Things to do in Paraty

Our most recommended things to do in Paraty

Paraty: Shared Transport to/from Rio de Janeiro

1. Paraty: Shared Transport to/from Rio de Janeiro

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.

From Paraty: Shuttle To/From Abrãao Village on Ilha Grande

2. From Paraty: Shuttle To/From Abrãao Village on 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 direction according to your needs. From Paraty to Ilha Grande, get picked up at your hotel then head to Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis. From there, use your flex boat ticket to cross the water to Abraão Village on Ilha Grande. From Ilha Grande to Paraty, depart Abraão Village on Ilha Grande by boat and cruise to Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis. Your driver will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation in Paraty.

Paraty Bay: Islands & Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

3. Paraty Bay: Islands & Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

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 backup 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 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.  

Jeep Tour adventure (waterfalls and destilleries)

4. Jeep Tour adventure (waterfalls and destilleries)

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.

Shared Transfer From Rio de Janeiro to Paraty

5. Shared Transfer From Rio de Janeiro to Paraty

Keep cool and entertained during this beautiful trip as you drive along the scenic Green Coast. Enjoy a shared or private transfer, with door-to-door service from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty. Get convenient service, with daily departures, and choose a shared, private or VIP transfer, depending on your comfort. Feel safe, knowing all vehicles are tracked via satellite and high-security cameras. Get picked up from your hotel, accommodation, or airport and dropped off at your final destination in Paraty. After all the passengers have been collected and the shuttle exits the city, you will be driven 2 hours and a half to Angra dos Reis, where there will be a change of car in which you will head to paraty for another 2 hours.

Paraty: Discovery Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

6. 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.

São Paulo: Transport service to/from Paraty

7. São Paulo: Transport 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 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 our meeting point in Blue Tree Tower Paulista Hotels (Peixoto Gomide street 707), we are departures at 8:30 AM and 2:30 AM.

Paraty Bay: Half-Day Mangroves and Beaches Tour by Kayak

8. Paraty Bay: Half-Day Mangroves and Beaches Tour by Kayak

The guide will meet you at Pontal beach where the kayak tour begins. A experienced English speaking guides will give paddling and safety instruction for double kayaks before you set out on the flat waters of the bay. No previous kayaking experience necessary. You will paddle past between islands and stop at beautiful beach for swimming, refreshments and relaxation. On the return to Pontal beach you paddle through the mangrove full of bright red crabs, providing the tide is high enough. This is an active, fun tour for people who want to explore the bay of Paraty.

From Paraty: One-Way Shared Transfer to Angra dos Reis

9. From Paraty: One-Way Shared Transfer to Angra dos Reis

Enjoy a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer to the beautiful Angra Dos Reis from your accommodation in Paraty or from Angra to Paraty. Choose 1-way in either directions according to your needs. From Paraty to Angra , you'll depart at 8:30 AM. From Angra to Paraty, departures are available from 10:30 AM from Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis or from your hotel reception at urban zone.

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

10. 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.  

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What people are saying about Paraty

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Great activity to do in the day! The bay of Paraty is incredible, the landscapes are heavenly. Beautiful boat, well equipped and service of drinks and meals on board (not included). The staff was really friendly and caring. A little extra: the guide we had spoke French! In short, a superb day on the boat!

Ronaldo picked us up on time at the pick up point with no issues. Presumably because there was only 2 of us booked for the morning transfer we travelled by car. It was a really scenic drive with fantastic views of the coastline. Thanks Ronaldo!!

This tour is such great value for money! The crew was great, very LGBT friendly which was refreshing :-) The landscapes beautiful, the drinks and food tasty. I would definitely recommend and do it again if I could!

Luan (our tour guide) was very good at explaining the nature and history of the area. It is a tour that is definitely worth doing when in Paraty.

Paraty Tours, agency offering maximum comfort for its excursions and transfers, I recommend without hesitation.