2–Day Tour To The Island Town of Ilha Bela – A Real Paradise In The Coast Of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

  • Boat tour, 4x4 off-road, jungle, beach time, night time, waterfalls...

From R$

Tour type: Private tour.

Live guide & available language: Español, English, and Português.

Tour Operating Hours: Book this tour between 06:00 to 08:00.

Transport: Fully-equipped minivans & vans according to the group size.

Instant confirmation: Yes, from Monday through Sunday.

Tour start location / Final tour location: Any address pickup & drop off in São Paulo or elsewhere like hotel, airport or port.

Itinerary

  • Our professional guide picks you up at your place in São Paulo and drive to the town of Ilhabela about 4:00 h away in the north area of the state. 

    As São Paulo is 760 meters above sea level, in order to get to Ilhabela, highways get through an astonishing mount range that extends for approximately 1500 kilometers along the south and southeast coast of Brasil. Have brief stops on the way down to take some breathtaking pictures of the valleys through the set of hills.

    Once we arrive at our accomodation we have a few hours for lunch and explore one of the gorgeous beaches before catching up in the evening for a few drinks. 

    Ilhabela is a heaven with dozens of beaches with blue sea and clear waters to be chosen.

    Be introduced to nightlife and the Island vibes, we visit downtown fulls of bars, restaurants, pizza places, ice cream parlors, shops and cafes. The city gets even more vibrant and busier with tourists disembarking from cruise ships and live shows in the peak season.

     

  • On our second and last day, it’s time to get moving and shake a little bit. After breakfast, we jump on a boat and cruise up the sea canal outlining the Island in search of the paradise beach of Castelhanos, secluded on the opposite side. 

    During the ride, we may be able to see schools of dolphins and even whales, as well as admire the wonderful landscape of the rich marine fauna.

    Before getting to Castelhanos, there are stops at two marvelous beaches. Grab a snorkel and go for a swim, free floating dive or relax in the crystal clear waters without waves.

    Castelhanos beach is considered one of the “ten most beautiful beaches in Brazil”... A real paradise!

    Arriving at Castelhanos, enjoy the day at the beach eating appetizers, fresh seafood, typical cuisine and having delicious caipirinhas. Head out for swims in the river or the sea and stand-up paddle. Ask the guide for the beach’s hidden spots like trails to waterfalls, viewpoints and other nearby isolated beaches. Get to know the local traditional community that lives there for generations. 

    At Castelhanos, several waterfalls come together to form a beautiful lake in the middle of the white and thin sand before flowing into the sea. Quite an experience!

    On the return, our 4x4 vehicle leave the beach and cross 22 km through the Atlantic Forest revealing its rare natural beauties and rich biodiversity. Maybe even stop by another waterfall or two to freshen up before getting back to the urban area. 

    This wonderful Ilhabela adventure comes to an end, and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. Whether you’re heading back to São Paulo or have a flight home we will make sure you get to where you need to go.