What you'll do
We will walk towards the upper Parnaso - the highlands of the National Park - entering part of the majestic Serra dos Órgãos. We will pass through waterfalls, rivers and I will tell you a bit about the park. We'll possibly see beautiful mountains and reach a summit that has one of the most special views of Serra dos Órgãos mountain range. This is a MODERATE to CHALLENGING hike of 16km (round trip) with constant ascent (1090m of altimetry) and a few steep stretches of climbing into a closed forest. The ascent takes around 4 to 5 hours, including stops for resting, hydration, replace our energies and enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains. It will be a worth day in the Nature and surrounded by beautiful mountains! The ticket to the National Park needs to be bought in advance directly at the Parnaso website (R$ 59 foreigners). It is necessary to wear long trousers and boots/tennis shoes for trekking and that you have a GOOD physical condition. We will walk outdoors all the time, so we may be subject to the weather conditions and the landscapes may be affected by these factors out of our control. I take small groups, usually 4 to 5 participants, looking to deliver a safe and quality experience, as well as being a great way to make friends! :)
Renata J Agulha
Certified Tour guide by Cadastur since 2003. As a Tour Leader, Renata has leaded groups of foreigners throughout South America - including many highlights in Brazil - as well as Southern Africa. I have lived in Cuzco, Peru and in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2011, I design tours to foreigners traveling to Brazil. I am also a rock climber and a mountaineer, so I love being in the bush :) it makes me very happy to take Nature lovers to experience some of the beauties of Serra dos Órgãos, in Rio de Janeiro state. Fell free to check my availability for another dates not listed here, including week days if you are on vacations :)
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Where you'll be
MEETING POINT: 07:00 at the Headquarters of Parnaso National Park, in the city of Teresópolis. Viação Teresópolis has daily buses from Rio de Janeiro (1h30m) and Petrópolis. You can come on the first bus or sleep in Teresópolis the night before the trail (I have space for 2 - consult the prices). You can also take an Uber early morning to “Barragem Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos” (Barragem Parnaso). Highlights: Bride's Veil Waterfall (Cachoeira Véu da Noiva); Panoramic views of the mountain area of Rio de Janeiro State; Possible views of the God's Finger Mountain (Dedo de Deus), as well as beautiful views of Morro São João, São Pedro and the Devil's Needle Mountains. With luck, we might see climbers somewhere on this challenging mountains!
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
- Substantial Mountain Snack: R$ 22/person Require it in advance and pay it at the time, in cash. PARNASO Entrance Ticket (High Part): R$ 44 Mercosur, R$ 59 Another countries. Parking: R$ 17/car, R$ 10/motorcycle. www.parnaso.tur.br/buy-tickets/?lang=en Bring your PRINTED ticket voucher and a photo document (it will be requested at the entrance of the park).
Hiking in the Serra dos Órgãos National Park, 16km