Rio Grande do Sul - Canyons and Beaches
In southern Brazil, there are the Aparados National Parks of Serra and Serra Geral. The highlight in the region is a geographic formation, mainly characterized by vertical walls up to 700 m high with an abrupt transition and undulated relief of the plateau, as if it had been "trimmed" by a knife. Nearby, Praia do Rosa was voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. It was discovered by surfers and is now considered one of the best beaches for surfing in Brazil. From August to November the main attraction is the observation of the Southern Right Whales, who chose Rosa Beach as their site for breeding and feeding their young.
Day 1: Porto Alegre - Refúgio Ecológico Pedra Afiada
Private transfer from Porto Alegre to Refúgio Ecológico Pedra Afiada. Overnight at REPA - Refugio Ecologico Pedra Afiada in Garden View Room with breakfast and dinner.
OPTIONAL TOURS (Ask for prices):
Malacara Canyon Pools, the National Park Serra Geral
Duration: 2-3 hours Level: Moderate
Route / terrain: Walk in river by stone bed. They are just 2 km (round trip) but you walk in zig-zag, extending the route. It begins from a short walk from Refugio Pedra Afiada.
Attraction: Bed of multicolored stones, view of the high basalt cliffs, Atlantic forest and natural pools within the Serra Geral National Park.
Itaimbézinho and Indians Canyons
Vehicle route: REPA output in vehicle - 26 kms of land (16 in Sierra) to the Guardhouse Gralha Blue (1 h).
Walking route / Land: Walk through the canyon rim (6 kms). Vertex tracks - partially sidewalk - and Elbow (old road) in Canyon Itaimbézinho and by Cima da Serra fields at Canyon Indios Crowborough.
Attractions: One of the most beautiful canyons of Brazil. Tracks Vertex and Elbow Canyon in Itaimbézinho. Vision Waterfalls Bridal Veil and Swallows. In return, short walk to the amazing Canyon Indians Crowborough. Overview of the escarpment and coastal plains spotting too canyons. important position to understand the geological formation of the area.
Duration: Full day (9 am the output and return the 17 pm)
Duration: 30 min to 1 h - depending on the number of people (Lasts descent approx 30 sec)Level: Easy brave
Route: Short walk - inside Pedra Afiada area
Attractive: The main feature of our zipline is speed. It is 250 meters down, and the last 80 meters, reached 60 km / h !!! Pure adrenaline!
Included: Room & Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2-3: Free day for optional activities.
Overnight at REPA - Refugio Ecologico Pedra Afiada in Garden View Room with breakfast and dinner.
Included: Room & Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: to Praia do Rosa
Private transfer from REPA to Praia do Rosa.
Good surf spots, tranquility, fishing villages, and of course, seafood. Who doesn't want that for a few days off? For sure you'll find it at Rosa Beach and have many other surprises and experiences. Praia do Rosa was voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and is part of the “Most Beautiful Bays of the World Club.” It is an ideal place to relax in quiet surroundings with beautiful views.
More than 20 beaches can be explored by car or trails that lead right into the sand. Ingrown at the Serra do Mar and between the Atlantic Ocean, this piece of paradise is cut by lagoons. For its geographical and maritime conditions, it was discovered by surfers and is now considered one of the best beaches for surfing in Brazil.
From August to November the main attraction is the observation of the Southern Right Whales, who chose Rosa Beach as their site for breeding and feeding their young. Adult whales can measure up to 16 meters and weigh about 40 kg! Spotting these giants is an unforgettable experience.
Due to its location, the gastronomy couldn't be fresher, as it is of course focused on seafood, sourced right from the area! Don't forget to try the multiple traditional dishes in lodges and restaurants found throughout the little roads scattered in the region. With homemade, homegrown spices and passed down recipes, it is impossible to resist…
Overnight at Regina Guest House with breakfast.
Included: Local guide, Transport, Room & Breakfast
Day 5: Praia do Rosa
Free day at Praia do Rosa.
Overnight at Regina Guest House with breakfast.
Included: Room & Breakfast
Day 6: Praia do Rosa - Florianópolis
Private transfer from Praia do Rosa to the airport in Florianópolis (aprox 1h40 - 96 km).
Included: Local guide, Transport
Why not spend extra time in Florianopolis? Few places allow so much energy and quality of life as Florianópolis. Known as "Magic Island", the island located in southern Brazil has a beautiful historic centre, but the 42 indescribably beautiful beaches are the biggest attraction for visitors and locals alike! Colonized by the Portuguese, the island still contains preserved small villages and cultural events related to the period of colonization, thus traditions are maintained and passed on to those living on the island.
The beaches are the main focus in Florianopolis: the Northern beaches on the island are famous for its hype and young people of Jurerê Beach, while the Southern region offers more rustic beaches and trails, attracting those who prefer feeling surrounded by pristine nature.
Most of these beaches offer some type of activity: sandboarding (Joaquina), windsurfing (Lagoa da Conceição), kitesurf (Campeche), surfing (Joaquina, Praia Mole, Mozambique and Campeche) and diving (Ilha do Arvoredo, which is one of islands that form the Marine Biological Reserve of Arvoredo). For those who like walking, there are also several trails along the beaches that will take you to amazing, breathtaking landscapes.
REPA - Refúgio Ecológico Pedra Afiada
The Refúgio Ecológico Pedra Afiada is designed to give guests the experience of the natural environment and its great scenic beauty with respect to the fragility of our land and crops. At the foot of the gigantic canyon Malacara, the lodge has a view of the thousand feet of this abyss. If on one hand the magnitude of nature impresses asleep to the gentle sound of the river crashing on the rocks, birdsong wake up to the smell of cheese bread coming out of the kitchen, gives us a cozy home.
The house, large, well glazed, receives a stunning sunlight and the colors of the decor leave the always cheerful environment.
Outside, our team of guides and equipment are available to take guests to experience the outdoor life. Hiking on top and inside the canyons, tubing (like rafting but individual buoys) by Malacara river, rappelling in the platform (which happens in our training climbing wall located in the main hall of the inn) and Canopy circuit (through the canopy ) with the ancient trees rise wires (cableway), and quads. Anyway activities that show the most beautiful side of these national parks and around your area that goes far beyond the Itaimbézinho. Our mission is to make you fall in love with this region much as we do, is to get back to our original habitat, nature, the best way possible, with minimal impact with knowledge, safety and comfort.
Regina Guest House
With views of Praia do Rosa Beach, Regina is set in a restored flour mill within a tropical park, 500 m from the beach. It features a bistro and free Wi-Fi. Regina Guest House ´s rooms and apartments have nice wooden fittings with a rustic touch. They provide en suite bathroom with exclusive amenities, ceiling fan, an LCD or LED TV and DVD player, and minibar. All include a split air-conditioning unit.
Guests enjoy a buffet breakfast with fresh fruits and juices, bread rolls and homemade jams. Also available are French dishes and a selection of wines, served at Pedra da Vigia Bistrô in the evenings. Regina Guest House is high on a hill, with views of Ibiraquera Lagoon and Praia do Rosa Beach. Shops and bars can be found 300 m away.
Rates per person in double room for 2 persons: 1240 USD
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ABOUT CONFIRMATION & CANCELLATION
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* Penalties applicable to cancellation of confirmed bookings:
-20 days before arrival : 20% penalty
-15days before arrival : 30% penalty
-07 days before arrival : 50% penalty
- No show : 100% penalty