A Detox to cleanse the body and awaken the soul…under the new moon, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. September 6 to 9th, 2018. 

See pictures of our last year’s retreat here

 

THE EXPERIENCE

Awaken and sharpen all your senses in the Amazon Forest in this 4 day retreat that fuses plant based cuisine, local super fruits, daily yoga, meditation, wild food foraging, tribal rituals,  and hiking in the rainforest.  Let the innovative cuisine of chefs Manuela Scalini and Cynthia Brant nourish your body and enchant your palate, let the yoga awake your ultimate potential, and let the forest magic into your heart. To top it off, we will participate in a live indigenous music lual ceremony on full moon night, by the river….

Visit local communities and learn about local fruits and roots extraction techniques. Forage for  food in the forest that will be used in Manuela’s and Cynthia’s kitchen. Taste exotic flavors and experience textures you’ve never known existed. Foods that act as true medicine for the body: rich fruits, powerful roots and leaves that heal – the Amazon is full of myths. Unravel some of these mysteries and learn to use the wisdom of the amazon’s local ancestors in meals that will renew your energy….

RAW FOOD

This cuisine that uses vegetables, fresh fruits, seeds and sprouted nuts only has won millions of fans around the world. These foods detoxify the body in a natural manner, helping balance the mood, better digestion and the absorption of food, and as a result,  weight loss. It’s beauty from the inside out!

MANUELA SCALINI

After living 20 years in California, Manuela returned to Brazil bringing with herself a creative way of cooking. She is a Living Light Culinary Arts Institute “Gourmet Raw Food” graduate and she now travels the world leading classes, workshops, detox retreats and offering consulting services for restaurants and spas. Her current home is now in Barbados.

CYNTHIA BRANT

She graduated from Terrapia Project, where she studied Living Food, and from Matthew Kenney Cuisine, in California, USA. Cynthia now works as general coordinator of Terrapia, has a buffet and catering service, and teaches cooking classes in her studio in Rio de Janeiro. Cynthia will work in the kitchen alongside Manuela Scalini during the whole trip.

MY YOGA

The yoga classes will be taught by professor Luiz Isique, who works ate My Yoga, a contemporary yoga center located in Jardim Paulista, São Paulo. Its founders, Nanda and Deva, traveled extensively through India and South Asia as well as Australia, Russia, Europe and the United States, providing and participating in courses and workshops to improve their techniques. Back in Brazil, empowered by their experiences and by the ancient wisdom they’ve gotten to know, the couple opened the studio and an organic market that helps people maintain a healthy diet.

 

More than just a trip, this retreat will capture the essence of the rainforest and awaken all our senses.
  • INCLUDED 
    • 3-night lodging at Juma Lodge, all meals included.
    • Meals cooked by the chefs Manuela Scalini and Cynthia Brant.
    • Daily yoga classes with instructor Luiz Isique of My Yoga.
    • Reception at Manaus Airport.
    • All transfer services described above.
    • Tours described in the script.
    • Bilingual guides.

Please note that if you are traveling from outside Brazil, our co host/travel agents can organize transfers, extra hotel nights and extra side trips before and after, so you can stay longer if you want and don’t miss out on anything in the Amazon!

ITINERARY

DURATION: 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

Day 1, 09/06/2018 – Amazon

Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. It is a 3-hour trip to get there – 1-hour speedboat ride, 1-hour drive, and 1-hour speedboat ride. A cold snack will be served during the trip. Once you arrive at the hotel, do the check in and get ready for dinner. After dinner, take part in the welcome ceremony leaded by the chefs and the yoga instructor. Learn about the activities that will happen in the next few days.

Meal: Snack and dinner.

