Imagine yourself in an experience that is...
Personal, local, global & universal. At the intersection of immersive travel + experiential curriculum + global & local community. All about reflection, creation, celebration. Elevating you as a leader and as a human.
You're at Caravan, expanding your inner + outer world.
The Caravan experience is going to Brazil this New Years! Join us for a 10 day unique journey of a lifetime as we discover the soulful land of Brazil.
We will curate an intimate group of 10 global + 10 Brazilian purpose-driven visionaries to caravan 500+ miles together. The result? Connecting deeply with yourself, each other & Brazil.
The Brazilian soul is warm and welcoming. The culture is pulsing with an eclectic rhythm. Modern fuses with tradition in compelling ways. There exists a fascinating mix of cultural heritage + ideologies including Indigenous, African, European & other roots that uniquely emerges in everyday life. From waterfalls to jungles, beaches to mountains, exotic birds to flora and fauna, Brazil's natural world is also incredibly diverse and brimming with life.
We want to help you feel all of this and more. Not what we hear in the news. Not what we read in the tourist guides. Just the real, uncut, local and unscripted Brazil.
What's the Program Design?
Imagine after Caravan: Brazil, you leave with 1000+ years of wisdom and experience. That's exactly our intention. That you won't just end up taking home some Brazilian Havaianas, delicious Brigadeiro, or some incredible selfies in front of Christ the Redeemer. Instead, through Caravan, you will expand as a human by gaining access and insight into yourself and into multiple new ways of being, which you may choose to adopt and take back home.
That’s what the Caravan experience is all about: coming together to expand our individual & collective & global consciousness.
We’ve designed this Caravan to 1. highlight the unique spirit of Brazil and 2. enhance your personal journey of self-knowledge & self-evolution. This will unfold as we explore themes, concepts & movements that are important to life in Brazil and apply them into our own lives.
For example, we will learn about Saudade, Torcida, Lindo Maravilhoso, Fique Tranquilo, Cafuné, social impact & entrepreneurship, Samba to EDM, Brazilian Philosophy, underground art movements, global advancement + current and past political systems, historical movements, modern vs. traditional communication, freedom, growth, and more.
People is what makes this journey extraordinary. In addition to learning about what it means to be Brazilian, we'll all come together to explore the spectrum of the human experience. From the locals we'll hang out & learn from to the other participants coming from around the world sharing their personal and cultural philosophies, prepare to expand yourself and others.
This Caravan is little more special than the rest as it's New Years themed (Réveillon means NYE in Portuguese). We have a feeling it's going to be a pretty magical way to start 2018!
Through curriculum and workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate + reflect on 2017 as well as dream + design up 2018. When the clock hits 12 on the night of the 31st, we’ll be on an island, at or in the ocean. You choose. (Hint, photos below.)
What's included in the experience?
We’ve intentionally designed Caravan as a seamless and immersive experience from start to finish. Here's what's included:
All accommodation: 11 days and 10 nights
All domestic transportation: including to/from airport and 500+ miles through rainforest, mountains, islands & cities of Brazil
All meals: delicious locally-sourced Brazilian breakfast, lunch & dinner
All activities & excursions: such as NYE party, samba classes, sailboating, snorkeling, art & architecture walk, horseback riding & more
All curriculum: immersive Caravan community-sourced workshops and programming, yoga & movement classes, & more
And most importantly the opportunity to connect deeply with Brazil, yourself, and a global community of new friends!
Just purchase your international flight + a Caravan ticket and we'll take care of everything else. This way you can show up and be fully present for the journey of a lifetime!
Where will the journey take us?
Although we believe the journey is not about the destinations, the ones that we’ll explore are certainly worth mentioning! We will spend 10 days visiting the following cities, towns, beaches islands & countryside:
São Paulo: Explore the fusion of modern and traditional Brazil via exploring experimental underground art-houses, having your first caipirinha, trying your hand at Brazilian cuisine & cocktail with a master chef, and people watching at Praça da Sé.
Santos: Join a social impact project in a Favela with New Dreams, a Brazilian project that empowers the youth of Brazil. Think: Learning Samba & Jiu Jitsu with beautiful Brazilian children.
Ilhabela & Mata Atlantica: Ilhabela literally means beautiful island in Portuguese. From sailing, snorkeling, dreaming up 2018, secret coastal hikes & beach parties -- we're sure this island in the Atlantic Rainforest will be one of the highlights of Caravan Brazil!
Rio de Janeiro: Enjoy sunsets on rooftops, Capoeira & beach volleyball at Capocobana beach, discovering local neighborhoods & parks (read: lots of monkeys & toucans), catching late night music jams around Lapa, joining the crowds at the Maracana & climbing the majestic Corcovado!
Paraty: Catch some intriguing heritage in this Portuguese Colonial hub turned bohemian village. The creative crowd now flocks here to catch inspiration by the jungled mountains and emerald studded bay. We'll stroll around cobbled streets that are closed to vehicles and explore how the old greets the new.
São Lourenço: Take in the natural beauty of Brazil via waterfall hikes, stunning lush green valley, mountains, & vistas. Celebrate at a Churrasco or Brazilian BBQ party with half the town to close our amazing journey together!
Where will we stay?