Bandeira do Brasil

Bandeira do Brasil

Friday, April 26, 2013


The Yawanawa tribe (wild boar people) is the guardian of an ecologic sanctuary of over 20,000 sq km, 98% of which is wild forest located deep in the heart of the amazon jungle. It is settled in a region of the state of Acre extremely rich in bio-diversity. Their forefathers, who lived in perfect harmony with nature, held the knowledge to the 
forest´s healing plants. Also, their spiritual endowment is outstanding.
The Yawanawa community is currently led by Tashka and Laura Yawanawa. Tashka Yawanawa had served as Chief of the Yananawa since 2001.
In just a few years, Tashka and his wife Laura have worked to increase Yawanawa territory, reinvigorate Yawanawa culture, and establish economically and socially empowering relationships with the outside world.
The Yawanawa community and their allies are developing a new model of sustainability that allows the Yawanawa to protect the rainforest and engage with the outside world on their own terms, without losing their cultural and spiritual identity.

The tribe is divided in seven villages the largest of which, Nova Esperança (New Hope) holds an annual festival so as to celebrate, meditate over and rescue an invaluable historic and cultural heritage handed down by many generations way long before discoverers reached the Americas. Non-indigenous visitors are welcome to share their wisdom and participate in the festivities

Tourist Region
 Jurua-Acre Valley - Brasil
Municipalities and districts encompassed by the tour
Rio Branco, Tarauaca and/or Cruzeiro do Sul, Vila Sao Vicente.
Duration of festivities
6 days and 5 nights
Modes of transportation
Air, land, river (canoe)
Beginning and end of trip under responsibility of Yawanawa Production team
Sao Vicente village, at the margin of   Gregorio River
Time lapse on land:
Rio Branco/Sao Vicente
Cruzeiro do Sul/Sao Vicente
Tarauaca/São Vicente

6 hours
3 hours
1 hour
Time lapse in water (canoe):
Sao Vicente/Aldeia
7 hours
From October 25th through the 30th
Reservations I
At least 30 days prior to the event
Package cost (values from 2012)
Foreigners: R$2.500,00
Brazilians: R$2.000,00
Reservations II
Phone #s:(68) 9941-7836 (speak to Shaneihu)
(68) 3469-1000 (village) – speak to Biraci Nixiwaka

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