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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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AU$88.57
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8058P3
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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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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Alina G
Marburg, Germany17 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We‘ve booked the kayaking tour and the „Gold Trail hike“ with Michael and Rodrigo. Both trips were amazing and we enjoyed it a lot. Both guides from Paraty Explorer very pleasant, open-minded and taught us a lot. We would definitely recommend both trips. If you love nature both trips are definitely worth doing. Thank you Michael and Rodrigo for two lovely days in Paraty. Best regards Mario and Alina
Written 23 May 2022
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LAFONBRI
Rueil-Malmaison, France43 contributions
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.

Karen
1 contribution
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
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quegend
Toronto, Canada111 contributions
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
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
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Dan S
1 contribution
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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A well-balanced unique tour
Paraty explorer's tour was great! The paddling was hard, but a welcome change from our beach days. We went across t
benoitv975
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great kayak tour
amazing tour, amazing guide, very knowledgeable of the zone. a must do! we really enjoyed our time with that agency
472freyar
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Perfect, serene morning
Our excursion on the kayaks was amazing, Julio was the perfect guide explaining things as we went along. We also go
ninasG8262IB
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Great tours and nice people
We did the Kayak tour with Michael and the bird watching tour with Chico. Both guides were very nice and we could b
ninasG8262IB
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Great kayak tour in Paraty
We had an awesome tour with Michael. The weather was awesome and we went at the right time to go through the mangro
P7624OTleslied
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Kayak Tour
Absolutely stunning scenery and Michael has a great insight into local culture in Paraty. Couldn't recommend more h
Ever813
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Fun with Kayaks
The ride takes about 4 hours, and it’s organized by Michael and Julian. The nice oceanic two seats kayaks are easy
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Muito beleza!
The paddling was great! Paraty Bay is amazing to paddle and our tour guide Giuliano was excellent :)
HendrikM
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Relaxing beautiful tour around the bay
Great way to see the bay and discover its little and secluded coves. The equipment is in perfect condition and we f
Meemiek
Meemiek
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Our 3 day paddle to Mamangua.
We were a group of 4 adults and were joined by 2 other clients on a 3 day kayak trip to Mamangua with Michael. The
Melissa Z
Melissa Z
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Amazing tour to Cachoeira da Malencia
We went on a private tour with Rodrigo to Cachoeira da Malencia. It was an amazing experience with just enough time
Emmaag08
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Very good experience
It was a beautiful day! experience to repeat! thanks again ! Atmosphere and explanations guaranteed!
Meemiek
Meemiek
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A wonderful full day tour!
We were a group of 5 experienced paddlers and arranged a private full day tour with Michael. Two of our party could
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
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