This adventure tour leads you to the countryside of Paraná to experience two highlights: the Guartelá-Canyon, the 6th biggest in the world and the sandstone formations of Vila Velha. You will also have the chance for optional tours: rafting and rappel. This tour includes one overnight in Tibagi.
The Vila Velha State Park has been completely restructured recently and its main attractions are the sandstone sculptures, the Dourada Lake and the Furnas caves with their very high walls and internal lakes.
The Park is open from Wednesday to Monday and tours are led by local guides. The complete tour takes three hours, offering the possibility of visiting the rock formation on foot. Vila Velha has an incredibly contrasting landscape. One side is full of wide open grassland and the other is covered with Araucaria forest with close and humid vegetation.
The Guartelá Canyon is located in Tibagi, a beautiful small town in Campos Gerais, formerly a resting point for cowboys and an important centre for diamond mining. There is an interesting historical museum where different materials and tools used for the diamond mining are exhibited. The city also offers other attractions such as trekking and extreme sports. The Guartelá State Park is the sixth biggest canyon in the world, with a total length of 32 km (20 miles).
The Park offers trekking at various levels and the possibility of river baths in the "panelões", as the trekkers call the natural water holes formed along the river. Our tour includes an exclusive guided tour available for only 20 persons per day. In this tour you will see parts of the park closed for other visitors and ancient stone paintings, one of them showing a fisherman. A complete tour, taking in all attractions, takes around five hours. We will spend the night in Tibagi, where you can experience optional tours: a rafting or a rappel tour.
The rafting tour starts in the centre of Tibagi, on the River Iapó. There are different levels of difficulty. For beginners, a 40-minute tour at difficulty levels I and II is recommended. It can be extended to an hour or an hour and a half. The more experienced participants may try difficulty levels II and III which, depending on the water level, can be extended to a 3-hour excursion, covering a distance of 12 km (7.5 miles).
Twenty kilometres behind Tibagi is the waterfall Salto Puxa-Nervos, located on a private property. Here the participants have the opportunity to rappel down the waterfall! Access, however, is not easy and requires good physical condition. This tour will be offered with a local guide for maximum security. It is recommended for adrenaline lovers only!
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**In case of rain some parts of the trail in Guartelá and Viva Velha State Park may be closed due to safety reasons**
Day 1: Leave Curitiba at 7:30 am for the Guartelá State Park and Tibagi (approximately 215 km from Curitiba)
Trekking in the park with a local guide, seeing, besides other attractions, the Indian stone paintings (around five hours of walking)
For this tour, do not forget your bathing suits, a rain jacket and a pullover, to cope with the low temperatures. A lunchbox will be provided. The tour will continue to Tibagi.
Free time to visit the town, rest or take an optional tour (rappel or rafting)
Overnight stay in Tibagi
Day 2: After breakfast, we will leave Tibagi to visit Vila Velha. Visit the unique sandstone formations, the Dourada Lake and the caves (about 3 hours). Return to Curitiba.
The tour order may be changed without previous notice.
Private transportation in a car or van depending on the number of participants; local guide and local park ranger (English, Spanish, Italian or German speaking guides are available); participants are requested to indicate preference at the time of booking; one night stay in a double room in Hotel Itagy, including breakfast; entrance fees and local hiking guide for Guartelá State Park; lunch-box for the first day
Not included: meals not listed, rafting and rappelling, personal expenses, tips, etc.
The cancelation of services by the buyer will occur fees in case of no-shows, transferences and cancelations or any other personal reasons that might prevent the buyer to take part in the tour or booked service. The mentioned fees follow following rules and will be charged according to the expenses already made by the tour company:
- Until 30 days prior to service date: 10% cancelation feee
- From 29 to 21 days prior to service date: 20% cancelation fee
- Less than 21 days prior to service date: above 20% cancelation fee
These fees are according to Brazilian law and the Deliberação Normativa number 161 from August 8th 1985 by EMBRATUR.
One child under six years of age will be allowed to participate free of charge.
What to bring: comfortable hiking shoes, bathing suit and towel, insect repellent and sun protection, small backpack for the hiking tour, water bottle.
In case your hotel is out of downtown area: an additional fee will be applied. Consult us.
This is a private tour. What are the advantages for you?
Only you and your family/friends will take part on it. The guide and the transportation will be only for you. You will not need to wait for anyone else and you will not drive from one hotel to other to pick up other travelers. You will not share the tour with strangers. Talk to your guide about the itinerary and adapt it to your preferences. For example, if you want to change the tour itinerary and visit other places, it is possible, as long as it fits the tour duration and do not get out too much of the itinerary. In case you want to stay longer in a place you liked, you can do it too! Enjoy the most your leisure time with the people you love, with exclusivity and the personal service you deserve!
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