3 day Escorted tour

Gems of Picturesque Paraty Tour

Cobbled streets and colonial history

A UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited colonial towns on the Emerald Coast, Paraty is only three hours away from Rio de Janeiro. Once a fishing village, it is located in a tranquil bay with pristine beaches and calm and turquoise waters, ideal for watersports and diving. With a backdrop of lush tropical mountains and a spectacular archipelago of green islands jutting out from the sea, it is no wonder that Paraty brims with cosmopolitan flavours and is a popular town with artists and musicians. Elegant white buildings with colourful windows, cobbled streets and charming pousadas make it a delightful place to stroll about and there are plenty of galleries, shops and amazing restaurants to explore.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Historical Paraty walking tour
  • Schooner cruise on Paraty Bay
  • Paraty Old Town

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
3 days
Destination Breakdown
  • Paraty
    2 Nights
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted or Self-Guided
Included
  • English-speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as appropriate
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Accommodation listed (subject to change) with private facilities
  • Meals included as detailed
Not included
  • International and domestic flights
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver

Itinerary Breakdown

Today, journey along Brazil's Costa Verde to Paraty from Rio de Janeiro. In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical town. Paraty's architecture has character and originality and represents a harmonious set of architectural styles of the 18th century.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Pousada do Corsairo or similar

Today you will explore Paraty's Bay on a half day schooner cruise. You will sail to several beaches and islands of the stunning archipelago, all surrounded by dense rainforest, and make three stops of around one hour each for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling. Although the exact locations may vary depending on weather conditions, your itinerary will include the islands of Comprida, Algodao, Cotia, Praia Vermelha, and also the beaches of Lulas and Saco da Velha amongst others. After, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Pousada do Corsairo or similar

Enjoy a free morning on the beach before your transfer back to your Rio de Janeiro hotel or the airport for your onward destination.

  • Paraty

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Exploring the quaint and relaxing town of Paraty
    • Schooner cruise around Paraty bay and stopping at several islands along the way
    • Enjoying Paraty's many beaches