Melancia Waterfall is undoubtedly the most impressive of Paraty, for it´s height, the amount of water, natural beauty, preservation and access. Located in the Hinterland of Taquari, a waterfall area, the access is very technical, with river crossings, ascents on difficult terrain with rocks and roots, parts steep on arrival at the botton falls and the exploitation of the top falls, it is actually a sequence waterfalls to be covered.
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Difficult
ROUTE AND DURATION:
✔ The tour takes about 7 hours.
✔ 40-minute drive out of Paraty to the trailhead (25km).
✔ 6 km walk, round trip, average 2-hour walk each way.
✔ The rest of the time is spent with transport, swiming and waterfall exploration.
✔ Every day at 8:30 am, with advance booking.
✔ For other schedules, simply contact us.
CAPACITY OF SERVICE:
✔ To preserve nature where we go, we atend only small groups on this tour;
✔ minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 people per trip.
✔ Hiking can be practiced all year round.
✔ We avoid walking tours on days of heavy rain.
WHO CAN AND MUST:
✔ Recommended for those who like adventure, like walking in the woods, have physical fitness and is in good shape.
✔ Recommended Minimum age 12 years old and 1.2m high
✔ Experienced local guides;
✔ Transportation by public bus;
WHAT TO USE:
✔ Shorts or light fabric pants, long sleeved shirt and closed and comfortable shoes;
✔ Cap or hat to protect from the sun.
WHAT TO BRING:
✔ Sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, towel, extra shirt and swimwear;
✔ Bring only what you can carry;
✔ willingness and good mood!
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