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  • Address: Pousada Caminho do Ouro, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Gold Path (Caminho do Ouro) Tours

This rugged trail in the hills of Minas Gerais, once served as a train route for mining supplies, African slaves and exporting gold. But after numerous pirate attacks on ships loaded with the precious medal headed for port in Rio de Janeiro, the trail fell out of use. Today, despite the fact most gold has already been mined, the Gold Path has become a popular destination for travelers looking to explore scenic mountains, thick forests and a bit of Paraty history. Enjoy a ride on the natural rockslide into cooling crystal waters after a hike through the hills, then head to scenic Toboga Falls before stopping at the nearby distillery where strong sips of locally made cachaca—a sugarcane rum—round out the day.

Practical Info

Parts of the 1200 kilometer paved road to the Gold Path are open to the public but accessible only on guided tours. Groups leave on this three-hour trip twice daily and can cost anywhere from US$35 to US$50 per person.

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Walking the Gold Trail tour, Paraty, null

Walking the Gold Trail 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 ...  Read more

Location: Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Waterfall Jungle Jeep Adventure and Cachaca Tour from Paraty, Paraty, Cultural Tours

Waterfall Jungle Jeep Adventure and Cachaca Tour from Paraty

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Ride down rugged roads by Jeep as you seek out the cascading waterfalls of Bocaino Mountains National Park (Serra da Bocaina) on this 6-hour tour from Paraty. ...  Read more

Location: Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.00

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