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From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

1. From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in São Paulo, journey to the coastal cities of Santos and Guarujá, approximately 80 kilometers from the capital. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 1-hour drive through expansive sections of the Atlantic Forest, and then discover the largest maritime port in Latin America upon arrival at Santos. Marvel at the countless shipping containers and cargo vessels in the Port of Santos, where thousands of immigrants arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century to work on the great coffee plantations. Get to know the main tourist attractions of the city, both in the historic city center and on the edges of the city. Learn how coffee production influenced the local way of life and customs, and hear more about the important historical figures of the area who affected not only the state of São Paulo but the country as a whole. Then, take the ferry to Guarujá on Santo Amaro Island, known for its large selection of beaches, restaurants and lookout points. Since the 1970s, following a boom in the local real estate market, the island has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of São Paulo. Go to a lookout point to get some amazing views and take some excellent souvenir photographs. Stop at an excellent local restaurant to enjoy the local seafood before making your way back to São Paulo.

Santos: Local Highlights Private Tour

2. Santos: Local Highlights Private Tour

The city of Santos has the largest port in Latin America, which comes complete with a beautifully restored historic center. Another major highlight of the city is the largest beach garden in the world, which was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records at 5,335 meters long. The sights listed below are suggestions of activities to do and sights to see in Santos. The actual tour can be personalized by your guide according to your preferences and available time. Sights and activities that you can see are: • Santos Beach • A coffee museum • Mount Serrat • Porchat Island • Santos Stadium • The Pelé Museum • The Botanical Garden • A tram tour • The Cathedral • The Aquarium • The fishing museum • The cable car and paraglider

Santos: Private 8-hour São Paulo Overview

3. Santos: Private 8-hour São Paulo Overview

This tour is designed to be totally flexible, featuring a broad range of possible sights to see, activities to do, or topics to explore in São Paulo based on your interests and available time. You can either follow your guide's suggested itinerary, or just select specific sights focusing more on culture, history, and social-economic aspects of the city and Brazil. Also on offer to immerse yourself in are the topics of local architecture, street art, local crafts and design, fashion, photography, business, sports, LGBTQ culture, nature, and religion. Alternatively, you can go shopping, uncover local gastronomy, and engage in local art. Your guide will be at your disposal throughout your entire experience.  Some suggested sites include Ibirapuera Park, Obelisk, the Bandeiras Monument, the Assembly Seat, the Contemporary Art Museum, the Liberdade Neighborhood, the Sé Cathedral, and the Brooklin neighborhood, among many more.

São Paulo: Full-Day Guided City Tour from the Port of Santos

4. São Paulo: Full-Day Guided City Tour from the Port of Santos

You’ll begin your tour by being picked up as soon as you disembark your cruise ship, enjoying a private transfer to São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. The route of your journey will be a memorable one, traveling on Serra do Mar road alongside a pristine forest reserve. Once in São Paulo, you’ll first start by visiting the downtown area, the Liberdade neighborhood, where the Japanese settled in São Paulo at the beginning of the 20th century. Your next stop will be a prominent municipal market in town, the best place to get in touch with a whole range of local products and to learn something about São Paulo culture and gastronomy. After this, you'll pass by the renowned Paulista Avenue, located in one of the city’s bustling financial districts before stopping off at Ibirapuera Park, an area of lush greenery spanning 158 hectares that was inaugurated in 1954. When the tour finishes, you’ll be driven back to the port of Santos.

