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A journey to the heart of the Amazon basin
Traceability is important for our company, Carioca AS (the company). Sometimes this means we have to travel where tourists never have a chance to go and see places they never will see, except here on our web-site, or if they become one of our customers who will be invited to see the real Amazon jungle.
In September, 2008, we visited the village Vida Feliz in the indigenous reservation "Terra Indígena Andirá Maraú". 70 kilometers from Barreirinha, up the river Rio Andirá.
Located near the river, Rio Andirá, there are many small indigenous villages where the people live from what the Amazon rainforest can offer. Most important is wild Guaraná.
The first time you visit a village like Vida Feliz, you will probably realize that the people have a life very different from what we who live in urban areas have. Even though they don't have things like television, radio and internet, it seems like they are happy and are living a good life.
We knew Guaraná was important in their culture, but more than we imagined: Before we could start the meeting, everybody had to drink Guaraná, made the way the Satere Mawé
tribe have done it, maybe for more than 1.000 years.
If you start the movie player you will hear the Satere Mawé