Estrada Real

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  • Wander Sampaio
    Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP211 contributions
    Uma opção dentro da Serra da Bocaina
    A estrada está em sua melhor condição desde que a conheço, é uma excelente opção para quem vai de Paraty à Cunha, ou vice versa. A parte carioca estás em reforma e há pontos onde a passagem é mais complicada, porém nada absurdo como já foi no passado. Não aconselho para carros 1.0 carregados, porém quando a reforma acabar (estão instalando piso intertravado na parte carioca para preservar melhor o ambiente, na parte paulista já está tudo asfaltado, mas essa parte já é fora da parte mais ambientalmente preservada) a viagem poderá ser feita por todos os carros. Ah, passei por lá depois de uma noite inteira de chuva, e encontrei carros lotados com motorização 1.4 fazendo o percurso tranquilamente.
    Written September 29, 2015
  • Carlos G
    Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP264 contributions
    Estrada Cunha Paraty, Linda !! Porém muito perigosa pelos ASSALTOS Constantes
    Muito Cuidado !!! A Estrada que Liga Cunha/SP-Paraty/RJ é linda, porém a que se ter muito cuidado. A estrada que ainda não está pronta é muito estreita e a velocidade é bem lenta, pois trata-se de uma Estrada-Parque. E CUIDADO.... por ser bem escondida e no meio da mata, muitos assaltos vem ocorrendo na estrada. outo perigo constante é o abuso na velocidade daqueles que não conhecem as curvas e arribanceiras da estrada.
    Traveled with family
    Written January 6, 2016
  • Paulo C
    Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP1 contribution
    Situação em 09 NOV 2014
    O trecho foi feito no sentido Paraty a Cunha. Não de atenção a placa " INTERDITADA" no começo da estrada. O trecho em obras tem um total de 9,4 km e se inicia as uns 12 km do trevo de Paraty. 0 a 5 km - Trecho de terra - Foi feito em 20 minutos com veiculo 4X4 sem problemas, mesmo com a chuva do dia anterior. Não recomendado para automóveis devido a 3 ou 4 trechos com pedras e valas, mas não tem barro. Mesmo assim varios automoveis subiam e desciam. 5 a 6,4 km - Trecho de estrada já consolidada - Estrada normal 6,4 a 9,4 km - Trecho pronto com calçamento Apesar da obra estar liberada, estava aparentemente parada.
    Traveled with family
    Written November 9, 2014
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MiriamM972
Sao Paulo, SP1,173 contributions
Jan 2012
although the ride along Estrada Real is very nice, I suggest buying a ticket from one of the local agencies in Paraty for they have Land Roovers. It is not advisable to do it with one"s car since it is very muddy and somewhat dangerous
Written March 11, 2012
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NomadicNina
Teaneck, NJ181 contributions
Jan 2012
Spent 9 days on a terrific cruise, Azamara Journey with 5 kids, ages 25-16, exploring coast adn cities of Argentina and Brazil. Best excursion was half day guided hike with Harry walking Paraty's Gold Trail ....combined a beautiful and fun and not -too-hard hike, fascinating history, a waterfall swim....we continued to walk the town after, great shopping and yummy (but pricey!) food, and a gorgeous town......this is a fun spot to visit...and track down Harry, he made it come alive!
Written January 21, 2012
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GUSDALI
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,162 contributions
Nov 2011
The Trail is a historical Path that by itself can tell hundreds of Stories... But, besides the historical interest, One can Experience an astonishing Landescaped rom up there, as well as the great amount of Art Galeries and gourgeous Cafés.
Written November 26, 2011
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Globetrotter
Sao Paulo, SP125 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Breathtaking sceneries of mountainous regions around Cunha and Paraty. You still can see parts of the old mule pathways, and even imagine how caravans with heavy loads made their way to the harbour city.
Written October 1, 2018
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BellsOnBoard
Virginia Beach, VA56 contributions
I believe that I found out about Paraty Explorer while browsing through a TripAdvisor forum about Paraty, Brazil. We wanted to do something in Paraty that combined physical activitiy and the chance to learn about the history of the place, and as soon as I heard about the Gold Trail, I knew that it was a must-do for us!

I arranged the tour via email and paid a deposit via PayPal which was a pretty smooth process. I received a confirmation email confirming the time and pick-up location, and we were good to go. On the morning of our half-day tour, the guide, driver, and company owner showed up at our pousada a few minutes ahead of our scheduled pick-up time and waited patiently as we finished breakfast. Then, we were off!

We rode in a 4x4 up a hilly, mountainous area to where the gold trail began. Our guide was well informed about the history of the Gold Trail which was paved by African slaves who used the trail to export gold and other resources from the interior of Brazil to the coast for shipment to Portugal. We also learned about various plants and insects that can be found along the trail as we hiked along and enjoyed the beauty of the Atlantic Rainforest. A few highlights of the tour included stops at Tarzan's Pool and a waterfall as well as a visit to a traditional cachaça distillery.

The company owner also offered us helpful tips for the next leg of our trip to Ilha Grande which was very accommodating. If and when we return to Paraty, I would definitely use Paraty Explorer again for a kayak tour of the bay. Overall, this is an awesome tour and a wonderful way to see another side of Paraty!
Written August 30, 2010
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PasssionateTraveler
Payson, AZ1,180 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We went here as part of a tour from our cruise ship. Really pretty tropical rain forest that opens up into this amazing shallow waterfall where people slide down the rock and dump into the deeper part. Certainly arranged ahead of time for us, were several people, but one guy in particular that put on a show, sliding down, jumping over another, and sliding down with a leaf on his face. Still worth seeing even if no sliders are there. Pretty place.
Written April 11, 2018
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fervalsil
London, UK2 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Full of "cachaçarias"and beautiful waterfalls, it is amid the rainforest. The noise of birds is wonderful. Not safe to go when it's dark, though.
Written May 23, 2016
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Anders Jansson
Mexico City, Mexico153 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
The beautiful road between Paraty and Cunha is almost finished after many years of reconstruction and it is now worth taking this alternative not only for the beautiful road but also for the time saving on Sunday afternoons, when the traffic on Oswaldo Cruz and Tamoios is heavy. Not recommended in the night or when it rains, though.
Written February 14, 2016
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margarete p
Sao Paulo, SP338 contributions
Feb 2013 • Solo
I´ve known this road only near Parati. It´s a nice place, at first easy, very plain, with some houses and shops. Then it begins to turn go up, and becomes an earth road and houses become rare. Then I entered one of the famous water falls. It´s nice, but dangerous to get into. To sum up, it´s a nice place to go, but it´s not exactly an easy trip for beginners.
Written January 11, 2014
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Andra079
Tallinn, Estonia76 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
We did Gold trail tour with Paraty Explorer and guide Harry. He was very nice, responsible and knowledgible guide. It was great to deal with that company, we made reservation by email – always got answer to our questions quickly and Michael also helped to arrange transportation from Angra. Thank you! I recommend to take tour with them.
Written March 20, 2013
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