Boats in the water near the St. Rita church in Paraty, with forest-covered hills surrounding.

Paraty Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts
Boats in the water near the St. Rita church in Paraty, with forest-covered hills surrounding.

Paraty Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts

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Enjoy the laidback charms of a Portuguese colonial town with our private and small group Paraty tours. Paraty’s strong colonial character, expressed in the cobbled streets, 18th-century churches, and restored building facades, has made it an attractive destination for anyone who seeks tranquility and a trip into Brazil’s past. The town is a colonial relic, well-preserved and architecturally unique, just 125 miles from Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, it is a site of virtually unmatched natural beauty, located on the tropical green coast next to a bay with hundreds of little forested islands and crystal clear waters. Contact us to start planning your trip to this Brazilian paradise.

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Let our team of expert travel advisors help build your dream trip to South America. Our fully customizable vacation packages allow you to hand-pick the destinations you wish to see at the exact pace you wish to see them. All of our offerings are also vetted firsthand by our team to ensure top quality and comfort. Contact one of our travel experts today to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip!

What to Do in Paraty

Explore a charming colonial town situated on a bay and surrounded by stunning Atlantic forest scenery. Your Latin America For Less travel advisor can help you create the perfect itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences.

A cobblestone street lined with classic houses in the Historic Center of Paraty.

Historic Center of Paraty


Admire impressive colonial churches and beautiful classic houses as you stroll through the cobblestone streets of Paraty’s historic center, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A section of the Caminho do Ouro, once connecting Paraty and Diamantina, surrounded by jungle.

Caminho do Ouro


Paved in the 18th and 19th centuries by slaves, the original 1200km “Gold Trail” once connected Paraty to Diamantina. Remaining tracts of the trail have survived in Paraty and can be hiked on half or full day excursions.

Waves crashing onto a deserted beach with lush, jungle-covered hills visible in the distance.

Beaches


For all its history, it is without a doubt the paradisiacal beaches which make Paraty a particularly stunning destination. Protected by its enormous bay, innumerable white sand beaches line the verdant shoreline.

Fog enveloping the hills and forest of Serra da Bocaina National Park near Paraty.

Ecotourism


The National Park of Bocaina, Joatinga Park Reserve, and the Environmental Protection Area of Cairuçu – where the quaint village of Trindade is located – are all places of rare beauty that have attracted visitors for decades.

A surfer catching a wave in Paraty, a great place for surfing and other water sports.

Water Sports


More than 60 tiny islands dot the Paraty harbor, and the warm crystalline waters provide ample opportunity for picture perfect swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and diving.

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A man standing in the water beneath Pedra Branca Waterfall, surrounded by lush rainforest.

Adventure Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add some extra adventure to your personalized itinerary. Get your adrenaline pumping with hikes and multi-day treks, jungle expeditions, white water rafting trips, mountain biking tours and more. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your adventure.

Bars and cafes located along a cobblestone road inside historic buildings in Paraty’s old town.

Cultural Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about adding cultural tours and experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the rich cultures of Latin America and learn about the unique customs and traditions maintained by its people. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your cultural tour.

A small illuminated pool surrounded by a wooden deck at the luxurious Casa Turquesa in Paraty.

Spa & Wellness Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add spa & wellness tours to your personalized itinerary. Take advantage of a free day to enjoy some rest and relaxation at a resort, or visit a spa to unwind after a long day of exploring. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors to start planning your spa & wellness tour.

A plate of fried chicken wings on a plate with a cup of dipping sauce at a restaurant in Paraty.

Food Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add food tours and culinary experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the unique cuisines of Latin America and enjoy exclusive visits to some of the world’s top restaurants. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your food tour.

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Family & Friend Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add family-friendly tours to your itinerary. Our team can help you build the perfect trip for your family, whether your group has small children, teenagers, senior citizens, or all of the above. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your family tour.

Explore Brazil

With stunning beaches, lush tropical forests, fascinating history and unique culture, Brazil offers many attractive destinations for travelers. Discover some of the best places to visit in Brazil below.

Rio de Janeiro


Also known as “The Marvelous City,” Rio de Janeiro brims with color, sound, rhythm, and joy. This sparkling city boasts one of the most naturally spectacular settings.

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São Paulo


As Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo’s attraction lies in its diverse people and its vibrant culture. Senses are overwhelmed by the sheer size and cosmopolitan feel of the city.

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Bonito


Bonito is an eco-tourism Mecca blessed with caves, waterfalls, and crystal-clear rivers. It’s a haven for nature and adventure lovers with great snorkeling opportunities.

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Buzios


Sitting at the end of a long sandy peninsula, Rio’s most exclusive beach resort of Buzios offers surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, or just simple relaxation.

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Florianopolis


Florianopolis, capital of Santa Catarina State, is a beautiful and bustling island city, and one of the few places in the world where antiquity and modernity unite in perfect harmony.

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Iguazu Falls


The name Iguazu comes from the Guarani phrase for “big waters,” although this can only begin to describe the majesty and magnificence of these gigantic waterfalls.

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Manaus


Lying on the Negro River a short distance upstream from the mighty Amazon, Manaus is a former rubber-boom port that is today the main jumping-off point for excursions into the Amazon.

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Ouro Preto


An 18th century gold-mining center, Ouro Preto is bursting with striking Baroque architecture and sacred art. It is the colonial jewel in the crown of Minas Gerais state.

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Pantanal


Praia do Forte is a charming coastal town blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and tropical reefs. It’s a great place for turtle-watching from December to March.

Praia do Forte


Praia do Forte is a charming coastal town blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and tropical reefs. It’s a great place for turtle-watching from December to March.

Recife


Recife boasts dazzling stretches of white sandy beaches, while the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Olinda is simply the largest and most beautiful site of colonial architecture in Brazil.

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Salvador de Bahia


Salvador de Bahia sits behind beautiful beaches and an island-studded bay. But the real draw is the vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture which is best seen through the region’s unique music.

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Paraty Lodges

Discover the best places to stay in Paraty with our top pick Paraty hotels.

A beautiful room with a large bed surrounded by curtains at the Casa Turquesa in Paraty.

Casa Turquesa

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Rua dr. Pereira 50, Centro Historico, Paraty

This postcard-perfect hotel is located near the pier in the historic center of Paraty and has been beautifully restored to resemble the façade of the old 18th century townhouse. Casa Turquesa offers the perfect blend of historical beauty and charm with modern comforts.

A cozy room with wood flooring and a blue and green design motif at the Pousada Porto Imperial.

Pousada Porto Imperial

★ ★ ★ ★

Rua Ten. Francisco Antonio, Centro Historico, Paraty

Set behind the town’s main church on the River Pereque, the prime location of the Pousada Porto Imperial allows guests to wander through Paraty’s historic district with ease. Relax in the spacious hotel lobby, reading room, restaurant, pool, inner garden, or spa during your stay in this beautiful early 19th century house.

The sun shining into a simple room with an orange wall at the Pousada Villa Harmonia in Paraty.

Pousada Villa Harmonia

★ ★ ★

Rua das Acácias 7, Cambore, Paraty

Pousada Villa Harmonia offers peace from the nearby historic center of Paraty. The gardens are an excellent place to read a book or take a cat nap. Enjoy one of the 27 spacious and comfortable rooms complete with TV, minibar, air conditioning, ceiling fan, and telephone.

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