This morning we use our support boat to leapfrog back along our route to explore Parati Mirim, a lake-like bay of islands and part of the Caicuru Ecological Reserve. The route back to Paraty takes us past an island inhabited by rare golden lion tamarins, a species of small monkey native to this Atlantic Rainforest, and extremely endangered, with a wild population thought to number less than 1500. For our final evening in Paraty, we have a special invitation to dine with Chef Yara Castro Roberts and her photographer husband, Richard, at their elegantly restored colonial home in old Paraty. Yara is the author of “The Brazilian Table” and was featured in the episode “Yara Roberts’ Brazil” on the PBS series “Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth.” An evening with Yara is a lively and memorable blend of cuisine and culture as she relates the unique history of Brazil to each of the evening’s dishes.
Overnight: Pousada Pardieiro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner