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BRAZILIAN ADVENTURE

 

RIO DE JANEIRO + BAHIA

5 - 16 DECEMBER, 2024

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Feel the vibrant pulse of Rio de Janeiro, the heart-beat of Brazil. Explore its dynamic culture, enchanting beauty and raw authenticity. A city that encapsulates the essence of South America!

Then fly with us to the world's most abundant land. Empty beaches, tropical forests, fresh springs, hidden waterfalls. Bahia brings inspiration and joy. It is home to Afro & Indigenous cultures.

THE PILLARS

Our program has been carefully curated for you to connect with the local culture and nature. We invite you to re-align your body, mind and soul. Mike will guide you to places and experiences that bring inspiration, transformation and joy.

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MUSIC & CULTURE

 

The world's most diverse culture will surprise you every day. Everyone plays music or sings. People dance and have fun. You will too!

 

Welcome to the land of samba. Explore capoeira, forró and coco. Play drums and move to Polarny's tropical & tribal beats.

We will guide you into the world of connection and joy. You will meet artists and visit social projects. Rio de Janeiro and Bahia will bring you waves of positive endorphins.

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TRANSFORMATION & HEALING

 

Time to (re)discover yourself! Encounter the power and knowledge of the Indigenous and the sacred medicines. For those who want, ayahuasca is awaiting you.

Meet indigenous people and learn the history of those lands. Connect with the ancestral.

Many alternative treatments and therapies are available, too. You will be taken care of.

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NATURE & FOODS

You are on the most abundant soil in the world! Awaken your senses with exotic flavours, delicious chocolate, tropical fruits.

Spend unforgettable moments on beaches. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves.​ Then dive into the world's most biodiverse jungle.

 

Wash your face in fresh rivers and hidden waterfalls. Soon you will understand why we call this place a true paradise.

OUR DAY BY DAY

The program and order of things is subject to change.

1

Rio de Janeiro

  • airport pick-up

  • welcome to Selina Lapa

  • welcome dinner

  • tropical drinks

  • samba night

2

Walking Tour & History

  • visit to the Christ statue

  • walking the historical center

  • rooftop sunset

  • Friday night-out with forró

3

Art & Culture

  • Escadaria Selaron stairs

  • flea markets

  • art galleries

  • Pão de Açucar sunset

  • street/block party

4

Beach & Friends

  • Ipanema & Copacabana

  • carnival "bloco" practice

  • meeting Polarny's friends

  • community dinner

  • live music

5

Flight to Bahia

  • morning flight Rio de Janeiro - Ilhéus

  • free time at the beach

  • traditional dinner

  • Bahia's music vibes

6

Lagoa Encantada

  • full day boat trip to Lagoa Encantada - lake on a hill

  • hidden waterfalls and natural pools

  • traditional lunch

7

Indigenous Traditions

  • visit to a ceremonial center

  • meeting the Indigenous

  • paints and dances

  • rapé ceremony

  • swim in a river 

8

Jungle & Ayahuasca

  • visit to the Atlantic Forest

  • guided walk and learning about the plants

  • ayahuasca ceremony or alternative treatments

9

Afro-Brazilian culture

  • dance class - traditional Afro-Brazilian rhythms

  • beach time and chill

  • community party with Polarny & friends

10

Cacao & Itacaré

  • visit to a cacao farm

  • chocolate tasting

  • ride on a boat

  • sunset dinner on the river

  • Itacaré nightlife & stores

11

Closing Day

  • beach time

  • massages

  • full moon dinner

  • fire place

  • live music

12

Flying home

  • group breakfast

  • morning walk on the beach

  • airport drop-off

ACCOMMODATION

SELINA LAPA RIO

CANTO LEELA ECO-BUNGALOWS

Welcome to the world of Selina with its 110 destinations worldwide. Polarny is friends with the brand from its early beginnings in 2014.
Our partnership will bring you the best of its art & social vibe in Rio.

In Bahia, our ecological hotel sits within tropical gardens at the ocean front. Balinese chalets will help you connect with the nature. Sun terraces, natural pool, on-site bar, wooden floor yoga studio are at our disposal.

The tour features shared accommodations: twin rooms at Selina Rio, chalets in Bahia. Upgrades to private double or single rooms are available. The rooms come with A/C & Wi-Fi. Plus mosquito nets in Bahia.