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How to Spend 1 Day in São Paulo

How to Spend 1 Day in São Paulo

South America’s largest city is a sea of skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. This city of 20 million people, called Sampa for short, has a little bit of everything—galleries and art-house cinemas, raucous nightlife, and a great culinary scene. Here’s how to make the most of 24 hours in São Paulo.

Morning: City Sightseeing

The sheer size of São Paulo can make it feel overwhelming, especially for first-time visitors. Get oriented with a sightseeing tour of the city guided by a local. A half day gives you enough time to explore the Paulista and Ibirapuera neighborhoods, as well as see the sights of downtown São Paulo, including the Municipal Theater, Pátio do Colégio, and Sé Cathedral. If you’d prefer a more active sightseeing experience, opt for a cycling tour of downtown to get an overview of its museums, parks, and architecture.

Afternoon: Taste of São Paulo

After working up an appetite with your morning sightseeing, treat your tastebuds to the flavors of Brazil this afternoon as you explore the city’s vibrant Municipal Market with a local guide. Learn about what makes Brazilian food so distinct as you wander past fresh produce, and stop to taste some local favorites, such as a mortadella sandwich. For a more immersive food experience, choose a Brazilian cooking class instead. You’ll learn to make typical Brazilian dishes that you can re-create in your own kitchen back home. The best part is, you get to eat what you make, so come hungry.

Night: Paint the Town

There’s a party in São Paulo pretty much 24/7. This evening, head out on the town to experience the city’s world-class nightlife for yourself. Go on a barhopping tour through the bohemian neighborhood of Vila Madalena to sip rooftop cocktails and rub elbows with the locals, or get dressed up for a night of dancing at some of the city’s best bars and clubs in Vila Olímpia. Go with a guide to find the hot spots, and enjoy convenient and safe transportation back to your hotel at the end of the night.

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7-hour Private Tour Overview Of São Paulo – Optional For GRU Airport Pickup

7-hour Private Tour Overview Of São Paulo – Optional For GRU Airport Pickup

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Discover the bustling city of São Paulo on a 7-hour private tour by car. Customize your itinerary and visit some of the city’s most popular sights such as Ibirapuera Park, Sé Cathedral, Batman Alley, the Municipal Market, and the Liberdade neighborhood. Learn about the history of each location and the best places to snap a photo from your informative guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.00
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$134.00
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São Paulo Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Pickup

São Paulo Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Explore one of Brazil's most fascinating metropolitan areas on this City Tour Meet Sao Paulo. During this 3-hour tour with a knowledgeable local guide, visit sites in the Pacaembu, Paulista and Ibirapuera neighborhoods. Walk through downtown Sao Paulo to see the Pátio do Colégio, the Municipal Theater and the Anhangabaú Valley. End the tour with a visit to Luz Park and the Pinacoteca at the Luz Station. Round-trip transportation from Sao Paulo hotels is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.00
Price varies by group size
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$47.00
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Brazilian Cooking Class

Brazilian Cooking Class

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With its melting pot of cultures and customs, Brazil enjoys a varied cuisine with influences from around the globe. One of the best ways to learn about typical Brazilian dishes is to make them and eat them. Do both during this hands-on cooking class in São Paulo’s Vila Madalena neighborhood. Pick up tips from a professional chef as you prepare three different dishes and a caipirinha cocktail.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
Price varies by group size

Small Group Cycling Tour of Downtown São Paulo

Small Group Cycling Tour of Downtown São Paulo

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This 3-hour small group cycling tour is for travelers who want to see more of São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, in less time. The approximately 10-mile route includes museums, parks, architecture, neighborhoods, and plenty of time to stop for refreshments and photos. Explore the city's Japanese neighborhood, see the city's cathedral, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Private São Paulo Tour with Ibirapuera Park, Paulista Av and Downtown Visit

Private São Paulo Tour with Ibirapuera Park, Paulista Av and Downtown Visit

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Explore São Paulo in just a few hours on this private tour by foot and vehicle. Follow your private guide to hit all the highlights of the city, including the Catedral da Sé, the municipal market, the Liberdade neighborhood, and Paulista Avenue. Choose from two tour lengths; with longer tours enjoying more time in some residential neighborhoods and local markets. Along the way, enjoy engaging, informative commentary from your private local guide. Round-trip transportation from São Paulo hotels is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Sao Paulo Private City Night Tour

Sao Paulo Private City Night Tour

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Explore São Paulo's vibrant nightlife with a local guide during this 4-hour private tour. Get acquainted with Vila Madalena, a historically bohemian neighborhood known for its vivacious São Paulo nightlife. Admire the city views from the top floor of the Unique Hotel, sip a cocktail at Skye Bar or say 'saudade' as you clink beers with the locals at Bar Brahma. Enjoy the company of your local guide, who will stay by your side to teach you local etiquette, customs and make sure there are no language barriers. Round-trip transportation from São Paulo hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Private 3-hour Gastronomy Tour of São Paulo with Market Visit

Private 3-hour Gastronomy Tour of São Paulo with Market Visit

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Get a true taste of Brazil during this 3-hour culinary tour with a local guide. Stroll through São Paulo's vibrant food markets, including a typical local market and the legendary Municipal Market of São Paulo. Learn about traditional Brazilian dishes and their secrets from your local guide as you stroll past stalls filled with the colorful, fragrant produce. Head to the market’s Gourmet Lounge for an opportunity to sample tasty dishes, including lanche de mortadela (bologna sandwich), and discover the ingredients used in the preparation of feijoada.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Private 3-hour Architecture Tour of São Paulo

Private 3-hour Architecture Tour of São Paulo

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See the architectural highlights of São Paulo during this private 3-hour tour. In a private vehicle, explore the eclectic city, with styles ranging from modernist to colonial Portuguese, with a local architecture guide. Stop by the São Paulo Museum of Art, the Unique Hotel and the Edifício Copan. Learn about the city's architectural history and diversity through commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from São Paulo hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
Price varies by group size
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$90.00
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São Paulo City Walking Tour

São Paulo City Walking Tour

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Capture the spirit of São Paulo during this 4-hour comprehensive walking tour. With your local guide, get to know the urban atmosphere from street level as you stroll through the city's streetscapes. Stop at landmarks like Ibirapuera Park, Edifício Itália and Estação da Luz. Learn about the city's history, culture, food and traditions through your guide's narration, making plenty of stops to rest and take photos along the way. Round-trip transportation from centrally located São Paulo hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Hectic SP: Food and Drinks in Vila Madalena and Pinheiros

Hectic SP: Food and Drinks in Vila Madalena and Pinheiros

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Taste your way through eclectic, delicious São Paulo on this 5-hour food and drink tour. With your local foodie guide, explore the city's traditional favorite snacks, meals, and drinks through stops at several local favorite bars and restaurants. Purchase some of Brazil's famous exotic fruits at the Pinheiros Market and taste beers from the country's first microbrewery. Munch on a coxinha, a traditional snack that's a local favorite, and visit a local cheese shop. Along the way, hear samba music and take in some urban street art while you walk between food stops.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00