Forest Trails

The trails within our reserve are of easy to moderate difficulty level and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. They are not long; usually between 2 km and 4 km (1.2 – 2.4 mi). The idea is to enjoy nature and learn about the forest, as the guides point out the birds, plants, monkeys and other features.

Taboca Trail. This longer trail goes through a variety of different habitats, including bamboo groves and areas that are partially flooded during certain months of the year.
Duration: 2 to 4 hours.
Difficulty level: Easy.

Figueira Trail. On this short trail, which connects with other longer ones, you can see the spectacular roots of a fig tree, in a terra firma forest.
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Difficulty level: Easy.

Cajá Trail. Beginning on the bank of the river, this trail leads into the interior of the forest and ends up at the “Secret Garden,” an area of ornamental vegetation growing amongst the rocks.
Duration: 2 to 3 and a half hours.
Difficulty level: Easy.

Cacau Trail. Accessed following a short boat trip, this trail passes through terra firma and transitional forest, crossing streams that dry up during a few months of the year.
Duration: 3 to 4 and a half hours.
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate.

Castanheira Trail. Following a 40-minute boat trip upriver, this trail takes visitors into a forest rich in Brazil nut trees. The largest of these is around 500 years old and it takes six adults with interlocking hands to fully embrace it. You can also listen to the beautiful song of the legendary musician wren (Cyphorhinus arada).
Duration: 3 and a half to 4 and a half hours.
Difficulty level: Easy.

Rochas Trail. This trail passes through a beautiful rock formation covered with ornamental plants and heads for a stream bordered by palm trees. There is also a kind of salt lick along this trail, which is naturally rich in mineral salts. The Chip Haven Observation Tower is located on this trail and access to it may be included as part of the tour.
Duration: 2 and a half to 4 hours.
Difficulty level: Easy.

Francisco Trail. Accessed from the Rochas Trail, this long trail takes visitors through bamboo groves and very well-preserved forest.
Duration: 4 to 5 hours.
Difficulty level: Moderate.

Hiking trails allow you to observe the curiosities of the forest, such as this singular tree with thorns