Vivejar: Belo Horizonte Art Workshop: Ceramics with Local Artisans

Belo Horizonte Art Workshop: Ceramics with Local Artisans

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Vivejar

Social Enterprise

3 days
From$1,169 USDper person

Vivejar is a social enterprise that uses tourism as a means of raising money for community projects as well as showing off the region’s great artisans to visitors.

Tour Highlights

  • Produce art alongside locals in Brazil's most creative community, and help support their artistic endeavors.
  • Enjoy a literal hands-on experience with local art by producing your own ceramic designs.
  • Send your taste buds to Heaven with traditional food that has been hailed as the best in Brazil.

Tour revenue will be invested in training the local community, tourism development, and environmental projects.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    8 AM

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

  • Tour Participants

    10 to 13

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Light shirt, Mosquito repellent, Rain gear, Sandals, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Warm clothes, Long sleeves shirt of light color (against sun and bugs), casual clothing, comfortable and resistant

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Your experience in Jequitinhonha Valley will dwell in the everyday life and art of local master ceramists, where you will get the chance to see deeply into the rich significance of Brazilian culture. Will you be looking for a place to stay while you visit? Don’t sweat it! All guests are provided with overnight accommodations and three meals a day with local artisans. This way, you will be fully immersed in the heart and soul of art. Learn everything you need to know about the ceramic-making in the valley, as well as the process that it entails. You will first model the clay, and then paint and bake your own personal work of art. At the end of the day you’ll be able to relax and exchange views and local stories with ceramic artisans over a table full of local treats– traditional cuisine from this region is reputed as one of the most delicious in Brazil!

Tour Start Address

Praça da Liberdade, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

How To Get There

Belo Horizonte is the capital of Minas Gerais state.
By car: 1358 km from Salvador de Bahia, mainly along BR 116 Road; 586 kms from São Paulo, along BR-381 Road; 435 kms from Rio de Janeiro, along BR-040 Road. Praça da Liberdade is in the central area of the city and it can be reached by taking Avenida Bias Fortes street from MG-050 Road.
By public transport: bus n. 8001A, 8106, 8107 and 9106 from Central Station. More about public transport at www.bhtrans.phb.gov.br
From the airport, which is 38 kms from Belo Horizonte city center: taxi or bus n. 5250/5270.Belo Horizonte is the capital of Minas Gerais state.
By car: 1358 km from Salvador de Bahia, mainly along BR 116 Road; 586 kms from São Paulo, along BR-381 Road; 435 kms from Rio de Janeiro, along BR-040 Road. Praça da Liberdade is in the central area of the city and it can be reached by taking Avenida Bias Fortes street from MG-050 Road.
By public transport: bus n. 8001A, 8106, 8107 and 9106 from Central Station. More about public transport at www.bhtrans.phb.gov.br
From the airport, which is 38 kms from Belo Horizonte city center: taxi or bus n. 5250/5270.

More About Vivejar

Mission

To foster local development while providing transformational experiences for visitors to traditional Brazilian communities.

Main Programs

  • Planning: conception, plan, execution and support of projects of local development focusing on tourism, economic growth and cooperation.

  • Tourism: developing itineraries for experiential tourism, community-based hospitality and volunteering.

  • Cooperation: strategic planning, creation and management for associations of both people and companies.

  • Arts & Crafts: Fair trade of handmade objects coming from traditional communities and distribution to final consumers, companies and shops.

Awards & Recognition

Folha de Sao Paulo
Finalist for Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012