Rio de Janeiro Wilderness (6 Days) - The 'Brazilian Yosemite' Trekking

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When thinking of Rio de Janeiro wilderness this is the pinnacle! An adventure designed to be the tops in Brazil. Get to know Rio de Janeiro well beyond the carnival and the traditional!

For 3 days we'll be crossing one of Brazil's first national parks, the Serra dos Órgãos natural reserve, for many the most beautifull Brasillina crossig, the Petrópolis x Teresópolis Expedition.

After that, let's go for 3 more days camping in a place...
When thinking of Rio de Janeiro wilderness this is the pinnacle! An adventure designed to be the tops in Brazil. Get to know Rio de Janeiro well beyond the carnival and the traditional!

For 3 days we'll be crossing one of Brazil's first national parks, the Serra dos Órgãos natural reserve, for many the most beautifull Brasillina crossig, the Petrópolis x Teresópolis Expedition.

After that, let's go for 3 more days camping in a place believed to be designed by the gods themselves, the Três Picos natural reserve at the God's Valley, for many the "Brazilian Yosemite" experience for its topographical formation. We'll camp at one of the most beautiful camp sites on the park in order to hike several small course trails to the summits around.

Our Trekking Expedition begins and finish at you hosting at Rio de Janeiro City.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro (Transfer) x Castelos do Açu Peak

Stop At: Serra dos Orgaos National Park, Serra dos Orgaos National Park, State of Rio de Janeiro
The first day of Petropolis Teresopolis crossing is the most demanding. During the 8 km up to Castelos do Açu shelter we gain approximately 1100 meters of altitude. The trail of Açu mountain goes through a dense forest and with a strong ascent to Pedra do Queijo viewpoint. Then the trail gets a little less steep until arriving at Ajax viewpoint, which has natural water supply. After Ajax, we need to face the point considered the most difficult of the ascent to the Açu castles: the Isabeloca mountain. This ascent is named after an alleged passage of Princess Isabel on the spot. Once Isabeloca is over, we’ll cross the Chapadão do Açu, a counterfort, before arriving at the Açu castles. This...
Itinerary

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro (Transfer) x Castelos do Açu Peak

Stop At: Serra dos Orgaos National Park, Serra dos Orgaos National Park, State of Rio de Janeiro
The first day of Petropolis Teresopolis crossing is the most demanding. During the 8 km up to Castelos do Açu shelter we gain approximately 1100 meters of altitude. The trail of Açu mountain goes through a dense forest and with a strong ascent to Pedra do Queijo viewpoint. Then the trail gets a little less steep until arriving at Ajax viewpoint, which has natural water supply. After Ajax, we need to face the point considered the most difficult of the ascent to the Açu castles: the Isabeloca mountain. This ascent is named after an alleged passage of Princess Isabel on the spot. Once Isabeloca is over, we’ll cross the Chapadão do Açu, a counterfort, before arriving at the Açu castles. This is the first place to stay overnight and where the first mountain shelter of the Petropolis Teresopolis Crossing is located. The view of the Açu castles closes the first day with a golden key. From there it is possible to see all of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay in addition to the entire mountain range of Serra dos Órgãos.
Hiking time: 5 to 7h
Hiking distance: 09 km
Overnight mode: Mountain Shelter at Castelos do Açú Peak
Meals included: snacks, Dinner.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mountain Shelter at Castelos do Açú Peak

Day 2: Castelos do Açú Peak x Pedra do Sino Peak

Stop At: Serra dos Orgaos National Park, Serra dos Orgaos National Park, State of Rio de Janeiro
The second day is undoubtedly the most beautiful of Petropolis Teresopolis crossing. The entire course goes on an average altitude of 2,000m. After leaving the Açu castles, we’ll cross a valley and then climb to the top of Morro do Marco. After descending this hill, we arrive in Luva valley and then ascend to the summit of Morro da Luva. The trail follows another section of rock summits, where navigation is complicated until reaching the section called The Elevator. The Elevator is a ladder made of steel rebar stuck to a steep stone that gives access to the summit of Morro do Dinossauro. Once at the top of Morro do Dinossauro, we find the first great view of the Pedra do Garrafão and Pedra do Sino stones. From there we start the descent to Vale das Antas and the trail continues to the summit of Morro da Baleia, where you can see the rock wall of Pedra do Sino, Garrafão and the trail channel where The Cavalinho is located. The Cavalinho (The small horse) has this name because it is a stone that to cross is necessary to make a movement similar to riding a horse. After overcoming Cavalinho, the trail follows the channel until it skirts Pedra do Sino and reach a bifurcation that gives access to the peak of Pedra do Sino and to the Shelter 4. The Pedra do Sino is the highest point of the crossing. At its summit there is an incredible 360º view, being possible to see several mountain ranges of the region, Rio de Janeiro city and even the Agulhas Negras peak and Serra Fina mountain range, in the clearest days.
Hiking time: 6 to 9h
Hiking distance: 10 km
Overnight mode: Mountain Shelter at Pedra do Sino Peak
Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, Dinner.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mountain Shelter at Pedra do Sino Peak

