Aldeia Velha: A Peaceful Corner in the North of Rio State

With only 800 residents, the small village of Aldeia Velha is a hidden treasure with rivers, waterfalls and trails. The destination is perfect for nature lovers who do not want to go too far from Rio de Janeiro.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located in the countryside of northern Rio State, the village of Aldeia Velha is a natural gem with well preserved rivers, waterfalls and forests. What's best, the place is only 1.5 hours from the city of Rio and is still little known among Cariocas and travelers.

Aldeia Velha, also known as "Quartéis", is situated in Serra do Mar (Mar's Mountain Range), between the municipalities of Casimiro de Abreu and Silva Jardim.

With only eight hundred inhabitants, Aldeia Velha moves in a calm, chilled pace one hardly sees . . .

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