domingo, 14 de agosto de 2011


Yesterday morning I guided students of IDES (Instituto Divino Espirito Santo) School of 6º and 7º grades. It was really great guiding them, enjoyable and interesting experience with the teenagers. Well, firstly, we went to see the Xique-Xique I archaeological site, after 30 minutes hiking we reach the archaeological site. Sooner we went to Bivar's Castle another interesting tourism attraction, similar to Medieval European Castle, of course the owner of it, inspired in the movie El Cid, El Campeador. At the end of the strolling we went to the one of the Religious Icon of Rio Grande do Norte State, Monte do Galo, (Mount Rooster) a tourism attraction and a famous destiny of thousands of pilgrims come from different parts of the Northeast. Many thanks for Teacher Robson, Rita his wife, Aldenor father of one of the teenager, Vitoria who joined the group, mother of one of the teenager, Nilton Bus driver. 

Ontem pela manhã, eu guiei alunos do da Escola IDES (Instituto Divino Espírito Santo, das turmas 6º e 7º séries. Realmente foi muito bom, prazeiroso e uma experiência interessante com os pre-adolescentes. Bom, primeiro fomos ver o sítio Arqueológico Xique-xique I, após 30 minutos de caminhada chegamos lá em cima do sítio. Em seguida fomos ao castelo de Bivar, outro interessante atrativo, similar aos castelos medievais Europeu, naturalmente o proprietário Ronilson inspiriou-se no Filme El Cid, O guerreiro. No final do passeio fomos a um dos ícones do turismo religioso no Rio Grande do Norte, o Monte do Galo, um atrativo turístico, um destino famoso de peregrinos de várias partes do Nordeste. Muitíssimo obrigado ao Professor Róbson, Rita sua esposa, Aldenor, pai de um dos adolescentes, Vitória que juntou-se ao grupo, mãe de um dos adolescentes, e Nilton, motorista do ônibus. 

             Hiking in the middle of the caatinga ecosystem 
           Hiking towards the Archaeological site Xique-Xique I
                          Bivar's Castle
                          On top of mount Rooster.

domingo, 24 de julho de 2011

Get to know the Seridó

Since yesterday I was busier guiding people on tour visiting the Archaeological's sites and the tourist spots. Henrique and Silvanne is a nice couple from Rio Grande do Sul State, they came to Rio Grande do Norte, in particular they are visiting the Region of Seridó, and so far, they are enchanted with our hospitality and hospitality, the way of life of people in the countryside of Rio Grande do Norte. Check out the pictures, I'm sure they enjoyed a lot. Yesterday we went to visit the archaeological's sites Xique-Xique I, II, and IV, as well after we had lunch we went to visit Talhado do Gavião. Today's morning we went the Fundoes a canyons rock forming and also Itaquatiaras (Petroglyphs). Have a look at the pictures. 

                         Henrique and Silvanne ready for a hiking towards Fundoes
                          Trail of Fundoes
                          We're almost there on Fundoes
                          Fundoes 7 petroglyphs
                          Coroa de Frade (Frier's crown) it's a kind of cactus typical from the Caatinga ecosystem. 

sábado, 16 de julho de 2011

Petroglyphs, landscapes, Pauí Expedition See more picures of the latest Caatinga adventurer on top of Piaui mountain, located in the rural Zone of Carnaúba dos Dantas for more info visit the blog EXPLORADOR DO SERTAO. 

 A hora do "rango" ( residência do senhor Manoel Anacleto )

 Vista panorãmica da cidade de Carnaúba dos Dantas ( foto tirada de cima da Serra do Piauí )
 O Explorador do Sertão
 Vista panorãmica do Açude Monte Alegre e Carnaúba dos Dantas
 O Explorador e a "paisagem circundante"
 Cachoeira das Pinturas ( Riacho do Piauí )
 Cachoeira das Pinturas ( Riacho do Piauí )
 O peixe ( Itaquatiara/Petróglifo ) "Riacho do Piauí"     
 Itaquatiaras/Petróglifos ( Cachoeira das "Pinturas"/Riacho do Piauí )
FONTE e FOTOS: Dean Carvalho   

sexta-feira, 15 de julho de 2011


                                Observation desk of the Carnaúba town Piaui mountain
                                One of the guardian of the Archaeological's site, Dean Carvalho

                                Beautiful view of the Monte Alegre's dam and Rooster's Mount Júlio Cesar, member of Caatinga's Adventure
                                Dean and Manoel, native of Piaui site.
                                Engravings in low relief (Petroglyph) 
                                Unrecognizable petroglyphs (Piaui's waterfall) Carnaúba dos Dantas

This days two of the Caatinga's Adventures Julio César and Dean went out towards the Rural Zone of Carnaúba dos Dantas, town and they went to Piaui Mountain, surrounded about 8 kilometres away from the downtown, as we mentioned previously the real intention is enjoying the nature and take pictures. After climbing up and going down the mountain, finally they arrived on top of Piaui, check out the pictures bellow.  

