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TREKKING PROGRAMS:

To start to organize your own trekking program at Serra da Bocaina and Bocaina National Park, you must to remember that first you will need arrive in Sao Jose do Barreiro, then check-in at MW Trekking office and finally go to Serra da Bocaina by car.

This whole process will spend some time that we recommend you start your plans as we did it below:

 

Previous Day:

—— – Arrival at Sao Jose do Barreiro.

—— – Check-in at MW Trekking Office located at São Jose do Barreiro main square.

—— – Departure by car to Pousada Recanto da Floresta at Serra da Bocaina.

20:00 – Dinner (Typical Brazilian food full of organic vegetable from its own vegetable garden).

——- – Sleep.

 

YOUR DAY OR DAYS TREKKING OPTIONS (see below the options).

 

Last Day:

08:30 – Breakfast.

09:30 – Departure by car back to Sao Jose do Barreiro.

11:30 – Arrival at MW Trekking office – end of our services.

 

DAY TREKKING OPTIONS:

See below the list of day trekking possibilities that MW Trekking offers from Pousada Recanto da Floresta.

Make your choice and pay attention about the kilometres, walk time and trekking level to fit it in your physical condition.

The day trekking will happen as bellow:

08:30 – Breakfast.

09:30 – Start your day trekking (see the options below).

16:00 – Lunch (Typical Brazilian food full of organic vegetable from its own vegetable garden).

20:30 – Late Dinner (two options of delicious hot soup with homemade bread in pieces with butter and soft garlic pasta).

——– – Overnight at Pousada Recanto da Floresta.

 

FULL DAY TREKKING OPTIONS;

1- BACIA PEAK TRAIL:

Bacia Peak is the second highest peak from Bocaina Mountain.

From the top, at 2050 metres, it offers a striking view about the Paraiba Valley with its ocean of hills, towns, lakes and Bocaina Mountain range.

From there its possible observes the meaning of “Bocaina” (an Indian name for two mountains one in front other).

Bacia Peak is one of the most incredible and beautiful places from Serra da Bocaina.

Walk Distance: 16km.

Trekking degree: Medium.

Duration: Approximately 6 hours.

 

2-  Bocaina National Park – Hike to Santo Izidro and Posses Waterfall.

In this hike we visit two beautiful waterfalls from the Bocaina National Park.

Located inside The Bocaina National Park, 5 km from Pousada Recanto da Floresta, Santo Izidro Waterfall is known as “The Post Card of Serra da Bocaina” or “The little Paradise”.

It has 120 metres in total and 80 metres in the main fall, with a big pool very good to swim.

This is one of the best places to relax and be integrated with the nature.

After that, we start following a small path inside Bocaina National Park.

The path is great to hike because it’s in the middle of the forest.

With luck is possible observes different birds, monkeys and other typical animals.

The Posses Waterfall provide a wonderful bath in its very clear and cold water; in sunny days it is also possible a very relaxed sun bath on the big stones of the waterfall.

Walk Distance: 22km.

Trekking degree: high.

Duration: Approximately 7 hours.

 

3- Tira Chapéu Peak Trekking.

Tira Chapéu Peak is the highest peak of Serra da Bocaina and Bocaina National Park.

The trail departures from Pousada Recanto da Floresta at 1640m height and ends on the top of Tira chapéu’s Peak at 2.200m height.

To get there, basically the trail is up hill crossing some forests and altitude camps; full of mountain views, from the top of the peak, in clear days, is it possible observes the Paraty’s Bay, the ocean, and the Paraiba’s Valley.

Walk Distance: 20km.

Trekking degree: Medium.

Duration: Approximately 8 hours.

 

4- Prince Hill through Enchanted Forest and Paredão Waterfall.

The walk starts through a beautiful forest full of an interesting twisted tree knew as “Cambui tree”.

