TRAK Tour - Brazil Expedition Skills Camp: May 4 - 10, 2020

Take the next step or the first step in developing your expedition skills to empower your next trips. Join TRAK in warm and sunny Paraty Bay, Brazil for an Expedition skills focused moving expedition among the islands of Baia de Paraty, RJ. This coastline, bay and islands offers fantastic paddling water, comfortable beach camping, access to surf for skill clinics and cultural interactions.

  • Country: Brazil
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

What we're going to do

We'll be in Brazil on an 8-day excursion in this bucket-list paddling destination from May 4th to 10th, 2020. You do NOT need to be an expert at multi-day kayaking expeditions! Our aim is to help develop your confidence and competence at planning, organizing, and leading your own trips or becoming a more capable teammate in joining others. We will plan and execute a multi-day kayak camping trip, developing a strong group dynamic. Either at the beginning or end of the trip (depending on weather) we will do a 2-day surf camp and clinic.

 

Tour Itinerary

Expedition Training Plan:

  • Day 0 - Transfer Rio - Paraty. Before dinner Orientation (5pm-ish) 
  • Day 1-7 (May 4 - May 10) - 5 days journey ~60nm + 2 day surf clinic and skills
  • Day 7 - End of SK section, transfer to Paraty
  • Day 8 - Transfer back to Rio

Meet Your Guide

Fabio Raimo de Oliveira

Fabio has been leading educational expeditions for over 20 years and teaching technical kayaking for over 15 years, with a focus on helping people shine and their interests. Fabio is also an instructor and staff trainer for ACA (Open Water, Surf and Whitewater), NOLS and Outward Bound. You will benefit from Fabio's local knowledge of the region and the special spots.


Reviews

Chelsea Josue

“It was very exciting to be around such a culture of people and find myself on the open waters of the wild pacific coast with such an inviting and welcoming group, in these amazing high-performance kayaks. Never in my wildest dreams would those few basic skills that we learned on the first day, would progress to where we went today.”

Chelsea Josue

Natalie Kelly

“That was really fun. He just broke it down… It’s funny when you have someone take the time to go through things that might be natural. He broke down the surf process into little bitty pieces that made me way more comfortable. I would have never just dove in and done that on my own.”

Natalie Kelly


Where we're going

  • Tropical Islands of SE Brazil
  • Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Paddling by the islands of Paraty Bay

What you'll learn

This amazing program includes hands-on experience and instruction and the opportunity to discover the best ways to plan, lead, and execute a multi-day, international sea-kayaking expedition.

  • Expedition planning, preparation and execution for replication on other international travel expeditions
  • Route planning and basic sea kayak navigation
  • Expedition leadership and seamanship skills
  • Sea kayak skills including self and assisted rescues
  • Surf clinic: launching and landing in control; side-surfing and wave riding

What's included in the tour

We'll provide everything you need once the tour starts, until it ends. You may want to bring your favorite PFD and paddle, and if you have a TRAK kayak already, bring it with you and save.

  • Locally sourced rations for expedition style meals in small cook groups
  • Camping accommodations in local's backyards  or deserted beaches
  • Sea Kayak and Risk Management Skills Training with certified instructors / guides and TRAK pilot mentors
  • Group gear for small cook groups, safe and effective pod management on the water as well as essential equipment for LNT desert travel

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from the airport to Paraty (we can help arrange that)
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Accomodations before and after trip
  • Medical Insurance
  • Personal camping gear (we can help arrange rentals)
May 4 - 10, 2020

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