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Paraty: Jungle Waterfalls and Cachaça Distillery Jeep Tour

1. Paraty: Jungle Waterfalls 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.

Paraty Bay: Islands & Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

2. 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.  

Paraty: Fast Boat Expedition to Saco do Mamangua

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Paraty: 3-Hour Rainforest Horseback Ride

5. Paraty: 3-Hour Rainforest Horseback Ride

Transfer from the meeting point in Paraty to the neighborhood of Pedras Azuis, where the trail begins. The horses are well cared for and trained for beginner riding tours, ensuring your well-being during the whole experience. You will be with a trained local monitor throughout the entirety of the tour. Gallop by the Serra da Bocaina National Park, established in 1971 and one of the largest protected areas in the Atlantic Forest. The national park boasts varied landscapes and stunning natural attractions, like beaches, natural pools, rivers, peaks, and viewpoints — not to mention the wide variety of flora and fauna. Canter down amazing trails by forests and plains, with stops at waterfalls, for bathing, and at lookouts, where you can take in fantastic vistas over the city and the Paraty Bay. After the tour ends, transfer back to the meeting point in Paraty.

Paraty: Gold Trail Rainforest Hiking Tour

6. 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.

Paraty: Discovery Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

7. 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.

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

8. 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

9. 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.

Idyllic Islands Private Speedboat Tour in Paraty

10. Idyllic Islands Private Speedboat Tour in Paraty

Spend a day at sea on a luxury speedboat tour with an experienced captain. Enjoy a private tour to discover the enchanting beaches and islands along the coastline of Paraty Bay, where forested hills meet warm, transparent sea. Explore the stunning landscape and swim in the crystal clear waters on this 5-hour tour.  After meeting at the local partner's office Paraty, board the boat and set sail to discover the area around the bay. With this exclusive tour, you can set the itinerary or follow the recommendations of your captain. The boat offers an icebox so you can bring your own drinks and food onboard, and towels, masks, snorkels, and floats are provided.

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What people are saying about Paraty

The actual dive, experience, staff and the friendliness were amazing. The Paraty office staff amazing and helpful! I think the company is excellent. However, two important points for improvement. A) not knowing that Uber is not available here left me panicking and rushing to the Paraty tour office to get help to get to the marina for my dive. Please ensure travellers are informed that there is no Uber in Paraty. The company should give local taxi numbers so they can to get to and from the marina without a worry. B) Also inform us of the name of the boat or company office location at the marina before we get there because I was again worried as I had no name of who I was meeting. A local marina staff lady was my only help and she spoke a little English which helped massively. And thankfully I had the office staff on WhatsApp to get the information from. If I did not have data I would be lost and angry. But not this time.

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!

We very much enjoyed the activity. Our guide, Leidiana of Paraty tours, was very knowledgeable about the gold trail and the rainforest in general. We can only recommend this activity also for English speaking people as she spoke it very good!

beautiful day, Luis our guide was exceptional. very attentive and very friendly, we loved our excursion. Nature was beautiful! I highly recommend this Jeep activity with Paraty Tour

Great day activity, very well supervised. The staff is very friendly and speaks English, which is appreciated. I recommend Paraty Tour for any day trip, no disappointment.