Definition of the vocabulary Petroglyphs: Source: Wikipedia

Petroglyphs (also called rock engravings) are pictogram and logogram images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, and abrading. Outside North America, scholars often use terms such as "carving", "engraving", or other descriptions of the technique to refer to such images. Petroglyphs are found world-wide, and are often (but not always) associated with prehistoric peoples. The word comes from the Greek words petros meaning "stone" and glyphein meaning "to carve", and was originally coined in French as pétroglyphe.
The term petroglyph should not be confused with pictograph, which is an image drawn or painted on a rock face. Both types of image belong to the wider and more general category of rock art and Petroforms, or patterns and shapes made by many large rocks and boulders over the ground, are also quite different. Inukshuks are also unique, and found only in the Arctic (except for reproductions and imitations built in more southerly latitudes).

quinta-feira, 26 de maio de 2011

Saco do Campo, Petroglyphs

This video is in Portuguese and it's about Saco do Campo, it's an archaeological site (Petroglyphs) located in the Rural Zone of Frei Martinho in Paraíba State. The incriptions were registered firstly by Jose de Azevedo Dantas an amateur archaeologist in 1924.

quinta-feira, 19 de maio de 2011



Rappelling in Gargalheiras through Vitoria Regia Turismo, credits of the picture for Canidé Soares

In Seridó, which covers 18 towns, including currais Novos, Caicó, Acari and Jucurutu, the strengths are the cuisine, handracft and culture with archaeological site which have been being enable. "Iphan has started to prepare two archaeological sites in Carnaúba dos Dantas and equip them with all infrastructure to receive tourists," as the coordinator elaborates. Also, cuisine and adventure tourism promise to catapult the amount of tourists coming to those towns.

The salt mines are, on the other hand, the major attraction in Costa Branca pole, made up of 18 municipalities. The production associated to tourism, highlighting irrigated fruit production and oil, is another segment being developed in the region. According to Carmen Vera, other differences are the beaches, the colorful sand and Rosados dunes. "Culture is also very strong, especially in Mossoró, which became th cultural town in the State. Not to mention the museums and boulders," she adds.

This year, the state plans to invest in two other poles: Agreste-Trairi and Serrano. The former ahs religious tourism the major point, after the completion of the Statue of Santa Rita de Cássia in Santa Cruz. "Since it just beginning, we still have a lot to find out. We have been working to list touristic spots and find out potentialities in the region", says Carmem.

In Serrano pole, the main towns are like Martins, Portalegre and Patu. As far as the administrator sees it, the biggest potential in that region is adventure tourism with rappelling and zip-lining. There are also Martins hills and the cuisine festival, an event that has become traditional in the agenda and hang-gliding in Patu, a new activity that has just been included there.

According to SETUR there are 87 touristic municipalities in the state, but there is not enough budgets to invest in them all. According to Carmem Vera, there are many other towns that wish to be part of the touristic circuit. However, they do not have the infrastructure. "It takes more than just having the touristic product. It takes accommodations, food, transport and access. Having the attraction does not guarantee good conditions to host tourists," she points.

To 2011, the State is trying to acquire a R$ 1.5 million partnership with SEBRAE in order to enable tourism to the countryside (Interiorization). From that amount 50% shall come from SETUR and the rest from the institution in Rio Grande do Norte, which remains unexplored, especially in Seridó Pole, The Government also wants to map ecotourism and adventure tourism.

"We are going to work with entrepreneurs and finalize with a fam tour, taking the agents to see the product. We also want to apply that amount in professional qualification for restaurants and hotels, both management and operational. We are going to promote several seminars and support production of advertising material," explains the administrator.

segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2011


As I've been posted I was in a hurry, pretty busy that's why after the walkways' infrastructure I worked a lot guiding people on tour and also organizing the tourism in my town, well check it out how important is to develop the Sustainable Tourism in the Seridó Region, that's why the capital has more infrastructure of hotels, pousadas and restaurants. 

Almost seven years after starting the “interiorizing” of tourism in Rio Grande do Norte, the Project begins to bear fruit. Following the steps of the Program Roteiros do Brasil (Routes in Brazil by the Ministry of Tourism), the project created five poles of development, from which three have stood out: Pole Costa das Dunas, Costa Branca and Seridó. Investments of around R$ 114 million of the Tourism Development Program – Prodetur have been planned for those three niches alone.

