My girlfriend and I will be venturing to Brazil in two weeks! We are adding the final touches to our itinerary and realized we may be in Rio for a little bit too long. After reading other posts we're interested in visiting Teresopolis, more specifically, hiking in Serra dos Orgaos National Park. Now I have several questions regarding this trip.
. What bus do I take from Rio to get to Teresopolis and from there how do we arrive in Serra dos Orgaos?
. How much is the bus ride roundtrip?
. Is it necessary to book a tour or could we hike on designated trails by ourselves?
Any feedback/experiences would be great to hear considering I have not heard much from others about this area.