Eco Group Experience

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founded in 2014
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Book with Flex Option! Choose new departure dates or change to a different volunteer program at no extra costs.

High­lights

Experience a self-sustainable life at our ecofarm
Learn about bioconstruction, agroforestry and organic farming
Practice Portuguese and English with people from all over the world
Enjoy the landscapes, waterfall and the life in a community
Explore Rio de Janeiro or enjoy the nature
The great advantage of this is that we customise your programme to your interests. We can organise bioconstruction, organic farming, and permaculture workshops. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 14+
Families
Groups

Eco Caminhos receives groups from around the world, offering customized programs that allow groups to experience what a self-sustaining eco farm is all about while exploring the region’s rich flora and fauna. Eco Caminhos is situated in the beautiful mountains of the Atlantic Forest on the outskirts of the Três Picos (“Three Peaks”) State Park, close to the city of Nova Friburgo. It is the perfect base from which to go on hikes with stunning views and to visit waterfalls and natural pools.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in several workshops in agroforestry, bioconstruction, organic farming, renewable energy, permaculture, and more! Whatever your interests are – our experts in the field will guide you through the learning process as you discover new ideas and develop new skills with hands-on training and practical experience.


here some of the activities you can choose from: 

  • Experience life on an Eco Farm.
  • Hands-on experience in bioconstruction and agroforestry
  • Live at one of the most beautiful and best build bioconstruction houses of Brazil
  • Delicious food and drinks prepared with organic ingredients from our garden.
  • Learn about permaculture, bioconstruction, and agroforestry in theory and practice.
  • Hikes in the mountains, parapainting, horseback riding, wild camping, campfires, tour of the region, and bread baking.
  • Meet the people of the international Eco Caminhos community.

Typical day

Eco Caminhos is situated at the outskirts of the 3 Picos Natural Reserve, part of the atlantic forest Ecosystem. It is a beautiful mountain region where you can do hikes, camping weekends, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. Every week we organize movie nights, games nights with a campfire.

  • 7:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 8 AM  - 12 AM - Introduction to Bioconstruction, Organic Farming or Agroforestry
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch & Break
  • 1 PM - 4 PM - Work in Bioconstruction, Organic Farming or Agroforestry/Yoga, games or Brazilian cooking workshop
  • 5 PM - 7PM - Free Time
  • 7 PM - Dinner
  • 8 PM - 10 PM - Games Night/Brazilian Cinema/Groups Dynamics/Campfire

Free-time activities

You are free to do or go anywhere during the free time, still we organize extra activities they can choose to participate on, some free such as some hikes, campfire, cinema nights, tour of the region. Other activities such as horse backriding, parapainting, rafting have extra expenses that need to be paid for.
While we are committed to creating a complete and unforgettable eco experience for your group, you are welcome to organize your own events here as well.
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 14 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
motivation
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Eco Caminhos
Included
  • Food: Full Board or access to kitchen facilities in the restaurant
  • Eco-sports: Beautiful hikes, horseback riding, waterfall tour
  • Workshops: Bioconstruction, agroforestry, Organic farming, Permaculture, Renewable Energy, Yoga and Meditation
  • Campfire: We enjoy organizing campfires and meals under the stars, which can be part of an overnight stay in the mountains.
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Swimming pool & sauna
  • Event or sports area
  • Caminhos In Action: We organize social actions in the region for people who need our help. For example, we built a vertical farm for an impoverished school and refurbished the house of a poor rural family.
  • Customize your program: It is possible to use our facilities while organizing your own program, workshops, or courses.
Accommodation
Groups can choose to stay at an all-inclusive luxury guest house with incredible facilities or go for the cheaper and more basic option of staying at a local farm. While we are committed to creating a complete and unforgettable eco experience for your group, you are welcome to organize your own events here as well.
Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

We will provide food in the Brazilian style. Full Board or access to kitchen facilities in the restaurant.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) in Rio De Janeiro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Brazil.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Brazil provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Brazil you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Brazil.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The tropical weather at Eco Caminhos allows us to recieve groups all year long.


Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$547
10 days
$714
2 weeks
$900
8 weeks (max. stay)
$2,359
Average fees
$421 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Eco Caminhos will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Eco Caminhos during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Eco Group Experience

The great advantage of this is that we customise your programme to your interests. We can organise bioconstruction, organic farming, and permaculture workshops.

$421/week

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