Gold Trail Tour
Gold Trail Tour
R$200 per person
Duration: 4h | Difficulty: Medium | Walking time: 2 hours
Gold Trail Tour Highlights
✔️ Walking on the Gold Trail exploring the history of Paraty.
✔️ Swimming in freshwater pools and waterfalls in the Atlantic Forest, including the famous toboggan rockslide.
✔️ Visiting a Cachaçaria where the rum is still made the traditional way.
✔️ State-registered Tour Guide with specialist knowledge of Paraty’s local history, culture, architecture and nature
📃The Gold Trail tour in Paraty description and information
Experience Paraty´s unique combination of history, culture and nature on this fascinating Gold Trail 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. The guide will also trace the development of Paraty through the sugar, gold and coffee economic booms.
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Immerse yourself in the history, culture, nature and rivers of Paraty, on this path along the Gold Trail.
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 safely and the locals ´surf the rock´standing up! From the Falls it´s a short walk to a nearby 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.
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Departure Time09:00 (Regular tour) | Private Tour: Get in touch
What to wearLight clothes, comfortable walking shoes or trainers, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear, repellent.
Explore Paraty's history on a stretch of the Gold Trail
Cool off at Tarzan's Pool and the Toboggan rockslide.
Visit a Cachaça distillery where the rum is still made the traditional way
What to bring to the Gold Trail: Water - Minimum 1.5L, Cash.
Route: The trail is mostly downhill on very uneven surfaces. Not accessible to wheelchair users and not suitable for people with spine and knee problems
Difficulty Level: Easy/ Medium (walking time of up to 2 hours with breaks).
Group size: Minimum of 2 people; Maximum 12 people
Minimum age: For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult (50% discount for children under 14 years old).