. This proposal was designed for a group of at least 8 participants.
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