Brazil has only recently opened up to package tours, but is steadily becoming a popular destination for UK holidaymakers. History, beaches, the amazon and festivals all add to the attraction of South America's largest country.
Getting off the beaten track in Brazil doesn't have to be about trekking through the Amazon...in Salvador, community tours are a fantastic experience for holidaymakers wanting to get to know the real Brazil!
We worked with Estrela Exchange, an Anglo-Brazilian registered charity, to develop 5 half or full day excursions, led by locally trained guides, to help you experience what the city has to offer.
The tours cover five different community groups:
Santa Luzia Resident's Association - a shanty residents’ initiative with a primary school, anti child-labour scheme, community bank and recycled crafts cooperative.
E Squared Youth Theatre, Dance and Percussion Group - a performing arts and citizenship initiative in a low income neighbourhood, working with children and young people to generate positive opportunity and learning.
Popular Theatre House/Poetic Ghetto - street theatre, circus and music venture with children at risk of turning to drugs, violence or the streets.
APAE Live Art and Opaxorô - Afro-Brazilian dance and percussion troupe, creative and practical skills training with young people with learning difficulties.
Calafate Women's Collective - set up by women in response to high levels of domestic violence, the collective addresses health, sexual and gender issues with girls and women and promotes income generation through fair-trading crafts and clothing.
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