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From São Paulo: Santos, São Vicente & Guarujá Day Trip

1. From São Paulo: Santos, São Vicente & Guarujá Day Trip

This tour starts in Santos Downtown with a tram ride through the historical center to see the main squares, important buildings, churches, monuments and historical landmarks of the city. After that, the tour continues to Itararé beach located in São Vicente city, where you'll stop to take pictures and free time to enjoy the beach or to go on a optional ride by cable car from Itararé beach to the top of Itararé Hill, where you can marvel at a beautiful view over São Vicente coast and Porchat Island. The next stop will be at the Japanese culture viewpoint to overlook the coast with all the beaches of Santos. In the afternoon, visit the Campina viewpoint in Guaruja where you can enjoy a panoramic view over Enseada beach and Stones Hill. The tour will stop next on Enseada beach to have some lunch, relax on the beach and take a fresh bath in the crystal clear water.

São Paulo: 20-Minute Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

2. São Paulo: 20-Minute Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Your aviation adventure begins at Campo de Marte Helipad with a safety briefing before you board the helicopter and set off for a bird's eye view tour of São Paulo. As you fly over this vibrant city, admire unforgettable panoramic views of the landscape below and appreciate this truly unique experience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marvel at the valleys, buildings, and iconic landmarks of the city from the skies. On this magnificent adventure, enjoy the unique opportunity to fly over the beloved city of São Paulo aboard a wonderful Robinson helicopter. From the sky, see the main city sights including Sé Cathedral, the Ipiranga Museum, Paulista Avenue, Ibirapuera Park, the Municipal Theater, Luz Station, the Municipal Market, Pacaembu Stadium, the Anhangabaú Valley, the Copam Building and much more.

São Paulo: 2-Hour Downtown Discovery Tour with Guide

3. São Paulo: 2-Hour Downtown Discovery Tour with Guide

Explore the "new' center and learn about the historic downtown district of São Paulo. With your licensed guide, explore the areas which have been home to many immigrant communities such as Italian, Japanese, Syrian, Lebanese, and many others. As well as learning about the cultural makeup of the city, see many notable landmarks. Learn more about places such as the Municipal Theatre, the Copan Building, San Francisco Convent, and the Martinelli Building. Discover the history the Tupi tribe who once called the area home, as well as the story of the first skyscraper of Latin America.

São Paulo: Cantareira Natural Park hiking in the Rain Forest

4. São Paulo: Cantareira Natural Park hiking in the Rain Forest

After pickup from São Paulo, drive to Cantareira Natural Park. Your tour guide will provide an introduction about the park and explain. Visit the park’s main camp, where there is a fauna interpretation center and a model of the Cantareira Mountains. After a safety briefing, start the first hiking route called the Macuco Trail. Learn about the species of fauna and flora of the rainforest as you go. Continue to the Waterfall Trail where you will cross the Engordador River at several different points. Make a stop for photos and a refreshing swim at 2 different natural pools created by waterfalls. After the hike, visit the Cantareira Dam, which used to control the water supply for São Paulo city. See the old machines and hydraulic pump house, and admire the scenery from the viewpoint. The tour ends with some free time to take photos and enjoy the peaceful rainforest scenery, before driving back to São Paulo.

Private São Paulo City Tour

5. Private São Paulo City Tour

São Paulo has more than 12 million inhabitants, 362 libraries, 58 museums, 69 theatres and concert halls, and many other cultural venues. Founded in 1554, the city expanded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the arrival of immigrants from all over the world, transforming the small village it used to be into the big cosmopolitan metropolis it is today. This city is the perfect place to get in touch with the different facets of the vast Brazilian culture. Don’t miss out on this private and tailor-made tour of this fascinating city. Join a knowledgeable tour guide in a private car or van, and get to know São Paulo. Enjoy sightseeing, walking around downtown, and visit amazing spots like the Pacaembu Stadium, Paulista Avenue, Ibirapuera Park, Se Cathedral Square, Luz Station and many, many more! The architecture of São Paulo is very rich – from old houses of the coffee barons to the modernistic style of Oscar Niemeyer, every street of the city’s expanded center has a hidden architectural gem. Art lovers will find amazing museums and cultural centers with the best of Brazilian and international art. The diversity of people also lends itself to a huge variety of cuisines to taste and explore.  Simply tell your guide what you’d like to experience and you’ll build the perfect day together.

São Paulo: Carnaval Samba Parade Experience

6. São Paulo: Carnaval Samba Parade Experience

Have a memorable experience watching the São Paulo Carnival parade in the venue accompanied by an expert guide. Enjoy privileged views of the parades from one of the best VIP boxes just a few meters from the catwalk. After pickup from your hotel travel to the Sambadrome, a specially-designed structure, and watch the Carnaval celebrations throughout the evening. Watch as twelve of the most talented samba schools compete for the honor of being the champion of the parade. Each school chooses a plot and creates an 80-minute presentation. Enjoy lively music, unrivalled choreography, and amazing costumes. The parades take place only 5 nights a year and provide a memorable experience for travelers and locals alike. Enjoy an exclusive reception and a food court with self-service beers, premium spirits, and soft drinks. You'll also have access to the Beauty Center, a relaxation space with massages available, and entertainment and shows in your box.

