Prepare yourself for A Journey to the Heart of the Earth

Deforestation in Amazon's rainforest has reached 17% and if this climbs to 20-25%, we will reach the point of no return, the rainforest becoming a savanna in 10-15 years, according to the scientists. This affects the global community and we are all called to take action. How can we take a role in this movement? We can begin with listening to and receiving the wisdom of the people who care for and protect this region. 

If we lose the Amazon, we lose everything...

 A unique immersion in the way of life of Amazonian indigenous communities! Live an experience to increase awareness of the interaction between the Amazon, indigenous people, the impacts of climate change, deforestation and global warming. Get inspired and gain new strategic perspectives to face the climate emergency.

PROGRAM

Monday, September 19
Arrivals in Manaus
| Welcome Dinner & Orientation

Tuesday, September 20
Group flight departure to Santa Isabel Experiential programming with a host indigenous community 

Wednesday, September 21 – Thursday, September 22
Experiential programming with various host indigenous communities

Please note: when visiting each indigenous community, guests will sleep in hammocks in the evenings, and bathing is done in the river.

Friday, September 23
Breakfast
| Group boat departure to São Gabriel da Cachoeira | Site visits to the offices of ISA and FOIRN 

Saturday, September 24
Group flight departure to Manaus | Dinner with main indigenous organizations in Manaus

Sunday, September 25
Breakfast 
& Program Close | Final departures 

PARTICIPATION

Global Philanthropist Circle Members: $8,500 USD
Synergos Network Guest: $9,500 USD

Price includes local accommodation, meals, regional travel & direct donation to the host indigenous communities. Participants are responsible for their international flights and airport transfer to/from Manaus. 

If you are interested and available to commit to this journey, but unable to cover the full participant fee, we have opportunities to provide scholarships. Please email directly your request to tsaye@synergos.org

In this experience, you will gain deep knowledge of Amazonian nature and lifehood, embrace indigenous spirituality, and grip the importance of indigenous peoples protection of nature and the impact of climate change.

This journey integrates a strong give back to the ones who have been protecting Amazon for centuries. By joining us, you will support one of the main organizations of the indigenous movement in Brazil, being a world reference on the defense of indigenous peoples in Latin America. 

Part of the investment in this trip will go directly as a grant donation to FOIRN (Federation of Indigenous Organizations of Rio Negro) in support of the development of an indigenous sustainable economy (invigorating the forest with productive chains that value indigenous culture, livelihood, and Amazon biodiversity); environmental and climate monitoring of the Rio Negro Basin; and territorial & environmental governance of indigenous lands, as well as strengthening the development of indigenous associations.
 

ORGANIZERS

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS

Synergos helps solve complex issues around the world by advancing bridging leadership, which builds trust and collective action.

Nia Tero is a US-based non-profit working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and movements worldwide. Nia Tero view this diversity as a source of strength as a bridging organization, committed to Indigenous self-determination and an inclusive culture, guided by Indigenous wisdom, practices and protocols.

FOIRN is a federation which currently gathers some 60 formally structured local Native organizations, which represent 750 communities within the Rio Negro basin. 

Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) is a Brazilian NGO with the mission to propose & promote solutions to social and environmental issues, focusing on defense of the environment, cultural heritage, human rights, indigenous people and others traditional communities in Brazil.