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Walking the Gold Trail tour provided by Paraty Explorer

Walking the Gold Trail tour

Walking the Gold Trail tour
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£44.34
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About
Experience Paraty´s unique combination of history, culture and nature on this fascinating tour in the forest on the mountainside behind the town. With your expert local guide, step back in time on the Gold Trail, the paved road built by African slaves in the 18th Century to bring gold and precious stones out of the Brazilian interior and onto ships to Portugal. After walking on the trail through the rainforest you will stop at freshwater pools and waterfalls for a refreshing swim. You´ll also visit the thrilling Toboggan waterfall, a natural rock waterslide that you can slide down and the locals ´surf´down standing up! The tour finishes in a cachaça distillery where, before tasting the various types of cachaça, you will see at first hand how the Brazilian rum is still made the traditional way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8058P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • English speaking state accredited tour guide
  • Cachaça tasting at local distillery
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Round-trip transport by bus
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - The Gold Path
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Paraty, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro Paraty Bus Station, Colitur bus company counter
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear shoes that you are comfortable walking in (no high heels, no flipflops)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • English speaking state accredited tour guide
  • Cachaça tasting at local distillery
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Round-trip transport by bus
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - The Gold Path
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Paraty, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro Paraty Bus Station, Colitur bus company counter
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear shoes that you are comfortable walking in (no high heels, no flipflops)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Paraty
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cachoeira do Toboga
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    The Gold Path
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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quegend
Toronto, Canada111 contributions
Fantastic shore excursion
Mar 2020
We cannot speak highly enough about this tour through Paraty and the gold trail. Organized as a ship shore excursion from the port, it was a fantastic historical experience.

We started with the hike through the jungle where we learned about the history of the area, the local fauna and of the colonization and slavery in this part of Brazil. We continued to a local swimming hole where we also enjoyed a delicious lunch and caipirinhas at a cachaca distillery and finished with a walk through the old town.

Michael kept us entertained and well-informed throughout and we certainly got more than our money's worth with such a full day.

Thank you Michael and team for a wonderful introduction to this lovely town.
Written 10 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Great meeting you both here in Paraty. We certainly packed a lot into that day, haha! History, culture, nature and more... great fun. Stay safe!
Written 12 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David Sunday
1 contribution
Great Tour -- Excellent Guide in Michael!
Mar 2020
We booked this tour as part of our world cruise (that unfortunately ended shortly after this stop) and had an excellent time. Michael was an excellent guide and he had communicated with us well beforehand. We had a group of about a dozen folks and Michael took care of us well. The 'gold trail' was very interesting -- mostly downhill, so not too stressing (but watch your footing!). We also went to waterfall where a couple of us swam (water was 'cool'). After that was lunch, which was not in the price, but not expensive, and then a look at a cachaca distillery. The final portion was a walking tour of the town, which was very good. However, some of us had gotten worn out and actually left a little early -- we were beat. For cruise ship passengers, it was very easy to get to the pier from almost anywhere in town. Highly recommended!
Written 1 April 2020
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It was great meeting you both, and the others in the group. We certainly packed in a lot in one day...there´s so much to see and do in Paraty with its unique combination of history, culture and nature. Maybe you´ll come back one day and spend more time here?! Thank you again for choosing Paraty Explorer for your shore excursion. Stay safe! Michael
Written 6 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LAFONBRI
Rueil-Malmaison, France43 contributions
Great tour and flexible!
We enjoyed 2 activities: Gold trail and private boat trip.
Everything was well organized by Michael! He even was very flexible by switching activities depending on weather forecast.
We appreciated all his comments about the history of Paraty and its gold trail!
Highly recommended
Written 5 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you, Brice. It was great to have you in Paraty. Enjoy the rest of your time in Brazil!
Written 5 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dan S
1 contribution
Multi-Activity Hike and A Great Way to Experience Paraty's Interior
Mar 2019 • Friends
A group of seven friends was visiting Paraty for a few days, and the Gold Trail hike was an ideal start to our trip. There was jungle, hiking, history, cachaca, science, swimming and waterfalls, all delivered in just four hours with knowledge and friendliness from our excellent guide Michael. I know many visitors to Paraty will rush to the beach and islands, but I definitely recommend spending a little time exploring the Gold Trail and visiting a distillery with Paraty Explorer. It will help you understand the town (and country) better and enhance the rest of your visit. One caveat: the hiking is very easy and mostly downhill BUT the trail is highly uneven so you might want to choose another tour if you have bad ankles or knees.
Written 20 April 2019
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Karen
1 contribution
Excellent Day Tour with Easy Hiking and Great History
Dec 2018 • Friends
We loved the Gold Trail day-tour with Paraty Explorer. The history and cachaca tasting made our time in Paraty feel unique, and this was one of our favorite experiences. Bring your swimsuit for the water slide - it's so fun!
Written 1 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Paraty Explorer
Paul H
Paul H
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Kayaking to islands and mangroves
Our family loved the kayak trip with Michael. He was a wonderful guide with lots of knowledge. I especially like
adolfoc792
adolfoc792
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Amazing trip with a fantastic guide!
Michael was an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable about Paraty, the mangrove, and the islands! We enjoyed the trip
Aidan T
Aidan T
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Perfect outdoor experience in the beautiful Paraty.
We had two amazing days with Michael. We did the kayaking on the Friday and hiking on the Saturday. Both were fanta
Ruth329
Ruth329
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Amazing walk through the forest
This was unique and super fun and educational. You will love it. Jorge is amazing: we felt so lucky to have had the
KarliL11
KarliL11
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best place for kayaking
We did rent kayaks from Michael, he organised for us a selfguided tour, as I am an experienced kayaker. We had amaz
sebfns
sebfns
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EXCELLENT KAYAK ACTIVITY
It was a really great time exploring 2 beaches and the mangrove near Paraty. You have enough time to enjoy and ther
260patriciav
260patriciav
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Gorgeous scenery of Paraty bay
My husband and I have been exploring Paraty for 20+ years and one of the surprising things is that we continue to d
devoras401
devoras401
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Perfect Kayak Tour
This was an amazing thing to do in Paraty- the tourguide was super knowledgable and friendly- we felt right at home
VComper
VComper
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Experience Paraty
Experience Paraty in a privilegied way. It was probably my 10th visit to Paraty but the first one where I felt trul
marcellesantos
marcellesantos
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Do not miss out on this unique experience
Paraty is so much more than its tiny historical center, yet few tourists get a chance to explore the town's hidden
francescoesticazzi
francescoesticazzi
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Lovely tour!
Very nice tour, we headed to a couple of islands and then to a canal with crabs and trees growing directly on the w
marsedavog
marsedavog
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One of the best experiences in Paraty!!
We had a great day of paddling in the bay with Michael. We did a 4-5 hour tour and visited some beautiful beaches a
tanyaf944
tanyaf944
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Brilliant time exploring the beautiful scenery
My friend and I had the best time doing this kayak tour, all the equipment was provided and we felt very safe at al
Jenmor24
Jenmor24
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Amazing kayaking experience!
We had a fantastic experience with Michael and his friendly team and could not recommend kayaking with them more. W
Ben_Eaton1878
Ben_Eaton1878
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Like Food? This is unmissable.
This is, by far, the most exciting and interesting trip I have ever done. For someone who lives and breathes food a
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