São Paulo: Private 4-Hour Night Tour

7. São Paulo: Private 4-Hour Night Tour

On this tour, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to several neighborhood bars and nightclubs. You’ll get to experience the vivacious nightlife of Vila Madalena (a bohemian neighborhood that is well-known for its nightlife). Your guide will take you through its pedestrian-friendly streets, that are full of art galleries, cafes, restaurants and low-key bars, which are a great alternative to the high-end clubs. You’ll also have the chance to sample many types of beer or even a Caipirinha (national alcoholic beverage). After you have visited Vila Madalena, your guide will take you to the Brahma Bar, a popular traditional bar located in the heart of São Paulo, which is known for its foamy tap beer and for serving a delicious Feijoada (national dish made up of beans and meat). Here, you’ll get to enjoy live performances of jazz bands, MBP music (popular Brazilian music) and lively Samba. Another stop will be at the sophisticated Sky Bar, located on the top floor of the luxurious Unique Hotel. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to experience some of São Paulo’s glamorous nightlife while enjoying a panoramic view of the city. Have the chance to sip on a variety of high-end drinks poolside. After you’ve enjoyed plenty of the nightlife of São Paulo, your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

São Paulo: Atlantic Forest Hike in Jaraguá Park with Picnic

8. São Paulo: Atlantic Forest Hike in Jaraguá Park with Picnic

Get picked up from the city and enjoy a 40-minute drive to Jaraguá State Park. When you arrive, follow your private guide along a shaded path to reach 2 separate lookouts giving you 360-degree views of São Paulo. Breathe in the fresh air of the Atlantic Forest while you trek along the 3.6-kilometer trail. Look out for capuchin monkeys, toucans, sloths, and marmosets bouncing around the trees as you hike through the lush landscape. As the trail comes to an end, take your time to complete the challenge of walking up to the summit. Experience the reward of ascending the concrete staircase with 242 steps and take some breathtaking pictures from the top.

São Paulo Private Half Day Ecotour

9. São Paulo Private Half Day Ecotour

In this nature adventure outside São Paulo, you may choose between two different trails. The Jaraguá Peak trail includes the Jaraguá Peak, the highest mountain in São Paulo. The trail is approximately 2 kilometers long and leads to the top of this hill, located about 1,150 meters above sea level. On the Cantareira State Park trail, you can walk about 3 kilometers up the mountain to Pedra Grande, where you will have one of the best panoramic views of the city of São Paulo. No matter what choice you have, you can see the biome of the Atlantic Forest, one of the richest and most diverse on the planet. This forest is home to different species of monkeys, the raccoon-like Coati and toucans with green beaks.

São Paulo: Full-Day Guided City Tour from the Port of Santos

10. São Paulo: Full-Day Guided City Tour from the Port of Santos

You’ll begin your tour by being picked up as soon as you disembark your cruise ship, enjoying a private transfer to São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. The route of your journey will be a memorable one, traveling on Serra do Mar road alongside a pristine forest reserve. Once in São Paulo, you’ll first start by visiting the downtown area, the Liberdade neighborhood, where the Japanese settled in São Paulo at the beginning of the 20th century. Your next stop will be a prominent municipal market in town, the best place to get in touch with a whole range of local products and to learn something about São Paulo culture and gastronomy. After this, you'll pass by the renowned Paulista Avenue, located in one of the city’s bustling financial districts before stopping off at Ibirapuera Park, an area of lush greenery spanning 158 hectares that was inaugurated in 1954. When the tour finishes, you’ll be driven back to the port of Santos.

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What people are saying about São Paulo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 42 reviews

What an amazing trip! Highly recommend. I saw a few reviews about Santos not being interesting but I can say that I found it 100% worth visiting. It really gives you a taste of history and the old town is beautiful and very interesting! San Vicente was just unreal, the beautiful view from the gondola ride and from the top was really special. And Guaruja was the perfect stop to end the day, beautiful beach, delicious restaurant… 10 out of 10 trip for us. Our guide Mauricio also deserves the greatest applause for being so informative, fun, and attentive the entire trip!!

This tour was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very personable. He was able to show us around the city stopping at some highlights and allowing us to get some great pictures. He took us to a nice market near the end of our tour for a quick lunch making us feel like a local. Would recommend for someone who wants to see the highlights of this large city

The tour guide and the way the tour was conducted in a very professional and instructive way. We visited several historical and amazing sites like the cathedral, the Mercado, Japanese downtown, Morumbi, Jardín paulista, americano. Luciano was also very aware of our surroundings and protecting us the entire time.

Our guide Fabio was excellent, great knowledge of the city, very polite and adapted the tour as my wife struggled to walk long distances, I would definitely recommend this tour

Amazing service from start to finish from all the staff and pilots.