THE MOUNTAIN RANGE OF SANTA CATARINA – APARADOS DA SERRA
APARADOS DA SERRA AND SERRA GERAL 5 DAYS SELF-DRIVE WITH LIVING EXPERIENCE IN THE QUILOMBOLA COMMUNITY.
Tekoá will take you to discover the southern Canyons in Brazil.
Great opportunity to visit both sides of one of the most famous canyons in Brazil -The Itaimbezinho. Located between the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, the Aparados Serra National Parks and Serra Geral, together cover an area of over 30,000 hectares.
The natural characteristic features of the region, together with historical and cultural aspects, justifytheir conservation and sustainable management of itsresources. Their vertical walls reach up to 1800m highabove sea level giving the impression that they were “trimmed” with a knife. This feature results in
heterogeneous ecosystems with great tourism potential.
Something not to miss in this trip is the community ofMaroons, where we will have the opportunity to interact through storytelling and juice tasting. They are responsible for agroecological production of strawberry and organic acai in the region.
Throughout the year. The sky is more cleanand clear in winter (June to August), although it is not possible to swim in the rivers due to the cold. Insummer there is sudden rains, but it is warm and greatfor swimming. If possible, avoid September, as there is a the possibility of heavy rain.
– The Drivers are people from the community, qualified, and members of the association Grande Beach Ecotourism Leads – PACE accredited to the National Park. They have great knowledge of the region and theymake sure the visitor will be in touch with the reality of the place visited, benefiting many locals.
– The Agroecological maroon community of San Roque, located in the beautiful Vale das pedras brancas, produces acai pulp from Juçara palm tree, popularly known as the native palm (the same which is extracted Juçara palm). This acai has many nutritional properties and their production avoids the sacrifice of the plant as with heart extraction – major environmental imbalance caused in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Besides acai, they produce organic strawberry and vegetables for local consumption.
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