Things to do in Serra dos Orgaos National Park
The Serra dos Orgaos National Park reserves to its visitors breathtaking views, distributed in natural pools, waterfalls, hiking trails, mountain huts, camps, visitor centers and picnic areas.
The park, which has three headquarters: Teresopolis, Petropolis and Guapimirim, has 20 hectares in size.
Normally, the headquarters of Teresopolis and Guapimirim can be visited on a serra dos orgaos day tour with your private tour guide.
The name of the park is due to the similarity of the mountain peaks, views from the guanabara bay, with the pipes of Catholic churches organs.
Below we list 5 attractions to visit in the Serra dos Orgãos National Park
Post Card Hike
located in the headquarters Teresopolis, this trail of 1 km and 600 meters uphill provides a spectacular view of the finger of God and of the entire region of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro. On sunny days, you can see Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf.
Also located at the headquarters Teresopolis, this trail is actually a suspended bridge with 1km and 300 meters From there you can see many trees, birds and flowers, such as bromelias. At the end of it, there is a beautiful waterfall.
Natural swimming pool in Teresopolis
located just behind the Visitor Centre at headquarters Teresopolis, the natural pool becomes place of picnics in the weekends and also spot to cool off. There is also a nice waterfall called “poço de teresopolis” only 5 minutes walk from the natural pool.
Poço da Capela
located in Guapimirim headquarters, which has good infrastructure, parking, campsites, restrooms and an area for picnics, the waterfall of the chapel is a place of peace, perfect for bathing and feel the power of nature.
Soberbo waterfall Other points of Guapimirim headquarters, soberbo waterfall is the biggest waterfall in this part of the park. To arrive it is necessary to make a short walk of 15 minutes.