4-DAY Trip: Hidden Gems & Marvelous Landscapes Between São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro

São Paulo, Brazil

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

  • Discover beaches, islands, waterfalls, trails, bays, coves & mangroves

From R$

Tour type: Private tour.

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

Tour Operating Hours: Book this tour between 00:00 to 23:30.

Transport: Fully-equipped SUV or minivan for up to 6 people plus luggage.

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

  • After the guide picks you up at GRU airport or perhaps at a hotel in São Paulo, the drive goes towards the northern coast of the state of São Paulo. As São Paulo is 760 meters above sea level, in order to get to the coast, highways get through an astonishing mountain range that extends for the south and southeast coast of Brasil.

    The drive goes through mountains on winding roads, with incredible viewpoints of sceneries spanning along all the vastness of the valleys and escarpments laying beside the ocean, locations ideal for photo stops and contemplation.

    The 1st day is designed to be spent day and night time in the city of São Sebastião, which is a popular spot on weekends and holidays for locals and beach-goers. Explore its neighborhoods with commercial centers and urban beaches like Maresias and Boiçucanga.

    Each beach has its own life, with inns, bars, restaurants, and shops. With so much movement, the nightlife is guaranteed. On the streets taken by cool bars and sophisticated restaurants, traffic is constant. Despite the buzz around it, São Sebastião preserves historic center, taken over by nice colonial houses and chapels that maintain the simple original layout of the 17th and 18th centuries.

      

  • The 2nd day is planned to be spent in the city of Ubatuba, which is an area densely occupied on the roadside beaches, and becomes more rustic and wild towards the sea.

    The beaches of Ubatuba are spread over 100 kilometers, the attractions appear in the form of inlets and bays of green and blue waters, framed almost always by the dense vegetation.

    There are dozens of waterfalls, islands for diving, and many trails. Along the Serra do Mar State Park there are trekking options that cover deserted beaches, cliffs, rivers and ruins, always surrounded by the Atlantic forest.

    In the high season and on long holidays, the nightlife of Ubatuba is lively and doesn't end anytime soon. Seafood restaurants and internationals are all around the downtown having as highlight the traditional recipe of fish with banana, called Azul-Marinho.

    Tourists can also pay a visit to the TAMAR project, which is an ONG that aims to preserve and manage five species of sea turtles that occur in Brazil, all endangered. The TAMAR in Ubatuba has a complete infrastructure for environmental education and leisure, including tanks and aquariums.

        

  • In the evening, go to Paraty on a road that cuts in-numerous beaches with all kinds of wonderful views. From Ubatuba to Paraty, the stretch passes through a large uninhabited area, with mountains and preserved forests.

    At first glance, it seems that time stopped in Paraty, a small town squeezed between the mountains and the sea and that had its peak in the Gold Cycle. The Historic Center preserved its colonial mansions, churches from the 18th and 19th centuries and streets paved by slaves where car traffic is prohibited.

    The 3rd day can be spent touring around in the historic city that has a myriad of activities to do and things to see. Walk around the alleys to see a pulsating, charming city, with people, accents and tastes from all over the world, combining tradition and modernity.

    You can personalize your perfect day doing things such as hikes, repelling, rafting, stand up paddle, birdwatching, jipe tour, boat tours, scuba diving, or getting to know the bay of Paraty, islands, beaches, and waterfallsBoats and schooners leave every day from the pier to explore the islands. The guide should be at your disposal for taking you to do what you wish.

        

  • The road between Paraty and the charming Angra dos Reis is a wonderful landscape. Dozens of islands appear at every turn on a coastline cut by bays and peninsulas, that has as its biggest tourist attraction Ilha Grande (Big Island).

    There are numerous activities to do in Angra dos Reis and all roads lead to the sea. With that said, we will then arrive at a marina to embark on a motorboat joining a small group tour to uncover the main offshore islands hopping from one paradise to another for approximately 6 hours.

    An island for every day of the year. Angra dos Reis has no less than 365 islands and more than 2 thousand beaches, surrounded by the region's characteristic emerald green sea, white sand and vegetation of the Atlantic Forest. With rich marine life and preserved green areas, the destination is one of the most beautiful on the coast of Brazil.

    On the tour, there are stops for swimming in enticing turquoise waters to dive among colorful fish, and yet explore wild or busy beaches experiencing culture, food and marvelous paradises including the main postcard island “Ilha Grande” (Big Island) that is absolutely breathless. 

    Ilha Grande is one of the great diving spots in Brazil. Amateur and advanced divers find underwater attractions to have fun! With clean crystalline waters of pleasant temperature, it's one of the largest concentrations of shipwrecks in the world as it was a territory of battles between pirates and corsairs along the history. 

    In the evening of the 4th day, the tour ends in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro.