About.

The Atlantic Rain Forest Living Experience  program is designed to be an adventurous, fun, learning forestal experience.  Organic garden, forest shopping for our daily meals and forestal cuisine classes, are part of the experience.

The Atlantic Rain Forest is a rich tropical paradise biome of unique flora and fauna. You will learn about edible foods of the forest, such as bananas, jabuticabas, guavas, avocados, oranges, lime, mango, jackfruit, organic gardening, free range chicken and sheep farming and the rich culture and cuisine of Brazil. Your Expedition will include forest bathing therapy, waterfalls trails, Permaculture, Organic gardening, free range Eggs, Food Forestry, Re-Forestation, free range chiken and sheep farming, Camping, Community Living, Language and Cultural Exchange Programs with local Campers and with People visiting from different parts of the World!!!🌍🌎🌏

Program.

Daily routine is weather dependent.  This is a rain forest, so there are sunny days, but be prepared for days of rain.

Daily: Maintaining the organic garden, cleaning the kennel, sheep and the chickens quarters, forest shopping and assist preparing our dayly meals,  Most work is done early morning or late afternoon.  Mid day is very hot and is a perfect time to relax  and advebture into the many forest trails and waterfalls for some TLC from Mother Nature. 

Cooking: Sharing the cooking experience of some alternative forestal food. Three meals per day cooked by the group and an  abundance of Whatever seasonal fruits. 

Excursions: Trips to town for supplies, meet the local community or tour the local attractions.  Visit to a local National Park and Cachaça distillery available at your own cost.

Community: Language, Cultural and Cuisine  Exchange Program with local Campers visiting usually on weekends. 

Highlights.

  • Understanding of the delicate balance in the Atlantic Rain Forest
  • Appreciation for the food we eat, what it takes to grow this food.
  • Getting to know the local culture, people and community

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • hammocks
  • tent camping
  • shared rooms

Vegetarian Food

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

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • nutrition/cooking
    daily

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Bookings.

$500/person

2 Week Program

Food included
This center is at Maple Leaf Ecovillage Reserve. Accommodations include dorm room with 3 or 7 people in each room.
Hot shower, washroom in each room and WiFi available.
Bunk bed accommodation

Explore the hiking trails, the rivers with natural swimming pool and the many waterfalls. Participate in the re-forestation programs or other Agro-Forest programs. Open year round. The main building has plenty of activities to keep you entertained.

Enjoy the “Conservation” lifestyle in one of the most popular ecovillages. At this warm and inviting venue, you may just want to stay!

Getting here.

Most international flight are into São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport.  This airport has many popular car rental companies like Hertz, Avis, Budget and more.

Driving is on a multi-lane highway using HWY #116 (Dutra).  The Dutra is a toll road and will require cash (~R$50). Take the Dutra toward Rio De Janeiro (235 km) to exit 330A/Hwy 354 in Engenheiro Passos. Take Hwy 354 for 1 km and turn right after the river.  Stay on Estr. da Fazenda Valparaiso for 8 km.  Maple Leaf Ecovillage Reserve is the last property on the road.

Contact

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