Tucum: Brazil Discovery Tour: Community Life in Rural Brazil

Brazil Discovery Tour: Community Life in Rural Brazil

Camocim, Brazil

Tucum

Community-based cooperative

4 days/3 nights
From$547 USDper person

Tucum promotes sustainable and fair tourism, and offers responsible tourists from all over the world the opportunity of getting to know fascinating people and places.

Tour Highlights

  • Live amongst nature in two sea-side communities, and help their citizens preserve an important and traditional culture.
  • Hear first-hand stories and experiences from the people of north-eastern Brazil.
  • Bask in the beauty of communities that have a respectful relationship with the natural world.

Tour revenue will be invested directly into the economic growth and preservation of the local communities.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment.

  • Start Time

    morning

  • Duration

    4 days/3 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    Spanish, Portuguese

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 4

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Change of clothes, Hiking boots, Mosquito repellent, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Swimming suit

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

  • This org is new to the travel industry

    Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.

Tour Description

Discover a place of incomparable beauty, sustained by a local population of fishermen and women who, together with farmers, have always lived in respectful communion with the surrounding environment. After a four-hour drive out of chaotic Fortaleza, you will arrive at the preserved localities of Tatajuba and Caetanos de Cima to spend 4 days and 3 nights with the amazing people of North-Eastern Brazil. Experience the unique way of life for traditional communities residing amongst the sand dunes and lagoons overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Visit two out of the 15 communities on the coast of Ceará ( part of Tucum, a local network of community-based tourism) that offer genuine hospitality, local tours and home-made food. Enjoy the lush nature, the warm culture, and hear the local stories of life and struggle. The community members have a history of resistance against real estate speculators and the industry of luxury tourism, who have often jeopardized their survival.

How To Get There

Visitor/s will be picked up at hotel/ airport/ hostel their choice.

Fortaleza is the capital of Ceará State, it is set on the North-Eastern coast of Brazil. Pinto Martins – Fortaleza International airport operates with all major air companies in the world.

More About Tucum

Mission

To develop eco-tourism on a communitarian basis in order to improve the standard of life of local residents, while preserving our values and the natural resources of our area.

Main Programs

  • Empowering people in order to develop communitarian leaders and enhancing skills and competencies which help local tourism grow in harmony with local traditions and culture;

  • Improving basic and touristic infrastructures;

  • According to our marketing strategy, promoting our community-based tourism services and products;

  • Strengthening our relationship in the tourism market, so as to help the economic development of local communities;

  • Building a stronger network of solidarity and community-based tourism in Brazil and around the world.