Community Based Tourism
Community based tourism is an initiative with a strong appeal for solidarity, environmental sustainability and the enhancement of local culture. The tourist itineraries are the result of the collective construction of the places bringing benefits and development to the communities involved.
FLONA: NATIONAL TEFÉ FOREST
To visit Flona de Tefé is to go to the bottom of the Heart of the Amazon. It’s to walk through the great Castanheiras, to hear the sounds of the animals. It’s learning from the river caboclo how to live in harmony with nature. The value of the program includes a socio-environmental contribution, which will be reverted in benefits of all the communities that receive visitors in Flona.
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TUPURUQUARA WARRIOR SAWS PROJECT
The project and the itineraries of the Tapuruquara Warrior Mountain Expeditions arose from the communities’ interest in developing a tourism that values their culture, generates income and helps in the engagement of youth. They were developed together with ACIR (Association of Indigenous and Riverine Communities), FOIRN (Federation of Indigenous Organizations of Rio Negro), ISA (Socio-Environmental Institute), Garupa, with support from FUNAI (National Indian Foundation) and ICMBIO (Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation).
During the trips, the tourist experiences the daily life of the communities through activities such as:
– trips along the river
– bush trails
– mountain climbs
– knowledge about growing in the forest
– ingredient preparation follow-up
– workshops for the manufacture of fibre and ceramic artifacts and utensils
– participation in parties and rituals
There are two scripts: Iwitera (mountain) and Maniaka (cassava). The first for a more adventurous profile and the second, more cultural, but both offer diverse cultural experiences and incredible Amazon adventures.