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Get to know the Pataxó indigenous reserve of Jaqueira

Visiting an indigenous village is a common desire of the most curious travelers, fans of history and who wish to know the roots and origins of Brazil. What few people know is that it is possible to stretch a trip through the paradisiacal Porto Seguro, in Bahia, and transform it into an incredible tour through an Indian reservation. There, the visitor will have a complete cultural immersion in the culture, history and customs of the Pataxós Indians, one of the most fascinating traditional tribes of the country.

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Learn more about the Pataxós indigenous tribe

The Pataxós constitute a traditional Indian people very happy, receptive and hospitable.Today, they dominate and express themselves predominantly in Portuguese, but also preserve in a very beautiful way their mother tongue, the language maxacali.There is a concern in teaching the maxacali for children and adolescents of school age, so that the tradition of the people is not lost with the passing of the generations.Most of the natives of this tribe - about 5,000, out of nearly 12,000 registered in all of Brazil - live in a demarcated Indian area.It is the Barra Velha Indigenous Land of Monte Pascoal, located in the south of Bahia, near the paradisiacal Porto Seguro.It is here that the Pataxos open their arms and doors to receive visitors in their home, proposing to convey a little of their culture, history, customs, habits and legacy to the curious tourists who are also with open arms for them.

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Where is the Pataxó indigenous community

The route for those who are already enjoying the beauties of Porto Seguro is short - it is only 12km between the tourist city of Bahia and the Pataxós indigenous reserve.The place is charming, composed of 827 hectares and in an area of ​​Atlantic Forest, with all the magic of the fauna and flora typical of this Brazilian natural biome.The reserve has existed since August 1, 1998, founded by the sisters Nitinauãn, Naiara and Jandaia, three strong and incredible women who fought hard for the preservation of the forest and the social and religious traditions of its people.From then on, Jaqueira's Pataxó Reserve has received a multitude of visitors from all over Brazil and the world, enchanted by the hospitality of the Pataxós and by the sustainable tourism model that is the village, internationally recognized for this merit.The Pataxos, in turn, love the place in which they live and consider it sacred ground.

Indigenous tribe tour

The tour of the Pataxó tribe begins with a transfer directly from the Hotel Quinta do Sol in the morning or after lunch, according to the package and the amenities chosen by the visitor. A specially designated vehicle for this tour will take the visitor to the Reserva Portal, the grand entrance of the Pataxó indigenous reserve.

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There, the Pataxós Indians will receive the visitors in the traditional way, according to the recommendations of their traditions, giving the visitor a taste of Pataxó culture. Then the tourists will be taken to an interactive lecture, in which the Pataxós will explain a little more of their history, customs, habits, religion, traditions and festivities, all with much interaction and participation of the audience.

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Afterwards, it is important that visitors are prepared with appropriate footwear and clothing, because they will be guided through a light and tranquil walk in the woods, accompanied by Indians who will give instructions on the terrain, soil, flowers, trees, wild fruits , Animals, and other millennial secrets of forest interpretation discovered and developed by the ancestors of the Pataxos and handed down from generation to generation.

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Next, tourists will be directed to a unique demonstration experience of weapons and traps used by the tribe, including an exclusive bow and arrow throw. Visitors can also enjoy a pleasant tasting of fresh fish prepared and served on the sheet of patioba with flour of puba - dish and preparation typical of the Pataxós.

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In addition, tourists can participate in a demonstration of the Awê ritual, one of the most traditional festivities of the Pataxó people. In it, singing has a divine importance. There is also a lot of music and dance typical, with integration of the visitors and the total participation of the tourists during the celebration. Those who are willing can also venture with the optional Pataxó body paintings, which have a profound cultural importance for these indigenous people.

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There are package options with lunch and overnight, check out our website to discover values ​​and how to make your reservation. You can also purchase separately the option to venture along the local trails, which are an indispensable tour of that locality. Take advantage of the convenience of booking your tour through the website of Quinta do Sol Praia Hotel and guarantee a great discount exclusive in the acquisition of any tourist tour. Come visit the Patajós, travel and meet. Your life happens now!

There are package options with lunch and overnight, check out our website to discover values ​​and how to make your reservation. You can also purchase separately the option to venture along the local trails, which are an indispensable tour of that locality. Take advantage of the convenience of booking your tour through the website of Quinta do Sol Praia Hotel and guarantee a great discount exclusive in the acquisition of any tourist tour. Come visit the Patajós, travel and meet. Your life happens now!

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