Projeto Bagagem

Building a community-based, eco-friendly tourism network
2007 SEED Award Winner Biodiversity Brazil

Projeto Bagagem promotes environmentally sustainable community development through community-based tourism and youth empowerment. Travel itineraries feature successful local development initiatives where travellers can meet and interact with host communities in a unique way. Projeto Bagagem, a Brazilian NGO, aims to improve the livelihoods of low-income Brazilian communities by setting up and developing local community-based tourism. The initiative actively involves the local communities to develop travel itineraries that feature successful local development initiatives. They are, even at this early stage, already proving to be a source of additional income for the local communities and an inspiring experience for the visitors. Meeting and interacting with host communities is the principal travelling experience.

To reinforce local participation capacity, Projeto Bagagem offers a 2-year programme to local youth, enabling them to own and manage tourism activities in their area. Networking between destinations, partner travel agencies and travellers is also enhanced through the project. Supplying travellers with environmentally relevant information, material and guidance raises their awareness and limits the environmental impact of the tours.

Main activities:

  • building a network of community tourism destinations
  • building a network of partner travel agencies and organisations which are committed to the local communities
  • creating a network of knowledge: developing materials on methodologies and practices to support other communities and NGOs starting community-based tourism

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

This initiative improves livelihood options and increases environmental awareness by developing local community-based tourism.
  • Offering a 2-year capacity-building programme to the local youth, enabling them to own and manage tourism activities. 
  • Supplying travelers with environmentally relevant information, material and guidance to raise their awareness and limit the environmental impact of the tours. 
  • Improving the livelihoods of low-income Brazilian communities by setting up and developing local community-based tourism.


This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Associaçao Projeto Bagagem (National NGO), Associaçao Graos de Lus e Grio (Local NGO), Projeto Saude e Alegria (Local NGO), Associaçao dos Moradores da Prainha do Canto Verde (Local NGO), FASE Gurupá (National NGO)

Association Mama Nature (International NGO), Alter Nativas (International NGO)

Biosfera Brasil (Business), Promobras (Business)

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