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Paraty Bay: Islands & Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

1. 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)

2. 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.

Paraty: Discovery Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

3. 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: Sono Beach Half-day Tour

4. 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: Gold Trail Rainforest Hiking Tour

5. Paraty: Gold Trail Rainforest Hiking Tour

Spend a day hiking and learning about the very important role Paraty played in Brazil's history. Discover how the area was home to the most important gold export port in Brazil during the colonial period. Gold and diamonds used to come from Ouro Preto and Diamantina, cities with names thanks to the volume of diamonds and gold found there, both World Heritage listed sites by UNESCO. Start the tour by meeting your guide at the meeting point. Take a short walk up to the bus station to catch a regular public bus from Paraty to the beginning of the trail. The trail runs for about 3.6 km and takes part of the Gold Trail, that used to link Paraty and Diamantina. It is through this ancient trail that you will learn about the history of Gold with the tour guide, returning to the time when the tropeiros (horse drivers), gold diggers, and slaves went up and down the mountain on donkeys. These riches led to the widening of Brazil's borders. Because the trail is located inside Serra da Bocaina National Park, you will also find several landscapes and species of fauna and flora characteristic of the Atlantic Forest. At the end, take an optional visit to the Tobogã Waterfall and the Engenho do D'Ouro distillery near the Paraty-Cunha road in the community of Vila do Penha (not included). Finally, return by regular bus to the meeting point in Paraty.

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What people are saying about Paraty

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 7 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!

Recommended tour with a nice guide. Lots of explanations and information. Two stops with smaller hikes to beautiful waterfalls, a visit to a restaurant and a stop at the Cachaca distillery - there also a nice English-speaking guide and good tasting.

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!

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.

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.