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Paraty Small group activities

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Paraty: 3-Hour Rainforest Horseback Ride

1. 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

2. 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: Sono Beach Half-day Tour

3. 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: Walking Tour in english

4. Paraty: Walking Tour in english

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.    

Idyllic Islands Private Speedboat Tour in Paraty

5. 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

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!

Very interesting! The cachaça festival was happening while I was there which was even better. Spent a great time with the guide, thank you!

Everything was perfect, the guide took us to nice places and we had time to dive and had a good lunch