Another year is completed at Gondwana. Not one, nor 10 years but 17 years of operations. For us its 17 years of great dedication, practicing our vision of the world in every detail:
Moreover, we do it with passion, because we love to feel the happiness of all who trust in us and come to share such precious moments in Brazil. We thank all those who have passed through Gondwana, such as managers, employees, consultants, clients and travelers. Our team believes more and more that the potential of tourism to generate opportunities respecting the environment, seeking dialogues between cultures and building bridges between different realities. We can work together to transform the world into a better place for all.
As our partner, we want to fully thank you for being part our history each year!
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The Park enchants and inspires through unique experiences, connecting you with your nature. It is located in Morretes, in the coastal region of Paraná, occupying a privileged area destined to leisure, entertainment and environmental education. The park was created from the need to protect and preserve 238 hectares of Atlantic Forest. It is a private protected area of the Atlantic Rain Forest, positioned facing the Serra do Mar (Coastal Mountain Range), which provides breathtaking visuals. Ekoa, in the Tupi-Guarani, means home. The Atlantic Rain Forest is our home.
The proposal of the park is that the visitors can play, learn and be enchanted with the beauties of the Atlantic Forest. In this space, children and adults discover some secrets of Morretes and be surprised by the wonders hidden in the forest. There are three main paths through nature, a place for workshops and ecological practices, adventure activities, birdwatching, a nice restaurant and other leisure and entertainment activities. With the inauguration of Ekôa Park, Morretes and its natural beauties reach a prominent place for those who want to visit Brazil and get to know more about the Atlantic Rain Forest.
We know how challenge can be to offer not so well known destinations. Brazil is a huge country, with so many different environments, cultures and infrastructures. However, as a Brazil specialist, we are here to give you more information about what to offer to your clients, always looking for new and authentic things to do. In the last months, we have received many requests for Chapada dos Veadeiros - a place where you can still find the Cerrado and its biodiversity untouched. The Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is home of many breathtaking landscapes, as the Rio Preto's Waterfall and the Jardim de Maytrea.
Now, to attend better this demand, we have prepared two different itineraries for those who are looking for a great experience in Brazil, but in a place that is out of the beaten track.
Check both itineraries below. It can also be tailor made according to what the traveler prefers.
Despite from what most people know, it's not only at the Pantanal where you can see Jaguars. Mamiraua Institute has come with an interesting new itinerary in the Amazon region: The Jaguar Expedition! There'll be four departures on May 2018 for a small group of 4 travelers each. The goal of this itinerary is to see jaguars at the same time as you follow the work of a bilingual jaguar researchers that will lead the expedition during the 4 days of tour. The acommodations will be at Pousada Uacari, and the day tours will be made by boat.
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"Following my previous notes from my Minas Gerais visit - if you haven't read, please click here, I will now continue my road trip. From Brumadinho we have taken the 'road less traveled' to the historical town of Diamantina.
120 km from Belo Horizonte, towards Diamantina, lies the city of Cordisburgo, the hometown of the famous Brazilian writer (and one of my favorites) João Guimarães Rosa. Guimarães Rosa is the author of one of the most important Brazilian novels: O Grande Sertão Veredas, one of the most important books of Brazilian literature, set in the backlands of Brazil. The city is small, charming and houses the Casa Guimarães Rosa Museum. In the house of modest architecture of the 19th and early 20th centuries, in which Guimarães Rosa lived, the Museum was conceived as a reference center of the life and work of the writer. In all the rooms of the museum, the visitor has contact with the reproduction of excerpts from works, critical text, with facsimile of the corrections that the author made in the texts and with the publishing history of books. For lovers of literature, this stop is mandatory.
From there, it is another 175km to the isolated but fabulous town of Diamatina.
Founded in 1714, the charming colonial town of Serro snakes down a hillside in beautiful rural country south of Diamantina. While quite popular with Brazilians, this region remains little visited by foreigners and therefore retains a tranquil and traditional mineiro air. Its cheese is considered the best in Minas.
Heading north from Serro towards Diamantina, the tranquil high-altitude hamlets of Milho Verde and São Gonçalo do Rio das Pedras (less than 35km away) also make lovely stopovers, with access to some fabulous hiking opportunities, including some of the most scenic stretches of the original Estrada Real (the 18th century 'Royal Road' that connected Diamantina to the Rio de Janeiro coast).
For community based tourism the nice village of Capivari has a renowned and recognized community-based tourism project. Watch the video above of our local partner to understand the proposal a little better and see some images of the region. Tourists stay in the home of the local residents and develop community activities: walks to the waterfalls, activities of diamond collection, harvesting flowers from the region to make handicrafts, among other activities."
NEXT STOP? Bahia! Chapada Diamantina and Boipeba....