Pedra da Cruz, Serra dos Orgaos Nat Park

Teresópolis, Brazil

Experience hosted by Renata

8 hours, Hosted in English and Portuguese
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Up to 5 people

What you'll do

We will walk towards the upper (parte alta) Serra dos Orgaos National Park - entering part of the majestic Serra dos Órgãos. We will pass through waterfalls and I will tell you a bit about the park. We'll possibly see beautiful mountains and reach a 360° view summit that has a very special view of Serra dos Órgãos mountain range, including part of the famous God's Finger and Devil's Needle Mountains (the views are subject to the fog).

This is a MODERATE hike of 14km (round trip) with a constant ascent (840m of altimetry) that takes around 3 to 4 hours, including stops for resting, hydration, replace our energies and enjoy beautiful views. The return might take 3 hours.

It is advisable to wear long trousers and tennis shoes for trekking and that you have a REASONABLE/GOOD physical condition. We will walk outdoors all the time, so we may be subject to the weather conditions and the landscapes may be affected by these factors out of our control.

I take small groups looking to deliver a safe and quality experience, as well as being a great way to make friends! :)

Entrance ticket to the National Park: temporarily free of charge.
Substantial Mountain Snack: R$ 25/person - require it in advance and pay it at the time, in cash.

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We will walk towards the upper (parte alta) Serra dos Orgaos National Park - entering part of the majestic Serra dos Órgãos. We will pass through waterfalls and I will tell you a bit about the park. We'll possibly see beautiful mountains and reach a 360° view summit that has a very special view of Serra dos Órgãos mountain range, including part of the famous God's Finger and Devil's Needle Mountains (the views are subject to the fog).

Meet your host, Renata

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Certified Tour guide since 2003. As a Tour Leader, Renata has leaded groups of foreigners all around South America - including many highlights in Brazil - as well as Southern and East Africa. I have lived in Cuzco, Peru and in Cape Town, South Africa. I also speak Spanish fluently.
Since 2011, I design tours to foreigners traveling to Brazil. I am also a rock climber and a mountaineer, so I love being in the bush :) it makes me very happy to take Nature lovers to experience some of the beauties of Serra dos Órgãos, in Rio de Janeiro state.
Fell free to check my availability for another dates, including week days if you are on vacation :)
También podemos hacer este sendero hablando español :)

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Certified Tour guide since 2003. As a Tour Leader, Renata has leaded groups of foreigners all around South America - including many highlights in Brazil - as well as Southern and East Africa. I have lived in Cuzco, Peru and in Cape Town, South Africa. I also speak Spanish fluently.
Since 2011, I design tours to foreigners traveling to Brazil. I am also a rock climber and a mountaineer, so I love being in the bush :) it makes me very happy to take Nature lovers to experience some of the beau…
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Where you'll be

MEETING POINT: 07:30 Headquarters of Parnaso National Park, in the city of Teresópolis. Viação Teresópolis has daily buses from Rio de Janeiro (1h30m) and Petrópolis. You can come on the first bus, get an Uber early morning or sleep in Teresópolis the night before the trail.
Highlights: 360° view of Serra dos Orgaos, including possible views of the famous God's Finger Mountain (Dedo de Deus) among other stunning mountains of the National Park.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Tarcisio
March 2020
Toda a interação prévia com a Renata nos deixou muito cientes de tudo o que faríamos. Muito bom o contato prévio. No dia da caminhada ela foi exímia. No meu caso, precisei um pouco mais de atenção de sua parte e ela se mostrou perfeita.
Naly
March 2020
I highly recommend Renata if you want to optimize the hiking experience, and feel comfortable all way through the trail- she has the perfect expertise and is a caring guide! We could not have chosen a better one!
Andrew
January 2020
Renata was wonderful and led us on a beautiful and challenging hike. I don't believe we would have been able to go as far on the trail without her expert guidance through some tricky scrambles. She was very patient with us, and we felt very confident and trusting in her skills. We were able to push our bodies farther than they've ever gone in places we otherwise might have turned back. Reaching the summit of Pedra do Cruz was a near religious experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Renata and would highly recommend this incredible experience!
Katherine
January 2020
Renata took my husband and I on a hike to Morro de Cruz. She is super caring, her English is stellar, and she was so patient helping us do a hike that was a bit beyond our normal experience. Completely happy we did this - a highlight of our trip!
Sanne
January 2020
The hike was amazing - Renata is a wonderful storyteller and knows a lot about the park & Brazils flora and fauna, we had an experience that was beyond our imagination, really recommend it!
Hilary
January 2020
A wonderful day, beautiful scenery and very enjoyable walk / climb. Renata took a lot of care to keep to my pace and was very knowledgeable.

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Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

1,5L of water and chlorine (optional) - refuel with water from the mountain during the hike;

Substantial mountain snack (suggestion): sandwiche, hard egg, fruits, cereal bar, crackers and other candies;