Gems of Picturesque Paraty

A UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited colonial towns on the Emerald Coast, Paraty is onlythree hours away from Rio de Janeiro. Once a fishing village, it is located in a tranquil bay with pristine beaches and calm and turquoise waters, ideal for watersports and diving. With a backdrop of lush tropical mountains and a spectacular archipelago of green islands jutting out from the sea, it is no wonder that Paraty brims with cosmopolitan flavours and is a popular town with artists and musicians. Elegant white buildings with colourful windows, cobbled streets and charming pousadas make it a delightful place to stroll about and there are plenty of galleries, shops and amazing restaurants to explore.

3 days
Private or Group basis, Escorted or Self-Guided
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Trip highlights

  • Historical Paraty walking tour
  • Schooner cruise on Paraty Bay

Today, journey along Brazil’s Costa Verde to Paraty fromRio de Janeiro.In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical town. Paraty's architecture has character and originality and represents a harmonious set of architectural styles of the 18th century.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Pousada do Corsairo or similar

Today you will explore Paraty's Bay on a half day schooner cruise. You will sail to several beaches and islands of the stunning archipelago, all surrounded by dense rainforest, and make three stops of around one hour each for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling. Although the exact locations may vary depending on weather conditions, your itinerary will include the islands of Comprida, Algodao, Cotia, Praia Vermelha, and also the beaches of Lulas and Saco da Velha amongst other.After, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Pousada do Corsairo or similar

Enjoy a free morning on the beach before your transfer back to your Rio de Janeiro hotel or the airport for your onward destination.


  • English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as appropriate
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Accommodation listed (subject to change) with private facilities
  • Meals included as detailed

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver