Serra dos Orgaos National Park 2-Day Trek

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Serra dos Oragaos National Park, Rio de Janeiro
Serra dos Oragaos National Park, Rio de Janeiro
Serra dos Orgaos National Park 2-Day Trek
Serra dos Orgaos National Park 2-Day Trek
Serra dos Oragaos National Park, Rio de Janeiro
Serra dos Oragaos National Park, Rio de Janeiro
Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Rainforest ecosystem) in Serra dos Orgaos National Park
Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Rainforest ecosystem) in Serra dos Orgaos National Park
Serra dos Orgaos National Park
Serra dos Orgaos National Park
Serra dos Oragaos National Park, Rio de Janeiro
Serra dos Oragaos National Park, Rio de Janeiro
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What To Expect

Go on Brazil's famous Travessia Petropolis-Teresopolis trek trail!

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Departs From:
Rio de Janeiro
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
2 days / 1 night
Availability:
daily at 8:00 AM
Product Code:
7537
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Description

The Travessia Petropolis-Teresopolis is Brazil's most famous and amazing trekking trail. At 30 kilometers, it crosses the whole Serra dos Orgãos National Park over the mountains.

Throughout the two days, we stay in complete contact with the environment. We start the trekking at Teresopolis Park Headquarters at 3600 ft and follow through a switch-back trail inside Atlantic Rain Forest for 11 km (approximately 5 hours), up to the Mountain Lodge at Pedra do Sino, the highest point in the moutain range at 7000 ft. A short 5 min trail takes us to the very top of the mountain, the perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful sunset. From the summit on clear days we can see as far as Rio city. Back at the lodge we will enjoy a nice hot meal and sleep early.

On the second day, the sunrise is one of the highlights of the trip and worth the early start of the day. After a strong breakfast, we face the hardest part of the trail-- 6 hours of ups and downs, crossing several mountains above heights of 5000ft to reach the Açu Peak. The trail offers wonderful views of the park's mountains and vegetation, as well as beautiful high field meadows. After trail snacks and rest, we take the last 4 hours down through the Bomfim Valley toward a district of Petropolis named Correas. There, we meet the driver and return to Rio.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Meet at the hotel, get primary instructions and fill the agreement form

  • 1 hour drive to the Park's upper headquarters at 1100 meters

  • Bird watching in a suspended bridge on the top of the trees

  • 5 hour hike to the Mountain Lodge (moderate/ hard)

  • Quick hike to the Summit of Pedra do Sino at 2263 meters for sun set

  • Dinner and overnight stay

Day 2

  • Early wake up for breakfast

  • 6 hours hike from Pedra do Sino to Açu (Hard trail - irregular terrain ups-and-downs)

  • Trail snacks enjoying the view of Rio de Janeiro at 2100mts (7000fts)

  • 4 hour hike down from Açu peak to Correas district (moderate/ hard)

  • Optional swim at Bonfim river pool

  • Drive back to Rio and return to hotel

Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Sleeping bag

  • Accommodation at Mountain Lodge (shared room)

  • Meals (2 trail snacks, dinner and breakfast)

  • Park entry tickets

  • Full time bilingual guide support

  • Personal insurance

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks not included in the description

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 14 years old to join this tour.

  • We recommend you bring a backpack with 2 sets of light clothes for the hike, warm clothes for the night, raincoat, sun hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, hiking shoes, snacks of your preference and extra money for extra meals and drinks.

  • This tour's difficulty level is hard. Experience with multiday treks is required.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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