COPACABANA, AND RACIAL INEQUALITY
9 Days, 8 Nights
to explore the treasures of Brazil
$1,985 Shared Room
$2,450 Solo Room
Payment Plan Options Available
October 10th - 17th 2021
Rio De Janeiro, Foz Do Iguazu, and Ilha Grande
Registration to open March 1st
12 spots available
Enjoy the energy of Copacabana!
We invite you to join us on this journey to Brazil. This Brazilian getaway is designed to experience magnificent Wonders of the World, and enjoy the vibrant energy of Rio De Janeiro. Also learn about how as travelers we can stop contribute to building sustainable communities with Catt Comm Favela Network. Experience one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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Watch the sunrise over one of the Wonders of The World, Christ the Redeemer. Marvel at the size of the statue, and the 360 views overlooking the entire city from Corcovado mountain. Explore the streets of Rio De Janeiro, visiting the different neighborhoods.
Through the eyes of a Rio De Janeiro native, learn about Afro-Brazilian history and culture. Experience the walking tour and visit the art throughout the city. Watch the sunset over Sugarloaf mountain then dance the night away to live music in Lapa. Get lost to the rhythm of samba and enjoy a caipirinha. Learn about favelas, and how locally-led projects are bringing sustainability to the communities. Then play a game of soccer to celebrate International Sports and Peace Day.
Fly to the Western part of Brazil to a city that borders Argentina, Foz do Iguazu. Experience a Natural Wonder of The World, Iguazu Falls. Get up close and feel the powerful energy from the waterfalls and enjoy the nature trails guiding you through the rainforest. Experience Iguazu from both the Brazil and Argentina side, that will take your breath away. Lastly, travel down the coastline of Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande. Experience the island, swim in the oceans, and soak up some sunshine.
Day Two: Wake up for sunrise and experience the Wonder of The World, Christ the Redeemer. Learn about this landmark from our local guide and marvel at the 360 views overlooking the entire city of Rio De Janeiro from Corcovado mountain. Afterward, get a tour of the city highlights including a spectacular sunset at Sugar Loaf mountain, and learn about Rio De Janeiro culture and cuisine.
Day Four: Wake up, enjoy breakfast, then take a private transfer to visit Cat Comm. Learn about their favela network, bringing sustainability, opportunity, and reshaping the narrative of favela communities. Hear stories from leaders within the communities and work alongside them on a sustainability project. Afterward, board a 2 hours flight to Foz do Iguazu and check into our accommodation.
Day One: Arrive in Rio De Janeiro, Check into our accommodation and meet fellow travelers. Enjoy a leisure day in the sun, enjoy the pool, the beach, and nearby local shops. In the evening enjoy the opening dinner reservations in Lapa then shake the jetlag if you decide and dance the night away.
Day Three: Enjoy a day of arts and culture! Our guide Luana will educate us more about the culture of Rio De Janeiro with an emphasis on Afro-Brazilian art and culture. Experience and learn about Little Africa, also visiting Morro da Conceição, Largo da Prainha, and Valongo's Suspended Garden. Then in the evening play soccer with local Brazilians to celebrate the United Nations' recognized holiday: International Sports and Peace Day!
Day Five: Experience the magnificent beauty of one of the Wonders of the Natural World, Iguazu Falls! Walkthrough this UNESCO heritage site on the Brazilian side of the falls, and navigate through the nature trails of the rain forest. Marvel at the jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring power of Iguazu! Afterward, enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Day Six: Wake up, and travel 30 minutes to the border of Argentina to visit Iguazu Falls from the Argentina side. Arrive at the entrance, and experience at your own pace the trails of the rainforest with hundreds of chains of waterfalls. Enjoy dessert at the local creamery then head back to the accommodation.
Day Seven: Board a morning flight back to Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy a day at your leisure by the beach, shopping, hang-gliding, or witness the impact of Rio De Janerio's rich art, culture, and dance.
Day Eight: Adventure to Ilha Grande, a beautiful island south of Rio De Janeiro. Take a boat ride around the island, swim in the ocean, and soak up the sun on the beach. Then in the evening return to Rio De Janeiro for the closing Dinner in Lapa!
Day Nine: Departure Day.
9 days, 8 nights
$1,950 per person - shared room with one person
$2,505 per person - single room with one bed
We're hosting this experience with a limited capacity of 14 people.
OPTIONAL PAYMENT PLAN
Price per person - $1,985
Deposit - $485
OPTIONAL PAYMENT PLAN
Price per person - $2,450
Deposit - $750
Payment plans in 2021 will be designed beginning in March 2020.
Registration will open on March 25th, 2020.
The final registration date is August 30th, 2020.
International Flights are NOT included in the price, as travelers will be departing from different cities in the world, and flight prices vary depending on location.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days' notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your voucher credits for future use.
All payment installments must be made between March 1st– August 15th. The final balance must be paid by August 15th. Paying in full is also encouraged.
Spots will be allocated on a rolling basis until the trip is full.
We have also created a separate COVID cancellation policy for guest protection.
9 days of Luxury accommodations
Roundtrip transportation airport transfers
Breakfast every morning
Opening and Closing Dinner
Entrance to Christ the Redeemer
Entrance to Sugarloaf Mountain
Guided tour through Rio De Janeiro
Catt Comm Favela Visit and Workshop
Internal flight to Foz do Iguazu and Rio De Janeiro
Entrance to Iguazu Falls Brazilian side
Entrance to Iguazu Falls Argentina side
Photoshoots in Rio in your memory forever
Afrobrazilian Art, Culture, and History Tour
Day trip to Ilha Grande's beautiful coastline
Boat Ride in Ilha Grande
All on ground private transportation
Carbon Offset credits to reduce your carbon footprint
Connect with likeminded individuals
Travel assistance with finding the right flight
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
International flight to and from Brazil
Gratuities for Guides & Lodges (Suggested, Ultimately up to client’s discretion)
Meals other than those specified in 'What's Included'
Shopping /Things of Personal Nature
Travel and Medical Insurance
Laundry service if desired
Other optional activities, not specified above
Paying your deposit is required to hold your spot due to limited availability, spots will be allocated on a rolling basis until the trip is full.
ATTENTION: International Flights are NOT included in the price. All payments are non-refundable 7 days after the payment is made.
This trip is for individuals that
Want to explore Brazil and are open to new opportunities
Want to learn about the global goals and sustainability
Want to be hands-on with our nonprofit partners
Want to invest in personal development and meet like-minded people
This trip is not for indivIDuals that
Are only interested in taking photos and not engaging in immersive activities and learning
Are focused solely on pampering and chill time
Aren't willing to experience things out of your comfort zone
MEET YOUR HOST
Anina, the founder of The World Within Us, will be traveling to Brazil to experience the colorful city of Rio De Janeiro and the powerful Iguazu Falls. Also recognizing and supporting Catalytic Communities for their incredible work towards integrating sustainability into the favela networks and communities.
Anina traveled to Brazil in 2016, then traveled back again in 2019. During her travels fell in love with the vibrant energy of Rio De Janeiro, the culture and samba music! She also crossed off her bucket-list, one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Iguazu Falls. Join Anina on this journey to Brazil!
PROUDLY PARTNERED WITH
Catalytic Communities is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Rio de Janeiro residents by driving a creative, inclusive and empowering community-led integration between the city’s informal and formal communities, in which the city’s favelas are recognized for their heritage status and their residents fully served as equal citizens. This is done through a combination of education, research, training, strategic communications, technology, networks, advocacy, and participatory planning.
SDG 11: SUSTAINABLE cities & communities
Make inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
More than half of the world's population lives in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of all humanity—6.5 billion people—will be urban. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces. Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies. It involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways.
SDG 16: PEACE, JUSTICE, AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
We cannot hope for sustainable development without peace, stability, human rights, and effective governance. Some regions of the world enjoy peace, security, and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to end conflict and insecurity. Promoting the rule of law and human rights are key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.
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