Day 3: Pedra do Sino Peak x Teresópolis city

Stop At: Serra dos Orgaos National Park, Serra dos Orgaos National Park, State of Rio de Janeiro
The third day is the least demanding of the crossing. The trail follows for approximately 09 km to the Teresopolis park dam, the final trekking point. During the descent we hike through two waterfalls where the highlight is the Veu de Noiva (Veil of the Bride) of Teresópolis with 16 meters of height that at certain times of the year is dry. Arriving in the city of Teresopolis, we will overnight in a hotel to rest well for the next expedition.
Hiking time: 6 to 8h
Hiking distance: 14 km
Overnight mode: Hotel ai Teresópolis City
Meals included: Breakfast, snacks.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel at Teresópolis City

Day 4: Teresópolic City x God's Valley Base Camp

Stop At: Parque Estadual dos Tres Picos, Estrada do Jequitiba 145 Boca do Mato, Cachoeiras de Macacu, State of Rio de Janeiro 28680-000 Brazil
After the transfer we will start our trail to the base camp in the Valley of the Gods where our tents will be located at the base of the Valley (where we will discover the reason for this name). From the base camp we will make a beautiful trail to the summit of the Dragon’s Head, one of the most beautiful trails of the Park with a 360º view to the Three Picos State Park and a privileged view of the formation of the Three Peaks, Matchbox and Helmet Peak.
Hiking time: 4 to 6h
Hiking distance: 05 km
Overnight mode: Camping at God's Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, Dinner
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping tents at God's Valley.

Day 5: God's Valley x The Matchbox Peak

Stop At: Parque Estadual dos Tres Picos, Estrada do Jequitiba 145 Boca do Mato, Cachoeiras de Macacu, State of Rio de Janeiro 28680-000 Brazil
On the fifth day of the trekking, we will go towards the beautiful and unique formation of the Matchbox Peak, by some called the Miracles Stone exactly for its unique and improbable formation. In the Matchbox Peak the most adventurous ones can ascend to its base for a short stretch with safety equipment (ropes etc.) and others will have a privileged view of the Valley of the Gods and Valley of the Friars, as well as a close view of the great Nova Friburgo Peaks. We will return to our camp where we can rest and enjoy the magic of the Valley of the Gods and its charms.
Hiking time: 4 to 6h
Hiking distance: 12 km
Overnight mode: Camping at God's Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, Dinner
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping tents at God's Valley

Day 6: God's Valley camp x Frades Valley x Rio de Janeiro

Stop At: Parque Estadual dos Tres Picos, Estrada do Jequitiba 145 Boca do Mato, Cachoeiras de Macacu, State of Rio de Janeiro 28680-000 Brazil
On our last day of the expedition we will bid farewell to the base camp, and we will rearrange our backpacks again, because it is time to walk towards the Valley of the Friars in one of the most classic and beautiful crossings of the Three Peaks State Park, we will make the trail of scenic beauty passing by the Matchbox Peak and down to the Valley of the Friars that can be compared by some with Yosemite park in some angles. We will make our transfer to Rio de Janeiro city passing through the Waterfall Friars Waterfall, and then we will leave to our origins.
Hiking time: 4 to 6h
Hiking distance: 08 km
Overnight mode: -
Meals included: Breakfast, snacks.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Specialists Guides in long-distance trekking;
  • Safety equipment for technical paths (rope, baldriers, etc.
  • Guided crossing Petrópolis x Teresópolis in 03 days;
  • Trekking Stick rent (if you need)
  • Food advising (for snacks during the trekking) before leaving;
  • Lunch at Teresópolis City (day 03)
  • Trekking Backpack rent (if you need)
  • 4x Dinner
  • Double Camping Tents
  • Personal accident insurance;
  • Head Lamp rent (if you need)
  • Serra dos Órgãos National Park taxes;
  • Tents (if you need)
  • Satellite tracking of the expedition via SpotGen3;
  • Dinners on the mountain;
  • Cooking set Equipament (with camp gas and burner) (if you need)
  • Breakfasts on the mountain
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Remote monitoring of the Expedition;
  • First-aid kit
  • All trasnportations described;
  • Porters of equipment of collective use
  • Sleeping Pad rent (if you need)
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Estadual dos Tres Picos
  • Sleeping Bag rent (if you need)
  • Coletive First Aid Kit;
  • Guided Três Picos expedition in 03 days;
  • Nattrip Expeditions Gift
  • 5x Breakfast
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Any item not described as included.
  • Meals not not described as included.
  • Drinks
  • Personal use medice;
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

6:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years;
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions;
  • A high amount of walking (moutain trekking) is involved;
  • What you need to bring (Mandatory)
  • ID or Passaport
  • Trekking Backpack - 50l minimun (if you don't have, inform us)
  • Sleeping bag - for 0ºc confort (if you don't have, inform us)
  • Sleeping Pad - (if you don't have, inform us)
  • Walking stick (01 or 02) - (if you don't have, inform us)
  • Headlight and batteries - (if you don't have, inform us)
  • Bottle of water
  • Boot / Hiking shoes
  • Dry Fit / Polyamide shirts
  • Anorak and Fleece
  • Plastic bags (for trash)
  • Toilet paper
  • Cell phone
  • Sancks for the day
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.