WHO WE ARE
Tekoá is a Sustainable Tourism Operator that plans, organizes and promotes Community Based Tourism, experiences and immersions. Our team is composed of professionals with more than 20 years of experience in Brazil and abroad and our itineraries are developed for those who want to have a deeper contact with people who form the Brazilian culture.
Located in Alto Paraíso de Goiás, in the Chapada dos Veadeiros, Tekoá operates in the regions of the Cerrado Biosphere Reserve .
We also act in the pathways of the "Mystic Route to the Center of the World" in the states of Goiás and Tocantins.
The center-west region of Brazil concentrates a considerable number of indigenous villages and quilombola peoples, including the 2nd largest quilombo of Brazil. In these places, visitors may experience the daily routine of these people while learning about a new culture, thus contributing to its appreciation and preservation.
Tekoá, in addition to identifying these communities and their potential, through visits accompanied by specialists from different areas, works to raise awareness and empower the people who live there. The planning of the offered experiences is done in cooperation with the residents, stimulating the overcoming of individual limits and promoting a recovery of the cultural aspects of these peoples.
We believe, above all, that there is tourism potential of immense value in these places and that these communities are the true guardians not only of the natural beauties but also of a unique ancestral patrimony, besides having ways of organization and coexistence that serve as examples to us. On the other hand, we observe that this type of tourism enriches the life of the travelers, contributing to one’s self-knowledge and merging realities.
To promote real and authentic experiences in different communities in order to provide multicultural encounters and contribute to the expansion of an ethical awareness of social responsibilities
To be a reference in the development of sustainable tourism in traditional communities.
To value initiatives of a sustainable nature that contribute to the improvement of people's lives and the preservation of the environment.