Eventually you already got accustomed to Brasilia’s peculiarity of abbreviations and know what SBS, SAS and SCS stand for? But even though, I guess you’ve never merged into those areas of the city, which are: SBS = Setor Bancario Sul SAS = Setor de Autarquias Sul SCS = Setor Comercial Sul May be you haven’t visit yet these parts of the city because normally parking is difficult and/or you simply feel restraint going there by yourself. With HOM-ing’s Walking Tour you will discover the architectural beauty of the administration buildings, cultural institutions like Caixa Cultural, Museu de Valores, Museu Nacional dos Correios, Casa da Cultura da América Latina (CAL) and, at the same time, witness the daily working life of the Brazilians while walking through the Galeria dos Estados and the various passages where street-vendors offer any kind of merchandise (from fresh fruits to clothes and household utilities). The tour ends – optionally – with a lunch at the restaurant “Coisas da Terra”. Duration: 2-3 hours Available: any working day (preferably starting at 10 a.m.) Participation: max. 8 persons Investment: R$ 50 per person (min. R$ 200)
Brasilia’s civic and religious monuments draw the visitors’ attention not only by their outstanding architecture but also by the light effects and the spiritualism to be experienced. The Spiritual Tour includes the visits of the Cathedral, the Santuario Dom Bosco, the Templo da Boa Vontade and the cemetery “Campo da Esperanca”. We will stop for lunch at a buffet restaurant near to LBV. Duration: 4 hs Number of participants: 1-4 Fee: € 100 (or equivalent in reais) The tour can be booked for any working day
Group tours organized by HOMing & VIANA Turismo Brazil is a huge country with abundant nature to be explored. In order to make the best use of a temporary stay in Brazil covering as many touristic destinations as possible, you should work out your personal travel agenda, considering high / low season public & school holidays climate (rain and dry season; temperature) nature (cycles of fauna and flora) special events (carneval; indigenous traditions; cultural, religious & gastronomic festivals) HOMing knows about the touristic priorities, special needs and expectations of foreigners, and therefore offers group tours in co-operation with: VIANA Turismo, a family owned tourism agency based in Brasilia, counts with 19 years of experience in the market and excellent contacts to pousadas, tour operators and English speaking guides at destinations like: Pantanal Amazonas Fernando de Noronha Iguacu waterfalls Belo Horizonte & HOTIM, – and others All places of our program had been visited by VIANA Turismo several times. With the selection of attractive pousadas and a varied activity program you will learn more about Brazilian traditions and typical regional characteristics. You may expect individual high-quality service and comfort whereever you go. Our group tours are especially interesting for SINGLES who may lower their travel costs by sharing double rooms with twin beds. Also FAMILIES with small children are welcomed and may enjoy special rates and attention. Share unforgetable travel memories
HOM-ing administrates various accommodation facilities throughout Brazil, like B&B, apartments and/or houses for tourists, business people, students, – for short-, medium- and long-term rent. BRASILIA (DF): – several rooms in private B&B houses in Lago Sul, all with private bath and including breakfast – rooms in or complete apartments in Asa Sul and Asa Norte – a cosy 1-bedroom-house in Lago Sul, located within a condominio and beside the owners’ house within the same property,- with own verandah and access to garden & pool. Parking space. Pets allowed. Ideal for medium-term rent for newcomers. CABO FRIO (RJ): – a complete house, located in a condominio with direct access to a lagoon, with space for up to 15 persons; ideal for groups, 2-3 families. SALVADOR (BA): – a brand-new built and furnished apartment with 2 bedrooms (double and single), in total for max. 6 persons, – about 5 km from the stadium. Minimum stay: 3 days. – Restaurants and shops nearby, beaches at 2 km distance. CUIABÁ (MT): – 1 single room within a small apartment, located centrally but in a quiet zone of the city with restaurants, shops and public transport nearby. The guest has access to the kitchen, living and dining room and bathroom which are to be shared with the female owner. German, English, Spanish spoken. TRANCOSO (BA):
Where the palmitos and cucumbers come from “Altoé” is a family-owned small-scale industry in the outbounds of Brasília (ca. 40 km) in Tabatinga. They cultivate the pupunha palm tree and process palmitos – the only palmito production in the whole central Brasil region. Altoé started its business 6 years ago and is – since then – slowly but steadily increasing the production scale and product diversity: palmitos as entire pieces, slices, cubes and sticks. They recently started to also process cucumbers: pepinos and mini-pepinos from their own cultivation. HOM-ing organizes Rural Tourism – excursions to rural production sites like Altoé. Next visit to Altoé / Tabatinga: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 9.30 till 12.30 Introduction to the cultivation of pupunha palm trees, visit of the production site, tasting of palmitos, pepinos and prepared dishes. Direct purchase of the products possible. Maximum number of participants: 20 Investment: R$ 20 per person, including tasting and drinks. (Transfer by private cars of the participants) Registration with HOM-ing