The technical coordinator of the State Bureau of Tourism, Carmem vera Araújo, explains that this work used to be done from town to town, which ended up making more difficult to develop tourism in the towns. The creation of the poles proved to be great help to speed up the process creating managing resources in each one of niches.

“According to the Ministry, we had to have three pole which already had more or less developed touristic products and that would be more prepared to host visitors. We started with Costa das Dunas, Seridó and Costa Branca. To each one of them, local councils of tourism were created with members from all municipalities that were part of the pole. That makes decision easier”, explains the administrator.

Through a partnership between Mtur and SEBRAE, the State of government began to develop several actions in those poles, such as qualifications to business people and support to events held within the region. “We planned new touristic routes for commercialization, worked on the development of new business, preparing and qualifying them,” she lists. The work began in 2004.

The pole Costa das Dunas is the biggest among the five poles and is made up 20 municipalities. Focusing on sun-and-sea type of tourism, the region had already been developed, even before the beginning of the program Roteiros do Brazil (Routes in Brazil), Natl and Tibau do Sul are considered the destinations which triggered this pole and are amongst the 65 most desired in the country. According to Vera, the beauty of the dunes, cliffs and lakes is the best natural attraction in the region. 

domingo, 15 de maio de 2011


If you have the opportunity to visit the countryside of Rio Grande do Norte you'll see beautiful landscapes and also take part of the history, culture and local gastronomy, in addition we will you with arms wide open, 'cause the Serido's hospitality is quite different, we always smiling and we open our homes for you. Check it out the headlines and fall in love for our region and neighbouring towns.

                                Rappel activity in Acari, for more info keep in touch with Vitoria Regia

                                We are the Caatinga Adventures on top of Cardao's mountain.
                         Beautiful rock art paintings (Indigenous inscriptions) of Furna do Messias, a beautiful rock art shelter.

                                Furna do Messias
                          Riacho dos Caboclos, Frei Martinho
                          Engraving in low relief, Tanques' river Carnaúba dos Dantas

                                Petroglyph, Picuí Paraíba State
                          Talhado do Gaviao's Shelter

terça-feira, 5 de abril de 2011

Engravings and rock art paintings

Check out more rock art paints and petroglyphs both sites are located in Carnaúba dos Dantas.

parte do painel do citio arqueologico casa santa .carnauba dos dantas. RN

pintura zoomofica (pintura de um animal) supõese que fosse uma arara .sitio casa santa carnauba dos dantas.RN

pintura zoomofica(pintura de um animal) supõese que fosse um escorpião .sitio arqueologico casa santa . carnauba dos dantas .RN

sitio arqueologico padra dos furos . carnauba dos dantas .RN

neste sitio podemos emcontrar uma grande quantidade de furos este sitio e da tradicão das itaquatiaras .

sitio arqueologico furna do pinhão branco .carnauba dos dantas.RN

piróga (tipo de imbarcacão ultilisado para se locomover em rios ) pintura do sitio arqueologico furna do pinhão branco .carnauba dos dantas .RN

pinturas antropomoficas (pinturas humanas ) pintura do citio furna do pinhão branco ,carnauba dos danats .RN

sitio arqueologico padra do cavalo .

gravura da padra do cavalo .


domingo, 3 de abril de 2011

GEOTRILHAS/RN - Trilha Ecológica de Serra Caiada/RN

Once more I want to talk about GeoTrilhas, is a partner group of English Tips-Self-Taught partnership. It's a group awareness of the Environment, and they provide a Sustainable Tourism. If you have the opportunity when you come to Brazil, contact the group  

Launching of WalkWays

                                  Hiking until the Archaeological site


                                  First lady Rossana and Alexandre, Mayor of Carnaúba dos Dantas walking aways tothe walkway, Xique-Xique II

                                  Councilor Nana, Former Mayor Paulo Medeiros and Vice Mayor Doctor Sergio, (pink T-Shirt)        
As you know, I have been 24/7, pretty busy, 'cause the launching of Walkways’ infrastructure, in order to improve the access until the Archaeological Site Xique-Xique I and II, actually this is an important buildings, in particular both walkways will provide a Sustainable Tourism in my Region. Nevertheless we don't have a god infrastructure of  Hotels and restaurants, and sincerely I hope that after the infrastructure Entrepreneurs decide to construct hotels and restaurants in my town. Thank you so much for being patient and your visit here is too important.