Hiking in Rio de Janeiro and Beyond
Mirantes Ecotours offers exclusive hiking and sightseeing/cultural tours in and around the city of Rio de Janeiro, as well as in the larger south-east region of Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's top travel destinations, and millions of visitors have been enchanted by its unique mix of historic, cultural and natural beauty, which inspired the city's nickname of "Cidade Maravilhosa" - Marvelous City. unique for having the two largest urban forests in the world, both with summits of a little over 1000m, offering some truly stunning views of the surrounding city.
Venturing further out of the city and into the interior, you can discover the imperial city of Petrópolis high up in the Serra dos Órgãos, or the colonial coffee farms of the "Vale do café", other historical cities like Vassouras or Bananal and the Atlantic Forest of the Serra da Mantiqueira with its countless waterfalls and peaks of nearly 3000m. Brazil's first national park, Itatiaia, is only a few hours away...
We also offer several options for people staying in Volta Redonda, including hikes in the Itatiaia National Park, Ilha Grande, Penedo, Campos do Jordão, fazendas in the Vale do Café, etc... These tours can also be done by people staying in Rio de Janeiro, as Volta Redonda is only a 2 hour bus ride away from Rio. Comfortable coaches to Volta Redonda run about every 50 minutes from the central bus station Novo Rio, operated by "Cidade do Aço" (click here to see their shedule)
Join us on an unforgettable adventure and discover another side of Brazil!!