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BRAZIL & TOURISM LABELS OF HEALTH & SAFETY

Havas Creative Tours accredited with official labels
of health & safety from Brazilian Authorities.

Following the World Health Organization protocols Brazilian Tourism Ministry & Rio de Janeiro Secretary of Tourism adopted Labels of health and safety to ensure the wellbeing of our visitors. Havas was granted both labels and recently we also received the Safe Travels Label, awarded by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Being approved by these labels means our company is attending good hygiene practices and respecting norms / protocols of health and safety to ensure the actions against COVID 19 in Brazil.

Havas Creative Tours is prepared to receive clients
with all the safety measures in place.

Havas Creative Tours accredited with official labels
of health & safety from Brazilian Authorities.

SOME OF THE MEASURES

Below you will find a list of procedures that are being
adopted to create a safer environment for the travelers:

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Educational Groups to Brazil

Brazil is a huge and diverse country, which means we have many kinds of different experiences to offer. Havas Creative tours has a great background with educational groups from various fields of knowledge: Finance, agribusiness, afro-Brazilian culture, heritage tours, MBA learning exchange groups, Undergraduate Exchange Groups, Elder Learning Groups, Volunteer Groups, Geology Groups, Contemporary Art Immersion, and several others. 

A possibility of Volunteer Group, for example, is to work with researchers helping in the protection of the Jaguars in the state of Goiás:

The predominant vegetation in the state of Goiás is the Cerrado, mainly in its rural area. The fauna of the state is very rich and it is possible to find jaguars, guarás, armadillos, deer, monkeys, pacas, capybaras, and others. However, several of these species are threatened with extinction due to deforestation, fires, the use of pesticides, and predatory hunting in the region.

In this program, the goal is to take care of one of the most beautiful creatures of this fauna: the jaguars! Hunting, exploitation, mistreatment, burning, deforestation, and even illegal captivity affects these animals both physically and psychologically. To preserve and protect wild fauna and promote environmental education in Brazil, we work with No Extinction – NEX as a partner in our mission in the cerrado of Goiás. Our partner NGO rescues, shelters, and cares for jaguars until they are ready to be reintroduced to their natural habitat (when possible).

It will be four days taking care, feeding, and interacting with the most beautiful species of Brazilian jaguars! In addition to getting to know better how they live, their reactions, their histories, and their biology, this will be a unique opportunity to have a differentiated contact with the local nature. An experience of affection and care for one of the animals that are the symbol of our country, knowing that your work will help to generate scientific data improve the preservation of this species for many, many years. A sample itinerary would be:


Day 1 – Arrival at Brasília airport until 4 pm. Departure to Corumbá de Goiás (approximately 2 hours by road). Arrival at the farm, initial presentation of the place, acclimatization at the NGO, dinner, and rest.

Day 2 – Theoretical training in the morning and in the afternoon, beginning of practical activities. 

Day 3 – Practical activities: setting of the enclosure, preparation, and placement of enrichment, review of the camera trap. 

Day 4 – Practical activities: preparation and placement of Ambiental enrichment. Departure to the waterfall and return to Brasília airport at 2:00 pm. 

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Havas Playlist on Spotfy – Brazilian music to hear and unplug

Brazilian music is one of the most important expressions of Brazilian culture. It was formed, mainly, from the fusion of European, indigenous, and African elements, brought by Portuguese colonizers and slaves in the first moment and developed during our 522 years of history assimilating other styles such as jazz, rock, soul, hip-hop, country music, and others. 

There are several types of Brazilian music: Axé, Baião, Bossa Nova, Choro, Forró, Frevo, Funk Carioca, Gospel, Lambada, MPB, Pagode, Samba, Sertanejo and Xote. 
To give you a taste of this important element in our culture, we want to share this playlist with you: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6gBpmXydRBrgNXuHqpxnRF?si=2a2b8e6d0766441f

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Going to the beach in Rio – A special experience!

The beach in Rio is the number 1 leisure option for locals, there is nothing more “carioca” than spending a Saturday or Sunday at the beach. We have 24 kilometers of beach in Rio, starting in the neighborhood of Leme ending at Recreio dos Bandeirantes with Pontal beach. There are a total of 186 kiosks in operation, at the beach you can find all kinds of food and different options for families, friends, and couples. Kiosks (known as ‘quiosques’ in Portuguese) are outdoor bars located between the promenade and the beach, that serve food and drinks to the sounds of live music all day and into the night.