Para aluguel: paraiso com 16 cachoeiras e piscinas naturais Encontra-se as 300 km de Brasília (os ultimos 30 km estrada de chao), proxima a Paracatu (MG). É um lugar mágico, onde a natureza exuberante transmite paz e harmonia. Águas cristalinas deslisam pelas lindas pedras, formando piscinas naturais e cachoeiras, a maior delas distante 200 mt. A casa, que foi construida com material de demolicão, conta com 5 quartos (sendo 4 suites e um para familias com conexao a outro quarto) e um escritorio, além de salão, sala de jantar, cozinha com fogão a lenha e varanda. Este lugar convida voces para descansar e carregar as baterias e garante 100% de privanca. Voces levam tudo que se precisa de comida e bebida ou de Brasília ou se compra na feira de Paracatu no sabado de manha. Sob encomenda, consegue-se apoio para cozinhar e/ou preparar um churrasco. Entre em contato conosco para tirar mais informacoes e saber as tarifas (diaria e tarifa semanal) e disponibilidade
For rent: A paradise with 16 waterfalls and natural pools Located near Paracatu, about 300 km from Brasília (last 30 km earth road), you find a remote silent place which guarantees 100% privacy for you, your family and friends. The Fazenda Valle Encantado had been constructed with material of demolition. The house offers 5 rooms (4 with private bathroom and 1 family room connecting one suite with another room), living room, dining room, kitchen with „fogao a lenha“ and varanda. This private property is an ideal place for groups to relax and enjoy nature. It easily hosts 3-4 families or groups of up to 15 persons. – The nearest waterfall is only 50 mt from the house, – the highest waterfall about 200 mt of distance. If desired, somebody can be hired for cooking, for a churrasco etc. You or bring food and beverage from Brasilia or go on Saturday morning to Paracatu and buy what is needed on the weekly fair. Contact us for more information, daily / weekly rates and availability.
Nucleo Bandeirante is one of the “old” satellite cities of Brasília, located about 13 km from the Distrito Federal with 26.000 inhabitants. In times of the construction and after inauguration of Brasília, it was named “Cidade Livre“, being the first settlement of the “candangos“. Nucleo Bandeirante was chosen for the first official residence of president Juscelino Kubitschek. The so-called “catetinho” was constructed in only 10 days, from October 22 till 31, 1956 and inaugurated on November 10. The name “catetinho” is derived from “Palácio do Catete”, the official presidential residence in Rio de Janeiro. Today, the “catetinho” is an open-air museum – “Museu Vivo da Memoria Cadango“ – which also let its space to artists, using the facilities of the houses for workshops, ateliers and expositions. The excursion on September 28, 2013, will give us also the opportunity to assist a vernissage of an exposition of gravings by Luciano Ogura Buralli which will take place at the “catetinho” at 11 a.m. The visit ends with a lunch (buffet and rodizio) at “Tchê Picanha“, a churrasqueria with “culinaria Gaucha” in Nucleo Bandeirante. The lunch is included in the price of the excursion.
Curitiba is the capital of the state of Parana in the South of Brazil, where European colonies are frequently to be found and the immigrant’s traditions and culture are present everywhere. Curitiba is known as an innovative city, with good life quality since the beginning of the 70´s, when the urban planning began. Today the city is reference for public transportation, environmental care, waste management and garbage recycling. Curitiba´s BRT (bus rapid transport) is model and reference for 76 cities around the world, as a simple and unexpensive alternative. The creation of linear parks to preserve the river margins and avoid the settlement of slums in such areas was the alternative chosen by Curitiba since the years 1970´s. Historically, the city was not important in the Brazilian history, but culturally the city is known by its large variety of options. The music workshop (Oficina de Música), Curitiba´s Festival and the great number of theatres and cultural centres are only a few examples of what Curitiba offers in this field. The city is also a melting pot, with great presence of immigrants from all over the world. Everything reflects in the way the city is and local inhabitants think and act. The city is also a gourmet paradise, with great restaurants and renamed chefs de cuisine. Take advantage of the long Easter weekend to travel to Curitiba! HOM-ing offers to you this
Or having celebrated or worked too much – or simply taking advantage of some free days outside the high season: Relax, meditate, listen to your body and soul, and take care of yourself! The Pousada Shan in Sao Jorge / Chapada dos Veadeiros, is a small, cute place, situated at the borders of the village. There are only 4 rooms for a maximum number of 10 persons and therefore a quiet island to relax, – ideal also for a closed group of family and / or friends. Patricia and Fabio, a young couple, are the owners and take care of you in a very pleasant and personal manner. Both are professional therapists, offering themselves alternative therapies like reiki, massotherapy, meditation and also sauna / ofuro to their customers.For tariffs click here. HOM-ing supports the efforts of Patricia and Fabio and shares their philosophy on how to live and treat with health and/or illness. In order to make the Pousada Shan known to a broader community, a very special promotional package is offered to you, valid for February (after carnaval) i.e. February 13 till 28, from Mondays – Thursdays: room for 1-2 persons (cama casal) with private bath: R$ 100 room for 2-3 persons with private bath: R$ 145 room for 1-2 persons with social bath: R$ 90 room for 2-3 persons with social bath: R$