10 Days » Immersion in the culture of Huni Kuin Village - V Forest Retreat, Amazon, Brazil
10 days / 9 nights
- From Tuesday, January 1, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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The Forest Retreat ("Retiro na Floresta") is a great immersion into the Acre Amazon with the Huni Kuin people (true people) with the proposal of making a great cultural exchange of knowledge.
During this 10-day retreat you will get to know a little bit about the day to day life of a village and at the same time will deepen and exchange knowledge with the residents of the village Ni Yushibu (Altamira).
Our first festival took place in 2013 and since then the village has been holding this sacred meeting annually in partnership with the city, seeking general improvements to the village. The funds raised are invested directly in projects such as - Water - Vagalume - Permaculture in the Villages - and in the Retiro na Floresta itself, which is in itself a complex project.
The leader and shaman of the community is called Txana Ixa and has been working with the medicines of the forest since he was 5 years old and today has great experience to share with everyone. Txana Ixa works in direct partnership with Hilas Khouri, who is a great friend of the village and also the general coordinator of the festival and the projects that take place in the village.
The first Retreat, in 2013, allowed the purchase of 2 motorized boats for the village, which has 173 residents and depends on this transportation.
In the second festival, the amount collected was invested in some houses as a hostel and in the sacred space for medicine and prayer.
After the second year, the Water Project was started, to store rainwater. Today, we also have a well.
In this third year (2019), the amount collected will be invested in the Permaculture Project, which will bring ecological solutions such as a natural bathroom, sewage treatment system, kitchen, etc.
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Accommodation in Indigenous Village
The bathrooms are ecological and the bath is in a water tank or river. The lodging offers three daily meals with traditional and regional culinary delicacies. The accommodations are collective and it is necessary to bring your own hammock and musketeer, besides Lifestrow filter or mineral water.
Breakfast , Brunch , Lunch , Dinner
Food Types Supported
Organic, Regular (Meat, Poultry, Fish), Vegetarian
Additional Things to do
- Traditional playings
- Craft Fair
- River bath
What is included
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What to bring?
1 – Rope to tie up the hammock, approximately 1.5m each side is good.
2 – Everyone needs a Hammock. The easiest way is to bring a hammock with mosquito net together. After the baptism who wants to sleep in a tent is allowed.
3 – For drinking water is good to have a Lifestrow.
4 – Mosquito Repellent.
5 – We recommend everyone to bring some snacks to eat between the meals.
6 – Flashlight + Extra flashlight + Extra battery.
7 – The best repellent is to wear clothes, long sleeve shirt and pants almost 24 hours a day.
8 – The smallest airplane does not charge fees for bags up to 15 kilos and we do not recommend taking much more weight than that, take only what you can carry around.
9 – Gifts for women: beads jabolex, sarong. For children: clothes. For men: knife, tools, fishing tools.
10 – Bring a first aid kit with remedy for fever, infection, flu and stomach ache.
11 – Chlorine to dilute with water is an additional option.
12 – As far as possible bring things to bath etc with the less ecological impact.
13 – Knife.
14 – Bring your own spoon, fork, knife, dish and bottle of water.
15 – Running shoes for trekking and flip flops.
16 – Take yellow fever shot.
17 – Raincoat.
18 – It is common the boat turn over and drop off the suitcases in the water.
19 – If you don’t know how to swim bring a life vest security for water.
20 – Sleeping bag.
Refundable up to 60 days from start date
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