During the Enchanted Forest crossing it is possible observe several different plants like micro orchids, bromélias, mushrooms and tiny flowers. The first place we visit is the Prince Hill, a high place from where we can observe the beauty of Bocaina mountain range landscape, the Paraiba Valley and the town of Sao Jose do Barreiro planted between of the ocean of hills. After that, a quick visit at a small place called “Secret Garden”, where is located The Fairy’s Waterfall.

Finally we’ll get at Paredão Waterfall with its big stone where it is possible a very good relaxes and sun bath.

Paredão Waterfall it is a very good place to study, ready, swims or just relax besides the nature.

Walk Distance: 12km.

Trekking degree: easy.

Duration: Approximately 5 hours.

 

5- The Cliff Trail.

The Cliff Trail starts crossing The Enchanted Wood, a very typical forest covered by “Cambuís” (an interesting twisted tree) and hundreds of different species of plants. In the highest point of the trail at 1.800 metres, there is a Delta Fly Ramp from where we can observe the whole Paraiba Valley and its little towns. At the end of the Cliff Trail, it’s possible swim in the cold water of Paredão’s Waterfall.

Walk Distance: 15km.

Trekking degree: Medium.

Duration: Approximately 5 hours.

 

6- Bocaina National Park – Hike to Marrecas and Posses Waterfall.

In this hike we visit two beautiful waterfalls from the Bocaina National Park.

We start following a small path inside Bocaina National Park.

The path is great to hike because it’s in the middle of the forest.

With luck is possible observes different birds, monkeys and other typical animals.

The Waterfalls provide a wonderful bath in its very clear and cold water; in sunny days it is also possible a very relaxed sun bath on the big stones of the waterfalls.

Walk Distance: 26km.

Trekking degree: high.

Duration: Approximately 9 hours.

 

HALF DAY TREKKING OPTIONS;

1- The Green River Trail.

The Green River is a very beautiful trail throughout a marvellous rain forest that ends at the Cave Waterfall.

In the trail is possible observe a lot of different trees, orchids, flowers and, with luck some animal like armadillos and monkeys.

The hike is easy and nice, with a lot of rain forest views and very clear water ponds.

For those brave ones, The Cave Waterfall offers a unique opportunity to bath in a very special human untouched clear and cold water.

Walk Distance: 10km.

Trekking degree: easy.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

 

2- Bocaina National Park – Hike to Santo Izidro (The Main Waterfall).

Located inside The Bocaina National Park, 5 km from Pousada Recanto da Floresta, Santo Izidro Waterfall is known as “The Post Card of Serra da Bocaina” or “The little Paradise”.

It has 120 metres in total and 80 metres in the main fall with a big pool very good to swim.

This is one of the best places to relax and be integrated with the nature.

Walk Distance: 10km.

Trekking degree: easy.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

 

3- Walk to the Stone House Ruins.

Easy walk through a little road with small river crossings and nice mountains views.

Built in old French style by the French Physician Dr. Lassance to be a gift to his wife, The Stone House was finished in 1914.

Dr. Lassance’s wife unfortunately doesn’t like the place and never more visited it again.

After be closed for a long time, a small family started to live at the Stone House, after that it become a school, until the time that a group of walkers had slept and made fire at the second floor of the house. Because the fire, the floor felt down with part of the ruff. Sometime later also the walls start to fall and the entire property had assumed the aspect of a ruins, a view far from the rich aspect that it had in early times – the golden age of the Stone House.

Walk Distance: 10km.

Trekking degree: easy.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

 

4- Enchanted Forest and Paredão Waterfall.

The walk starts through a beautiful forest full of an interesting twisted tree knew as “Cambui tree”.

During the Enchanted Forest crossing it is possible observe several different plants like micro orchids, bromélias, mushrooms and tiny flowers. The first place we visit is the “Puma Waterfall” that offers a delicious bath, and after that we finally get at Paredão Waterfall with its big stone where it is possible a very good relaxes and sun bath.

Paredão Waterfall it is a very good place to study, ready, swims or just relax besides the nature.

Walk Distance: 10km.

Trekking degree: easy.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

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HOW TO BOOK:

Select trekking options you want to participate and send it to us requesting the package price.