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1991
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Remote Brasil & Exclusive Cultural Expedition


One of the world’s most captivating places, Brazil is a country of powdery white-sand dune, verdant rainforests and wild, rhythm-filled metropolises. Brazil’s attractions extend from frozen-in-time colonial towns to otherworldly landscapes of red-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and coral-fringed tropical islands. Then there’s Brazil’s biodiversity: legendary in scope, its diverse ecosystems boast the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth. The largest rainforest in the world is a place fit for adventurers and explorers, if they know how to approach it. However, going off the beaten path in the Amazon is not an easy task. And not only because there are few beaten paths. In particular, the Brazilian Amazon—one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet—is so big (60 percent of the 2,100,000 square mile rainforest is in Brazil), visitors think they’ve experienced it when they actually only got a tiny taste. This photo tour will take you on a ride along the river. Although it’s almost impossible to capture the magic of the real thing photographing intimate moments in indigenous Amazonian communities

Remote Brasil Expeditions and Workshop 11 Days/ 10 Night


Day 1 – 20th July

Group arriving in Santarém airport (Pará state). Transfer to Alter do Chão (1h) and accommodation at the hotel. Free day: At night: briefing of the expedition, welcome dinner. Overnight in – Alter do Chão – Hotel Borari Obs: Normally the international flights arrive in Brazil at Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Santarém is a small city, probably the guests will sleep one night in Rio or Sao Paulo and take a flight at the next day to Santarém.

Days 2 to 4 – 21th ~ 23th July

Alter do Chão, Flona Tapajós, and Mundurukus Tribe. We will stay these days at the Amazon region. Highlights are boat tours, hikings at the forest, visit to local communities and indigenous tribe. We will sleep one night at hotel and two nights at a simple guest house, at one local fishermen community, in order to get a more authentic experience documenting their culture and life style.

Day 5 – 24th July

Flight to São Luís, the capital of Maranhão state. Overnight in São Luis: Grand Hotel São Luis

Day 6 – 25th July

Morning photographing at the historic centre of São Luis. In the afternoon, transfer to Barrerinhas, Lençóis Maranhenses. Overnight in Barreirinhas: Pousada Encantes do Nordeste

Day 7 – 26th July

Full day tour in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Including sunrise and sunset. Overnight in Barreirinhas: Pousada Encantes do Nordeste

Day 8 – 27th July

Full day tour. Boat tour + sand dunes, wild life pictures. We also will visit a local community of fishermen. We will visit their houses, see and document how they live and work. Overnight in Atins, a small and charming fishermen village. Pousada Jurará.

Day 9 – 28th July

Tour in Atins, to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (the opposite side from first tour in the NP). Also, visiting local communities and sand dunes. Overnight in Atins. Pousada Jurará.

Day 10 – 29th July

Transfer back to Barreirinhas. In the afternoon, we will have a 30min flight over the Lençóis, to take aerial pictures. Obs: the airplanes are small, normally 2-3 seat. We will try to arrange to remove the doors, if the clients like, in order to benefit the shots.

Day 11 – 30th July

In the morning, transfer to São Luiz airport. Group can take an afternoon flight (from 2pm) to Rio de Janeiro or other city…

Dates and Prices

Date: 20th July – 30th July
Cost: $3960
Group size: Min. 4 – Max. 8
Starting/ending point: Santarém airport / São Luiz airport
Trip Leader: Tom Alves
Cost includes: All the accommodation and meal as mention in the expeditions program (BLD), local English speaking guide, airport transfer and ground transportation.

Price is based on double occupancy: a single supplements of $380 will apply*
*Note: We will make every effort to connect you with a roommate should you like to share a room, however, if unable to make a match, the single supplements will be apply. During the stay in the remote part will try the best to find the most comfort.

A deposit of $1000 is required to hold your spot, balance is due 60 day prior to departure

Tom Alves is a Brazilian landscape and travel photographer. Passionate for the new and unknown, he is always on the road. From the time when he got his first reflex camera, 11 years ago, he has travelled to a great deal of natural and cultural destinations, especially those near the mountains, documenting through his lenses landscapes, cultures and portraits of people at Brazil and abroad.