Eco Experience is a programme for people who want to submerge themselves in an authentic rural experience. We offer you the opportunity to live with local Brazilians, experiencing the culture, the customs and food. You will have the ideal setting to learn and practise the Brazilian Language. Eco Caminhos than offers you the possibility to participate in bioconstruction, organic farming and a number of activities including Portuguese classes, hikes, campfires and visiting touristic sites.
What will your average day be like?
Volunteers in our Eco Experience programme will work approximately 24 hours 3 days a week. tuesday and thursday's are off. Volunteers can choose between bioconstruction and organic farming. After your work day and on your weekends, you are free to do as you please. Many of our volunteers plan their weekends to explore Nova Friburgo or Rio de Janeiro.
Once a week the people of Eco Caminhos unite in the evening to socialize. We usually cook together or make a fire outside. However all suggestions are wellcome. What matters is that we spend time together.
Where will you be staying?
Activities and Eco tourism
For Eco Experience volunteers, we organize special activities. Here a few examples of activities we organize:
Hiking in the many mountains located around Nova Friburgo
Camping in the mountains
Visiting the nearby town Nova Friburgo
Weekly group dinner
So in an Eco Experience package for the prices below the following services are included:
- Homestay accommodation with local family.
- 3 meals per day.
- Participation as a volunteer in bioconstruction
- Participation as a volunteer in organic farming
- 1 Portuguese class per week
- 1 free activity per week (you pay for your own transport and entrance)
What's not Included
- weekend meals. To relief the host family they are not required to make meals in the weekend. You can however use their kitchen or decide to eat out.
- The cleaning of your room is not the responsibility of your host family. You are expected to leave everything you use clean.
- We organize aiport transfer for arround 100 euros. However this price is not included in the package.
- We do not charge for any activity, however in the case that there are costs for transport, food, accommodation or administration you are expected to cover these costs.
|Period||prices in Brazilian Real||Prices in US$||Prices in Euro|
|1 week||R$ 2,050||$ 654||€ 548|
|2 weeks||R$ 3,250||$ 1037||€ 868|
|3 weeks||R$ 4,250||$ 1,356||€ 1,135|
|4 weeks||R$ 5,000||$ 1,595||€ 1,335|
|5 weeks||R$ 5,750||$ 1,835||€ 1,536|
|6 weeks||R$ 6,500||$ 2,074||€ 1,736|
|7 weeks||R$ 7,250||$ 2,314||€ 1,937|
|8 weeks||R$ 7,750||$ 2,473||€ 2,071|
* Our prices are in Brazilian Real and are exclusive of tax. The prices in US$ and Euros are indicative and the exact amount in US$ or Euro will be calculated on the day of booking.