Brazil's Costa Verde, just south of Rio de Janeiro, has all the ingredients for an amazing sea kayaking experience. National Geographic Traveler has called this area ‘a sea kayaker’s dream’ and, with its deserted sandy beaches, tropical islands, Rainforest covered hills and traditional Caiçara fishing villages, it’s easy to see why!
Setting out from the picturesque colonial town of Paraty we spend 3 days kayaking the warm waters of Brazil's only tropical fjord, paddling across naturally protected bays and through mangrove with stops at islands and beaches.
Highlights of this lodge-based trip include the best beaches on Brazil's Green Coast; the outstanding views from the 440m Sugarloaf Peak in Mamanguá tropical fjord; and with a bit of luck you might get to see the endangered Golden Lion Tamarin monkey.
-Island hopping by kayak in the bays around Paraty
-The beautiful sandy beaches of Brazil’s tropical Green Coast.
-Brazil’s only tropical fjord seen from the Mamangua Sugarloaf peak
-Experiencing the Caiçara Culture of the remote, local fishing communities.
-Flora and fauna of Brazil’s Forgotten Forest, the Atlantic Rainforest
-The 19th Century colonial town of Paraty, a UNESCO nominated World Heritage site.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Paraty – colonial town on Brazil’s Green Coast
Arrival in Paraty
Tour of the picturesque colonial town of Paraty, a UNESCO nominated World Heritage Site for 19th Century Colonial Architecture.
Evening: meet the guide(s) at dinner in the old town.
Overnight accommodation in Paraty
Days 2 to 4: Sea Kayaking on Brazil’s Green Coast
The exact kayaking route will vary depending on local weather conditions. We paddle for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day, with plenty of time for relaxation and other activities. We alternate long ‘push’ paddling days (days 2 and 4) with a shorter more leisurely paddle day (day 3)
Day 2: The Bay of Paraty and The Costa Verde (Green Coast)
On this first day, after paddling and safety instruction, we paddle the beaches and islands of the protected bay. We also call in at the privately owned Mantimento Island where, with a bit of good fortune, we get to see the endangered Golden Lion Tamarins.
This is some of the finest scenery the Green Coast (Costa Verde) has to offer with plenty of opportunity for swimming and admiring the spectacular views. We finish up in Brazil’s only Tropical Fjord, the Saco do Mamangua, which is only accessible by trail or sea.
Paddling time approximately 5 hours
Overnight accommodation in Mamanguá
(B, L, D)
Day 3: Marine Life Sanctuary and Brazil’s only Tropical Fjord
From our bayside base we have a great view of the imposing Mamanguá Sugarloaf Mountain (440m peak) which we climb in the morning for unmissable views of the whole region.
The fjord, with its protected waters and mangrove, is a natural sanctuary for marine life with over 100 species of fish. After lunch on the beach we paddle to the mangrove at the back of the bay and see at first hand how the three ecosystems in the fjord support marine life.
Total paddling time approximately 3 hours
Overnight accommodation in Mamanguá
(B, L, D)
Day 4: Paraty Mirim
Our Green Coast Sea Kayaking adventure ends in Little Paraty, or Paraty Mirim as it is known in the local Tupi Indian language. This was the disembarkation point for slaves being transported from the west coast of Africa in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Total paddling time approximately 3-4 hours
Return to Paraty for onward travel
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
All local house/ cottage accommodation (3 nights), based on 02 people sharing.
All meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 evening meals)
All guided activities as described including 3 kayaking days.
Kayak equipment rental
English speaking guides throughout (2 guides with groups of 7 or more clients)
All land transport in Paraty (trailhead transport in Paraty)
About This Supplier
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2010
Adventure Tour Operator formed in 2009 by two guides with over 15 years guiding experience on Brazil's Costa Verde between them. We specialise in hiking and kayaking guided tours in English to bring out the very best of Paraty. We take you off the beaten track to the more remote areas of the Atlantic Rainforest...
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