Paraty Hiking Adventure - Jungle and Beach Trip
Explore some of the best beaches on the Green Coast from the car-free fishing village of Ponta Negra. On this trip we spend the night in a fishing village on the edge of the jungle in one of the most remote parts of the Juatinga Peninsular Eco-reserve. Although located mid-way between two of the largest cities in South America, Ponta Negra often feels as though it has been forgotten in time. Surrounded by wild and unspoilt Atlantic Rainforest the local Caiçara fishing people continue to live off the sea.
- Antigos beach, considered one of the best on Brazil’s tropical Green Coast.
- Jungle hiking in the Atlantic Rainforest
- The natural infinity pool at Saco Bravo set in the rocky coastline overlooking the sea
- The picturesque fishing villages of Sono and Ponta Negra.
- Experiencing the Caiçara Culture of the remote, local fishing communities.
Day 1: Beaches of the Costa Verde (Green Coast)
Meeting time: 9am at the bus station in Paraty (we recommend arriving a day early so you get a good night’s sleep)
After a journey by road to the trailhead we set off on the trail through the Atlantic Rainforest to the first of the beaches. On this day’s hike we will stop at some of the best beaches on the Costa Verde on our way to the remote fishing village of Ponta Negra where we will spend the night.
Level of difficulty: easy/ moderate Walking time: 3-4 hours
Overnight accommodation in Ponta Negra (L, D)
Accommodation info: Lovely cabins located on the edge of the Rainforest. Hot water showers and mains electricity for charging phones, cameras etc. Bed sheets, towels, supplied.
Day 2: Jungle hike to Saco Bravo waterfall
With Ponta Negra village as our base we will explore the area on jungle trails visiting Saco Bravo waterfall with its naturally formed infinity pool perched on the rocky coastline overlooking the sea. There is no better way to cool off after a sweaty hike through the jungle!
Level of difficulty: moderate (steep hills, uneven terrain) Walking time: 4-5 hours
Return to Paraty (boat then bus) arriving by 17hs for onward travel. (B, L)
2021 Group Price per person, based on 2 people sharing:
Group size: minimum 4 people, maximum 10
(subject to currency exchange fluctuations)
Basis 4-6 people = USD 225 per person
Basis 7-10 people = USD 212 per person
Basis 1 person USD 562 per person
Basis 2 people USD 315 per person
Basis 3 people USD 281 per person
Basis 4-6 people USD 263 per person
Basis 7-10 people USD 248 per person
Add $138 per person for roundtrip group transfers from Rio, or you can take buses or we can arrange a private transfer.
We can also arrange a hotel in Paraty, from budget to deluxe.
We provide (included in price):
Lodge or hotel-based accommodation (as per itinerary), based on 2 people sharing.
All meals (2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 evening meal as listed in itinerary)
All guided activities as described.
English speaking guides throughout
All land transport in Paraty (trailhead transport in Paraty)
Not included in price:
Transport to/ from Paraty (we help with arrangements)
Tips and gratuities
When to come & Weather conditions
We work all year round. However, the best time for this trip is Brazilian autumn/ fall and winter (March to September) when it is cooler, drier and sunnier. During these months temperatures are around mid 20s Celsius (mid 80s Fahrenheit) during the day, not humid, and cooler at night.
December, January and February are the tropical summer months which are very hot, very humid and very wet. These months are best avoided if you are not used to the heat.
April, May, June and September are the quietest low tourist season months.
It’s best to avoid Easter and national holidays as the town and the bay get busier and prices go up.
Experienced in leading adventure tour groups in the region.
Speak English and Portuguese.
Trained and certified in Wilderness First Aid (NOLS).