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LocalAventura Tour: Half-day Trekking Tour Around Serra da Cantareira
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Half-day Trekking Tour Around Serra da Cantareira

Visit the largest urban reserve in São Paulo’s Green Belt

4 hrs

São Paulo

1 ~ 25

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Your Local Guide, Samir, will take you through UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve to view the spectacular nature of São Paulo. Integrating cities and ecosystems, the São Paulo City Green Belt is a stretch of the Atlantic Forest that almost completely surrounds the city. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve was established in 1994 in an effort to protect one of the Earth’s most threatened biomes. The Serra da Cantareira is one of the Green Belt’s best sights. Located to the north of the São Paulo, this enormous urban forest is diverse in flora and fauna. You’ll take a hike through the park to take in it’s beauty. If you’d like, you can even take a refreshing swim in the river that flows through it. This half-day tour is a great way to immerse yourself in nature without venturing too far outside of São Paulo.


  • Take a quick drive to the Serra da Cantareira.
  • Tour around the park’s trails, waterfalls, and playground.
  • Local guide Samir will lead you to the best sights in the park.
  • Take a dip in the river.
  • Return back to downtown.

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be able to complete a moderate difficulty hike for 2 to 3 hours.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip transportation from central São Paulo to Serra da Cantareira
  • Expert local guide
  • Water
  • Entrance fees

What's not included

  • Snacks and Lunch


  • Wear sunscreen, insect repellant, and sunglasses.
  • Wear closed-toe hiking shoes.
  • Bring a towel and a bathing suit if you want to swim.
  • Bring a small backpack and some snacks.


Good for Groups Highly Active Outdoorsy Types


Samir Reis

Born and in raised São Paulo, a large metropolis of almost 12 million people, you would think that I didn’t spend much time in nature. But in fact, it was the opposite. This city is filled with incredible green spaces, forests, and wildlife.

As a child, I joined the Boy Scouts and learned all about the wilderness, camping, and gave me a love for adventure. In college, I studied finance and business administration. Through my jobs that followed after graduation, I got the opportunity to travel around North America, Europe, and South America. This instilled a passion for travel that was so strong I decided to switch career paths. I began working in tourism in 2010 because I wanted to help other people have the kinds of meaningful experiences that I had when I traveled. My tours are for an adventurous traveler who is seeking the unconventional. Follow me into the woods to see some spectacular waterfalls, wildlife and majestic views.

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