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Gems in Brazil - 18

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gem Favorite Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.

Machu Picchu

(12) Santa T…, PE
gem Favorite Tabuleiro Waterfall

Tabuleiro Waterfall

(2) Conceiç…, BR
gem Favorite Parrots Head looking down on Abraao

Pico do Papagaio

(2) Angra d…, BR
gem Favorite The city shines from the summit at night.

Serra do Curral

(2) Belo Ho…, BR
gem Favorite No Photos

Aconcagua

(1) Los Andes, CL
gem Favorite Multi-tiered falls on the Iguazu River

Iguazu Falls

(1) Los Ced…, PY

Recommended Routes in Brazil - 29

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Favorite The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Difficult

Salkantay Trek

37.8 mi 60.9 km 6,974' Up 2125.55 m Up 13,114' Down 3997.17 m Down

Limatambo, PE
Favorite Looking over the steep valley from Winay Wayna ruins
Difficult

Inca Trail - Trek to Machu Picchu

19.4 mi 31.2 km 6,822' Up 2079.24 m Up 6,876' Down 2095.87 m Down

Ollanta…, PE
Favorite Views of the trail (the big bottle stone) - pedra do garrafão
Difficult

Travessia Petrópolis-Teresópolis

16.2 mi 26.1 km 5,176' Up 1577.78 m Up 5,495' Down 1675.01 m Down

Petrópo…, BR
Favorite Isla Grande
Intermediate

Trilha Vila do Abraão a Lopes Mendes (T10 + T11)

8.3 mi 13.3 km 2,021' Up 616.01 m Up 2,021' Down 615.91 m Down

Angra d…, BR
Favorite Lagoa Dourada Waterfall
Intermediate

Travessia São José da Serra / Lagoa Dourada / Parna Cipo

13.9 mi 22.4 km 1,791' Up 546 m Up 2,297' Down 700.22 m Down

Lagoa S…, BR
Favorite Laguna del Medio
Difficult

Camino Monfortiano o del Humea

11.7 mi 18.9 km 1,643' Up 500.82 m Up 6,021' Down 1835.35 m Down

Choachí, CO
Favorite Camp Berlin
Very Difficult

Aconcagua 360º Route

55.9 mi 90.0 km 15,069' Up 4593.18 m Up 13,277' Down 4046.84 m Down

Las Heras, AR
Favorite Serra do Cipo mountain range.
Intermediate

Travessia Duas Pontes a Cabeça de Boi

20.7 mi 33.3 km 2,820' Up 859.67 m Up 4,508' Down 1374.16 m Down

Conceiç…, BR
Favorite This trail may make you feel like you're walking through that scene in Gladiator.
Easy

Vale Da Lua (Valley of the Moon)

0.8 mi 1.2 km 155' Up 47.2 m Up 155' Down 47.39 m Down

Cavalcante, BR

Brazil Hiking

  • 1,586 Miles 2,553 Kilometers of Trail
  • 29 Recommended Routes
  • 18 Gems Gems
  • 72 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 165 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 73 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Brazil - 281

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Soraypampa Trek to Humantay Lake
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Difficult
Limatambo, PE
1.8 mi 2.9 km #2Caminata La Chorrera
Difficult
Choachí, CO
Difficult
Choachí, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #3Portais de Hércules
Intermediate
Guapimirim, BR
Intermediate
Guapimirim, BR
2.3 mi 3.8 km #4Trilha Pico do Itacolomi
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouro Preto, BR
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouro Preto, BR
12.3 mi 19.7 km #5Travessia Lapinha da Serra to Tabuleiro
Intermediate/Difficult
Conceição do Mato Dentro, BR
Intermediate/Difficult
Conceição do Mato Dentro, BR
6.0 mi 9.6 km #6Topo do Mundo
Difficult
Itabirito, BR
Difficult
Itabirito, BR
10.9 mi 17.6 km #7Serra São José Traverse
Intermediate
Tiradentes, BR
Intermediate
Tiradentes, BR
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Vale da Lagoa Dourada Trail
Intermediate
Lagoa Santa, BR
Intermediate
Lagoa Santa, BR
5.0 mi 8.0 km #9Topo de Tabuleiro
Intermediate
Conceição do Mato Dentro, BR
Intermediate
Conceição do Mato Dentro, BR
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10Pico da Agulhinha
Very Difficult
Barão de Cocais, BR
Very Difficult
Barão de Cocais, BR

Photos of Brazil - 588

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Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.
Feb 9, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
Another view of the ruins from a slightly different angle.
Feb 11, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
Portais de Hercules (Hercules Gate)
Nov 12, 2017 near Guapimirim, BR
Rampa de Voo Livre
Aug 10, 2016 near Niterói, BR
The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
Another view of the ruins.
Feb 12, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
Looking east towards the city.
Jun 17, 2022 near Rio de…, BR
The Salkantay Trek is a photographer's paradise.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE