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LocalAventura Tour: 3-Day Petar Cave Tour

3-Day Petar Cave Tour

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3 days

São Paulo

2 ~ 13

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Description

Unwind in a cool pool or near a calm waterfall with this 3-day retreat from the city crowds. Your local guide will lead you through the dense forest of Petar Park, one of the last remaining pieces of the Atlantic Forest in São Paulo. Together, you will traverse into the dense forest where (s)he’ll help you navigate through the lush flora with ease. You’ll have the fortune of weaving between mountains and valleys, while visiting waterfalls, relaxing in rivers, and exploring the ancient caves, lush vegetation, and diverse fauna.

You’ll learn about the naturally formed caves by trekking through them. Experience first hand the regions that even the most avid explorer wishes they had the opportunity to visit. Come experience this tropical getaway along with its wonder and mystery.

Itinerary

Day 1: Journey to Iporanga

Leave your hotel in São Paulo to travel along the south edge of Brazil and view the picturesque scenery of the Brazilian coast unroll in front of you. Arrive at Iporanga City in the afternoon and make arrangements for the 2nd day.

Day 2: Petar Park Cave Exhibition

Wake up to the exciting prospect of exploring one of the lesser-known adventures Brazil has to offer. You’ll get a full day tour to visit the multiple caves, waterfalls, rivers, and local trails that Petar Park has to offer. Ask, discover, and be amazed by all the natural wonders. You’ll leave Brazil with a greater appreciation for the variety it has to offer.

Day 3: Return to São Paulo

Journey back to your start point along the same exquisite stretch of road. Feel free to take pictures and relax in your private transport.


Available days

Everyday

Eligibility criteria

  • Participants must be fit enough to hike at a leisurely pace.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or who use a wheelchair. Please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
  • If you are under 16 you must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum age is 12 years old

What's Included

  • Hotel at the destination with a double bedroom
  • Helmet and lanterns for the trip, along with other necessary equipment
  • Entrance fee to the Petar Park along with insurance
  • Private transport
  • Professional bilingual guide

What's not included

Food and drink


Additional Pricing Information (*)

Pickup and drop-off are only available for centrally located accommodations. Pickup at further locations can be arranged for an additional cost.


Recommendations

  • Wear clothes and footwear you don’t mind getting wet and will dry quickly.
  • Bring a bathing suit and a separate change of clothes.
  • Consider bringing layers like a rain jacket.
  • Extra footwear for your return trip
  • Bring a towel and personal hygiene items, if you’d like to shower after the trip.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and bottle of water are recommended.

Tags

Good for Groups Highly Active Outdoorsy Types

Gallery

Felipe, Renato, and Viviane

Felipe

I was born and raised in São Paulo, but at the age of 20 I went to explore Europe, where I lived and traveled between Portugal, England, and Spain for about 10 years. My relationship with tourism blossomed there, where I worked with hospitality, events, and private guide services in international tourism. I acquired practical fluency in both Spanish and English and had the opportunity to come in contact with many diverse cultures, thus obtaining the needed experience to engage many different types of people. In 2012, I decided to return to Brazil, where I molded the knowledge and experiences I learned abroad to my passion of tourism in my beloved hometown. São Paulo is beautiful. It truly has surprising places with diverse historical and natural aspects, and for that reason I really love to work in my city by highlighting the customs and peculiarities that contrast the daily modern life of São Paulo with the history and personalities that have been present since the foundation of the city. I love taking tourists and immersing them in the local culture. Come with me and view this stunning city the way I do!

Renato

Born and raised in São Paulo, I always had an intense attraction for languages and different civilizations. As a child, I took part in a community group at the Lithuanian neighborhood´s church, where I got my first taste of a different culture. In my adolescence, I started exploring the city after school and little by little, I accumulated knowledge about the diversity of the surrounding neighborhoods, cultural centers, and international communities of São Paulo. Deciding to journey further and explore more, I spent a few months in France and St. Barth, where I had the chance to learn French and really take in French culture. After that, I also had the privilege to tour most of the countries in South America and Europe and also survey the US, Africa, and Asia.

My first job was teaching English, but after university, where I studied International Relations, Communications and Tourism, I found a new passion as a tour manager by entertaining visitors and international artists for the music industry for a couple of years. After a few years working as a consultant in Marketing and Communications, I decided to use my talent with languages and hospitality to dedicate myself to my passions: São Paulo´s cultural scene and it's natural adventures. Here, I get to give my clients VIP treatment all while introducing them to the sights and sounds that I grew up loving.

Viviane

Introducing São Paulo to the world is one of my greatest pleasures. I’ve always been a vivacious person, who’s passionate about working with people, specifically those from other nations and cultures. It’s been my career and my passion for over 10 years now and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon! Showing people my favorite hidden gems, places that the locals frequent or places that tourists would normally overlook is something I love. I especially enjoy bringing people on private or customized tours where I can best accommodate and show off my city. Showing others the Brazilian way and Brazilian culture through the sights, sounds, and energy of the city brings a smile to my face. This city holds so much history, its customs and curiosities are apparent around every corner. It’s with great, great pleasure that I present my homeland to anyone who wants to know São Paulo in an authentic way. Let’s enjoy the city. Come and discover the wonders of Brazil!

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