Walking the Gold Trail tour

Walking the Gold Trail tour

Experience Paraty´s unique combination of history, culture and nature on this fascinating tour in the forest on the mountainside behind the town. With your expert local guide, step back in time on the Gold Trail, the paved road built by African slaves in the 18th Century to bring gold and precious stones out of the Brazilian interior and onto ships to Portugal. After walking on the trail through the rainforest you will stop at freshwater pools and waterfalls for a refreshing swim. You´ll also visit the thrilling Toboggan waterfall, a natural rock waterslide that you can slide down and the locals ´surf´down standing up! The tour finishes in a cachaça distillery where, before tasting the various types of cachaça, you will see at first hand how the Brazilian rum is still made the traditional way.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cachoeira do Toboga, Estrada RJ 165 - Km 8 Igreja da Penha, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000 Brazil

At the end of the walk the accredited guide will take you for a refreshing swim in waterfalls and freshwater pools. The highlight for many is the Toboggan, a large natural rock waterslide.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Gold Path, Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina 27 Km from Sao Jose do Barreiro, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Our state accredited tour guide will take you on the Gold Trail, the paved road built by African slaves in the 18th century to transport gold out of the Brazilian interior and onto ships bound for Portugal.

In addition to providing a fascinating scenario for guiding you through Brazil's history, the trail is also surrounded by Atlantic Forest. The guide will also talk you about this 'forgotten' forest and point out many trees and plants, some of which are edible!

Please note that the Gold Trail is only accessible when accompanied by local state registered tour guide.

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"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"

Hora de Inicio: 8:30 AM
Duración: 5 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Paraty, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro

Traveler pickup is offered

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • 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

No Incluye

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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