Departing from the pier, you will drive south toward Taim Ecological Station, the largest biological reserve in Brazil. A lakeside and seaside wonderland full of tropical birds, mammals and reptiles, some of them exceptionally exotic. Taim is situated on a thin strip of land tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Mirim, making it an ideal setting for water birds.
While walking the reserve’s trails, Figueiras, Nicola Lagoon or along the road, you may spot Rio Grande’s official symbol, the black-necked swan, and the glittering-bellied emerald, one of many hummingbirds found here. If you see a hard-baked mud nest in the treetops, it probably belongs to a rufous hornero, a type of ovenbird that is the national bird of both Argentina and Uruguay. There are also plenty of migratory birds in Taim that fly in from the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Chances are, you will also see an abundance of other wild animals. Broad-snouted caimans are often spotted basking in the sun. Turtles swim around the water hyacinths in the lake, and capybaras love the swampy riverbanks. The largest rodent in the world, the capybara looks like a shaggy-haired barrel with legs.
Following the wildlife outing at Taim Ecological Station, you will proceed to the nearby village of Capilha, external visit of the local church and snack lanch at the beach at the Lake Mirim.
Departure to the Molhes da Barra (wavebreakers or jetties), dated from 1911 the wavebreakers was building to maintain the channel safe and free of sand coming from the ocean and are considered one of the most famous nautical enginery masterpiece of the world. Them stones are the habitat of different animals such as Sea Lions, Otters and Sea Birds. For 4 kilometers the participant can enjoy the amazing Sail Wagon trip on the top of the wavebreakers (the wagon is a sail railroad vehicle moved by the wind) observing the natural beauty of the sky and the sea and observing also the Cassino beach, the longest beach in the world with approximately 250 km (155 mi) of uninterrupted Atlantic coastline.
Return to the pier.