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Private São Paulo City Tour

1. Private São Paulo City Tour

São Paulo has more than 12 million inhabitants, 362 libraries, 58 museums, 69 theatres and concert halls, and many other cultural venues. Founded in 1554, the city expanded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the arrival of immigrants from all over the world, transforming the small village it used to be into the big cosmopolitan metropolis it is today. This city is the perfect place to get in touch with the different facets of the vast Brazilian culture. Don’t miss out on this private and tailor-made tour of this fascinating city. Join a knowledgeable tour guide in a private car or van, and get to know São Paulo. Enjoy sightseeing, walking around downtown, and visit amazing spots like the Pacaembu Stadium, Paulista Avenue, Ibirapuera Park, Se Cathedral Square, Luz Station and many, many more! The architecture of São Paulo is very rich – from old houses of the coffee barons to the modernistic style of Oscar Niemeyer, every street of the city’s expanded center has a hidden architectural gem. Art lovers will find amazing museums and cultural centers with the best of Brazilian and international art. The diversity of people also lends itself to a huge variety of cuisines to taste and explore.  Simply tell your guide what you’d like to experience and you’ll build the perfect day together.

From São Paulo: Santos, São Vicente & Guarujá Day Trip

2. From São Paulo: Santos, São Vicente & Guarujá Day Trip

This tour starts in Santos Downtown with a tram ride through the historical center to see the main squares, important buildings, churches, monuments and historical landmarks of the city. After that, the tour continues to Itararé beach located in São Vicente city, where you'll stop to take pictures and free time to enjoy the beach or to go on a optional ride by cable car from Itararé beach to the top of Itararé Hill, where you can marvel at a beautiful view over São Vicente coast and Porchat Island. The next stop will be at the Japanese culture viewpoint to overlook the coast with all the beaches of Santos. In the afternoon, visit the Campina viewpoint in Guaruja where you can enjoy a panoramic view over Enseada beach and Stones Hill. The tour will stop next on Enseada beach to have some lunch, relax on the beach and take a fresh bath in the crystal clear water.

São Paulo: 2-Hour Downtown Discovery Tour with Guide

3. São Paulo: 2-Hour Downtown Discovery Tour with Guide

Explore the "new' center and learn about the historic downtown district of São Paulo. With your licensed guide, explore the areas which have been home to many immigrant communities such as Italian, Japanese, Syrian, Lebanese, and many others. As well as learning about the cultural makeup of the city, see many notable landmarks. Learn more about places such as the Municipal Theatre, the Copan Building, San Francisco Convent, and the Martinelli Building. Discover the history the Tupi tribe who once called the area home, as well as the story of the first skyscraper of Latin America.

São Paulo: Cantareira Natural Park hiking in the Rain Forest

4. São Paulo: Cantareira Natural Park hiking in the Rain Forest

After pickup from São Paulo, drive to Cantareira Natural Park. Your tour guide will provide an introduction about the park and explain. Visit the park’s main camp, where there is a fauna interpretation center and a model of the Cantareira Mountains. After a safety briefing, start the first hiking route called the Macuco Trail. Learn about the species of fauna and flora of the rainforest as you go. Continue to the Waterfall Trail where you will cross the Engordador River at several different points. Make a stop for photos and a refreshing swim at 2 different natural pools created by waterfalls. After the hike, visit the Cantareira Dam, which used to control the water supply for São Paulo city. See the old machines and hydraulic pump house, and admire the scenery from the viewpoint. The tour ends with some free time to take photos and enjoy the peaceful rainforest scenery, before driving back to São Paulo.

São Paulo: Private 4-Hour Night Tour

5. São Paulo: Private 4-Hour Night Tour

On this tour, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to several neighborhood bars and nightclubs. You’ll get to experience the vivacious nightlife of Vila Madalena (a bohemian neighborhood that is well-known for its nightlife). Your guide will take you through its pedestrian-friendly streets, that are full of art galleries, cafes, restaurants and low-key bars, which are a great alternative to the high-end clubs. You’ll also have the chance to sample many types of beer or even a Caipirinha (national alcoholic beverage). After you have visited Vila Madalena, your guide will take you to the Brahma Bar, a popular traditional bar located in the heart of São Paulo, which is known for its foamy tap beer and for serving a delicious Feijoada (national dish made up of beans and meat). Here, you’ll get to enjoy live performances of jazz bands, MBP music (popular Brazilian music) and lively Samba. Another stop will be at the sophisticated Sky Bar, located on the top floor of the luxurious Unique Hotel. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to experience some of São Paulo’s glamorous nightlife while enjoying a panoramic view of the city. Have the chance to sip on a variety of high-end drinks poolside. After you’ve enjoyed plenty of the nightlife of São Paulo, your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

