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Estrada Real

Estrada RJ 165, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Worth a visit

Full of "cachaçarias"and beautiful waterfalls, it is amid the rainforest. The noise of birds is... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
London, United Kingdom
We saved one hour from Paraty to Sao Paulo

The beautiful road between Paraty and Cunha is almost finished after many years of reconstruction... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2016
Moscow, Russia
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
23 May 2016
“Worth a visit”
14 Feb 2016
“We saved one hour from Paraty to Sao Paulo”
Estrada RJ 165, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

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.

Thank fervalsil
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank anders_brazil
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We did this road, also called gold road, from São Paulo to Parati and it was awful. In the first the road is ok and with pavement, however at a certain point it turns to be wild. The road is below mountain with big rocks...More

2  Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 11 January 2014

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...More

Thank margarete p
Reviewed 20 March 2013

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...More

Thank Andra079
Reviewed 1 August 2012

We did the half day tour with Guide Harry in the Gold Trail. He was very nice and knowledgeable about the history of the area and the species in the rain forest. The tour lasted about 3 hours including walking through the trail, stopping over...More

2  Thank Dan_Xing
Reviewed 14 March 2012

We trekked for 3 days and did not see another other walkers. Natural unspoilt scenery

Thank F1roger
Reviewed 11 March 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

2  Thank MiriamM972
Reviewed 21 January 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...More

2  Thank NomadicNina
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Beautiful unspoilt trail, made all the more facinating by the hugely knowledgable Harry. Easy-going, great fun and interesting. I would really recommend Paraty Explorer to anyone, they offer a really friendly, personal service, very efficient and absolutely professional.

Thank Eliza P
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