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Balneário Camboriú: Germanic Route with Blumenau & Pomerode

1. Balneário Camboriú: Germanic Route with Blumenau & Pomerode

Depart from Balneário Camboriú and set off for the "European Valley" known for its beautiful landscapes and unique Germanic culture. Start the tour by visiting the small town of Ilhota, considered to be the manufacturing center for underwear and bathing suits. Continue on to Blumenau, and visit the Beer Museum, the City Hall building, and Vila Germânica Park that hosts major events such as Oktoberfest - the second most important beer festival in the world, after only Munich in Germany, and the 2nd largest Brazilian event after Carnival. Stop off in the Vila Germânica Park to explore the scenery, and have an optional lunch (not included in the price). After this, proceed to Pomerode, the most Germanic city of Brazil where approximately 90% of its population speaks the German language. Find out about how the city colonizers came from Pomerania in northern Germany, and their culture is alive even today. Explore the main sights and take an interesting walk along the Route of the Enxaimel where you will see typical houses that hold curious stories about the Nazi period. Enjoy free time to stroll around the city, shop for chocolates, and savor a delicious German pie (not included) in a traditional confectionery shop. At the end of the afternoon, return to Balneário Camboriú.

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Balneário Camboriú: Full Day Panoramic City Tour

2. Balneário Camboriú: Full Day Panoramic City Tour

After pickup from your hotel in central Balneário Camboriú your tour will start at Barra Sul where you'll visit the pier and the Passarela that leads to Igrejinha da Barra. Then, board the Unipraias Park modern cable car at the Barra Sul station and ride up 240 meters to the Mata Atlântica Station. At the top, you'll have around 2 hours to visit the Parque Ambiental. There are several ecological walking trails that showcase the local fauna and flora, and you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views over the city. Optional activities are available including the Zip Ryder Zip Line, Youhoo Mountain Sled, and Enchanted Forest (these optional activities are not included in the tour price). Then, descend to Laranjeiras Station to enjoy the beach. You will find restaurants, shops, bars, and souvenirs stores onsite. At about 4:30 PM you'll return to Barra Sul station via the cable car. Continue your tour at Avenida Atlântica which has many unique buildings, bars, and restaurants. From there, you can see the beautiful Ilha das Cabras featured on postcards around the city. Finally, end your day at the highest point of the city, in the Cristo Luz Panoramic Complex and see the city light up at night before returning to your hotel.

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From Florianópolis: Serra do Rio do Rastro & Urubici Tour

3. From Florianópolis: Serra do Rio do Rastro & Urubici Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Florianópolis, your first stop is Urubici. Visit Igreja Hill and see famous rock formations such as Pedra Furada, Avencal, and the Véu de Noiva waterfalls. Enjoy some free time for lunch in the city center (not included). On your way to São Joaquim, view the 4,000-year old rock inscriptions and signs. São Joaquim is one of the coldest cities in Brazil, and during the winter snow is possible. Visit the main attractions of the city. The area is famous for wine production, and there is the option to visit the Villa Francioni winery (extra fee payable locally). Learn about the production methods and taste award-winning wines. Head to Bom Jardim da Serra, and go to the viewpoint of Estrada do Serra do Rio do Rastro from where you can observe the SC-390 road crisis cross the incredible landscape.

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Balneário Camboriú: Italian Route Tour

4. Balneário Camboriú: Italian Route Tour

Your first stop will be in São João Batista, a small town which you will discover is one of the largest poles of the shoe industry in southern Brazil. Whilst there, you will take some time to learn of the local trade. Following that, discover Nova Trento, colonized by immigrants from Trentino Alto Adige, northern Italy, in 1875. There you can explore its main attractions, such as a charming artisan winery that sells delicious colonial products. You will then encounter the Santa Paulina Sanctuary, which is dedicated to the first Brazilian saint canonized by the Pope in 2002. You will visit the complex and the Basilica, before moving onward to the Museum of Italian Culture. You will finally visit Brusque, a city which is considered the cradle of the textile industry and the capital of prompt delivery for southern Brazil. It was colonized by Germans and Poles who turned it into a major garment production hub. At the conclusion of your insightful tour of the Italian Route, you will be returned to your hotel.

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Balneário Camboriú: Serra do Rio do Rastro & Urubici Tour

5. Balneário Camboriú: Serra do Rio do Rastro & Urubici Tour

First, stop in Urubici and visit Igreja Hill overlooking the famous rock formation known as Pedra Furada, Avencal, and the Véu de Noiva waterfalls. Enjoy some free time for lunch in the city center (not included). On your way to São Joaquim, see 4,000-year old rock inscriptions and signs. São Joaquim is one of the coldest cities in Brazil, and during the winter it can even snow here. Visit the main attractions of the city and, if you like, explore the Villa Francioni winery on a guided tour, learn about the production and taste award-winning wines.  Head to Bom Jardim da Serra, and go to the viewpoint of Estrada do Serra do Rio do Rastro from where you can observe one of the most impressive roads in the world (subject to weather conditions).

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