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Petrópolis x Teresópolis


Petrópolis x Teresópolis

Petrópolis x Teresópolis


September, 12 to 14




R$ 750,00

Minimum 4 people required




Imagine trekking from the warm humid valleys of the Atlantic Forest, rich in rare tree species and tropical birds, up onto some of Rio’s highest peaks and mountain ridges, opening your eyes to spectacular views across the Serra dos Órgãos National Park and of the awesome rock formations to be found within it.

The Travessia Petrópolis-Teresópolis is certainly one of the most beautiful walks in Brazil... literally breathtaking!

Deep in the heart of the Atlantic Forest, 2hrs inland from the city of Rio, the Serra dos Órgãos combines primary Atlantic Forest (of the little remaining a large proportion of it has been replanted) and mountain landscape. As we set off climbing through the forest you will see in the distance some of the peaks and surreal rock formations to be discovered throughout the hike, such as Castelo do Açu an incredible formation of giant rocks resembling a castle atop a mountain at 2,246m, O Garrafão (The Huge Bottle!), Pico Dedo de Deus (The Finger of God!), Escalavrado and Pedra do Sino (Bell Rock) are just a few. Reaching the highest point of the region, 2,263m, is rewarded, not only by the sense of achievment, but also by the most magnificent views!

We will hike along forested paths and through open landscapes onto rocky ridges and mountain peaks, finding along the way rivers and waterfalls ideal to stop, refresh, and enjoy the purity of the nature surrounding you. At night there is another surprise, far from the light pollution of the city, the stars and nebulas shine so brightly in the sky making every moment of this experience unforgettable!


- Transport Rio/Petrópolis/Teresópolis/Rio in a private van
- Guides qualified in mountaineering, first aid and rescue, and equipped with radios and communication equipment
- Park entrance and camping fees
- 2x campingsite
- 2x Dinner
- All of the necessary equipment for the activities involved


Further information

1st Day

Departure from our meeting point (TBC) at 5.45am bound for Petrópolis. At 8.30am we will have an introduction to our team and a detailed explanation about the hike itinerary and any doubts or questions you may have. Starting the trail at 9am, our destination is Castelo do Açu (alt. 2,246m) where we will stay the night in tents or in the shelter (depending on availability). On the way we will pass the waterfalls Véu da Noiva and Andorinhas, and certain landmarks such as Pedra do Queijo, Ajax, Isabeloca and Chapadão.

2nd Day

An optional (but very worthwhile!) wake-up call at 5.15am to see the sunrise. Breakfast at 7.15am and leaving soon afterwards, hiking all day to the next shelter on Pedra do Sino, where we will stay the night in tents or the shelter (depending on availability). On the way we will pass Morro do Marco, Cachoeirinhas, Vale das Antas, Vale dos Duendes, Garrafão.

3rd Day

Wake up at 5.15am (optional) and walk up to Pedra do Sino to see the sunrise. Breakfast at 8am and we will walk to the entrance of the National Park in Teresópolis, passing the waterfall Véu da Noiva, where the transport will take us to have lunch in a restaurant on the way to Rio.

Points of interest:

- Walking on one of the most beautiful and traditional trails in Brazil
- The waterfall Véu da Noiva
- A 360º view on top of Serra dos Órgãos
- A view of the Guanabara Bay on clear days
- The surreal rock formations of Castelo do Açu, The Finger of God, The Huge Bottle, Escalavrado e Pedra do Sino.


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