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Walking the Gold Trail tour

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USD 60.00
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Meet your state registered guide at Paraty bus station at 08:30am to catch the bus into the mountain range behind the town. After the bus journey of approximately 25 minutes you will arrive at the start of a section of the Gold Trail that has been restored for people to visit. Access to the trail is only permitted on payment of a maintenance fee (included in tour price) and with a state-registered guide. The trail takes about 90 minutes and is downhill on very uneven rocky surfaces. During the walk you´ll find out about Paraty´s past; the history and construction of the Gold Trail; and the flora and fauna of the Atlantic Forest. After the waterfalls the guide will take you to Engenho d´Ouro cachaça distillery where the Brazilian rum is made the traditional way. At the distillery there will be a tasting session of the many different types of cachaça and liqueurs (included in tour price). There will be a chance to buy cachaça before you take the bus back to Paraty.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your guide will meet you at your hotel accommodation at 08:30am
    Departure Time
    Return Details
    Bus station in Paraty
    • English speaking state accredited tour guide
    • Cachaça tasting at local distillery
    • Small-group walking tour
    • Round-trip transport by bus
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wear shoes that you are comfortable walking in (no high heels, no flipflops)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    Response from MichaelParaty, Owner at Walking the Gold Trail tour
    Responded 4 Jul. 2019
    Thank you, Brice. It was great to have you in Paraty. Enjoy the rest of your time in Brazil!
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    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
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    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!
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Paraty Explorer
    424 reviews
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    All perfect
    We did the kayak tour with Michael and Nil. They were both very nice, professional and willing to give good
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    Interesting tour
    This is an interesting tour providing insight into the history of Paraty. The guide spoke good English and was
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    Beautiful and fun! Must go!
    Amazing kayaking tour! Both Tui and Michael are super helpful and attentive. Views of the coast and mangrove are
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    Must go tour
    Had an amazing day with Jorge and Michael getting to know the forest from a new perspective. At first, I thought
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    William F
    great sea kayak trip
    We did the sea kayaking tour with Michael. It was great fun and we enjoyed having a very knowledgable guide with
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    Antwerp Province, Belgium
    Reliable tour agency and an amazing experience!
    Michael from Paraty Tours is very correct and clear both via e-mail, WhatsApp and in real life. Therefor the
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    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    Unique experience
    The "Wild food walk" was excellent and one of the highlights of our trip. The day was very well organised by
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    Faversham, United Kingdom
    Not to be missed!!
    We took part in the 4 hour kayaking trip with our guide Newmar. He gave good instruction as to using the kayak and
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    Unforgettable experience
    Thank you so much for this experience. George and Michael introduced us to the magical world of senses.
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    Amazing tour in the forest
    My family and I went on the forest forager tour with Jorge and Gabriel, and what an amazing tour!! It was so
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    Pick your salad in the jungle
    Rodrigo from Paraty Explorer invited Georgie for this tour who was grown up in the middle of the national park,
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    Juliette E
    Holiday! Kayaking was super!
    It was very nice, beautiful, en nice people. Thank you for the experience. 👍🏻☀️ Greets from Aalsmeer Holland.
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    Tom P
    Excellent tour
    Really well done tour, excellent knowledge and enjoyed the meal with our foraged foods! Would definitely
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    The Hague, The Netherlands
    Best views in Paraty, great hike !!!
    We were very happy with our choice to go with Paraty Explorer on this adventurous hike to peak of sugarloaf
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    Stjepan P
    “New” was an amazing guide who was very knowledgeable of the history and and all round pleasure to be around. An
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