Getting There & Away

Two daily buses run by Aguia Azul travel between Caraiva and the ferry in Arraial d'Ajuda (R$20, two hours) stopping in Trancoso along the way. Buses leave Arraial for Caraíva at 7am and 3pm, leaving Caraíva for the return journey at 6:20am and 4pm. You can visit the Aguia Azul website ( for schedule and fare information.

Getting Around

On arrival in Caraíva, hop on a canoe (R$5) to cross the river into the village. You can also opt to buy a R$10 'eco-ticket' which supports maintaining the unique local environment.