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Estrada Real

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Address: Estrada RJ 165, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Did the gold trail with my partner, 7 month old baby and parents. Enjoyed the trail and found the guide provided alot of information which was very interesting. Really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2011
Taubate, SP
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1,246 reviews
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Reviewed November 26, 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.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed September 29, 2011

Harry was a great tour guide - like visiting a place with a friend, but a friend that has a lot of knowledge about the history of a place. it really add an extra dimension to my stay in Paraty and I learnt a lot. Sliding down the rock was really fun (although not so elegant!) and all captured on... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2011

The half day Gold Trail hike was an easy hike which was a good thing since we were busy looking at all the scenery. Lots of opportunities to take photos and talk about the trees and flowers. Harry, our guide, was very informative and was patient answering our many questions. He was able to keep our teenagers interested while he... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2011

Local knowledge is all if you are looking for an interesting story to tell when you come back from your travels. Your average Brazilians are more similar to North Americans than us, they are pretty lazy and if they can get somewhere after lunch by 4x4 (even though a normal car would do), then they will take that option every... More 

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Taubate, SP
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2011

Did the gold trail with my partner, 7 month old baby and parents. Enjoyed the trail and found the guide provided alot of information which was very interesting. Really enjoyed swimming in the lagoon, under the waterfalls and sliding down the rocks. The guides and jeep driver were very friendly. It was a wonderful experience to be deep inside the... More 

Thank Hartley74
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2010

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... More 

Thank TimeTravelPlans
Washington, DC
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

I was in Paraty last month with a friend who was sick. I chose this half-day hike to do alone and it was one of the best four hours I spent during my Brazilian vacation. The hike provided a nice chance to climb and explore without being overly strenuous or time-consuming. And the guide was super personable and knowledgeable of... More 

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