Day 2, 09/07/2018 – Amazon

At 06:30 am join a fasting yoga class. Then, enjoy breakfast and later hike through the jungle with a local guide, an expert on unconventional food plants. Discover new fragrances, leave shapes, fruits and more. Later, return to the hotel area and bathe on the river to freshen up before lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic speedboat ride. Then, there will be a yoga session at sunset. After dinner, rest and prepare for the next day.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3, 09/08/2018 – Amazon

At 06:30 am join a fasting yoga class. Then, enjoy breakfast and get ready for a jungle adventure – walk in the wild and learn about jungle survival. Discover some of the forest’s mysteries: know more about medicinal plants, fresh water, and the edible good of the Amazon. Return to Juma Lodge and lunch. In the late afternoon, yoga class at sunset. After dinner, enjoy ancestral body care rituals such as urucum painting, medicinal plants body scrub and the Amazon herbal bath. The day will end with a luau on the river margin with live indigenous music and the full moon in the sky.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4, 09/09/2018 – Amazon

After breakfast, return to the airport of Manaus. It is a 3-hour trip to get there – 1-hour speedboat ride, 1-hour drive, and 1-hour speedboat ride.

Meals: Breakfast.

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THE HOTEL

Juma Lodge sits in a remote and preserved area, 100 km southeast of Manaus. The hotel is fully integrated with the jungle, providing a true Amazonian experience. All of its buildings are on stilts, on dry land, on the shores of Lake Juma. To reach the place you need to transfer by car and speedboat. It is a 3-hour trip to get there – 1-hour speedboat ride, 1-hour drive, and 1-hour speedboat ride. The alternative is hiring a seaplane, which takes only 25 minutes to get to the hotel.

ACCOMODATION

The hotel has eight log cabins overlooking the forest, twelve special cabins with lake views and a panoramic log cabin that stands high, at the height of the trees (15 m above the water level in the dry season), offering complete privacy. The rooms are comfortable and have a private bathroom, a fan and a balcony.

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THE REGION

Explore the region using Google Maps. Click on the image below.

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PRICES PER PERSON

CATEGORY DOBLE SINGLE
Forest View Cabin USD 1.615 USD 1.885
River View Cabin USD 1.745 USD 2.050
Panoramic Cabin USD 1.920

IMPORTANT

  • Prices stated in US dollars (USD).
  • Prices correspond to the cost per person.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.
  • Valid for the trip that will happen from 18/09/06 to 18/09/09.
  • Limited edition: only 25 vacancies.
  • Route and schedule may be altered due to climate change or natural phenomena.
  • Travel visa is not necessary for travelers who visit Brazil until September 18th, 2016.

INCLUDED

  • 3-night lodging at Juma Lodge, all meals included.
  • Meals cooked by the chefs Manuela Scalini and Cynthia Brant.
  • Daily yoga classes with an instructor from My Yoga.
  • Reception at Manaus Airport.
  • All transfer services described above.
  • Tours described in the script.
  • Bilingual guides.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Air ticket.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Yoga equipment.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips.

SUPPORT

 

PAYMENT METHODS AND CANCELATION

CREDIT CARD OR WIRE TRANSFER

In order to secure a reservation, passengers must pay 30% of the total price of the trip via deposit up to 90 days prior to the departure date. Reservations made under 90 days before the departure date will result in the payment of the full cost of the trip. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa and MasterCard.

Note that:

  • Payments with credit cards are processed in Brazilian Reais.
  • Payments via wire transfer (fee of USD 25 per transaction) are converted from Brazilian Reais to US Dollars at the exchange rate of the day of the transaction.
  • Payment by credit card has a fee of 2,5% for Visa and MasterCard and 4% for AMEX

CANCELATION POLICY

  • 90 or more days prior to the check-in date: full refund of payment.
  • 89 to 61 days prior to the check-in date: 80% refund of payment.
  • 60 to 30 days prior to the check-in date: 50% refund of payment.
  • 29 days or less prior to the check-in date: no refund of payment.

IMPORTANT

  • Our prices are subject to change according to availability and time of year. They are not valid for national holidays, Carnaval and New Year.
  • The itinerary may vary according to the need for operational changes, which can be caused by factors such as climate and availability.
  • There will not be a refund or discount due to overnight reductions, once the check-in is made.
  • Upon confirmation of the trip, a Medical Form and a Responsibility Term will be sent to all travelers, and should be filled in, signed and sent back to Auroraeco at least 30 days prior to the start of the trip. If there are less than 30 days between the dates of purchase and departure, please send the above mentioned documents as soon as possible.

Reserve your space now:

Trip is being organized and hosted by Aurora Eco. Check out their website!

reservas@auroraeco.com.br

(55)(11)3086.1731

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