BRAZIL

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO WHILE ON YOUR PROGRAMME

Make the most of your time in Brazil!

To help you, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to be fun, but also to enable you to learn, and expand your personal and professional development enjoyment ... but mostly for your enjoyment! :-)

Paragliding over Florianopolis Islands, Brazil

PARAGLIDING:
Price: £79
Includes Pickup from and return to your accommodation (North Island only).

If you like an adventure and want to feel the freedom like wind on your face, you must try this. It's love at first sight! This is definitely a highlight of everyone's trip to Florianopolis!

Fly above mountains and beaches and see the beautiful Praia Brava from above. Enjoy a smooth take off from the mountain, take in the breathtaking scenery and land on the beach; it’s total amazing!

You’ll travel 10 minutes by jeep to the top of the mountain, or you can opt to do it on foot to enjoy the views! After a briefing, your experienced instructor will take you on your flight of a lifetime.

The flight will last for approximately 15 minutes. Available weekends only

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Horse-riding thrugh sand dunes in Florianopolis in Brazil

HORSE-RIDING THROUGH SAND DUNES IN FLORIANOPOLIS:
PRICE: £55.
Includes Pickup from and return to your accommodation (North Island only)

If you love horses and nature, you'll certainly love this experience! Two hours of horse riding taking in the stunning sand dunes and views of the sea, to arrive at the gorgeous beach of Moçambique.

No horse riding experience required, as a local guide will be with you during the trip.

Available from Tuesdays to Sundays, morning or afternoon.

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Capoeira classes: in Florianopolis in Brazil

CAPOEIRA CLASSES:
Price: £25 for 1 x 1 hour lesson, OR
£85 for 4 x 1 hour lessons (includes 2 private classes and 2 group classes

Includes transport to and from each lesson.

Is it a martial art, a dance, a game, or acrobatics? It’s all of them! It’s the expression of Brazilian culture. There’s not a better place to learn this magnetic, unique sport than in Brazil.

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Samba classes: in Florianopolis in Brazil

SAMBA CLASSES:
Price: £35 for 1 x 1 hour lesson, OR
£145 for 8 x 1 hour lessons (includes 4 private classes and 4 group classes (with locals)

Includes transport to and from each lesson.

Immerse yourself into the Brazilian culture by learning the most typical and familiar music style in Brazil: the Samba. Take part in group or private lessons and learn the solo steps as well as the partner dance; get ready for the best of Brazilian parties!

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PICTURE POSTCARD TREK

PICTURE POSTCARD TREK:
Price: £55
Includes Pickup from and return to your accommodation (North Island only).

Take in wonderful views of the all the north shore beaches and islands from above. This is a moderate walk with some uphill climbing.

First Stop, the paragliding ramp, where you can look down on Praia Brava and watch the paragliders taking off. Then we climb to the top of the mountain and walk in a loop to see the stunning views of the beaches of Ingleses, Santinho, Praia Brava, Canasvieiras, Jurere, Cachoeira e Ponta das Canas.

Bring sunscreen, water, closed shoes, comfortable clothing and snacks. Bring sunscreen, water, closed shoes, comfortable clothing and snacks. Tours run from 9.30am until midday; weekends only.

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Ju-Jitsu Lessons in Florianopolis in Brazil

JU-JITSU LESSONS IN FLORIANOPOLIS:
PRICE: £25 per week, includes 3 lessons a week of 1.5 hours each. Also includes transport to and from your lessons.

Lessons take place in a classroom attached to a local church, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday evenings for 1.5 hours each session. Classes are held in groups where you'll mix with other volunteers, tourists and local people. You will need to wear a kimono which you can either bring with you or you can purchase one locally.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the martial art with speciality in floor fighting and grabbing, in which weight and strength are not the most important in fighting. Practice this martial art in a Brazilian style, with an experienced Brazilian teacher with over 20 years experience, teaching in Florida and Hawaii. Get to know Jiu-Jitsu Brazilian fighters, make new friends, learn the Brazilian technique and have fun!

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Surfing Lessons in Florianopolis in Brazil

SURFING LESSONS IN FLORIANOPOLIS:
Price: £90 for a Course of 8 x 1-hour lessons
Includes Course fees.
Includes transport to and from each lesson.

The island of Florianopolis has 42 beaches and some of the most consistent surf spots in Brazil! Some of the beaches hold the worldwide surfing championships making it an ideal place to learn or improve your surfing skills. Lessons will take place on either Praia de Ingleses or Praia Barra da Lagoa, normally in the mornings. Your teacher speaks good English and is a member of the local Surf Association.

  • Lessons are arranged in conjunction with your main project and each lesson lasts one hour.
  • The course consists of 8 hours of surfing
  • Lessons are group classes with other volunteers/tourists up to a maximum of 4 people.
  • These lessons cater to all levels of skill, from Beginner upwards.

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Portuguese Lessons in Florianopolis in Brazil

PORTUGUESE LESSONS IN FLORIANOPOLIS:
Price: £120 per week for 5 lessons of 1 hour each per week
Includes transport to and from each lesson.
Includes Course fees.

Your classes will take place at the home of a local Brazilian teacher who has taught Portuguese as a foreign language since 2008. She also lived in the USA for 8 years and speaks fluent English. Lessons take place around 30 minutes by bus from your accommodation.
Classes are in one hour sessions and take place Monday to Friday, and they will be fit around your volunteering schedule.
Portuguese Language Lessons (5 hrs per week at the same time as your main project)
Lessons are available at Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced levels and are in the form of private classes that are prepared personally to fit your needs. You'll also be strongly encouraged only to speak Portuguese

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City Tours of Florianopolis Islands

PRIVATE CITY TOURS (3 Choices):
Price: £85
Includes Pickup from and return to your accommodation (North Island only). Available Tuesdays to Sundays.

Florianopolis is stunning! Book a city tour to see some of the amazing sites. Only 3 participants per tour for a personal feel. Tours last 5 hours and you’ll have an English speaking Guide.

Tour 1: DOWNTOWN: View Historic buildings and local markets which are great places to buy souvenirs and local craft. Take a break on the shade of a centennial tree, and experience street food and drinks to finish the tour.

Tour 2: SOUTH ISLAND: Visit 7 beaches and the most undeveloped side of the island; Joaquina beach has beautiful sand dunes and is a surfer’s paradise , with the other south beaches surrounded by natures haven, full of birds, green mountains, local culture and traditions.

Tour 4: CENTRAL EAST AND LAGOA DA CONCEIÇAO An oasis right in the middle of the island full of natural beauty and cosmopolitan and vibrant, full of local shops, bars and great restaurants. A short distance from Lagoa is Joaquina and Praia Mole beach, both famous for clear waters, surf culture and it’s giant sand dunes.

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Terms and Conditions apply for Add-Ons, please see here.

SEE ALL PROJECTS IN BRAZIL info@travellersworldwide.com

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