Besides the kiosks, there are also vendor tents on the sand, selling food and drinks while you relax sunbathing. All these elements combined make a day at the beach in Rio quite a special experience, an opportunity to learn more about the local habits and culture.

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Brazil has 2 of the best beaches in the world according to travelers!

Travelers from different countries have chosen two Brazilian beaches among their favorites around the world: Baía do Sancho, located in Fernando de Noronha (PE) in the third position, and Baía dos Golfinhos, at Praia da Pipa in Tibau do Sul (RN), in the tenth position of the Travelers´ Choice award from TripAdvisor travel site. Brazilian destinations were selected based on the feedback from platform users.

Winner of several international awards, Baía do Sancho enchants for its crystal clear waters and clear sands, rich coral banks, and diverse marine fauna, ideal for the practice of water sports such as diving, swimming, and surfing.

Baía dos Golfinhos is synonymous with tranquility and beauty, being considered one of the most preserved beaches in the Pipa region. At the destination, it is even possible to observe dolphins, which usually receive visitors with jumps and acrobatics.

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We Are Great Place To Work

Havas Creative Tours, as part of Grupo Aguia, has been certified as a Great Place to Work by the GPTW Organization. We are proud to put a name to the everyday smile in our faces. Our goal is to bring happiness to our guests, and this could only be done with joy in our hearts and performing everyday in a GREAT PLACE TO WORK.

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Vaccine Reaches Almost 17 Million Brazilians

Rio de Janeiro – Francisco Havas (CEO)

Mr Havas Keeping Strong and ready to Rock. Until March, 31st, almost 17 million Brazilians have taken the Vaccine against Covid 19.

“I am very happy that vaccination is progressing in Brazil and that I was able to get my 1st shot earlier this week. Mass vaccination is the way to curb this pandemic. I am optimistic that soon most adult Brazilians will be vaccinated, since Brazil has one of the best immunization programs in the World, and life will be back to normal, even if a – new – normal!

We look forward to welcoming international visitors in our beautiful country again soon.” 

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International Women´s Day

A praise to the Amazing Women in our team!  We at Havas Creative Tours believe in equality and we work for a equal world.  Everyone may be the change and take an action for gender equality celebrating women´s achievements and bringing to awareness any bias. Together we are stronger.

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Jalapão Eco Lodge

Jalapão – Tocantins

In the middle of the Brazilian savannah, Jalapão Eco Lodge is located within Jalapão State Park. This is still a relatively isolated region of Brazil and without many hotel facilities around, so it’s quite a chance to experience the lush beauty of Jalapão in comfort.

The lodge has one bungalow, and four huts. The bungalow is made of masonry with a straw roof. It is suitable for a couple or a family of up to five people. It has a panoramic view of the Jalapão Mountain. The huts were built with bamboo, pindaíba, taboca and piaçava straw and covered with buriti stalks. They were built using permaculture techniques and local labour.

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Happy Anniversary Rio de Janeiro!

456 years of foundation

In March 1st, the wonderful city completed 456 years since its foundation. It received the name of São Sebastião of Rio de Janeiro by the Portuguese military Estácio de Sá. And since then, it still enchants everyone who knows or heard about it.

Congratulations Rio de Janeiro, always beautiful!

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Amazon Tupana Lodge

Amazon

Located in a region with amazing fauna and flora, on the banks of a river that bears its name, the Amazon Tupana Lodge is a small inn in the forest. Owned by a native, it brings to visitors the knowledge of the local people and their unique culture.

The lodge main goal is for every tourist to fall in love with the paradise called the Amazon. In operation since 2008, the lodge offers a reception, a restaurant, a lounge with hammocks with panoramic views, a leisure room and 16 accommodations.  All built with rustic caboclo architecture (traditional constructions in this area), planned by riverside dwellers in order to preserve nature and keep the purpose of offering basic comfort during the adventure of visitors in the Amazon Forest.

They offer a great cost-benefit ratio for lodges of the same category, quality of service and the most complete program in the Amazon, with guides prepared for a greater degree of immersion in the jungle.