From São Paulo: Santo Amaro Island & Wild Beaches Day Trip

6. From São Paulo: Santo Amaro Island & Wild Beaches Day Trip

Arrive in Bertioga city and cross by ferry to the north of Santo Amaro Island. Then receive safety instructions from your guide. Now you are ready for your hike! Start on the first stretch of the trail called Hans Staden Trail to the first beach - White Beach. Walk across the beach and continue the trail to the second beach, the Black Beach, where you can also stop to take a refreshing bath in the Atlantic Ocean. Then head to the Camburi waterfall. Here you may also enjoy a refreshing bath. After that, hike to the third and last beach, Camburizinho. After that, return to the White Beach where you'll have free time to enjoy the place.

São Paulo: 20-Minute Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

7. São Paulo: 20-Minute Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Your aviation adventure begins at Campo de Marte Helipad with a safety briefing before you board the helicopter and set off for a bird's eye view tour of São Paulo. As you fly over this vibrant city, admire unforgettable panoramic views of the landscape below and appreciate this truly unique experience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marvel at the valleys, buildings, and iconic landmarks of the city from the skies. On this magnificent adventure, enjoy the unique opportunity to fly over the beloved city of São Paulo aboard a wonderful Robinson helicopter. From the sky, see the main city sights including Sé Cathedral, the Ipiranga Museum, Paulista Avenue, Ibirapuera Park, the Municipal Theater, Luz Station, the Municipal Market, Pacaembu Stadium, the Anhangabaú Valley, the Copam Building and much more.

São Paulo: 5-Hour Private City Highlights Tour

8. São Paulo: 5-Hour Private City Highlights Tour

Get the best of São Paulo on this 5-hour guided city tour. Travel to the most impressive spots in the city, like the Japanese Neighborhood and the Municipal Market. Explore São Paulo's most influential historical periods and visit lesser-known gems along the way with your local guide. Start your guided adventure at the old center and explore São Paulo's vibrant Japanese neighborhood. Continue to Bairro da Luz and see an English train station built in 1901. As you stroll, your local guide will tell you the interesting facts and stories behind every turn. Step into the Pinacoteca, one of the most important Brazilian art museums, and admire the works of the Brazilian masters. Next, arrive at the famous Municipal Market. Here, take in the aromas from the colorful food stalls and try some authentic Brazilian cuisine. Stop at the best viewing points throughout the city to capture one-of-a-kind photos and discover hidden spots only locals know about.

São Paulo: Atlantic Forest Hike in Jaraguá Park with Picnic

9. São Paulo: Atlantic Forest Hike in Jaraguá Park with Picnic

Get picked up from the city and enjoy a 40-minute drive to Jaraguá State Park. When you arrive, follow your private guide along a shaded path to reach 2 separate lookouts giving you 360-degree views of São Paulo. Breathe in the fresh air of the Atlantic Forest while you trek along the 3.6-kilometer trail. Look out for capuchin monkeys, toucans, sloths, and marmosets bouncing around the trees as you hike through the lush landscape. As the trail comes to an end, take your time to complete the challenge of walking up to the summit. Experience the reward of ascending the concrete staircase with 242 steps and take some breathtaking pictures from the top.

From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

10. From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in São Paulo, journey to the coastal cities of Santos and Guarujá, approximately 80 kilometers from the capital. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 1-hour drive through expansive sections of the Atlantic Forest, and then discover the largest maritime port in Latin America upon arrival at Santos. Marvel at the countless shipping containers and cargo vessels in the Port of Santos, where thousands of immigrants arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century to work on the great coffee plantations. Get to know the main tourist attractions of the city, both in the historic city center and on the edges of the city. Learn how coffee production influenced the local way of life and customs, and hear more about the important historical figures of the area who affected not only the state of São Paulo but the country as a whole. Then, take the ferry to Guarujá on Santo Amaro Island, known for its large selection of beaches, restaurants and lookout points. Since the 1970s, following a boom in the local real estate market, the island has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of São Paulo. Go to a lookout point to get some amazing views and take some excellent souvenir photographs. Stop at an excellent local restaurant to enjoy the local seafood before making your way back to São Paulo.

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What people are saying about São Paulo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 42 reviews

The tour was excellent, Laura was really knowledgeable and so up beat and full of energy. The food was amazing and learning the bits of history and São Paulo culture was very fun. Highly recommend this.

My guide was wonderful and a kind lady. I had the best experience on my tour.

Very well organized. Guide Luiz was excellent. Highly recommend to others.,

We had a wonderful day and a wonderful tour. Highly recommend.

Reliable and punctual transfer, nice driver. We recommend.