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White Sand Beach, Paraty, Brazil

Paraty

Driving south of Rio along the stunning Costa Verde, come across colonial Paraty with its cobbled streets and pretty whitewashed colonial buildings covered in pink and purple bougainvillea.

Originally part of the gold trail from Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais, during the gold boom of the 18th century, Paraty is a UNESCO-listed town which has changed little since this time. A backdrop of jungle-clad mountains and the beautiful Bay in front make Paraty an idyllic spot to experience a taste of authentic Brazil.

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A little more about Paraty

Wander along the car-free cobbled streets climbing the walls, visiting the ornate churches, art galleries and boutiques before ending the day at one of the town’s excellent restaurants. Paraty has a busy cultural calendar with main events such as FLIP – Paraty International Literary Festival, Paraty em Foco international photography festival, various jazz and blues events and of course Carnival, with its mud party on nearby Jabaquara Beach!

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Gold Trail Experience

Follow the Gold Trail and stop over in the colonial town of Paraty, renowned for its churches, galleries and restaurants.

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Horseback Adventure

Saddle up and head into the mountains on horseback to explore the jungle with a local expert guide.

Caipirinha Tasting

Visit a local distillery to see (and taste) Caipirinha, made from sugar cane liqueur and cachaça.

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Taste Paraty Cuisine

Visit some of the masses of great seafood restaurants both in town and on the islands to sample some local favourite dishes.

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Schooner Boat Trip

Embark on a boat trip to explore the Emerald Coastline, discovering islands that are covered by lush vegetation and boast tranquil sandy beaches.

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Highlights of Brazil

Unveiling some of the most visually stunning landscapes in Brazil, this adventure journeys from the dazzling cityscapes of Rio to the cascading dual-nation treasure of Iguacu Falls, and from the wildlife-dense ecosystem of the Pantanal to the turquoise beaches of Paraty.
Encompassing the vibrant Brazilian culture, boat trips under world famous waterfalls and guided discoveries of the largest freshwater wetlands in the world, this customisable itinerary is designed to give a comprehensive introduction to the classic landscapes of Brazil.
Due to Brazil’s enormous size, it is important to strike the right balance between seeing as much variety as possible but at a pace that allows for a true experience of each destination. This journey combines a handpicked selection of Brazil’s quintessentially iconic locations to offer a rich insight into this vibrant country. Spend days treading forest trails, sail by schooner around the coastal waters of Paraty or take a night safari in search of the famous jaguar, this holiday echos the beating heart of South America.

11 days

from £2,200 pp

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

James Armitage

The largest country in South America, James has sailed all the way down the Amazon, travelled the length of the coastline and explored the beautiful interiors of the Pantanal and Iguazu falls. However, it is the relaxed and full of life people that make this country so special.

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Roxy Dukes

Roxy loves to delve into South American culture, so Brazil is always at the top of her hit list. From eating tapioca served from local food carts to the art of capoeira dancing, she loves to find new experiences to share with her wayfaring clients.

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What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

What excellent service from James - he was very knowledgeable and booked the perfect trip for us to Brazil.

Destination: Brazil
Travel Expert: James

Roxy did a truly wonderful job at arranging our itinerary, which was very unique.

Destination: Brazil
Travel Expert: Roxy

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