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    Anyone who likes nature will fall in love with the tour Manatee and Indigenous Villages Potiguaras: a complete change of scenery is guaranteed!


    Tour Manatee and Indigenous Villages Potiguaras


    PHOTOS: Manatee, Indigenous villages


    A well diversified tour, mixing Ecotourism (with the Manatee in the reserve of the Mamanguape River), 4x4 Trails, Local and Indigenous Culture (ritual with the Pajé Antônio), and also enjoying the Beach of Coqueirinho do Norte.

    The manatee project initially took care of the marine manatee in captivity, and worked together to sightseeing.

    Because of the high mortality rate these project facilities have been disabled. With the manatee now loose in the Barra de Mamanguape, it can only be seen by boat.

    Therefore, the Manatee tour and Indian villages can only be done at low tide.


    Tour Manatee and Sea Turtles


    What attracts the marine turtle here? With the huge sea pressure on the reefs barrier, this barrier cracked in the middle, allowing filtered water from the mangrove to mix with the sea water.

    This created a unique ecosystem in the world, attracting the marine Turtle: climbing on the reefs barrier we can see huge turtles jumping in the sea.


    Manatees are loose now, the probability of seeing them being 75% at low tide (the other 25% occur when they go at the source of the river to drink fresh water).

    Think of an unpredictable animal: each one has his personality, bringing surprises on this tour Manatee and indigenous villages!



    Potiguaras indigenous villages, with the shaman


    Located 92 km from João Pessoa, Baia da Traição received its name because when the Portuguese arrived, the Potiguaras attracted them to the beach with signs of friendship, to later kill and eat them.

    Those who stayed on the boat watched this without being able to do anything. The Indians practiced exo-cannibalism, eating enemies to appropriate their strength.



    Until the appearance of the Portuguese in 1500, the Potiguara population reached + -90,000 people, but they were decimated.

    In the 16th and 17th centuries, the natives resisted the Portuguese colonization project. They allied themselves with the French, and then with the Dutch. 

    The Potiguaras (Tupi term meaning shrimp eaters) had Tupi Guarani as their language. The survivors remained on the North Coast of Paraíba between the Camaratuba and Mamanguape rivers.



    In addition to what has already been shown, the Manatee tour and Indian villages Potiguaras also includes the creation story of the city Rio Tinto by German engineers:

    They were hired by the Swedish family Lundgren to accommodate the employees of the family textile company. Occured a lot of deforestation in the territory of Potiguaras indigenous villages.

    Visit from the Lundgren's palace... if we can find who has the key!

    See the fotos: Project Manatee in Barra de Mamanguape

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