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How to Spend 2 Days in Paraty

How to Spend 2 Days in Paraty

Paraty’s the type of town that makes you want to linger, but if you only have two days to spend, you still have plenty of time to learn about its history and get out into the surrounding natural beauty for a taste of adventure. Read on for tips on how to plan the ultimate 2-day trip to Paraty.

Day 1: History and Heritage

**Morning:**Step back in time this morning with a hike along a restored portion of the Gold Trail to learn more about how African slaves paved the trail in order to transport precious metals to Portuguese ships waiting in the bay. This forested area also makes an excellent spot for bird-watching.

**Afternoon:**This afternoon, explore Paraty’s picture-perfect old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the town’s Portuguese colonial history on a guided walking tour of its cobbled streets, passing whitewashed buildings with colorfully painted doors and windows and stopping at notable churches, museums, and historic homes.

**Night:**After a long day of sightseeing, head back into the historical center of Paraty to treat yourself to a hearty Brazilian meal. Many of the restaurants here specialize in locally caught seafood; pair it with a cold cachaça cocktail.

Day 2: Outdoor Exploration

**Morning:**This morning, venture deep into the jungles of Bocaino Mountains National Park on a Jeep safari. Navigate rugged roads while driving between gorgeous waterfalls, some with swimming holes and natural rock slides perfect for cooling off. Many jungle tours include a stop at a local cachaça distillery for a tasting.

**Afternoon:**Cool off this afternoon with some time on the water. Hop aboard a schooner for a tour of the nearby islands, or grab a paddle to propel yourself through the scenic waters by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. 

**Night:**On your last night in Paraty, put on your dancing shoes for a night of live music in the old town. Several bars offer live Brazilian music well into the night. For something a bit more low-key, head to a local beach bar for sunset cocktails to toast a good trip with your toes in the sand.

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Mangrove, Beaches and Islands by Kayak tour

Mangrove, Beaches and Islands by Kayak tour

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Paddle a kayak through the bay of Paraty during this 4-hour eco-adventure. After a safety briefing and orientation on dry land at Jabaquara Beach, follow an expert kayaking guide to pristine beaches, uninhabited islands and mangrove swamps. Swim and snorkel at Rosa Beach and Sapeca Island. Enjoy snacks, fresh fruit and personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Small-Group Horseback Riding from Paraty

Small-Group Horseback Riding from Paraty

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Explore the rugged Brazilian countryside on horseback during this door-to-door tour from Partay, suitable for all abilities. This hassle-free tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, meaning you won't have to worry about finding a meeting point. Plus, letting someone drive you through Serra da Bocaina National Park means you'll have more time to focus on the scenery before riding on horseback throughout the country. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Shared Transfer from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro

Shared Transfer from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro

We offer: - Transfer to Rio de Janeiro Airport or hotels - Maximum security - Modern vehicles - Bilingual drivers
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.00
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$71.00
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Walking the Gold Trail tour

Walking the Gold Trail tour

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Take a historic hike through Paraty’s Gold Trail and discover its rich history. Learn how African slaves paved this path to bring the precious metals of the region to Portuguese ships. Observe the local wildlife and stop at natural pools and waterfalls to unwind a bit. End the tour at a cachaça distillery and sample various types of the Brazilian rum.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Mamangua Sugarloaf Peak Hike

Mamangua Sugarloaf Peak Hike

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Go hiking on Brazil's only tropical fjord, the Saco do Mamanguá, on this nature tour from Paraty. Explore the Juatinga Peninsula Eco-Reserve with a small group of 10 people or fewer while enjoying a guide's commentary on the region's marine ecosystem. Let your guide lead the way up the 1,444-foot (440-meter) Mamagua Sugarloaf Peak, which allows views of the bay and rain forest. Lunch and a swim at the nearby beach included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
Price varies by group size
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$70.00
Price varies by group size

2-Hour Walking Tour of Historic Paraty, Brazil

2-Hour Walking Tour of Historic Paraty, Brazil

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Paraty is a popular coastal destination between Rio and Sao Paulo in Brazil. For a deeper understanding of this peaceful town, join this brief but diverse walking tour. Visit colonial churches, learn about Portuguese heritage including Portuguese royalty, see how sugar, gold, and coffee booms shaped the town, and taste cachaça, Brazil's national drink.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Paraty City Sightseeing Tour

Paraty City Sightseeing Tour

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See all the important landmarks in Paraty during this 2-hour guided sightseeing tour. Stroll in the pedestrianized historic city center of this Portuguese colonial town on the Caminho do Ouro (Gold Trail) with commentary from a local guide. Along with your group 25 people or less, visit the city's important colonial homes, museums and churches. Round-trip transportation from Paraty hotels is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.55
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