On this 10 day itinerary clients will experience a remote area of Brazil, unknown to the majority of the western world and gain an insight to The Kaxinawá tribe or Huni Kui, meaning True People, who inhabit the Amazon forest close to the Peruvian border in the state of Acre, in western Brazil. During this itinerary clients will visit 7 villages in two indigenous lands: the Kaxinawa of the Tarauacá River and the Kaxinawa of Jordão River. If you are looking for a truly unique experience in Brazil, away from the tourist trail then this itinerary may be ideal.
The Kaxinawá are a tribe of 5550 people who pride themselves on their strong cultural identity, while maintaining contact with the "white people" who they first encountered in the late nineteenth century. Still much of their culture is secretive such as their knowledge of language, painting, art and traditional medicine. Children learn to speak Portuguese when they are about 11 years old and the official language spoken between the Kaxinawá is hãtxa kui.
“If you are looking to get away from it all then this itinerary offers an exciting insight in to one of the more remote tribes of Amazonia”, so says director Simon Williams.
“Don’t expect a high degree of luxury on the trip though”, says Simon “and during the expedition you will sleep in stay in the local homes of the Kaxinawá in hammocks where all meals are provided.”
The Kaxinawá have a strong influence from the Inca kingdom due to its proximity to Peru, especially on clothes and body paintings with geometric shapes known as Kenes. The Indians of Acre had a peaceful relationship with the Incas and would trade with the Indians of the Andes, where medicinal plants were exchanged for salt and other products from the highlands.
Due to the remote area in which the Kaxinawá live a light aircraft flight is required to reach the small town of Jordão from where you can board boats to reach the tribal villages. The expedition can be done at any time during the year however the best time is between May and November when water levels are higher in the rivers.
The trip can be combined with visits to other destinations in Brazil which we can organise and is ideal for friends or small groups.
The cost based on 2 people travelling is £2460 per person.
The price DOES NOT included international flights however does include the following:
• Internal flights from Rio Branco
• Private airport transfers
• 2 nights at Hotel Inácio in Rio Branco with breakfast
• 1 Nights at Hotel Ferreira in Jordão
• 6 nights in the local houses of the Indian communities in hammocks
• Contributions for each village that we stay at
• Return private air taxi flights between Jordão and Rio Branco
• All meals during the trip to the tribal villages, full board equivalence.(Prepared by the indigenous tribes)
• Extra provisions for breakfast and snacks.
• An English speaking guide/tour leader.
• An indigenous local guide.
• Activities, hikes and visits during the trip.
To learn all about the trip visit our website - http://www.bespokebrazil.com/kaxinawa.html - where you can also find a wealth of other information about this wonderful country and the options available. We can be contacted on 01603 340680 or via email@example.com