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Mamangua Sugarloaf Peak

Saco do Mamangua, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #12 of 92 attractions in Paraty
Type: Hiking Trails
Traveler Description: Best views of the region from this 500m peak located in the Mamanguá tropical fjord, the only one of its kinds in Brazil, near Paraty (south of Rio... more »
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Ontario canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

After a 40 min bus ride down rough roads, then a boat ride to get to the small village at the base of this peak a group of 60ish Canadian adults started the climb. We were with Michael of Paraty tours , who provided encouragement without pushing us along. Although two of the five in the group had to turn... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A group of 6 met up with rodrigo in paraty. we caught the bus which took us to a remote little village and from there jumped on a boat which took us to an even more remote little village at the bottom of the peak. the climb through the jungle was very challenging and took about 1 hr 20mins. However... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My father climbed this at 67 years old - but the photos are amazing and he had a fantastic time. Really recommend you do this if you have the time. Mamangua is beautiful.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We went up to the top, it takes about 1-hour climbing and something less to come back. If someone don't feel like hiking can wait in the nice beach at the bottom where there is also a simple sort of restaurant with good food. The climb is beautiful all within the rainforest, quite steep, not to be done after rain.... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We visited this peak with Paraty Explorers (reviewed separately). You need a boat to get here, the nearest from the tiny village of Paraty-Mirim (accessible by bus). A steep trail leads you directly to the top. It took our group of 6 about an hour to get up, less to get down. You can see for miles at the top... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Paraty by locals , set me up an amazing day with a local small boat , who took me all the way there , once there we wen't all the way to the top and get one of the most amazing views i ever see it

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193 reviews 193 reviews
78 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Great views from the top. You might need a guide to find the correct route. No technical skills required.

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Portland, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

As part of our 3-night stay in Paraty, I had decided to book us the top 3 attractions according to our good friends at TripAdvisor. This trek lived up to its status and reviews. I had emailed with Michael Smyth, partner/owner of Paraty Explorer, before leaving the U.S. to arrange the date of the hike, appropriate footwear, lunch options, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

The walk starts off with a very steep climb but don´t be disheartened, it is all worth it. As you finish the first leg you drop down onto a pristeen beach, remove your shoes and wade out into the clear waters to get a boat to the other side - it was picture card perfect. After another steep climb (just... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

You may wonder when you´re scrambling up this steep, steamy jungle trail why on earth you agreed to climb Mamangua Sugerloaf Peak (or perhaps why on earth you agreed to that 4th caipirinha the night before), but just wait until the bush subsides, the air clears and you find yourself at the summit, looking down on the vultures, the jungle... More

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