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Paraty Bay: Islands and Beaches Boat Tour with Stops

1. Paraty Bay: Islands and Beaches Boat Tour with Stops

Board your vessel and enjoy a pleasant trip around Paraty Bay. Your crew will be waiting to welcome you and make your trip as fun and relaxing as possible. Your boat offers a bar, restaurant service, restrooms, floaties to use at the stops, snorkels and masks for rental, a motorized back-up boat, music aboard, fruit and complimentary coffee at the end of your journey. Travel through the wonderful bay of Paraty making four stops along the way. You can also enjoy an optional lunch inside the boat.   During this 5-hour tour, you will visit two beaches and two islands, making stops for around 30 to 40 minutes. Enjoy stops at Praia Vermelha, Ilha Comprida, Praia da Lula, Lagoa Azul. These spots are ideal for bathing and snorkeling, and you can even have a swim in a natural pool. Join this unforgettable tour for a fun and relaxing day of sea and sun.  

Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to Paraty

2. Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to Paraty

Enjoy a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer to your accommodation in Paraty from Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (otherwise known as Galeão), Santos Dumont Airport, or from hotels in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Choose 1-way in either or both directions according to your needs. Book your shared transfer in advance and arrive safely at Paraty without the inconvenience of the public transport network or the expense of a last-minute taxi ride. Relax in the safety and comfort of a licensed, air-conditioned vehicle driven by a professional driver. From Rio Airports to Paraty, the service runs 365 days a year and the departures are available from 8 AM-9 PM. Your driver will be holding a sign with your name on it at the meeting point in the international arrivals hall. From Rio South Zone Hotels to Paraty, the service runs 365 days a year and the departures are available at 8:30 AM, 12:30 PM or 5 PM. From Paraty to Rio, the service runs 365 days a year and the departures are available at 8:30 AM or 12:30 PM.

Shared Shuttle Transfer Paraty to Ilha Grande

3. Shared Shuttle Transfer Paraty to Ilha Grande

Enjoy a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer to the fantastic Ilha Grande from your accommodation in Paraty or from Ilha Grande to Paraty. Choose 1-way in either directions according to your needs. From Paraty to Ilha Grande, you'll depart at 8:30 AM and arrive in Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis. Your flex boat ticket to Abraão Village in Ilha Grande is included. From Ilha Grande to Paraty, departures are available at 10:00 AM from Abraão Village in Ilha Grande to Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis. Your flex boat ticket to Santa Luzia Pier is included. Your driver will be waiting for you to take you to Paraty.

Paraty: Jungle Waterfall and Cachaça Distillery Jeep Tour

4. Paraty: Jungle Waterfall and Cachaça Distillery Jeep Tour

The tour departs from Paraty and heads out towards the vibrant Serra da Bocaina National Park, a vast area of protected Atlantic rainforest. Arrive at the park and hike through the tropical forest until you reach the stunning Pedra Branca waterfall, one of the most beautiful in the region. Take advantage of the breathtaking location and snap unforgettable photos for your holiday album. Continue through the forest and learn about the rich biodiversity of the park, watching out for native species of bird along the way. With your guide, discover the park’s unique flora and fauna including the Jequitibá, one of the largest trees in the region. Afterwards travel to the village of Penha to visit the nearby Tobogã waterfall, where locals and tourists practice surfing on the rock. Admire this one-of-a-kind location as well as the natural pools of Poço do Tarzan and cool off from the humid weather with a refreshing dip in the water. Stop for lunch at the nearby Villa Verda, cozy restaurant that sits beside the Pereque-açu River, and taste a selection of authentic delicacies to the region. Finally, visit Engenho D'Ouro Alembic to observe the process of cachaça making at a unique distillery to learn about and taste this beloved Brazilian beverage.

From Paraty: Full Day to Trindade - One Day in Paradise

5. From Paraty: Full Day to Trindade - One Day in Paradise

Trindade is a paradisiacal cove with four beaches and a natural saltwater pool. This tour is run with vans or micro-buses, with guides specialized in history, ecology, and the "Culture Caiçara" of the region. Enjoy your ride to Trindade village after a 40-minute drive in an executive vehicle. Visit Praia do Cepilho and Praia dos Ranchos, where you will stop for lunch at a fishermen's bar. Then, enjoy a swim at Praia do Meio and walk the trail to Caixa D'aço beach. Take an optional 30-minute walk along the trail in the preserved Atlantic Forest to the Caixa D'aço Natural Pool, where rocks form a swimming pool in the middle of the sea. Swim, relax, snorkel, and discover the various species of colorful fish and varied marine fauna. You can hire a boat in Praia do Meio to take you to the pool round-trip. This must be paid in local currency directly to the operator. When returning from the natural pool, stop for an optional lunch in a typical fishermen's restaurant facing the sea.  

