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3 Days in Paraty: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2014

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Brazil is a country full of color, rich with history and known for its beautiful beaches (and beautiful people). A visit to the town of Paraty, nestled on Costa Verde in the state of Rio de Janeiro, offers travelers a taste of the country’s natural beauty, colonial history and bold flavor. Whether it’s relaxing on one of the pristine beaches, wandering cobblestone streets of the Historic Center or touring the colonial churches that dot the landscape, Paraty is the perfect place to soak up the sun and experience real Brazil.

Day 1: Hit the Beach

The coast of Partay is lined with white sand and quiet shores that offer a perfect escape from the hustle of Brazil’s more populated cities. Grab a bus from town and head to Sono Beach. Travelers rave about the picturesque hike that winds through lush tropical rainforests and ultimately leads to epic ocean views. Ascend on the shores of this remote destination and lounge in the sand before taking a dip in the refreshing waters. Afterwards, follow the jungle trail to nearby Antigos Beach and Ponta Negros—equally beautiful but even more remote.

Day 2: Explore History


After soaking up some sun, spend the day soaking up some history. Start the morning sipping strong coffee and people watching on the grassy lawns of quaint Martiz Square in Paraty’s Historic Center. Then wander the streets and take in the town’s impressive colonial architecture. Stop by Ingera Marriz Nossa Senhora do Rosario, the largest church in town, before heading to the Paraty House of Culture to delve into the town’s history and people.

Day 3: Get Outdoors

Paraty is filled with beaches, but it’s also home to some incredible untouched nature reserves. Take a day and head to Serra da Bocaina National Park, a 260,000-acre forest, where well-marked trails lead to incredible views. The 16-kilometer hike to Bacia Peak is a popular day trip, where steep climbs to the second tallest mountain in the range end at impressive views of the Paraiba Valley

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Paraty City Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.99

Paraty Schooner Cruise and Snorkeling Tour

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 ...  Read more

Location: Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.99

Waterfall Jungle Jeep Adventure and Cachaca Tour from Paraty

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. ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.99

Paraty Rainforest Trek and Secluded Beach Tour

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 ...  Read more

Location: Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.99

Trindade Fishing Village, Beach Trek and Snorkeling Tour from Paraty

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 ...  Read more

Location: Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.99

Paraty Scuba Diving Beginner's Course

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 ...  Read more

Location: Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $223.99

6-Night Best of Argentina and Brazil Tour: Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro

Journey from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro for six fabulous nights, stopping to explore spectacular Iguassu Falls along the way! Soak up the historical and ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $2,319.99

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