São Paulo: Cantareira Natural Park hiking in the Rain Forest

São Paulo: Cantareira Natural Park hiking in the Rain Forest

From US$ 77.79 per person

Hike along two trails through the rainforest in Cantareira Natural Park. Take a refreshing dip in two natural pools, and see the old dam that used to control the water supply to São Paulo.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels within a radius of 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Praça da Sé in downtown São Paulo.
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Explore the lush Cantareira Natural Park
  • Take a dip in 2 different natural pools
  • Visit the old water supply system of São Paulo, now a protected site
  • Learn about the local fauna and flora
Full description
After pickup from São Paulo, drive to Cantareira Natural Park. Your tour guide will provide an introduction about the park and explain. Visit the park’s main camp, where there is a fauna interpretation center and a model of the Cantareira Mountains. After a safety briefing, start the first hiking route called the Macuco Trail. Learn about the species of fauna and flora of the rainforest as you go. Continue to the Waterfall Trail where you will cross the Engordador River at several different points. Make a stop for photos and a refreshing swim at 2 different natural pools created by waterfalls. After the hike, visit the Cantareira Dam, which used to control the water supply for São Paulo city. See the old machines and hydraulic pump house, and admire the scenery from the viewpoint. The tour ends with some free time to take photos and enjoy the peaceful rainforest scenery, before driving back to São Paulo.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
  • Transportation in air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance ticket to Cantareira Natural Park
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 287 lbs (130 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Credit card
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Product ID: 389810