Brazilian Trek and Kayak Challenge

Brazilian Trek and Kayak Challenge

Charity Challenge

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Multi-activity 10 days Multi-activity - Serra da Bocaina National Park, Brazil
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This exciting adventure combines a trek in the fascinating Serra da Bocaina National Park and kayaking in the beautiful Bay of Paraty, very close to the Tropics.

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW
Activity:
Multi-activity - 10 days
Location:
Serra da Bocaina National Park, Brazil
Duration/distance:
10 days
Team entries:
Suitable for teams
Beginners:
May not be suitable for novices - please check
Under 18's:
May not be suitable for under 18's - please check
Women only:
No - mixed challenge
Difficulty:
Level 3
Payment options:
Minimum sponsorship option:
£575 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option:
£575 registration fee + tour cost
 
CHALLENGE DETAILS

Brazil possesses fantastic landscapes and cultural diversity. This exciting challenge combines trekking in the Serra da Bocaina National Park, part of a substantial swathe of rainforest between Rio and São Paulo, and kayaking in the Bay of Paraty.

Serra da Bocaina National Park, home to the Sea Mountain Range (Serra do Mar), is populated by more than 50% endemic trees and so do not grow anywhere else. This in turn makes it the forest with the largest biodiversity on the planet; outstripping even the Amazon! Animal species common to this area are wild pigs, forest deer, monkeys, ant-eaters, among others. After finishing your trek you will journey to Paraty, on the border between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states. Paraty was a busy port in the 1700’s, exporting gold from the mines of Minas Gerais. Paraty contains beautiful colonial architecture and was declared a Historical Heritage Site in 1958. Over the next three days, you will kayak from the Bay of Paraty, to the Saco do Mamangua. 

The Bay of Paraty offers you a tropical forest, more than 60 islands, 300 beaches and unforgettable marine sceneries. You will celebrate the completion of your challenge in Rio de Janeiro. 
 

  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue - one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
  • Trek in Brazil's most Atlantic Rainforest scenery
  • Swim in spectacular waterfalls
  • Sea kayak around the islands of the Bay of Paraty
Whats included:
  • International flights to/from Brazil.
  • All internal transfers in Brazil.
  • All meals.
  • Accommodation in tents, hotels or local houses.
  • Sea kayaks.
  • Extensive group first aid kit.
  • An English speaking challenge leader.
  • Full local support team.
  • Relevant backup facilities.
  • A T-Shirt.
  • A contribution to funding reduction of carbon dioxide emissions through Climate Care.
  • A donation to local community development projects.
  • Discount from Nomad Travellers Stores.
Itinerary at a glance:
Day 1: International Travel - UK to Brazil
Your flight departs from London to São Paulo.

Day 2: Arrive São Paulo and transfer to Cunha
Arrive at São Paulo, where you will be met at the airport and taken to your accomodation. Full briefing on the challenge ahead this evening.

Day 3: Bocaina Trekking - 12kms
Your challenge starts from the Campos de Cuhna, where you trek across the Guaripu River, stopping to swim as you go (if your brave enough!).

Day 4: Trek around Cachoeira dos Veados -2km + an optional trek or swim in the afternoon
Today you get to explore the spectacular Cachoeira dos Veados from all sides. Option of either swimming in the Mambucaba River or taking an extra trek in the afternoon.

Day 5: Trek from Bocaina to Paraty - 18kms
Trek until lunch along an old miners route, at lunch you will be taken to Paraty an old colonial city and a natural port used during the ‘Golden Age’.

Day 6: Paraty - Saco do Mamanguá Kayaking – 4-6 hrs kayaking
Pick up your sea-kayaks, paddle to Saco do Mamanguá, before arriving on camp and being taught how to carve a small wooden boat.

Day 7: Saco do Mamanguá to Paraty Bay - 4 hrs kayaking
This morning you will have the chance to hike up to Pao de Acucar Peak (Sugar Loaf Mountain). Then we will paddle to Saco da Velha for dinner and overnight camping.

Day 8: Paraty – 5 hrs kayaking
Today you will see the colonial town of Paraty from the sea – a spectacular sight!

Day 9: Transfer to Rio and explore city
Today you will transfer 4hrs to Rio via the scenic route. You can visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Celebration meal tonight.

Day 10 & 11: Flight home.
After breakfast you will have some more free time to explore Rio, before transferring out to Rio de Janeiro Airport for your return flight.

HOW IT WORKS

This is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. The payment options are explained below.

Minimum sponsorship option
This option requires you to pay the above registration fee at the time of booking and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for your nominated charity. The charity will then cover the full cost of the challenge out of the sponsorship you raise. The amount retained by the charity varies between challenges - full details are included in the challenge information pack.

Self funder option
This option requires you to pay a registration fee at the time of booking and pay the final balance to cover the full cost of the challenge before your departure. As you have covered the full cost of the challenge yourself, 100% of any fundraising is kept by the charity - full details are included in the challenge information pack.

Full details of all funding options are included in the challenge information pack we'll send you - just select a charity and complete the request form.

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