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AMAZON / BRAZIL
24 MAY - 2 JUNE 2024

Welcome to

THE AMAZON & YANAWANA PEOPLE

Join Mike Polarny on his pioneering trip to the Acre state in the Brazilian Amazon. He will visit his f and stay at the homes of the Yanawana tribe. Learn about everyday life in the jungle. Immerse yourself with the nature.

 

Plus you will have enough time in the capital city of Brasilia - with music, foods and landmarks.

THE PROGRAM

has been carefully created for you to re-connect with your body, mind and soul. Ania and Mike will guide you to places that bring inspiration, transformation and joy.

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THE AMAZON

 

With 5 days in the forest, you will have plenty of time. Learn about the plants and trees. Go hunt or fish with the community. Sleep and wake up to the sounds of the jungle.

This is your time to restart, reconnect, revise. Travel outward and inward to discover the new you. Understand the importance of the forest - the lungs of the planet.

We are here to learn from the Mother Nature. And there is no better place on the planet to understand the complexity and richness of the fauna & flora.

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YANAWANA PEOPLE

The program is filled with activities around the local culture: traditions, celebrations, ceremonies, art and food.

Meet the 91-old grandfather João, Tiima Shãwahu, the eldest "pajé" (shaman) of the whole Yanawana tribe. After finishing his Muka Samakai, the highest spiritual diet of his tradition, he dedicated his life to study an amazon jungle to cure and treat illnesses. His current mission is to promote the ancestral knowledge and the use of his language between the young Yanawanas.

His grandson Txana Pexa will be our host whom we help in building his new side village.

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THE MEDICINES

In the jungle, everything can be a cure (or a poison). The Indigenous people of the Amazon have an extended knowledge about the nature cures and remedies.

This is your opportunity to participate in traditional ceremonies: ayahuasca, kambo, a herbal or a mud bath. Meanwhile, we will eat the organic foods of the Amazon.

  

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BRASILIA

The capital of Brazil and the cultural hotspot in the middle of the country. Designed and built in the 1960s, the city features wide and open spaces, natural parks and a big lake. It is full of architectural landmarks and innovations. It is also a political melting pot, especially around the Indigenous people's rights. A must-visit on the way to the Amazon.

THE ACCOMMODATIONS

JUNGLE HUTS vs BRASILIA'S HIGHSCRAPERS

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. You can upgrade to private double rooms or single occupation. Rooms come with A/C & Wi-Fi. Plus mosquito nets in Bahia.

MEET YOUR HOSTS
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ANIA LEWANDOWSKA

 

She teaches Hatha Yoga in a holistic form, using many methods of working with energy, breathing and meditation techniques. She supports and inspires others in understanding the world of energy, to change beliefs, to work with emotions. She completed the yoga and meditation course at the Paramanand Yoga Institute in India and has an international certificate from the International Yoga Alliance.

She regularly leads women's circles, works with the body, uses various techniques of expanding consciousness: tantra, dance, shamanism, breath coaching, soul body fusion, work with power plants.

Traveling is her passion, too. She visited 80 countries on 6 continents. She dances flamenco, latino and esctatic dance. Currently a PhD student at Northumbria University in Great Britain in the field of management psychology.

MIKE POLARNY

 

He has been bringing people together through music and travel for over 20 years. He visited 55 countries on 6 continents and circled the world twice. Today he lives and receives guests in Brazil.

With the song "Trip To Cuba" he won the competition of Ninja Tune Records and Dubspot New York. He released an album with Cuban instrumentalists and vocalists. Always performing colorful and hypnotic DJ sets, he's also the world's most travelling Ecstatic Dance DJ.

In Poland, he's known for leading the Pompon collective, co-creating Snow DJ Week tours, performing for the famous Electronic Beats project, creating Polish music mixes for Polish Embassies around the world.

He had his first ayahuasca in the Moroccan desert. He has been practicing sacred medicines such as ayahuasca, psilocybin mushrooms, bufo, kambô, sananga, rapé for over 15 years. He sat at ceremonies with the Huni Kuin, Shipibo, Putomayo, Yanawana Indians. Today, he opens these paths to others.

PRICES
BAHIA | 8 DAYS
2.250 EUR
RIO DE JANEIRO + BAHIA | 11 DAYS
2.750 EUR

INCLUDED:

・shared accommodation (8 or 11 nights)
・all breakfasts (8 or 11)
・4 additional / special meals
・daily yoga & meditation practices

・full program in Rio de Janeiro (11-day package)

・visits to social and art projects
・2 ayahuasca ceremonies (or alternative treatments)
・learning about the indigenous culture

・sananga & rapé servings
・visit to a cacao farm & chocolate factory

・cacao ceremony

・traditional capoeira and drumming

・guided visit to the Atlantic Forest

・hikes to hidden beaches and waterfalls
・Brazilian music live concerts

・ecstatic dance practice
・a boat / canoa ride on a river
・magical sunrises and sunsets
・all local transportation
・airport pick-up and drop-off
・tour leaders & local guides

The program and order of things is subject to change. We are not liable for changes or cancellation of any events by local organisers. In such cases alternative activities will be provided.

PAYMENTS:

Reservation: 1.500 EUR + chosen upgrades

The final payment: until 24th of October

The platform adds 2,9% for card payments.

UPGRADES:

Private double room: 250 EUR per person in total

Private single room: 100 EUR per night

NOT INCLUDED

・flights to / from Brazil
・flight Rio de Janeiro - Ilhéus (~190 EUR)
・meals and drinks other than specified
・medical and/or travel insurance
・medical tests or similar

・optional activities and treatments

OPTIONAL

Additional activities can be provided. Prices range from 25 to 50 EUR per person / per hour.

・individual massages and therapies

・music & art classes

・surfing classes, tandem paragliding, footvolley

Have a question?

CANCELLATION POLICY

75% refund for cancellations more than

45 days before the first day of the trip


50% refund for cancellations between

21 and 45 days before the first day of the trip


25% refund for cancellations less than

21 days before the first day of the trip

If the trip is not possible due to medical restrictions (e.g. closed borders, canceled flights): paid funds will remain to be used for any tour carried out by Sound Traveler within the next 12 months or the payment is refunded after deducting 15% of administrative costs.