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São Paulo City: 5-Hour Private Tour

1. São Paulo City: 5-Hour Private Tour

Visit the main attractions of São Paulo for a great introduction to the city, and learn how a small village became one of the biggest and most diverse cities on the planet. With a population of over 11 million, São Paulo is the most cosmopolitan city in Brazil and attracts visitors from around the world. On this 5-hour tour priced for up to 2 persons you’ll see important landmarks, including the Neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé, completed in 1967 after more than 50 years of construction. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle, riding through the financial district, along Avenida Paulista. Visit the city’s most traditional food market and discover diverse neighborhoods, such as the Asian enclave of Liberdade, home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. You will also get to visit Vila Madalena, the artistic-bohemian neighbourhood of São Paulo. Get a better understanding of São Paulo’s cultural life, admiring Oscar Niemayer’s Edifício Copan and the concrete and glass São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP).

São Paulo: Private 4-Hour Night Tour

2. 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.

Sao Paulo: Urban Guided Bike Tour

3. Sao Paulo: Urban Guided Bike Tour

Uncover the hidden secrets of the streets of Sao Paulo on this guided biking tour. Listen as your guide stops to share facinating insights in neighborhoods like Vila Madalena, Pinheiros, Faria Lima Avenue, Jardins, and Batman Alley. Admire murals, graffiti, and skyscrapers on your ride. Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office and get fitted with your bike and helmet. Begin your biking tour through the city's network of bicycle lanes at a relaxed pace. Admire the murals and graffiti in the bohemian neighborhood of Vila Madalena. Continue through the bustling Pinheiros neighborhood. Ride on the bike path of Faria Lima Avenue and gaze up at the corporate and residential skyscrapers. Return to the Vila Madalena district and cross into the Jardins district to see  upscale cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. Visit the greenery in Ibirapuera park before reaching Batman Alley, which is an area where virtually no surface is left untouched with art. Marvel at some of the most impressive murals in the city before returning to your starting point. 

São Paulo Street Art Tour

4. São Paulo Street Art Tour

See some of São Paulo’s most famous works of art on this graffiti tour of the city. São Paulo is proud of its various murals and public art pieces which they call “grafites”, and they are protected and revered by the local people. There are many well-known artists all with varying styles, which will be explored on this street art tour. Your guide will talk you through each artist and style, while giving you a narrative of its rich history in the process. Visit downtown São Paulo, including the neighborhoods of Vila Madalena, the main bohemian area of the city. Once you’ve been introduced to the art, the tour will finish at a Street Art Gallery, where you can browse the various pieces and learn more about this unique art form.

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What people are saying about Vila Madalena

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 26 reviews

We’d recommend this tour to any small group who would be interested in getting a good taste of São Paulo! Luis was such a great guy, had so much to share & helped us get an idea and a sense of the history & life . We thank you very much for this experience! Keep up the good work & hopefully we meet again one day

An amazing tour around the city of São Paulo and its street art history. We had a great time learning about the different street artists of each region and our guide was very knowleadgeable and helpful. Definitely recommend this tour!

Fabio is very experienced guide and show us all what is important to see we can commend him 100% he speaks perfect English and takes care of us at every place! Thanks a lot for this guide

Great experience. The guide was very friendly at all times and his explanations were clear and interesting. Totally recommended. Thanks for everything!

Very good experience, I really enjoyed it, we got to know several bars, very busy streets with history, an exhibition of various arts.