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Address: R. 5 Casa 15 | Portal de Paraty, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 552433711951
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Interacao Ambiental is the only ecotravel agency that operates locally...

Interacao Ambiental is the only ecotravel agency that operates locally in the Mamangua Tropical Fjord.After 15 years developing socio-environmental projects with the traditional community's of Mamangua, we have created several programs for ecotourism to visit and explore this rich and fascinating region.We offer day-tours mixing Paddle Canoes activities with Hiking in the Rainforest, followed by a delicious lunch at the home of a local family. We also offer multi-days tours involving Sea Kayaking in the Bay of Paraty or Sea Kayaking expeditions until the Mamangua, or trekking up to the peak of Sugar Loaf Mamangua."We put into practice the guidelines of sustainable tourism, involving local residents and enhancing the traditional culture"In programs with overnight we stay in Refugio Mamangua.

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Friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable guides

I did an excellent 4 hour trip from Paraty with Phillipe and Gonzalez, who both speak excellent English. We went to a remote beach on a nearby island and back through a Mangrove... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2014
Oxford, United Kingdom

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I did an excellent 4 hour trip from Paraty with Phillipe and Gonzalez, who both speak excellent English. We went to a remote beach on a nearby island and back through a Mangrove. Perfect for those who want to do something more active and get away from the crowds on bigger boat tours. Bring suncream and a sunhat!

Thank FrancoFrancisco
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

A fabulous area to discover : kayak in the mangrove, trek in the jungle to go to the peak (which can be hard when it's hot - 460m in 1h30). In addition, an amazing hostel : "refugio de Saco de Mamagua" is incredible !

Thank Nicolas C
South Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

After reading the excellent feedback here, we booked a hike and a kayak excursion with Paulo. We were not disappointed. Two great days, where we also learned a lot about the way of living of the locals. Paulo is a biologist and he cares deeply about promoting sustainable living in the area, supporting local communities and the ecosystem. We took... More 

Thank Mk_B0RG
Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I decided to row a kayak with my girlfriend with Interação Ambiental. We wanted to add some exercise on our vacation and we certainly did! The trip was great and Paulo (the guide) explained to us how to row correctly and showed some great beaches on the bay. If you don't speak Portuguese, don't worry, Paulo speaks English and French... More 

Thank GuilhermeRattes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We arranged a 3 days tour with Interacao Ambiental with our 9-year old daughter. A very beautiful surpirse was to discover the accomodation during our stay in Saco do Mamangua: the Refugio Mamanguà, managed by Interacao Ambiental, is located by a cristalline sea, surrounded by colourful flowers and a luxuriant jungle. The nice small houses are just few steps from... More 

Thank lmana
Lebanon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our Kayak trip with Paulo in Paraty. The view of the city and islands in the bay was beautiful & we're so happy we were able to experience Paraty from the water. There were just two of us on the tour, so Paulo asked us what we were interested in seeing and allowed us... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We had a great 5 hours sea kayaking with Paulo. We kayaked to an island and did some snorkelling and then back via the mangroves, where we saw wildlife. Paulo is extremely professional and the equipment is good. He tailors the trip to the interests and skills of the group. He also took a camera and sent us some great... More 

Thank JHR0we
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We were delighted to spend the day kayaking in Paraty Bay with Paulo. He has good single and tandem kayaks, and he gave good instructions to new kayakers. He's a great teacher, and is full of great information, delivered in perfect English, and always with a smile on his face. The waters of the Bay were calm and inviting. We're... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I did not go to Mamangua, but used the same outfitter (Interação Ambiental) for a kayak trip in Paraty. Paulo, our guide is a biologist very tunned up to our enjoyment. Great trip to get out of the crowds. Mamanguá defenitly on the radar for next time.

Thank Windnut17
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

These guys are cool and will certainly provide you very equipments and friendly attention, but that is a good program just if you want to work out surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Because the schooner or the boat trip will show you much more places and things.


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