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Estrada Real, Paraty

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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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  • Leaving Paraty toward Cunha, are approximately 40 km. In the beginning, very narrow and full of curves where a car at a time, but winning this initial stretch, is very worthwhile because the visual is just beautiful. If you match the time when the chainsaw is so flowery manacá, is indescribable. Impossible not to stop and photograph. Make a stop at Lavandário to admire the lavender plantations which remember the fields of Provence, and then choose one of the delicious restaurants along the road, who value the visual of the region and local products like the trout and the shitake.
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  • The Paraty-Cunha road requires urgent reforms in the initial stretch of climb. Excerpts on a track, many holes and lack of signage. Cause some discomfort with the abandonment and the danger. When we got the part we reformed with the great pavement and desirous that this same reform reaches the stretch near Paraty.
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  • The look is nice, but the road has stretches with many holes and stretches with a unique track. It is necessary to go very slowly.
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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!!