Paraty: Sono Beach Half-day Tour

6. Paraty: Sono Beach Half-day Tour

Discover one of the most unspoiled beaches in the Paraty area on this 6-hour tour to Sono Beach. Hike through preserved Atlantic forest, and enjoy free time on the beach to swim and relax. Begin your day by meeting your guide at the meeting point, then take a short walk up to the bus station. From there, hop on a regular public bus from Paraty to the village of Laranjeiras, a 28-kilometer (17-mile) journey that takes about 40 minutes. Upon arrival, take the trail to Sono Beach, which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Observe bird species in the Atlantic forest and delight in incredible panoramic views of the beach from the viewpoints found along the trail. Find a typical fishing village as you arrive at Sono Beach. See a waterfront shaded by native almond trees beside the houses and fishing boats of the locals, known as caiçaras, that live there. Now it's time to relax in a perfect setting for an afternoon of rest, sunbathing, and swimming in the blue sea. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch at one of the local kiosks (not included in the tour price), or opt to take a further trail to the deserted Antigos Beach. Admire breathtaking views of the entire region at the top of this steep, moderate-high level 40-minute trail. To conclude your tour, hike back to the village of Laranjeiras along the same trail, and then take the regular public bus again to return to the meeting point in Paraty.

Paraty: Cultural City Tour

7. Paraty: Cultural City Tour

Feel the atmosphere of the colonial period as you walk through the charming streets of the historic center. Take a relaxing walk on this city tour accompanied by a specialized guide, who will take you back in time. Walk through the historic center and hear legends and stories from past centuries, passing by churches, the House of Culture, old houses and more. Discover the city of Paraty, a National Historic Monument today and a World Heritage Site candidate. The beauty of the Serra da Bocaina park makes this a stunning natural site, as well. As you make your way through your tour, the irregular sidewalks, decorated walls, colonial houses with elaborate iron balconies, and Masonic culture will take you back to colonial times. Join this tour and experience an incredible day discovering the history, culture, nature, and architecture of this beautiful and unique place.    

Paraty: Discovery Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

8. Paraty: Discovery Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

Paraty is one of Brazil's top dive destinations and is known for its rich marine life and high underwater visibility. Located inside the Ilha Grande Bay, the water in Paraty is calm year round, making it a great place for a beginner dive. Your 40-minute dive will take place only after all the safety information is passed during the boat ride to the site. You will be accompanied by a professional instructor throughout the entirety of your dive. You'll have all the equipment you need to communicate and breathe underwater on your dive between 13-26 feet. Discover the colorful underwater life up close and personally. Each person on the tour will dive individually, so enjoy your downtime on the boat by taking in beautiful views of crystal clear water and the luscious surrounding scenery.

Paraty: Fast Boat Expedition to Saco do Mamangua

9. Paraty: Fast Boat Expedition to Saco do Mamangua

On this tour, explore the region of Mamangua aboard a speedboat, which provides a delightful taste of adventure due to its high speed. The route itself is a spectacle with an unbelievable landscape of extreme natural richness. It is still possible to be lucky and find turtles and dolphins swimming freely. Leaves from the Paraty Pier and make four stops at beautiful beaches where it is possible to explore the beauties of Baia de Paraty and Saco de Mamangua. Get a chance to either swim or snorkel to experience the natural beauty and marine life.

São Paulo Airport: Shuttle Service to/from Paraty

10. São Paulo Airport: Shuttle Service to/from Paraty

Save time and money with a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer from São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport to your hotel in Paraty. Choose a 1-way transfer in either direction according to your needs. Book your shared transfer in advance and arrive safely at Paraty or São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport without the inconvenience of the public transport network or the expense of a last-minute taxi ride. Relax in the safety and comfort of a licensed, air-conditioned vehicle driven by a professional driver. From São Paulo International Airport-GRU to Paraty, the service runs 365 days a year and the departures are available at 9:30 AM or 3:30 PM. Your driver will be holding a sign with your name on it at the meeting point in the international arrivals hall. From Paraty to São Paulo International Airport-GRU, the service runs 365 days a year and the departures are available at 8:30 AM or 1:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Paraty

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Very nice trip with lots of stops to swim and relax. Friendly crew. Unfortunately only one photographer spoke English. Everything was announced only in portuguese. Foods and drinks available on board, breathtaking landscapes and lovely beaches to be seen. Wonderful!

We loved the tour, and actually went on the same tour the day after, as we found it to be a great activity in the hot weather, with all needed amenities onboard the ship.

I was expected with a sign when my flight arrived, the driver knows the slightest bit of a donkey and the trip was quick and safe (3h30). Thank you !

Very efficient and helpful communication with GetYourGuide and local providers! Very punctual and comfortable transfer to the accommodation!

Fast and safe driver who knows each speed bump by heart. I appreciated that they waited for me with a sign when the flight arrived in Rio.