Walking the Gold Trail tour

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5 hours
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Why take this tour?

Experience Paraty´s unique combination of history, culture and nature on this fascinating tour in the forest on the mountainside behind the town. With your expert local guide, step back in time on the Gold Trail, the paved road built by African slaves in the 18th Century to bring gold and precious stones out of the Brazilian interior and onto ships to Portugal. After walking on the trail through the rainforest you will stop at freshwater pools and waterfalls for a refreshing swim. You´ll also visit the thrilling Toboggan waterfall, a natural rock waterslide that you can slide down and the locals ´surf´down standing up! The tour finishes in a cachaça distillery where, before tasting the various types of cachaça, you will see at first hand how the Brazilian rum is still made the traditional way.

What’s included?

  • English speaking state accredited tour guide

  • Cachaça tasting at local distillery

  • Small-group walking tour

  • Round-trip transport by bus

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Entry/Admission - The Gold Path

  • Lunch

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Paraty Explorer

About operator:

Since 2009 Tour Operator Paraty Explorer has been running small group active an adventure tours exploring the Bay and the Forest around Paraty with local guides. In 2019 Paraty was finally awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status for both Biodiversity and Culture. With this in mind we recommend you explore the Bay with its tropical islands, mangrove and beautiful sandy beaches AND the Rainforest covered mountains behind the town. Throw in a walking tour of the historic old town and you begin to feel what makes Paraty special. Exploring the bay by Boat, Sea Kayak (suitable for beginners) or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) will be a highlight of any trip to Brazil. On our innovative and unforgettable Forest Forager tour the guides help you identify and collect amazing and tasty edible and flowers, leaves and mushrooms on trails in the Atlantic Forest. With so much to see and do make sure you make the most of your time in Paraty with Paraty Explorer!

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