1. São Paulo: Rural Coffee Farm Tour with Breakfast and Lunch
If you only have a short time in São Paulo and want to venture off the beaten track, this private full day-tour of a coffee farm is a perfect choice. Get to know the rural charms of Brazil in a farm located in Itu, 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the center of São Paulo. Upon arrival, a flavorful full breakfast at the farmhouse will fill you up and get you ready for a packed day of exploring. After breakfast, learn how the farm has changed character over the years. Next, head inside the main farmhouse to discover the original features, such as roof tiles molded on the thighs of black slave women. Then take an informative tour to learn all about the process of harvesting and roasting coffee beans, and all the work involved in the production of coffee. Visit the coffee warehouse, coffee machines, former slave quarters. Meet with local farmers and hear about the important role that coffee has played in the history and development of modern day Brazil. Then join a guided walk along forested trails to reach a breathtaking viewpoint. The coffee shop offers the opportunity to try out different types and aromas of coffees, grounded right before drinking. In addition, you can try coffee liqueur, jabuticaba fruit, handmade cachaça, papaya candies, pickles, honey and much more. Take a pause for an enjoyable lunch break and taste typical Brazilian countryside cuisine, surrounded by nature. If you feel like it, you can take a dip in the pool before heading back to your hotel in São Paulo.