São Paulo: Coffee & Cheese Farm Tour with Breakfast & Lunch

5. São Paulo: Coffee & Cheese Farm Tour with Breakfast & Lunch

If you only have a short time in São Paulo and want to venture off the beaten track, this full-day guided tour combining a coffee farm and a cheese farm is ideal to experience the rural charms of Brazil. Visit a farm located in Itu, 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the center of São Paulo. Upon arrival, a flavorful full breakfast at the farmhouse will fill you up and get you ready for a packed day of exploring. After breakfast, learn how the farm has changed character over the years.  Next, head inside the main farmhouse to discover the original features, such as roof tiles molded on the thighs of black slave women. Then take an informative tour to learn all about the process of harvesting and roasting coffee beans, and all the work involved in the production of coffee. Visit the coffee warehouse, coffee machines, former slave quarters. Meet with local farmers and hear about the important role that coffee has played in the history and development of modern-day Brazil. Then join a guided walk along forested trails to reach a breathtaking viewpoint. The coffee shop offers the opportunity to try out different types and aromas of coffees, grounded right before drinking. In addition, you can try coffee liqueur, jabuticaba fruit, handmade cachaça, papaya candies, pickles, honey, and much more. Take a lunch break and taste typical Brazilian countryside cuisine, surrounded by nature. Continue to a family-run goat cheese farm and learn how cheese is made, from fresh milk to the curdling stage. Finish with cheese tastings and interesting stories.

Santos & Guarujá: Private Speedboat Tour with Food & Drinks

6. Santos & Guarujá: Private Speedboat Tour with Food & Drinks

Spend a relaxing day swimming, sailing and having fun in the sun on a private boat tour just off the coast of the cities of Santos and Guarujá. Start with a pickup from your hotel in Santos. Head to the marina, where the boat will be docked in Santos. Once onboard, meet your guide and crew who will look after you throughout the day, and set sail for your day of adventure. Sit back and relax or get up and dance to the music playing on the boat while enjoying unparalleled views of the Santos coastline. As you sail, tuck into a delicious selection of drinks, sandwiches, and snacks, and for groups of more than 14 people, enjoy a Brazilian barbecue onboard. Along your way, stop at the marvellous secluded beaches of Sangava, Cheira Limão — a breathtaking 30-meter strip of clear soft sand and gentle waves, ideal for sea bathing — and Goes where you can relax, have drinks, swim, and explore without the crowds before returning to your hotel in Santos. Best of all, choose who you spend your day with, on a boat or yacht with a capacity of either 6, 10, or 15 people.

Full Day Beach Tour Santos & Guarujá: Culture & Beaches

7. Full Day Beach Tour Santos & Guarujá: Culture & Beaches

Get ready to spend a relaxing day discovering some of the most beautiful beaches in the coast of the state of São Paulo. There is no better place for enjoying a sunny day than heading down to the delightful beach towns of Santos and Guarujá. Upon pick-up at the São Paulo hotel and travel for 1h30 to the coast. Along the tour, encounter beautiful beaches and city center, viewpoints and ride an exciting funicular tram to the top of a mountain! Visit Santos most important sights like Mont Serrat, Coffee Museum and Porchat Island combined with a sightseeing through its beaches. Then change the pace totally taking the ferry boat to go to the neighboring beach town of Guarujá to relax on a sandy beach, near restaurants, having appetizers and sipping drinks beachfront. Guarujá stands out for a strip of clear soft sand and small waves, ideal for sea bathing. It’s certain a destination for those who want to be closer to nature or lounging around on the sand to pass the time away with style.

From São Paulo: Private Tour of Atlantic Forest & Valleys

8. From São Paulo: Private Tour of Atlantic Forest & Valleys

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the tranquil forests of the Atlantic on this day trip. A 50-minute drive away from downtown São Paulo, the Serra do Mar State Park is full of rushing falls, trickling streams, and lush vegetation. Visit the largest Atlantic Forest protected area in Brazil. Experience the rich flora, fauna and traditional culture. The Serra do Mar mountain range extends for approximately 1500 kilometers along the south and southeast coast of Brazil. Explore the area by foot on a 9-kilometer trail. Start from the park's main entrance and finish at the same place. The walk lasts about 5 hours, taking you on an old paved road with a winding route in the heart of the Atlantic Forest. On clear days, you can catch a view of the coast and surrounding cities including the first Portuguese settlement in Brazil, the city of Saint Vincent. Explore the rich biodiversity of the Atlantic Forest on the way. The place is home to a precious environmental heritage, characterized by the Atlantic Forest. Soak in the scenic beauty along with historical and cultural information from your guide about the state of São Paulo. Then, take a walk down Calçada do Lorena, the first paved path in Brazil that boosted trade and production connecting São Paulo to the coast. Learn how this path played a part in the country's history and declaration of independence.

