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Estrada Real, Paraty
(3.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Walk back in time as you follow Estrada Real, the paved road built by African slaves in the 18th Century to take gold and precious stones to ships bound for Portugal. It remains intact through Paraty’s incredible rainforest, and passionate “eco-historical” guides lead tours that immerse you in both nature and knowledge. While you have Paraty’s rich and colorful history explained to you, you also learn about the local flora and fauna. Stop to admire the wild raspberries and avocados your guide will find along the way. Towards the end of the gentle hike, you will stop at a beautiful waterfall run where you have a chance to swim and slide, before finishing the tour at a cachaça distillery that still makes Brazilian rum the traditional way. A taste of the finished product ensures you finish the day in high spirits. By using our Paraty itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Estrada Real and other attractions in Paraty.
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  • We did a jeep - a little basic tourist - tour on the route taken by slaves landed in Paraty and sent in Minas Gerais. Nature is beautiful, and the visit to the waterfalls worth a visit... not bad also visit distilleries of cachaça... yet once a little tourism d mass but not uninteresting...
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  • The road between wedge and Paraty is fully renovated and offers a beautiful trip to Paraty, I advise you do the course with time to enjoy the scenery.
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  • The landscape is wonderful, but there are few places where you can stop. Most of the route was recovered and is well signposted. About the last 4 km near Paraty, require greater attention because there are very narrow passages that did not pass by the restoration. Worth knowing, without rain and during the day.
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  • Lindo. Todos deveriam passar e prestigiar esta iniciativa
  • A história é muito bem contada por meio de maquetes dos pontos turísticos das cidades que compõem a estrada real! O trabalho do artesão é incrível! Uma iniciativa particular que merece reconhecimento!
  • Vale o valor da entrada, história bem contada, com algumas curiosidades boas e outras que fiquei na dúvida, trabalho em miniatura muito bem feito, trabalhoso é bonito de ver.
  • Trabalho espetacular, mas ainda incompleto. Espero voltar em alguns anos, e poder ver o caminho da Estrada Real mais completo!
  • Excelente trabalho de arte. Tivemos um guia, o Marcelo, muito bom e atencioso. Ouvimos sobre a história da cidade e estrada Real. Recomendo!!