Private Eco-Tour to Cantareira State Park from São Paulo

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Venture into Brazil's Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) on a half-day tour from São Paulo.

Traveling to Cantareira State Park by private vehicle, you'll take a breath of fresh air in the dense forest landscape that surrounds the city, declared a UNESCO Green Belt Biosphere Reserve of the City of São Paulo. ! As you hike the trails with a local guide, enjoy plenty of birding opportunities as well as breathtaking views of the sprawling city below.


During the weekends, the Eco-excursion is organized at Cantareira State Park
– During weekdays, the Eco-excursion takes place in Jaraguá State Park


After your guide picks you up from your hotel by private car, head to the hiking trails of Cantareira State Park, known as Parque Estadual da Cantareira. Part of Brazil's vast and protected Mata Atlantica Biosphere Reserve, which spans 14 states, this stretch of Atlantic coastal forest spans more than 20 acres (000 hectares).

Your guide will select the best trails for your abilities, ranging from easy to medium trails, and point out the natural features of the area along the way. The rich natural environment features scenic views and an abundance of native flora and fauna, including over 260 species endemic to the Atlantic Forest. Learn how the forest canopies support the rich vegetation and a surprising mix of ferns, mosses, orchids and bromeliads, as well as the howler monkeys and jaguars that inhabit the verdant jungle.

Just a mile (3 km) up the mountain is a viewpoint called Pedra Grande (Big Rock), which offers one of the best views in São Paulo. Keep an eye out for the harpy eagle, red-tailed amazon, and black-fronted guan, among many other birds that rely on the area as an important breeding ground. When you've done your hike, relax as you travel in comfort to your hotel.



– During the weekends, the eco-excursion is held at Cantareira State Park
– During weekdays, the Eco-excursion takes place in Jaraguá State Park

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