Best Treks in Brazil – 10 Expeditions all over Brazil

Trekkings in Brazil and worldwide consist in long-distance outdoor hikings, often involving overnight stays in natural environments, whether in campsites or shelters and carrying essential equipment to survive in such an environment.

The main difference of this type of Adventure Tourism are the simple but fulfilling experiences and feelings it gives us, such as watching the sunrise or sunset at the top of a mountain, complete everyday goal or overcome your own limits. Trekkings teaches that beyond the physical effort, the adventure will provide unforgettable experiences and incalculable life lessons.

Check out the 10 Best Treks in Brazil we selected for international adventure-lovers!

1) Petrópolis Teresópolis Crossing

Considered by many as the most beautiful trekking or the long-distance hike of Brazil, the Petrópolis Teresópolis Crossing presents many breathtaking viewpoints. It consists in a 32 kms difficult and technical hike, with steep ascents and descents across the mountains, connecting the cities of Petrópolis and Teresópolis in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The Petrópolis Teresópolis Crossing, also known as the Serra dos Órgãos Crossing, is usually realized in 3 days and counts with the support of Mountain Shelters with bathrooms, kitchen and even bunk-beds to stay overnight.

2) Mount Roraima

Best Treks in Brazil - Mount Roraima

The Mount Roraima is located on the triple border between Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana in South America. It is a Tepuy, a type of formation in table format, and its summit is known by many as ‘The Lost World’. Delimited by cliffs of around 1,000 meters high, its plateau presents an environment completely different of the Tropical Forest and the savanna vegetation that stands down the hills.

The Mount Roraima Expedition is a long trekking, usually realized in 9 or 11 days, including a few days of approximation, the ascent to the top of the Mount Roraima and then discovering and staying overnight the vast summit of the mountain. We operate the Trekking with the help of porters and cooks, allowing more people to take part of the adventure, as long as they have good physical condition.

3) Chapada Diamantina Trekking

Best Treks in Brazil - Vale do Pati

The Chapada Diamantina Trekking Expedition is located in the Chapada Dimantina National Park, in the heart of the state of Bahia, at about 425 kms of Salvador. Nestled in the Serra do Sincorá, the places presents more than 375 thousand acres of canyons, rivers, waterfalls, natural pools, valleys, tablelands and caves. It is one of most appealing tourism adventure destination of Brazil.

The Vale do Pati Crossing is considered one of the most beautiful Trekking Expedition of Brazil due to the scenic beauty composed by a large area of mountains, filled with waterfalls and natural beauties, where nature almost remains intact.

4) Serra Fina Crossing

Best Treks in Brazil - Serra Fina Crossing

The Serra Fina Crossing is considered as the most difficult crossing of Brazil, mainly because of the high unevenness of the place, which lays above 2.000 meters high. The Expedition crosses the 4th highest mountain of Brazil, Pedra da Mina, at 2,798 meters high. Due to the trekking inherent difficulties, it is recommended to people who practice demanding long-distance trekkings including overnight stay in camping areas. During the whole activity, there are very few water supply points, we will go through many hours of walking per day and segments with huge unevenness which requires a high level of resistance and physical effort.

The Serra Fina Crossing has a total 30 km and lasts 4 days of intense experience in the mountains. For many, it is seen as the perfect training for high mountains in Brazil.

5) Ilha Grande 360º Trekking

Best Treks in Brazil - Ilha Grande 360 Expedition

The Ilha Grande 360º Expedition is one of the most beautiful beach trekkings of Brazil. It has a 6 to 9 days duration and a distance of about 70 km. You will hike approximately 70 km across outstanding beaches and small fishermen villages.

After the complete tour of the island, you can hike up the Parrot Peak, the highest mountain of the island which offer outstanding views on the Island and the Continent. There is also the option of crossing only the half of the island, a distance of about 30 km in 3 days.

The Ilha Grande Trekking is the perfect mix between beach and mountains, taking trails in the middle of the Atlantic Forest, constant ascents and descents, and crossing countless rivers and paradisiacal beaches!

6) Paraty Wilderness Trekking

Best Treks in Brazil - Paraty Wilderness Trekking

The Paraty Wilderness Trekking is realized in 8 days crossing many segments of the Atlantic Forest and ones of the most outstanding beaches of Brazil. Set amid many peninsulas and secluded beaches forming an island-studded bay, Paraty is one of Brazil’s most appealing destinations. 

This beautiful trekking also consists in constant ascents and descents of jungle-covered steep mountains besides passing by beaches of rare beauty. One of the main highlights of the Paraty Wilderness Trekking is crossing and kayaking the unique Brazilian Fjord, called Saco de Mamanguá. Anothe rone is one of the most beautiful waterfall in the world, called Cachoeira do Saco Bravo, a natural crystal-clear water pool which stands between the immensity of the Ocean and the Continent, with a 8-meters waterfall.

7) Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking


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The Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking Expedition is located in the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, in the coast of North-East Brazil. The place offers a mixture of pristine desert landscapes of dunes and oases with crystal clear natural lagoons which make this expedition absolutely unique.

The 5-days Lençóis Maranhenses Expedition crosses the whole National Park and the participants will be able to discover all its magic, its crystal-clear water lagoons and local villages.

8) Pedra do Sino Trekking

Best Treks in Brazil - Pedra do Sino Trekking

Pedra do Sino is located in the mountain region of Rio de Janeiro, at 2,275m high. It is the highest point in the Serra dos Órgãos Moutain Range as well as the famous Petrópolis Teresópolis trekking (see Trekking nº1).

During the Expedition, the participants will hike on average 6 hours per day, during which they are able to observe the transition from the rich vegetation of the Atlantic Forest to the vegetation of high altitude fields, with a wide diversity of flora, such as bromeliads and orchids.

9) Portais de Hércules Trekking

Best Treks in Brazil - Portais de Hércules

The Portais de Hércules Expedition is also located in the Serra dos Órgãos National Park. It consists in a 2-days Trekking and offers the best viewpoint on the Serra dos Órgãos Moutain Range.

The sunrise from the Portais de Hércules viewpoint is breathtaking – as far as I am concerned, it is the most beautiful sunrise I have seen in my entire life. Hiking up and down the mountains and waking up at 3:30 am to admire the mountain range are completely worth it.

10) Marins Itaguaré Crossing

Best Treks in Brazil - Marins Itaguaré

The Marins Itaguaré Crossing is the most classic São Paulo Expedition, crossing the mountain ridge existing between the Marins and Itaguaré Peaks, passing through the interesting rock formation of the Pedra Redonda.

Without including the ascent to both Peaks, you will hike about 14 km due to the difficulties of the trails: many technical parts and very few water supply points. Then, many kilometers will be added to the trekk to climb both peaks on a go-return basis, from where you will be able to contemplate the beautiful Serra da Mantiqueira.

Be aware: Such adventures require preparation, logistics, expertise and risk management. If the expedition is not well prepared, the participants may experience serious moments of discomfort. Nattrip is specialized in this type of adventure and operates several routes for you to go trekking in Brazil with fun, safety and comfort!

As described earlier, Trekkings in Brazil is constantly growing and many places of trekking are still to be discovered. So what what would you say of experiencing one of the 10 Best Treks in Brazil for your next holidays?

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