Campos do Jordão: Full-Day Private Tour from São Paulo

9. Campos do Jordão: Full-Day Private Tour from São Paulo

Head out with your tour guide in a private vehicle on a road trip to the city of Campos do Jordão, located approximately 2.5 hours from the city of São Paulo. During this 9-hour excursion you’ll visit the Valley of Paraíba, passing through impressive landscapes while driving up the Mantiqueira Ridge on the way to Campos. The Mantiqueira Ridge is one of the highest mountain ranges in Brazil making the scenery along the way a breathtaking sight. When you arrive in Campos do Jordão, you’ll immediately feel the European influence in the architecture. Known as the Brazilian Switzerland, Campos is one of the most popular destinations during the Brazilian winter. It attracts thousands of visitors for its climate, good food and the traditional Classical Music Festival which takes place during July and August. During the day, you’ll get to visit attractions such as Morro do Elefante, accessible by cable car (ticket not included), and where visitors can enjoy views of the valley in which the city is located. Another main attraction is the Boa Vista Palace, the official summer home of the Governor of the State of São Paulo. It is home to works by renowned Brazilian artists such as Tarsila do Amaral, Di Cavalcanti, Candido Portinari and Anita Malfatti (admission is not included). For lunch, your tour guide will recommend some restaurant options, specializing in foods ranging from German fare to local trout. After lunch you’ll return to São Paulo.

Sao Paulo: City Highlights and LGBTQIA+ Scene Private Tour

10. Sao Paulo: City Highlights and LGBTQIA+ Scene Private Tour

São Paulo is known for making the biggest LGBTIA+ Parade in the WORLD and is at the forefront when it comes to gay-friendly tourism. In addition, the city is a pioneer in many affirmative actions that brought it an excellent reputation being recognized as one of the 30 cities in the world with the Rainbow City seal, for being friendly to the LGBTQIA+ population. The city is friendly not only during gay pride parade, but also throughout the whole year, especially in alternative city areas, gay bars, clubs, attractions, and open-minded establishments. There is nothing more pleasant than being welcomed well in the destination. Much better if it's by an expert local gay-friendly guide who will ensure you have an exciting and safe experience. This tour is designed to be totally flexible. Take full advantage of the one-on-one experience customizing your day or nighttime on a private tour. Explore the local gay scene or just visit São Paulo’s major attractions having an overview of it.

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I really liked this tour and I think I was very lucky to have Denis as my guide as he did a great job. Denis was very knowledgeable about the places, shared tons of information, and was very communicative throughout the tour. I definitely recommend him as your guide! The coffee farm shows history of the coffee making process which I found very interesting; the coffee they served there was very delicious and the lunch was tasty and a huge portion! I really enjoyed the cheese farm - Celia and Luisa were wonderful hosts! Their story of how they started it was very interesting and inspiring! Their handmade cheese from cow and goat's milk were super super delicious!! It is definitely worth the visit, and I am sure that you will not leave with empty hands. :-)

The day trip with Renato was an amazing experience. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He patiently showed me around parts of the country I would have never managed to enjoy or discover on my own. Most importantly it did not feel like a history lesson, but he communicated an engaging story connecting the past and the present. Everything was simply perfect and tailored around my interests and curiosities.

A spectacular day!

Luiz Henrique, an extremely friendly guide, the visit was fun, all the landscapes are beautiful, it is very worthwhile. The food and coffee are exquisite. Thank you very much Luiz for an incredible experience.

Good and competent guide. Has responded to requests and was very helpful