Expedition

Parque Estadual dos Três Picos

Três Picos State Park

(Minimum of 3 days)

Located in the mountain range, 180km from Rio, between the districts of Teresópolis and Nova Friburgo, Três Picos is known for adventurous climbs. 700m granite walls and routes in traditional style makes this place the “Meca” of Brazilian “Alpine” Climbing. The Três Picos (Three Peaks) and the Capacete (Helmet) are the main mountains of the area. The Pico Maior (Major Peak), biggest monolith of the park and highest peak of Serra do Mar mountain range with 2265m (7500fts), is the highlight, where we find long traditional routes only recommended to climbers with large experience. The region also offers more accessible routes besides hiking and waterfalls. The hospitality, climate, fresh air and organic food are other good reasons to visit.

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Included: Transportation, private guides and accommodation.
Not Included: Meals and drinks

Serra dos Órgãos National Park

Serra dos Órgãos National Park

(Minimum of 2 days)

Serra dos Órgãos National Park impresses for the beauty of massive granite mountains rising among the dense Atlantic rain forest. The altitude tropical climate, beautiful landscapes and rich biodiversity are other attractions of the region. The park can be divided in 2 areas according to environment. As long as we gain altitude the vegetation changes from Atlantic rain forest to high meadows and the temperature drops about 10ºC(50ºF), reaching -5ºC (23ºF) at night during the winter. In the high meadows, close to the summit of Pedra do Sino, the highest point on this mountain range, there is a lodge open all year long for climbers and visitors. The “Dedo de Deus” (God’s Finger) mountain stands as a national climbing mark, having it first ascent in 1912 by a Brazilian expedition. The “Agulha do Diabo” (Devils Needle) is considered one of the 15 most amazing climbs in the world for the beauty of its formation and esthetic of the route. Located in the heart of the park, this mountain is also none for the difficult access and pureness, demanding experience and fitness from the climbers. Most part of the routes in the Serra dos Órgãos follows systems of chimneys and for this reason is recommended experience in such technique and no fear of confined spaces (claustrophobia). For acclimation on chimneys we recommend the “Stop” Chimney at the Sugar Loaf in Rio (description in the climbs section).

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Itatiaia National Park

Itatiaia National Park

(Minimum of 3 days)

Itatiaia National Park was the first conservation unit created in Brazil at 1937. Such as Serra dos Órgãos, Itatiaia can be divided in two areas according to climate and vegetation, the upper meadows and the lower Atlantic rain forest. What is remarkable is the huge high meadows area, with mesothermic clime, endemic species and massive alkaline rocks. Itatiaia mountain range is one of the biggest in the world due to its formation process and the Black Needles peak, summiting at 2791m, is one of the highest in Brazil. Climbing is the highlight activity in the park which offers sport and traditional rock climbing and mountaineering. The lower area has many waterfalls and good rivers to swim with tropical climate. It fauna is very rich and is possible to watch birds and mammals such as Toucans, Guans, Coatis and Capuchin monkeys.  The “Robouças” mountain lodge, from the national park, is the only place to stay at the upper area and for this reason requires booking in advance.

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Included: Transportation, private guides and accommodation.
Not Included: Meals and drinks

Customizada

Customized

(Minimum of 3 days)

Beyond the classic suggestions above, we offer all support (transportation, driver, guides and equipment) to run your own expedition according to your necessities. You just need to send us by e-mail your plans, specifying itinerary and gear needed to get prices. Services and equipment is charged per day and the other expenses (accommodation and food) rely to the costumer.

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