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Responsible travel with free environmental tours in Brazil

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With environmental alarms sounding for the Amazon in Brazil, it is important to understand that destinations who face environmental concerns should not necessarily be avoided when considering travel but embraced with compassion.

 

Like the rest of the world, we are terribly concerned about the current environmental situation, but we would like to inform our travelers that all experiences Yampu Tours offers in the Brazilian Amazon are operating as usual and the fires have in no way affected the amazing experiences in this incredible region.

 

So, rather than looking away, it is time to be engaged with environmental conservation and sustainable community development in places like Brazil. We as world travelers have a duty by witnessing the beauty nature has to offer and relaying its importance to the global community and applying pressure for its conservation.

 

During this time, Yampu’s Travel experts are happy to provide the opportunity to experience the Amazon rainforest firsthand with complimentary environmental and social experiences to learn the importance of the amazon first hand.

 

Starting October 1st, Yampu Travelers will receive a free upgrade to a River View room at the entirely ecofriendly, Juma Lodge. Additionally, travelers can enjoy a choice of one free tour, highlighting the importance of the Amazon and its communities when booking a Brazil tour that includes a stay at either Juma or Anavilhanas lodges or an Amazon River Cruise on the Amazon Clipper between February and May, 2020.

 

Take a look at the options below then get in contact with one of our Tour Consultants to plan your environmental journey.

 

City tour in Manaus with entrance to the Amazonas Theater

Stroll through the typical neighborhoods to Manaus floating dock, located in the city center. Make a stop in the municipal market to watch the bustling banana fair and fish market, ending in the municipal market. Pass in front of the Rio Negro Palace, home of state government, before visiting the Palace of Justice. Cap the day off at the Amazonas Theatre, surely one of the main tourist attractions of Manaus.

 

Private Half-Day Hiking Tour at Museu da Amazonia MUSA

Visit the Museum of the Amazon (MUSA), a living museum with several exhibitions about animals and Amazonian cultures and a 42 meter high tower where you can see the jungle from above! Created in January 2009, Musa occupies 100 hectares of the Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve, of the National Institute of Amazonian Research – INPA, in Manaus. The area of native forest has been studied with passion for more than 60 years. The results of these studies are gathered in catalogs on topics such as plants, birds and frogs, In Musa we find exhibitions, nurseries of orchids and bromeliads, aquariums and research laboratories of snakes, insects and butterflies.  Trails in the forest offer pleasant walks and surprising discoveries.

 

Private Half-Day visit to the REUSA Community Social Project

The Reusa Project emerged in 2017 with the merger of the Transformação and Rip Art projects with the Amazonas Sostenible Foundation – FAS. It is a sustainability project within an urban area (Redenção neighborhood); The building where the activities take place is made of recycled materials (wood from ships, oil refinery pipes, etc.), with the intention of re-educating the residents to clean the surrounding areas and repurpose materials.  The Transformação project began in 2014 and offers free art classes, capoeira and school reinforcement. The Rip Art project was founded in 2015. Initially, a group of women gathered to learn crochet and other crafts with recycled materials; since then the community has changed its attitude and position towards the garbage, revitalizing the banks of the Igarapé, occupied by houses (Rip Rap), making sidewalks, bridges and painting houses of the community. Today it is based on the sale of ecological bags of reusable materials, such as umbrellas and antique curtains, used cooking oil soaps among others.

 

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*Offers only available for new bookings made between October 1st and October 31st, 2019 with Brazil included within the final personalized itinerary with a return date prior to May 30th, 2020. Service options are based on travelers’ itinerary, interests, and availability. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Cannot be applied after booking. Blackout dates apply. Free upgrade to River View room for reservations at Juma Lodge between February and May (excluding holidays: Carnival 21-26 Fev, Easter 10-12 April, Labour day weekend 1 May). Choice of free tours available when booking a Brazil tour that includes either a three or four night lodge stay at either Juma or Anavilhanas lodges or an Amazon River Cruise on the Amazon Clipper between February and May, 2020. Note the clipper does not release their full schedule as it depends on demand. Please ask a Yampu Travel Expert for more information.

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