Southeast Region, Brazil

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  • Rio de Janeiro: 4-Hour Botanical Garden & Tijuca Forest Tour

    1. Rio de Janeiro: 4-Hour Botanical Garden & Tijuca Forest Tour

    Experience the diverse nature of Rio de Janeiro up close. Begin your tour at the Botanical Garden and visit the Sensory Garden. See the Brazilwood tree after which the country is named, the Turtle Lake and floating giant water lilies. Walk through the bicentenary imperial palm trees as you go to the Orchidarium and Bromeliad house.   Then, climb up to the Vista Chinesa gazebo and enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro with mountains, forests, and ocean at 388 meters (about 1,273 feet) above sea level. In the distance, you can also clearly make out Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.   Next, go on an adventure through Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Gaze up at the Taunay Waterfall and follow a simple trail as you learn more about the Atlantic Forest, its flora and fauna.   Once back in the vehicle, pass by the famous São Conrado beach to ob...

    It was awesome and the guide was great. He spoke English and Spanish and was able to communicate with the group.

  • Paraty: Sono Beach Half-day Tour

    2. Paraty: Sono Beach Half-day Tour

    Discover one of the most unspoiled beaches in the Paraty area on this 6-hour tour to Sono Beach. Hike through preserved Atlantic forest, and enjoy free time on the beach to swim and relax. Begin your day by meeting your guide at the meeting point, then take a short walk up to the bus station. From there, hop on a regular public bus from Paraty to the village of Laranjeiras, a 28-kilometer (17-mile) journey that takes about 40 minutes. Upon arrival, take the trail to Sono Beach, which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Observe bird species in the Atlantic forest and delight in incredible panoramic views of the beach from the viewpoints found along the trail. Find a typical fishing village as you arrive at Sono Beach. See a waterfront shaded by native almond trees beside the houses and fishing boats of the locals, known as caiçaras, that live there. Now it's time to relax in a ...

  • From São Paulo: Santo Amaro Island & Wild Beaches Day Trip

    3. From São Paulo: Santo Amaro Island & Wild Beaches Day Trip

    Arrive in Bertioga city and cross by ferry to the north of Santo Amaro Island. Then receive safety instructions from your guide. Now you are ready for your hike! Start on the first stretch of the trail called Hans Staden Trail to the first beach - White Beach. Walk across the beach and continue the trail to the second beach, the Black Beach, where you can also stop to take a refreshing bath in the Atlantic Ocean. Then head to the Camburi waterfall. Here you may also enjoy a refreshing bath. After that, hike to the third and last beach, Camburizinho. After that, return to the White Beach where you'll have free time to enjoy the place.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Hike

    4. Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Hike

    The Sugar Loaf compound is one of Rio's most famous icons and consists of two hills. The higher hill is Sugar Loaf, and the lower is Urca Hill. The Costão Trail, which takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf, requires a quick climb of about 15 meters and is considered easy. All safety equipment is included throughout your hiking tour. Once having climbed the mountain, the views of Copacabana Beach, the Urca District, Guanabara Bay, Cristo Redentor, and other locations, are completely priceless. On your way down you will take the cable car to Urca Hill, before enjoying a short and easy trail back to the ground. Once back at the base, you will be driven back to your tour starting location. You can schedule this tour in the morning or early afternoon, and in the case of bad weather, this tour may be replaced.

  • Rio: Tijuca Forest Historical Hike & Cachoeira das Almas

    5. Rio: Tijuca Forest Historical Hike & Cachoeira das Almas

    Discover the Tijuca Forest, an important recreational area for hiking and other mountain activities, and home to the Pico da Tijuca and the Bico do Papagaio mountains. Enjoy a tour of the most visited and beautiful attractions in the park with round-trip transportation from downtown Rio included.  First, choose to get picked up from your hotel in the tourist center of Rio de Janeiro by selecting the relevant option upon checkout. Alternatively, make your own way to the meeting point in the city center. Then, set off towards Tijuca Forest. When you arrive, start the walk towards the entrance gate of the Tijuca Park Sector A. Go through several segments of the Atlantic Forest. Then, visit one of the main waterfalls in the park, Cascatinha Taunay, for a photo stop.  Next, follow a light trail to the visitor center and Tijuca National Park Museum. Once you've explored the museum, continue...

    Fantastic nature, Eduardo is a fantastic nice guide, that do the little extra for you to feel comfortable with the tour.

  • Rio De Janeiro: Pedra do Telegrafo Hike & Grumari Beach Tour

    6. Rio De Janeiro: Pedra do Telegrafo Hike & Grumari Beach Tour

    Explore Pedra do Telegrafo (354m / 1162ft), one of the best Ecotourism hiking spots in Brazil. Located in a huge State park with unspoiled beaches, spend time in lush forests and the Marambaia restinga. The attraction is located in Barra de Guaratiba (West Zone), approximately a 1-hour drive from the South Zone of Rio. The easy trail takes around 1 hour and is of light intensity. On the return trip from Pedra do Telegrafo (Telegraph’s Rock) to the city, stop for a sea bath at Grumari beach. Enjoy the way back, going through all the beaches along the shore of Rio, with nice spots to shoot photos.

  • From Rio de Janeiro: Full-Day Trek to Pedra do Sino

    7. From Rio de Janeiro: Full-Day Trek to Pedra do Sino

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro and head to Serra dos Órgãos National Park. Named by Portugues settlers for its peaks that resemble the organ pipes in European cathedrals, this park is filled with lush forests, waterfalls, and freshwater streams. Trek up to Pedra do Sino (Bell Stone) at a height of (2275m/7465ft) and admire regional landmarks such as Dedo de Deus (God's Finger peak), the Garrafão, and the Escalavrado as well as Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro and the Atlantic Ocean.  The adventure begins with hotel pick up from Rio's South Zone. Drive 1.5 hours to Teresópolis in an air-conditioned car and begin the 13-km (8.1-mile) ascent. Stop for a break and a drink from a freshwater stream and admire the waterfalls and forests along the path. After reaching the summit, the guide will lead the group to explore the incredible sights, plants, an...

  • Tijuca National Park Small-Group Hike to Pedra Bonita

    8. Tijuca National Park Small-Group Hike to Pedra Bonita

    On this 5-hour tour you will discover the beautiful Tijuca National Park and admire magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro as you enjoy hiking your way to some of the highest peaks in the area. An easy trail takes the group to one of the most stunning summits of Rio de Janeiro with a 1-hour walk. From the top of Pedra Bonita at 696 meters (2,283 feet) and through a unique angle you will see the famous and majestic Pedra da Gavea, one of the highest monoliths (844 meters/2,769 feet) in the world that ends directly in the ocean. Stop at another viewpoint in the park along the way. The trail goes through the Atlantic Rainforest inside the Tijuca National Park, one of the largest urban forests in the world. On the way up, discover the history of Rio de Janeiro and Tijuca Forest, and all about the coffee farms that used to exist there, its golden years, and the reforestation that took place in ...

    Excelente! Guia super atencioso, pontual, transporte ótimo, passeio incrível, vale muito a pena pela vista. Recomendo!

  • Rio de Janeiro: Dois Irmãos Hill Hike & Vidigal Favela Tour

    9. Rio de Janeiro: Dois Irmãos Hill Hike & Vidigal Favela Tour

    Go up to the top of Dois Irmãos Hill in a van or moto-taxi, riding through the Vidigal favela. Enjoy a hike through the forest and take in the spectacular views from above the popular Ipanema and Leblon beaches. See the way the city mixes with the Tijuca Forest on your hike. On your way back, take a walking tour through the Vidigal favela. Explore this fascinating neighborhood and find out about the changes it has gone through over the years.

  • São Paulo Private Half Day Ecotour

    10. São Paulo Private Half Day Ecotour

    In this nature adventure outside São Paulo, you may choose between two different trails. The Jaraguá Peak trail includes the Jaraguá Peak, the highest mountain in São Paulo. The trail is approximately 2 kilometers long and leads to the top of this hill, located about 1,150 meters above sea level. On the Cantareira State Park trail, you can walk about 3 kilometers up the mountain to Pedra Grande, where you will have one of the best panoramic views of the city of São Paulo. No matter what choice you have, you can see the biome of the Atlantic Forest, one of the richest and most diverse on the planet. This forest is home to different species of monkeys, the raccoon-like Coati and toucans with green beaks.

    Luis our guide was an incredible individual, with exceptional good humor and charming character. He really made our experience special, not to mention the drive to an amazing coffee shop we got after finishing our hike

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What people are saying about Southeast Region, Brazil

I was really glad that I booked it since it has been one of the best hikes I have ever done. The scenery is amazing the climbing bit is really cool but what really made the difference and topped up the whole experience was Jessie our guide. We really enjoyed the fact that it was just two of us and she had time for us to make our tour even better. She is an amazing picture taker and we have gorgeous memories to take back home.

The path is demanding due to the slopes and the vegetation; but it was worth it to be able to contemplate and enjoy the three beaches of Santo Amaro Island. Highly recommended !!!

A great tour with a nice guide. The advice to change clothes was good, after a sweaty hike, putting on a dry T-shirt is comfortable for all passengers.

Fantastic nature, Eduardo is a fantastic nice guide, that do the little extra for you to feel comfortable with the tour.

Amazing scenery and beaches. Very hard and physical day, not for the unfit.