After the check-in enjoy the sorroundings and watch the bird action at the feeders on the lodges deck. After a typical brazilian meal we hike through the Orchid and Bromeliad Garden and get the first impressions of the Atlantic Rainforest. We’ll take a closer look at our environmental project (25 years old now) and the rainforest. This Eco-system is one of the five most important biological hotspots on Earth. It is believed that there are around 131 species of mammals and more than 800 species of birds in the Atlantic Rainforest. We see trees, ferns, bromeliads, orchids and much more. The perfect setting for nature travelers, photographers and birdwatchers !
After a wonderful breakfast, with delicious tropical fruits and fresh juices, Brazilian coffee and much more, we start our hiking tour up to the Porcelet 5,5 Km away and an altitude difference of 250 meters. From the top we have a beautiful view from all the region’s mountains and hills. We can see part of the Três Picos State Park and much more. We’ll be back at the lodge by early afternoon. The afternoon is free to swim in our natural swimming pool, enjoy a natural massage in our waterfall or stroll through the gardens or the Atlantic Rainforest, just a few yards from the main building. After dinner you can enjoy a cozy fire pit at the deck and let the impressions and experiences sink in. Health and Fitness level of the participants should be normal.
Our five well marked and mapped trails on the grounds of Eco Lodge Itororó, offer you the possibility to explore nature on your own. Enjoy a hike to our look-out point, or natural orchid and bromeliad garden in the forest, with its amazing tree ferns, our pond with many amphibians and many other options. Also enjoy observing birds and fauna at one of our hides or feeders. Where you can observe and photograph with some luck, tayras, spot billed toucanets, saffron toucanets, a wood quail, an oncilla, or sloth.
After breakfast you have some time to explore the Atlantic Rainforest and our trails on your own. Let the last impressions of this amazing environment sink in and then head back to Rio. This tour is not recommended for people with impaired mobility or who have serious health problems.