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Address: Saco do Mamangua, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A must if staying in Paraty

After spending 6 days in Rio celebrating carnival my wife and I thought it would be a good idea to get some exercise and complete this hike. We did the hike mid February and what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

After spending 6 days in Rio celebrating carnival my wife and I thought it would be a good idea to get some exercise and complete this hike. We did the hike mid February and what was 38C weather. What can I say, the trek up was a bit challenging but the guides are great. Take your time, no need to... More 

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having only made contact with him a couple of days before, I was really glad that Michael of Paraty Explorer was able to accommodate our wish to climb the Pico do Mamangua. Being the idiots that we are we ended up doing it in temperatures of 38º-39ºC (mad dogs and Englishmen, etc.) which although being a little challenging at times... More 

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Ontario canada
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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113 helpful votes 113 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
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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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