Estrada Real

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Globetrotter
Sao Paulo, SP125 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Breathtaking sceneries of mountainous regions around Cunha and Paraty. You still can see parts of the old mule pathways, and even imagine how caravans with heavy loads made their way to the harbour city.
Written 1 October 2018
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PasssionateTraveler
Payson, AZ1,182 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We went here as part of a tour from our cruise ship. Really pretty tropical rain forest that opens up into this amazing shallow waterfall where people slide down the rock and dump into the deeper part. Certainly arranged ahead of time for us, were several people, but one guy in particular that put on a show, sliding down, jumping over another, and sliding down with a leaf on his face. Still worth seeing even if no sliders are there. Pretty place.
Written 11 April 2018
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fervalsil
London, UK2 contributions
Sept 2015 • Couples
Full of "cachaçarias"and beautiful waterfalls, it is amid the rainforest. The noise of birds is wonderful. Not safe to go when it's dark, though.
Written 23 May 2016
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Anders Jansson
Mexico City, Mexico160 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
The beautiful road between Paraty and Cunha is almost finished after many years of reconstruction and it is now worth taking this alternative not only for the beautiful road but also for the time saving on Sunday afternoons, when the traffic on Oswaldo Cruz and Tamoios is heavy. Not recommended in the night or when it rains, though.
Written 14 February 2016
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,397 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
We did this road, also called gold road, from São Paulo to Parati and it was awful. In the first the road is ok and with pavement, however at a certain point it turns to be wild. The road is below mountain with big rocks or near deep cliffs. In the middle of the jungle. To get it worse, was a rainy day. In a certain point there was a cheap and old bridge to cross. Houses were rare, help no existent. So if you are planning to take this road. Make sure you like adventure, you have the necessary equipment and go in groups. I would never recommend that to a regular family with kids in a regular vacation.
Written 9 September 2014
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margarete p
Sao Paulo, SP338 contributions
Feb 2013 • Solo
I´ve known this road only near Parati. It´s a nice place, at first easy, very plain, with some houses and shops. Then it begins to turn go up, and becomes an earth road and houses become rare. Then I entered one of the famous water falls. It´s nice, but dangerous to get into. To sum up, it´s a nice place to go, but it´s not exactly an easy trip for beginners.
Written 11 January 2014
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Andra079
Tallinn, Estonia80 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
We did Gold trail tour with Paraty Explorer and guide Harry. He was very nice, responsible and knowledgible guide. It was great to deal with that company, we made reservation by email – always got answer to our questions quickly and Michael also helped to arrange transportation from Angra. Thank you! I recommend to take tour with them.
Written 20 March 2013
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Dan_Xing
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
We did the half day tour with Guide Harry in the Gold Trail. He was very nice and knowledgeable about the history of the area and the species in the rain forest. The tour lasted about 3 hours including walking through the trail, stopping over a waterfall, where people can swim, and visit to a small rum (called Cachaça in Portuguese), where we did small wine tasting. Walk through the rain forest, Harry introduced several species to us and told us how the Gold Trail was built. It's an very interesting tour and good for people who want the experience in a short period of time.
Written 1 August 2012
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F1roger
Epsom466 contributions
Nov 2011
We trekked for 3 days and did not see another other walkers. Natural unspoilt scenery
Written 14 March 2012
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MiriamM972
Sao Paulo, SP1,173 contributions
Jan 2012
although the ride along Estrada Real is very nice, I suggest buying a ticket from one of the local agencies in Paraty for they have Land Roovers. It is not advisable to do it with one"s car since it is very muddy and somewhat dangerous
Written 11 March 2012
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