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São Paulo: Full-Day Guided City Tour from the Port of Santos

1. São Paulo: Full-Day Guided City Tour from the Port of Santos

You’ll begin your tour by being picked up as soon as you disembark your cruise ship, enjoying a private transfer to São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. The route of your journey will be a memorable one, traveling on Serra do Mar road alongside a pristine forest reserve. Once in São Paulo, you’ll first start by visiting the downtown area, the Liberdade neighborhood, where the Japanese settled in São Paulo at the beginning of the 20th century. Your next stop will be a prominent municipal market in town, the best place to get in touch with a whole range of local products and to learn something about São Paulo culture and gastronomy. After this, you'll pass by the renowned Paulista Avenue, located in one of the city’s bustling financial districts before stopping off at Ibirapuera Park, an area of lush greenery spanning 158 hectares that was inaugurated in 1954. When the tour finishes, you’ll be driven back to the port of Santos.

From São Paulo: Private Tour of Atlantic Forest & Valleys

2. From São Paulo: Private Tour of Atlantic Forest & Valleys

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the tranquil forests of the Atlantic on this day trip. A 50-minute drive away from downtown São Paulo, the Serra do Mar State Park is full of rushing falls, trickling streams, and lush vegetation. Visit the largest Atlantic Forest protected area in Brazil. Experience the rich flora, fauna and traditional culture. The Serra do Mar mountain range extends for approximately 1500 kilometers along the south and southeast coast of Brazil. Explore the area by foot on a 9-kilometer trail. Start from the park's main entrance and finish at the same place. The walk lasts about 5 hours, taking you on an old paved road with a winding route in the heart of the Atlantic Forest. On clear days, you can catch a view of the coast and surrounding cities including the first Portuguese settlement in Brazil, the city of Saint Vincent. Explore the rich biodiversity of the Atlantic Forest on the way. The place is home to a precious environmental heritage, characterized by the Atlantic Forest. Soak in the scenic beauty along with historical and cultural information from your guide about the state of São Paulo. Then, take a walk down Calçada do Lorena, the first paved path in Brazil that boosted trade and production connecting São Paulo to the coast. Learn how this path played a part in the country's history and declaration of independence.

From Santos Terminal: São Paulo Shore Excursion to São Paulo

3. From Santos Terminal: São Paulo Shore Excursion to São Paulo

Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship terminal at Santos Port, and then journey by air-conditioned vehicle to the city center of São Paulo. Discover the highlights with the help of your driver/guide and get a feel for everyday life. Marvel at the old houses of the coffee barons and the amazing contemporary architecture by Oscar Niemeyer. Indulge your passion for art and culture at museums and cultural attractions that showcase the best of Brazil and the international arts.  Stroll around downtown to see the Estádio do Pacaembu football stadium, the monuments of Praça da Sé and the Jesuit mission of the Pátio do Colégio. Find the city's green lungs at Ibirapuera Park, admire the elegant façade of Luz Station and be tempted by the produce on sale at the Municipal Market of São Paulo.  

Sao Paulo: City Highlights and LGBTQIA+ Scene Private Tour

4. Sao Paulo: City Highlights and LGBTQIA+ Scene Private Tour

São Paulo is known for making the biggest LGBTIA+ Parade in the WORLD and is at the forefront when it comes to gay-friendly tourism. In addition, the city is a pioneer in many affirmative actions that brought it an excellent reputation being recognized as one of the 30 cities in the world with the Rainbow City seal, for being friendly to the LGBTQIA+ population. The city is friendly not only during gay pride parade, but also throughout the whole year, especially in alternative city areas, gay bars, clubs, attractions, and open-minded establishments. There is nothing more pleasant than being welcomed well in the destination. Much better if it's by an expert local gay-friendly guide who will ensure you have an exciting and safe experience. This tour is designed to be totally flexible. Take full advantage of the one-on-one experience customizing your day or nighttime on a private tour. Explore the local gay scene or just visit São Paulo’s major attractions having an overview of it.

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