Forest Forager – Wild Food Walk
R$250 per person
Duration: 5 hours | Difficulty: easy | Walking time: 2 – 3 hours
Highlights of the Forest Forager – Wild Food Walk
✔️ Exploring the Atlantic Forest through your taste buds!
✔️ Trying new and different plants and making your own wild salad.
✔️ Walking on the historic Gold Trail finding out more about Paraty’s colourful history.
✔️ Visiting a Cachaça distillery where the rum is still made the traditional way.
✔️ Swimming in freshwater pools and waterfalls in the Atlantic Forest, including the thrilling Toboggan rockslide.
✔️ Local Expert Forager and State-registered Tour Guide.
📃 The Forest Forager – Wild Food Walk description and information
Explore the Atlantic Forest on this fascinating Forest Forager tour – a wild food walk with leading Brazilian Forager, Jorge Ferreira!
A passionate mushroom hunter and experienced collector of wild plants, Jorge will share with you some of his vast knowledge of amazing local plants – their scientific and popular names, their nutritional qualities and medicinal characteristics. After you meet the guides, there is a short journey by road into the rainforest covered mountains near Paraty. The forest forager tour takes place on forest trails in the Atlantic Forest. We use a number of different trails to minimise our impact on the environment but on each route, in addition to walking on forest trails, you will also see the agro-forestry system of farming in action and visit waterfalls and swimming holes.
After a short talk on safety and responsible foraging Jorge will take you into the forest, identifying and collecting amazing and tasty fruits and flowers, leaves and mushrooms and even insects that you will be invited to try. Jorge will help you identify edible plants and there will be plenty of wide ranging chat from biodiversity, nutrition, medicine and herbalism to botany, cookery, horticulture and history. At the end of the walk there is time for a refreshing swim in the swimming holes in the forest. This is a fascinating and fun day out for anyone interested in wild food or just curious about the Rainforest.
This Rainforest to Table Forest Forager tour finishes with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant including a salad made with the plants you have foraged on the way.
Due to Jorge’s hectic schedule Advance Booking is recommended to guarantee availability.
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Departure Time09:00 (Regular tour) | Contact us for private tour info
What to wearLight clothes, comfortable walking shoes or trainers, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear, repellent.
But it's not just about picking the plants, a forager should always think about planting as well.
What to take to the Forest Forager tour: Water - Minimum 1.5L, Cash.
Difficulty Level: Easy/ Medium (walking time of up to 3 hours with breaks).
Minimum age: For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult (50% discount for children under 14).