About.

Maple Leaf Ecovillage is a preservation area in the Atlantic Rain Forest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

As neighbors to Brazil's first national park, Itatiaia National Park, bird life is very active and abundant. Home to 250 bird species and situated in a biome unique to the area.

Your EcoVilage visit includes enjoying the natural spring mountain water, the many waterfalls and adventure trails are all part of the experience. Hike the many adventure trails to see the waterfalls, swim in the many river pools or climb the rocks at the GeoPark.
Programs include Farm-to-Table, Reforestation, Brazilian cuisine/cooking or Waterfall Yoga.  Explore, learn, share and meet locals and people from all over the world.  Our food is from our own organic garden.  What you eat you re-plant for the next group.
Enjoy the peace as your listen to the waterfalls and birds or relax under the natural massage of the waterfalls.

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Bookings.

$40/night

EcoVillage Experience

Minimum stay: 2 nightsMaximum capacity: 10 people
Food included
The Dorm Stay includes bunk beds with private hot water shower, washroom, toilet.
Community oriented forest stay.
Brazilian Breakfast included.
Guest must cook their own food and we supply the groceries.
Communal kitchen with gas stove, freezer, BBQ available for guests.
Includes use of EcoPark facilities.
Includes use of lower trails (intermediate), pools, rivers, access to the lower waterfalls.
Upper waterfalls/trails (extreme) requires an authorized guide for a fee.
5 people per room
Dogs allowed but must be kept in the kennel for a fee.
We ask that you bring your own sheets/pillowcases. Blankets are available if required.
$20/night

Wild Camping Experience

Minimum stay: 2 nightsMaximum capacity: 25 people
Food Not Included
Involves sleeping outside in a tent, either bring your own or rent from us.
Shared hot water shower, washroom, toilet.
Includes use of main facilities.
Includes use of lower trails (intermediate), pools, rivers, access to the lower waterfalls.
Upper waterfalls/trails (extreme) requires an authorized guide for a fee.
Minimum group of 10 people.
Community oriented forest stay.
Organic garden.
Use of a communal kitchen with gas stove, freezer, BBQ. Food not included.
Dogs allowed but must be kept in the kennel for a fee.
We ask that you bring your own sheets/pillowcases. Blankets are available if required.

Key Stats.

Year founded

2018

Size of project site

271 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

People on site

5 - 20

Dry season

June to September

Wet season

November to April

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • hammocks
  • tent camping
  • shared rooms

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

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