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Paraty Experiences

PONTA NEGRA

One of the most beautiful and preserved beaches in Brazil!

One of the most beautiful and preserved beaches in Brazil! Ponta Negra is one of the most beautiful and preserved beaches in Brazil. Located in Paraty-RJ, a charming caiçara village with a population descendant from indigenous people , Africans and Europeans. A magic place surrounded by intense and green mountains diving into the crystal clear sea water and totally preserved waterfalls, perfect for all nature and adventure lovers.

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Paraty Experiences

PARATY COLONIAL AND CULTURAL

Travel back in time through the historical and cultural wonders that Paraty has!

Feel the atmosphere of the colonial period as you walk through the charming streets of the Historical Center, discovering its beautiful architecture, where every detail and symbol in the buildings carries a meaning and reports of important historical passages in Brazil. Irregular sidewalks, thick decorated walls, colonial houses with iron balconies and the symbols of Masonic culture represent its essence.

We start the experience by walking through the Historical Center to learn a little about the history, churches and mansions of the city. In Praça da Santa Rita, there will be a Capoeira presentation. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian expression developed since colonial times as a form of cultural resistance through dance, music, rhythm, history and tradition.

We continue the historic walk along the sidewalks of the center, following this journey through time. Ciranda’s musical performance will take place at Praça da Matriz in the city. Ciranda of Paraty is a typical musical style from the coast of Rio de Janeiro, more specifically from the city of Paraty. The local Ciranda that enchants residents and visitors reflects the Caiçara cultural origin with expressive features of Brazilian colonization.

At the end of the presentation, we visit the Sobrado of the Brazillian Royal Familiy in Paraty. Dom João de Orleans e Bragança opens the doors of his charming château in Paraty and presents his home and its history. The prince’s house is the only one in the region that faces the sea, as it is from the imperial period, from approximately 1830, when the cycle of the gold trade had already ended.

After the visit of the mansion, we will organize a tasting of cachaças from Paraty, produced by hand in the city, conducted by a sommelier specialized in the drink, in one of the halls of the Brazilian Royal Family House. During the tasting, there will be a catering prepared by the renowned Chef Ana Bueno. The Chef focuses on creative and contemporary cuisine, but always anchored in the strong roots of the local caiçara tradition. After visiting the Royal Family House, we finish the historic walk and return to the Paraty Pier.

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Meet the Artist

GILSON MARTINS ARTIST FROM RIO

Meet the artist

The carioca designer Gilson Martins was born in the Port Zone in the Center of Rio de Janeiro and had his childhood punctuated by the most representative images of the Carioca landscape. Graduated in Scenography at the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, he presented the use of non-conventional materials in the creation of bags, proposing a new concept and look at recycling and a new aesthetic for fashion and design.

He was the first designer to use the Brazilian flag in fashion, promoting a moment of self-esteem and pride in Brazilian society. This work was supported by the Federal Government, which recognized in its work the “Brazil brand”, promoting it in the international scenario.

Gilson Martins

The ‘Brazil bags’ were exhibited in several cities that hosted the World Cup, such as Paris, Berlin, New York and Tokyo. The designer also develops a work of sustainability, using leftovers from the manufacture of the bags through upcycling, creating new products and generating income for his former seamstresses, who form small groups of artisans in the communities near his factory. His work had a strong impact during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The designer created products for the International Olympic Committee, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal, for the Japanese Olympic Committee and other multinational companies. His three shops in Ipanema and Copacabana receive customers from all over the world, and are references of Brazilian design with humor and quality. French, Italian, Germans, Japanese and American people are among those who are great lovers of Gilson Martins products and are his main potential shoppers. You can book an amazing workshop with Gilson! Learn how to create a bag with the artist himself, get in touch with us to know more about it.

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Virtual Experiences in Rio

FITNESS CLASS WITH RENATO LOBÃO COACH

A new concept in collective training

A new concept in collective training with origin in Localized Gymnastics, which has movement as its main variable for adjusting intensities, and 4 pillars in all training sessions: Cardio, Core, Mobility and Strength, created by native Renato Lobão, is considered a carioca modality, the secret for the beautiful figures on the Rio de Janeiro beaches. The attendees will receive an original t-shirt to motivate the exercises.

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Virtual Experiences in Rio

COOKING CLASS BRAZILIAN CHEF FELIPE BRONZE

All the secrets and flavour of cassava.

