It's very important have some food and water during this trek. Peito do Pombo
is very far from the town and the heat is the worst problem. So buy some lunch in Sana and fresh water in the beginning of the trail.
The trail to Peito do Pombo ( Duck Chest) 1400m
, starts on Sana town
The beginning is very easy, with many waterfalls in the way like Mãe, Pai, Sete Quedas
waterfalls. Good to a bathe...
After this section, starts the weald, with a great view to the summit. Some cows pastured in that place.
Then, the scramble between the trees turns more difficult.
The jungle is very dense and damp and the ascent turns more tiresome.
In that place is very easy lose the track. And there's no water!
After 2 hours within this forest there is!!
From Peito do Pombo it's possible to see the ocean and the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest)
surround. It's the most preserved area on Rio de Janeiro.
During the descent, enjoy the many rivulets and waterfalls with pellucid water to refresh, after this ardous trek. Me and my crew spent 7 hours
on this trek, with 10Km.