Our Serra dos Orgãos Trekking Expedition , takes place in the Serra dos Orgãos National Park. It comprehends the cities of Teresópolis and Petrópolis and is recommended to travelers in good physical conditions and outgoing spirit.
Rio de Janeiro city. Under request.
Early pick ups at 6:00 am.
Tour recommended to trekkers in good physical conditions only. Take a good pairs of trekking shoes,1 sweater or jacket, 1 rain coat, sunblock, mosquito repellent, gloves, woolen cap and flashlight . Take extra food to eat, specially during the trek along the day as we provide 4 meals.
We recommend chocolate bars, power bars, fruits, cookies, nuts and canned food. Take plenty of water as well. There are natural water fountains on the way to collect more water. Travellers will need to travel as light as possible, as each person carries his/her own food and camping gear. We do not operate this tour during Summer, due to the heat, sudden floods and storms.
Please click on the PROCEED BOOKING button at the top right of this page. You will be directed to our booking engine, where you will fill out the form with tour date, names, address in Rio, phone number, number of passengers and etc. Once you check out, you will be directed to Paypal to perform the payment of the deposit (R$190.00 per person). After the payment, a voucher will be sent to your e-mail address. Make sure you check your spam box as well. Remainder is paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour.
We collect customers in Rio at 6:30 am. After arriving in Petroplolis and having a quick breakfast, we start the trek at 9:30 am. The first part is a 6 km trail, steep at some points. After some rest we continue for another 7 km until we reach the Castelos de Açu at 2232 meters, where we set up the camping area, and spend the night, but not before having a hot soup and macarroni.
We wake up early to see the sunrise, then after breakfast, we have 6 km of ups and downs at altitudes between 1990 and 2200 meters, then another 10 km down the mountain, until we reach the other side of the park in Teresopolis. On the way down, we also stop to check the view from Pedra do Sino.
From Sino to the park´s entrance in Teresopolis, it takes around 4 hours. Before we head back to Rio city, we can have an optional stop at a local restaurant .We are usually back in Rio around 08:00pm.