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JUATINGA & MAMANGUÁ

Presentation

The southern coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro reserves many emotions on wild beaches and several spectacular hikes. Remote places that can be reached after short walks. Paradisiacs beaches and a fjord are some places that are part of this natural itinerary.

Attractions

Ponta Negra, Pouso da Cajaiba fishermen villages
The lonely beaches hidden in the tropical rain forest : Praia do Sono, Praia Grande, Martin Sa
The one and only Brazilian fjord : o Saco do Mamangua
Paraty the romantic UNESCO world heritage village
Aventure – Nature – Trekking – Ecotourism – History – Culture – Gastronomy

Roadmap –  5 days

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DIA 1 : PARATY – PRAIA DO SONO – PONTA NEGRA
At 09:30, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide. He will escort the group during his trek around Juatinga peninsula. Local bus ride to Laranjeiras where begins the adventure. The trail runs along the coast and crosses the Atlantic rainforest to Praia do Sono. 01H30 walk. The sleepy beach is a great place for lunch. Free time on the white sand beach. The trek resumes by an effort climbing the hills and walking by deserted beaches to Ponta Negra. 01H30 walk. Upon arrival installation in a local chalet. Candlelight dinner cradle by the waves.
Meals included. Night in a local house.

DAY 2 : PONTA NEGRA / AT LEISURE
Day at leisure in the village of Ponta Negra, where activities are numerous:
Praia dos Antigo’s bath;
Hike on the coast, raid into the Atlantic rainforest;
Climb to the Cairuçu peak,
Walk to Saco Bravo waterfall,
Fishing or football games with the locals;
Relax and swim in the clear water cascades,
Meals included. Night in a local house.

DAY 3 : PONTA NEGRA – CAIRUCU – POUSO DA CAJAIBA
After breakfast, leaving the Ponta Negra is heart-breaking. In fact, the first part of the trekking will be difficult. The ascent is long. 02H00-3H00 trail to climb 500 meters above sea level. The summit offers freshness. The descent is an opportunity to go deep into rainforest before reaching sea level and Martin de Sá. A long deserted white sand beach well known by surfers. Lunch break, free time and bath before going for today’s last effort. A new ascent is necessary. 01H30 walk to reach, in the afternoon, Pouso da Cajaiba. End of the day at leisure in the village.
Meals included. Night in a local house.

DAY 4 : CAJAIBA – PRAIA GRANDE – SACO DO MAMANGUA
After breakfast, trekking to Praia Grande and to Brazil single fiord. The trail goes along beaches, hills and tiny villages. The pace is gentle, and marked with pleasant encounters. 02H00 walk until Praia Grande is drawn in the horizon. Lunch and free time for a bath before resuming the trek to the fiord. 01H30 walk to Saco do Mamangua east bank. Short motorboat ride to cross the fiord. Upon arrival, installation and end of the day at leisure.
Meals included. Night in a hotel.

DAY 5 : MAMANGUA / KAYAK OR PÃO DE AÇÚCAR
Morning at leisure or activities according with the group’s wishes. For the most motivated part of the group, full day of activities accompanied by a local Portuguese-speaking local guide:
Half kayaking day into the mangroves. Silent navigation in the fiord and its bottom not to scare egrets and crabs. Refreshing moment by a waterfall.
Half trekking day up to the local Sugar Loaf. It offers a stunning panoramic view of the Saco do Mamanguá. 01H00 walk for 400 meters uphill. Free time on top to enjoy the view. Bath at the hill bottom.
Return to the refuge before sunset for a relaxing activity! Evening at leisure.
Meals included. Night at local family.

DAY 6 : MAMANGUA – PARATY / COSTAL NAVIGATION IN THE BAY
After breakfast, embark on a local fisherman boat equipped for costal navigation. The refuge disappears on the way back to Paraty. Rolling droves the embarkation to clear water deserted coves. Snorkeling looking for turtles and starfishes. Stops by hidden beaches, shaded by the Atlantic rainforest. Fish lunch break. Then, navigation continues into the bay’s calm waters. Upon arrival, the group shall make its way to the hotel. Evening at leisure.
Meals not included. Night at the hotel.

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