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Things to Do in Paraty

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Paraty and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Paraty activities? We have 20 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Waterfall Jungle Jeep Adventure and Cachaca Tour from Paraty

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 55.99


Ride down rugged roads by Jeep as you seek out the cascading waterfalls of Bocaino Mountains National Park (Serra da Bocaina) on this 6-hour tour from Paraty. You'll stop along the Gold Trail (Caminho do Ouro) en route to a cachaça distillery, where you'll enjoy tasting several varieties of... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Paraty City Sightseeing Tour

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 116.99


Follow an experienced guide for a 2-hour city sightseeing tour of Paraty—a Portuguese colonial town along the Gold Trail (Caminho do Ouro). You'll walk cobbled streets in the historic center, open only to bicycles and pedestrian traffic. View churches, museums and colonial homes in the charming town, situated on the Bay of Ilha Grande along Brazil's Costa Verde (Green Coast). Numbers are limited to 25 people, ensuring... Read More

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Cooking Classes

Cooking Class in Paraty

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 234.00


At the Cooking School of Paraty, you will enjoy a unique dinner, preceded by demonstrations carried out by international chef Iara Roberts, in her kitchen. She will present a singular proposal of Brazilian cuisine, with dishes from Amazonas, Bahia and Minas Gerais, among others. During demonstrations, the Chef shares not only stories, but also the cultural aspects of each region, explaining the origins of... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Trindade Fishing Village, Beach Trek and Snorkeling Tour from Paraty

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 49.99


Visit the charming fishing village of Trindade and explore four spectacular beaches on foot during a 6-hour tour from Paraty. You'll take a guided trek through rainforest and sand to Caixa d'Aço (Steel Box), a natural swimming pool with excellent snorkeling opportunities. Round-trip hotel... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Walking the Gold Trail tour

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 60.00


Experience Paraty´s unique combination of history, culture and nature on this fascinating tour in the forest on the mountainside behind the town. With your expert local guide, step back in time on the Gold Trail, the paved road built by African slaves in the 18th Century to bring gold and precious stones out of the Brazilian interior and onto ships to Portugal. After walking on the trail through the rainforest... Read More

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Day Cruises

Paraty Schooner Cruise and Snorkeling Tour

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 38.99


Spend a leisurely day at sea wending your way through the flawless reefs of Paraty! This schooner cruise in Paraty Bay takes different routes each day of the week, stopping in four prime locations for a spectacular snorkel tour with your guide. Observe schools of tropical fish at Ilha Comprida, coined 'nature's aquarium' by the locals.

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Eco Tours

Paraty Rainforest Trek and Secluded Beach Tour

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 68.99


Hike to the tropical paradise of Praia Do Sono, also known as Sono Beach. Your guided 1-hour trek takes you from Laranjeiras Village through preserved jungle with an experienced guide. Spot wildlife on the river trail en route to the beach, where you'll enjoy several hours of free time on its powdery sand before trekking back. Translated as Sleepy Beach, this secluded shoreline lives up to its name!

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Hiking & Camping

Mamangua Sugarloaf Peak hike

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Hike the Mamangua Sugarloaf peak for the best panoramic views of the region. Located on the nearby Juatinga Peninsular Eco-reserve, the Saco do Mamanguá, Brazil's only tropical fjord, is a unique marine ecosystem and tropical paradise. On this day trip you set out from Paraty by bus to Paraty Mirim to catch a boat into the fjord. You hike up Mamanguá Sugarloaf Peak (440m) with your local guide for... Read More

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Horseback Riding

Horseback-Riding Tour from Paraty

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 108.99


Experience the natural beauty of Paraty on a 3-hour horseback-riding tour. Following an experienced guide, lead a gentle horse down a rainforest route that will take you past waterfalls, local farms, native Brazilian plantlife and, if you're lucky, some wildlife! It's a great way to soak up the best of Paraty Bay's natural environment. This small-group tour operates with a max of 10 people, ensuring a more personalized... Read More

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Kayaking Adventure in Paraty

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 55.00


Kayak the warm, sheltered waters of the bay of Paraty on this guided kayak trip to islands and beaches.<br>Swim, snorkel, see wildlife in the Mangrove and escape the boat-tripping crowds!

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Scuba Diving

Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner’s Course

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 198.99


If you've always wanted to scuba dive, but you don't have the required certification, take this beginner's course in Paraty! A PADI-certified dive master introduces you to the underwater world in shallow, calm and clear waters. During your 4-hour lesson, learn theory and practice basic techniques, then marvel at the marine life surrounding you. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus professional PDIC instruction and all equipment... Read More

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Tours around Paraty

Paraty City Tour

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 2 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 116.00


Experience the history and culture of Paraty in this comprehensive city tour which will introduce you to the people history and landmarks of the city.

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Trindade Fishing Village Beach Trek and Snorkeling

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 11:00)
Priced From: USD 70.80


Enjoy relaxing landscapes as you are taken to see the many beautiful beaches surrounding Trindade and go snorkeling in a natural swimming pool.

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Paraty Rainforest Trek to Sono Beach

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 7 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 97.20


Get in touch with nature as you trek through a protected area of rainforest on the way to beautiful Sono Beach.

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Paraty Waterfall Jungle Jeep Tour

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 10:30)
Priced From: USD 68.00


Experience the lush nature of Paraty in this offroad Jeep tour. Visit waterfalls the Gold Trail Exposition a cachaca distillery a farm a Bromeliad Exhibition and much more!

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Paraty Schooner Cruise and Snorkeling

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 51.60


Spend a leisure day out to sea winding your way through the flawless reefs of Paraty. This snorkel tour takes different routes each day of the week stopping in four prime locations.

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Paraty Horseback Riding Tour

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 133.00


Take a relaxing pace as you set out on horseback to discover the rich nature of Paraty.

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Discover the Sea - A First Scuba Experience

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 224.00


Let us introduce you to the exciting world of scuba diving. Dive fully equipped to see beautiful reefs 10-20 feet down with our professional dive staff who give you a spectacular underwater tour.

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Paraty Bay Scuba Experience - Certification Required

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: Half day (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 215.00


If youre certified leave the equipment at home and leave the planning to us! Our experienced dive masters will take you out for a day of fun to two of Paratys most coveted dive spots!

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Walking Tours

Walking tour of Paraty Old Town

Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 30.00


Find out more about Paraty, a UNESCO nominated World Heritage site, on this fascinating walking tour of the old town. Your state accredited, expert guide will take you back in time to the Portuguese discovery of Brazil and trace the development of Paraty through the sugar, gold and coffee economic booms. Full of insider tips, stories and anecdotes that only a local guide will know, this tour breathes life into the... Read More

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