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Soon we will leave Belo Horizonte to Diamantina, considered by Unesco as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. It is one of the main historical cities in Brazil, where a simple walk through the streets and houses provides a trip to Brasil Colonial.
After the Breakfast, we departure to Turmalina, in the rural area that is located Campo Buriti, our final destination. This will take around 4 hours. We will be welcomed by our artisans hostesses and have a delicious lunch. Later, we set out a walking tour to get to know the pathways for the collection of clay and the collection process of this raw material of the beautiful art pieces. Time to meet the young community leaders, taking advantage of the beautiful landscape of Minas Gerais. In the evening, we can exchange the first experiences and share a delicious dinner with the hostess family.read more
After a typical breakfast, it´s time to Time to really put your hands to use: the artisans teach us how to beat and sift the clay, how to knead and pass the clay through a sieve before mixing it with water and shape anything from your imagination. It´s a great moment for interaction and laughs. Fun is guaranteed! After a special lunch in one of the family backyard, time to visit Campo Alegre, another local community with more than 70 artisans. It´s a wonderful opportunity to walk around the village and interact with locals. Back to Campo Buriti, shower and rest at your host family.read more
After breakfast, we will attend a unique painting workshop where we will learn about the magic of color transformations done with natural pigments. In the afternoon, we will visit the local women association and have a conversation circle in the women association. Time to interact locally. At night, we will have one of the most special moments of the trip: the Ceramic Firing Ceremony! Time to burn the ceramic produced from the group. The celebration will have a local musicians playing guitars with tradition musics, appreciating a unforgettable dinner.read more
We will start the morning with a delicious breakfast in the house of one of the most famous ceramic artist of the region: Zezinha. There, we will chat and visit her beautiful ceramic garden, a real outside museum. After, we will take part in a different type of hands-on experience while we participate in a Dulce de Leche or Biscoito workshop. After lunch, it's time to say good bye to the community and our lovely hostesses. We will take our produced pieces as a reminder of this experience. We continue to Diamantina by night and we will have another opportunity to know this historic city.read more
After breakfast, we’ll leave to Belo Horizonte. On the way we can exchange impressions, watch a good movie or just resting. If we have time, we can stop in Curvelo, at another handmade local cooperative, Dedo de Gente. Arriving at the capital of Minas Gerais State, the final stop of our journey will be Confins Airport or the hotel.
2 nights in Diamantina and 3 nights in homestays in Turmalina.
5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners.
Transfer In / Out (Belo Horizonte x Diamantina x Turmalina)
Experiences and Workshops; Ceramic Firing Ceremony.
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