Bravietour Experiences

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

contact@bravietour.com.br

Sustainable Health Retreat

06 Days / 05 Nights

Be adventurous, explore your soul, be sustainable, meet new like-minded friends and experience the disconnection from the outside world in a exotic Eco Pousada in the untouched Atlantic Rain-forest, of the state of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
In a unique collaboration and partnership with Honey&Roots's London-based health expert Lilo Ask-Henriksen we bring you a specially designed program called The 5 Pillars of Health  that combines: healthy nutrition with organic food and drinks; contact with nature and social interaction; mindfulness; physical activity and quality restoration. 
12th to 17th of November 2017
Day 01: Sunday: Rio – Ecological Retreat.
 
Departure from Rio and scenic drive along the Costa Verde road to the retreat.
Arriving at the quaint and cozy Ecological Retreat located in a magical secluded area of untouched rainforest, check in at the pousada
and the first and delicious special balanced lunch is waiting for us.
 
After lunch, relaxation and meditation at the natural pool by the waterfall located just a few minutes walking from our accommodation.
 
Back to the Pousada and time for the first lecture and pillar of Nutrition led by our special host Lilo Ask-Henriksen
 
Dinner together at the Pousada
 
Day 02: Monday:  Ecological Retreat (Rainforest Experience)
 
Each morning start with mindfulness and cleansing before breakfast, by setting the attention for the day, through a silent walk to the waterfall. Cleansing bath and turning our awareness to the nature through all our senses (sound, smell, sight, feelings).
 
We will then return to the Pousada for a balanced breakfast with homemade breads, fresh local fruits and a daily surprise by the staff.
 
We will continue the morning hours with a Jungle hike learning about medicinal plants and “Pancs” (edible non conventional plants)
 
Special lunch with "Pancs".
 
After lunch we will visit a local community organic vegetable garden.
 
Lilo lecture: Pillars of health: Mindfulness
 
Dinner together at the Pousada
 
Day 03: Tuesday: Eco Retreat Pousada – Eco Farm
 
After breakfast  you will get acquainted with a great example of sustainability in Agro Forestry, leaving the Pousada we arrive at this little oasis where we will meet and hear the fantastic story of a local producer that has turned his farm in one of the greatest example of how a production of organic fruits and vegetable should be.
 
Delicious lunch served with  100% products cultivated at their own property.
Back to the Eco Retreat.
 
Lilo Lecture:
Pillars of health: Quality Restauration
Dinner together at the Pousada
  
Day 04: Wednesday : Eco Retreat Pousada
 
Beach and boat trip day:
 
This day we will explore the paradisiacal tropical islands along the coast just in front in the near vicinity of the mountains where the Eco retreat is located.
The Paraty bay houses 65 islands and its known for its beautiful clean and green waters, you will be visiting an island tucked away from the mass tourism where only the local community knows.
 
Afternoon:
Lilo Lecture:
Pillars of health: Physical exercise + social interactions
 
Evening:
Dinner together at the Pousada
 
Day 05: Thursday: Eco Retreat Pousada
  
We will go on an informative jungle hike with our guide where he tells us more about the history of how mass production has damaged the rain-forest, and how this has impacted the environment, and what we can do now to make up for the damages. Get a deeper understanding of why we have to look after our planet.
 
Planting of trees – ecological footprint.
 
Lunch at the Pousada.
Lilo Lecture: Pillars of health: Linking the five pillars together for a deeper and overall understanding of how you can improve your own health and well-being. Tools to maintain a sustainable lifestyle back home.
Dinner together at the Pousada
  
Day 06: Friday: Eco Retreat Pousada – Rio de Janeiro
 
Trip back to Rio de Janeiro.
 
End of the trip.
 
What is included?
 
  • 5 Nights at the rustic and comfortable quaint Pousada Retreat
  • 3 balanced and specially prepared meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Tea available at all times
  • Clean potable water from the fountain
  • Transfer by deluxe air-conditioned van to and from the retreat location
  • Tropical Island Day boat trip w/ transportation
  • Guided mindfulness every morning
  • 8 hours(+) of lectures specially designed by health consultant Lilo
  • 3 informational hikes in the rain-forest with specialized guide 
  • In depth talk about the relation of consumption and mass production versus the impact on the Brazilian environment by Rodrigo Braz Vieira
  • Visit at Eco-Farm with lecture about agro-forestry and nutritional knowledge about locally grown fruits and vegetables. Transportation by Van included.
 
Not included:
 
  • International roundtrip flight ticket to Rio de Janeiro
  • Visa costs, if required
  • Health insurance
  • Extra personal expenses not mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation prior and after the program.
Rates per person in a DBL/TWIN Room: USD1690,00
Please contact us for additional information.
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