KAYAPÓ ETHNOTOURISM

The Kayapó, self-styled "Mebêngôkre", live in scattered villages along the upper reaches of the Iriri, Bacajá, Fresco and other tributaries of the mighty Xingu River, in a territory almost as large as Austria. It is practically covered by equatorial forest, with the exception of the eastern portion, filled by some areas of cerrado and transition ecosystem, which is the case of the Kubenkrãkenh village, with whom we have this ethnotourism partnership. ​

 

The village is surrounded by waterfalls of pure, warm water, river beaches, high forest. In addition, the culture is very well preserved, few people speak Portuguese and the practice of dancing, singing, body painting is common. ​ Our proposal is an immersion in the culture, influencing the daily life of the village as little as possible.

 

The Mebêngokrê will welcome us with open arms and with great generosity in teaching us about their lives, wisdom and culture. So let's get to the village slowly, listening a lot and participating in their lives with respect and integrity. ​ Furthermore, encouraging practices of saving the standing forest through tourism is a way to support the indigenous people to continue their struggles to preserve the forest and culture. ​

 

We only open 10 groups of up to 8 people a year to live this experience. So don't miss this opportunity. ​

 

This is one of the "last miles", the "last Avatar" to have this experience is one of life's greatest gifts, it will be one of the most transformative you can experience. Welcome.

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES

Body painting, singing and dancing, handicrafts, Mebêngôkre language class, waterfall baths, trails, river beach. All this during a 4-day immersion in the village, following the day-to-day flow of the indigenous people.

photos of Roncca, Leo Pelatti and Felipe Ávila, Nazaré Braga

Accommodations

Following the concept of Glamping (Glamour + camping), our accommodations are in triple tents with 1 queen size bed and 1 single bed. We have 2 outdoor bathrooms, kitchen and dining area, fire pit located near the waterfall.

illustrative photos

HOW TO GET

From Carajás or Marabá (Pará) we took a private flight to the village. The experience begins there, flying over the Amazon rainforest for 1h30 at a distance where you can see the flying rivers, yellow Ipês, rivers and villages.

photos by Leo Pelatti and Roncca

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