If you’ve ever contemplated hiking in Brazil, you’re in for a trip. It is home to some of the world’s most abundant landscapes, open spaces, untouched greenery and of course, is home to the Amazon rainforest. In fact, it is thought that 60% of the Amazon is located in Brazil.
So it would be somewhat remiss to skip the hiking expeditions in this beautiful country. But there are almost too many options when it comes to Brazilian hiking! So we have highlighted just a few of them below.
Amazon is known as the lungs of the earth and it has drawn the attention of explorers for centuries. It has been the focus of hundreds of documentaries, blogs and movies because nowhere else on earth has captured the attention of so many adventurers.
So if you are planning a trip to Brazil any time soon and you want the adventure of a lifetime, then the Amazon should definitely be on your list.
There are many different ways to kick off an Amazon tour. One of the easiest and most popular routes is via Manaus. It often begins with a river cruise to one of many hiking destinations. You’ll be bombarded with hundreds of offers from tour operators as soon as you get to Manaus. It is important to choose an operator that is reputable. Start by looking at the reviews and take recommendations from people you know. You should also look carefully at their inclusions and the quality of the tour guides.
You may also want to take recommendations from your hotel’s administrator. There are several different options available. One of the most popular is the Brazilian National Institute for Amazonian Research, which has carved 32 acres from the rainforest and opened it to the public.
Regardless of which trail you take, you’ll have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the local wildlife including macaws, sloths, spider monkeys and other creatures.
Another major landmark in Brazil is Mount Roraima, which is 2,875 meters tall. It is the highest flat-topped mountain in South America and is split between three countries.
It is surrounded by the Amazon, so you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the rainforest below. However, make no bones about it. The trail is tough, and you have to be physically fit to cover it. The best way to experience it is through a two-day trek. The pristine landscape, 360% views of the Amazon, combined with the wildlife, makes this a truly exhilarating hike.
Trilha Do Rio Do Boi Trek
If you want a true taste of beauty, then the Trilha Do Rio Do Boi Trek is not to be missed. There are several trails available, with the most popular ones taking you through the Itaimbezinho Canyon. It takes you through the Boi River and several other streams and waterfalls when you take part in it. Most trails take you through the Aparados da Serra National Park and have a one-way distance of 7KM. You are only allowed to trek with the help of a guide and you can do so by booking a tour from several agencies available in Brazil.
Fancy a group trek?
The only downside of organizing a trek to one of these spectacular trails and perhaps many others is that figuring out the best agency to use for the best value for money can itself be an adventure. So why not join a group tour with WiGo Trips instead?
We have ambassadors from almost every country that are in some way intimately familiar with the places they offer tours in. They do all the organizing and arrange the itinerary, and all you have to do is hop along for the ride.
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Janine is a copywriter and marketing manager from England, with a background in journalism. She runs a popular travel blog called janinesjourneys.com and a Youtube blog where she shares her top tips and travel advice with other travelers. As a digital nomad, Janine spends most of her time exploring new places, creating dynamic marketing campaigns on behalf of other companies, and producing inspiring content about travel and photography. She represents a number of different entrepreneurs and startups. She also has a passion for helping people to reach their full potential.