Types of tourism
Adventure tourism is the practice of recreational activities, on a non-competitive basis, that involves challenges and overcoming obstacles. Brazil is one of the most important destinations for the public who seek this type of tourist activity, and stands out more and more by the day, both inside and outside the country.
In adventure tourism, the physical and sensorial experiences provide feelings of pleasure and freedom. These activities can be carried out in different locations, whether natural or constructed, rural or urban, on land or in water.
The most important activities in Brazil are tree canopying, cycling activities, cave exploration, equestrian and off-road activities, bungee jumping, rafting, canyoning, walking, mountaineering, abseiling, zip wiring, boiacross, canoeing, diving, delta-wing flying, ballooning, paragliding, parachuting and ultralight gliding.
The Special Adventurers Project carries out researches and promotes adaptations to equipment and services for the practice of adventure activities for the differently-abled. You may read more about the project in the orientation book about adventure, issued by the Ministry of Tourism.
Those who benefit economically from adventure tourism are suppliers of equipment, insurance firms and associated activities, as well as those in the regions that welcome the tourists.
Adventure tourism should maintain attitudes that avoid and reduce the negative impact on the environment as much as possible, while respecting and adding value to the communities that welcome the tourists. For this reason, the Ministry of Tourism has developed standards for adventure seekers, according to international standards, and has also created a certificate for commitment to security, procedures and equipment.
Ministry of Tourism (content in portuguese)