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EARTHROUNDERS   BRASIL   2010

Metamorphic programme 5 nights, 4 days


 



Day 1 - Thursday 13th May

Hotel Pool 17:30 Registration and Sundowners at hotel pool or some such suitable location

20:00 Dinner chez Moss


Day 2 - Friday 14th May. Brasilia

Inside Cathedral Cathedral at night 09:00 Floating roundtable with coffee break (boat)

12:00 Lunch location – fish restaurant by the lake

14:00 Drive down main esplanade to get a feel for the city, visit Niemeyer's famous Cathedral and on to SIVAM

15:30 Visit to SIVAM, Amazonia aerial vigilance programme.

17:30 Arrive back at Hotel

20:00 Dinner Fogo de Chão churrascaria and Brasilia by night


Day 3 - Saturday 15th May. Flight-seeing Brasilia

Bridge Aerial 09:00 Depart for APUB, local ultralight airport in Brasilia for another round-table session at the club, followed by city sight-seeing flights offered by local pilots and churrasco (barbeque) at the club.
9:30 Later departure option for those not attending round-table, visit to TV tower (for semi-aerial view of the city), Gem Museum and local handicraft market at its base… then join rest of the group at APUB airport for flying/churrasco lunch.
14:30 return to hotel – free for relaxation
20:30 Night on the town: dinner options will be presented:- Gourmet ($$$), Italian, Brazilian, Japanese, French, cheapo…. – transport to respective restaurants. Participants can sign up for restaurant of their choice (own expense).



Day 4 -Sunday 16th May. Brasilia

Museu Pond 09:00 Complete city tour, visiting Niemeyer’s most recently completed work, the Museu Nacional (2007), the "Blue Church", Tres Poderes Square and 50th anniversary exhibitions.
12:30 Lunch at "Oca do Tribu"
Siesta - free lazy afternoon

17:00 Additional round-table can be arranged

Evening free



Day 5 -Monday 17th May. Adventure program

Hill Toucan 08:30Depart for Itaquira waterfalls (169 metres – three times higher than Niagara) near Formosa, 115 kms from Brasilia or Chapada Imperial nearby… get the swimsuits and hiking boots on (at least, no high heels allowed!)
Lunch on the road
Social scene: visit to a school for children who live at the Guará landfill site. Their parents survive by combing through rubbish.
Return to hotel by 17:00
20:00 Leave hotel for farewell dinner at surprise location. Passing of Earthrounders flag to host of next reunion.


Day 6 -Tuesday 18th May : participants depart


 



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