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6-Day Trekking Reserva da Joatinga: Wonders of the Green Coast

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Day 1 : Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to Paraty

Visiting: Paraty

Airport arrival at Rio de Janeiro and private transfer to the colonial town of Paraty, where all the treasures sent by the Portuguese to Europe arrived from Minas Gerais via Estrada Real. Arrival to Paraty where we'll walk around the historic downtown passing across its main churches and colonial houses. Here we can discover the important past of this town to Brazil's history. In the evening we can stroll around Paraty's streets and enjoy one of its restaurants with live music.

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  • Budget Lodging: Pousada Villas de Paraty

Day 2 : Paraty – Ponta Negra

Visiting: Atlantic Rainforest

After breakfast we meet our guide who will accompany us for the next few days. We will take a local bus towards the town where we start our trek, passing through a part of Atlantic rainforest. After 4 hours of moderate trekking, we will arrive at Ponta Negra Beach. We will then understand the isolated conditions of these fishing communities, but also their happiness and the simplicity of their lifestyle.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Caiçara houses

Day 3 : Ponta Negra

Visiting: Atlantic Rainforest

After breakfast, we will take a moderate/difficult rainforest hike that will take us to the Saco Bravo natural waterfall. The 15-meter fall makes a swimming pool overlooking the ocean, a natural spectacle. In the afternoon, we will have free time to interact with locals and learn about their culture and customs.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Caiçara houses

Day 4 : Praia de Ponta Negra – Pouso da Cajaíba

Visiting: Atlantic Rainforest

This is the longest trekking day, with moderate/difficult sections for a total of 6 hours. We will trek through forests and deserted beaches that make up a special scenery with the mountains encountering the sea. In the evening, we reach Pouso da Cajaíba, our final destination where we’ll stay in houses on the sea shore.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Caiçara houses

Day 5 : Pouso da Cajaíba – Paraty

Visiting: Paraty

During this fourth trekking journey, after breakfast, we will trek for 6 hours along moderate/difficult parts of Atlantic Rainforest between rivers and forest towards the Saco de Mamanguá, known to be the only tropical fjord in the world. From there, we continue by canoe to Paraty Mirim, where our public transport bus will take us back to Paraty.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Pousada Villas de Paraty

Day 6 : Departure

Visiting: Paraty

We take a private transfer to the airport of Rio de Janeiro where you catch your flight to your next destination or home.

  • Meals: B

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