Bravietour Experiences

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

contact@bravietour.com.br

Our Responsible and Sustainable Values

Well-being of the local communities:

To support a quality of life in local communities, avoiding any form of social degradation or exploitation.

To respect and the historic heritage, authentic culture, traditions, and distinctiveness of local communities.

To foster and respect the Brazilian afro and indigenous culture.

Local Business Prosperity and Social Equity

To maximize the contribution of tourism to the economic prosperity of Brazil as a tourist destination, including to maximize the visitor spending to be retained locally as much as possible.

To strengthen the number and quality of local jobs created and supported by tourism.

Social and Environmental Projects:

Bravietour Incoming is engaged in supporting and integrating when possible in our programs several local projects that benefits directly or indirectly low-income population, indigenous and quilombola (afro-brazilian traditional communities). To know the list of organizations we are partners see Our Social Partners.

Environmental Protection and Animal welfare:

To support the conservation of natural areas, habitats, and wildlife, and minimize damage to them.

No use of any form of animal exploration in any of our activities or trips.

Accommodations:

Priority in the selection of independently and locally owned accommodations.

Hotels and pousadas that reflects somehow the Brazilian spirit, with preference to historical buildings, lush tropical vegetation, use of local art, quaint with a warm welcoming feel.

Selection of accommodation with environmental protection policies that provides less impact in terms of electricity and water use, garbage and waste recycling and being integrated into the community around them.

Tour companies:

We carefully select our local tour operators throughout Brazil based on the quality of their services, the commitment to offer creative tours and activities that shows an interesting and less known side of Brazil based on our values. Bravietour prioritize smaller locally owned companies that has a strong connection with the community around them.

 

Guides:

One of the key elements to understand Brazil and its complexities is to have a person to interpret and present the local culture. Our selection of tour guides is based on the deep knowledge of the local history, geography, fauna and flora, but the most important is also the information given of the simple everyday life, curiosities, traditions and the folklore. Adding to that, flexibility and kindness, the sensibility of reading the travelers best interest during the tour are qualities that we support on a guide. Being Brazil such a diverse country, to reflect that Bravietour Incoming also fosters gender and ethnic equality

Some locations in Brazil unfortunately due to the lack of language learning is the shortage of guides fluent in foreign languages is enormous, so mostly guides from more developed areas in the country or foreigners end up taking the work of the local population. To avoid that sometimes we work with 2 guides a local one and another one to translate the information and point of view of the local guide.

Drivers:

For the safety of our travelers our drivers are always well rested and never drive more than 2 hours without a stop and no longer than 5 hours a day. We prioritize drivers with defensive driving courses and instructions. During the tours, while the travelers are not on board our drivers are instructed to not keep the vehicle with the air-conditioning and engines on, to reduce pollution and unnecessary spending of fuel.