Eco Walk through Santa Lucia Arboretum

  • Port

    Alter Do Chao, Brazil

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

From the pier in Alter do Chão, you’ll travel by local coach on the one-hour journey to Bosque Santa Lucia (the Santa Lucia Arboretum). This area boasts more than 200 species of trees including the rubber tree. Brazil introduced the world to the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis, and although the natural rubber trade no longer plays a significant part in the economy, it is forever linked to Brazil’s past.

Upon arrival at this woodland treasure, set out with your guide to explore its natural wonders on foot. Discover the different species of trees and their seeds, such as the Brazil nut and hardwood during your one-hour stroll

Return to Alter de Chão, where free time is afforded for browsing at the pier area before re-boarding the ship.

Notes:

There is substantial amount of walking over uneven ground involved (approximately one hour). Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations.Wear long trousers and boots or walking shoes; bring insect repellent. Local non-air-conditioned buses are used for transportation. Your guide will do his/her best to speak English, but please keep in mind that the limited tourism infrastructure of Alter do Chão is part of the city’s charm, and bear with any language difficulties he/she may encounter. Minimum age is 12 years.