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. At the time of writing, buses left Arraial for Caraíva at 7am and 3pm, leaving Caraíva for the return journey at 6:20am and 4pm.
On arrival in Caraíva, hop on a canoe (R$4) to cross the river into the village. Wheelbarrow-pushers (R$20 per load) await on the other side if you need help with your luggage, or, more likely, help finding your accommodations.