With Chef Felipe Bronze – All the secrets and flavor of cassava. The chef emerged in the gastronomic scene of Rio de Janeiro with his award-winning restaurant Oro, in Leblon. Currently, the restaurant is the only one in Rio de Janeiro with two Michelin stars, in addition to being 49th in the ranking of the 50 best in Latin America.

The chef is also very famous on TV, where he stands as a presenter and judge on 03 TV shows about gastronomy.

He will teach how to prepare a delicious dish with cassava. Cassava, also named mandioca, or yuca is native to Brazil and is very versatile used in salty and sweet recipes.

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Virtual Experiences in Rio

PRECURSSION WORKSHOP IN RIO!

Let’s learn how  to play the drums!

Percussion Workshop:  Let’s learn how  to play the drums! Class with Grande Rio Samba School. We invite your attendees to an unforgettable experience in the backstage of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. We will present the universe of the Samba Schools and all the secrets of this party! Rio de Janeiro has more than 90 samba Schools. Our host will be Grande Rio, the runner up from this year.

The participants will learn a little about playing a percussion instrument typical of the carnival, in a class offered by the “Pimpolhos”, the teenagers of the Samba School. Attendees will receive a tambourine. Alternatively they can use a pan and wood spoon to mark the rhythm.

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Brazil is Reopening

TIRADENTES IS BACK!

Historical and Charming City

Tiradentes – Minas Gerais

Tiradentes is open for tourism again! A historical city, with great art galleries, museums, architecture and restaurants. Because of the very low rate of new COVID-19 cases in Tiradentes, the city was allowed to receive visitors again.

Do you know Tiradentes?

Tiradentes’ baroque style is not as exquisite as Ouro Preto and São João Del Rei, but it is undoubtedly the most charming of the historical cities of Minas Gerais. Exceptionally preserved thanks to the decades of long isolation, the Baroque architectural ensemble of Tiradentes gathers jewels like the charming fountain of the São José Fountain, built in 1749 to supply the city with drinking water and which runs until today.

Also, standing out in the city is the majestic Church of San Antonio, second in amount of gold in Brasil, with its front built by the artist Antonio Francisco Lisboa, better known as Aleijadinho, and an organ brought from Portugal, in 1788. Largo das Forras, the central city square, houses the City Hall and numerous handicraft shops, restaurants and inns. It was here, in 1888, that slaves gathered to celebrate the end of slavery. At dusk, the light of the lanterns on the doors of restaurants, inns, antique shops and craft stores make the city even more charming, which has been the setting for movies, sitcoms and soap operas.

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Brazil is Reopening

A WONDERFUL RETURN

Main attractions in Rio de Janeiro are open again!

Rio waits for our guests with Open Arms! Following all the safety, social distance and hygiene protocols, some of the main attractions in Rio de Janeiro are open again! Among them are the magnificent Corcovado with the stunning Christ the Redeemer at the top. The amazing Sugar Loaf with a phenomenal view and the brand new and also the largest Ferris Wheel in Latin America, Rio Star!

Corcovado:
Monday to Sunday, from 8am to 4pm. The trains will operate with 50% of their capacity.

Sugar Loaf:
Thursday to Monday, from 10am to 7pm. The cable cars will operate with 2/3 of their capacity.

Rio Star (Ferris wheel):
Open every day, except Wednesday, from 10am to 6pm. Cabins will operate with 50% of their capacity.

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Brazil is Reopening

THE WILD NATURE IS BACK

Iguassu Falls Reopened

We have great news! Iguassu Falls is back! That’s right, most of the attractions are already open to visitors, below you will find the opening days and hours. The Iguassu national park is following all the official protocols of safety and health. They are prepared to welcome visitors, and offer an excellent, fun and most important, safe experience! Feel the true power of nature again!

Brazilian National Park:
Tuesday to Sunday, from 8am to 4pm

Macuco Safari:
Tuesday to Sunday, from 8am to 4pm

Helicopter:
Tuesday to Sunday, from 8am to 4pm

Itaipu Dam (panoramic visit):
Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 4pm

Three Borders Landmark (Brazilian side):
Tuesday to Sunday, from 3pm to 9pm

*Argentina and Paraguay – border closed. / *Bird Park – opening September.

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covid_19

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: