Colonial Heritage & Pristine Beaches
A few hours west of Rio de Janeiro lies Paraty, a colonial national historical site with gorgeous architecture, the incredible jungle surrounds, and pristine beaches scattered nearby. This is a Good Life Expeditions top pick Brazil destination. It can be arranged as a part of any responsible, transformative trip. Contact us to start planning an expedition!
There are three unmissable experiences during a trip to Paraty. First, you must take the time to explore the historical center of the city. Founded in 1667, this charming town was a key economic center due to the 250 sugar factories there and its use as a harbor for gold and precious stone exportation.
Now, it has become famous for its incredibly well preserved colonial center, which boasts harmonious architecture and colorful houses with wrought-iron balconies. We will take you to all the highlights during a tour of this national historic site, including a cachaça shop to taste the traditional Brazilian liquor!
The second must-do experience in Paraty is a schooner trip around the bay. Explore some of the nearby pristine beaches of the area as you cruise the turquoise waters. We can take you to nearly deserted beaches and islands, as you relax and swim with views of the town and towering jungle mountains nearby.
Finally, the third Partay visit you should include on a trip is to explore the Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina. This protected Atlantic rainforest offers a gorgeous backdrop for the crystal waters and some wonderful hiking for more adventurous travelers.
Plan a Transformative Trip to Paraty
Good Life Expeditions plans responsible, transformative trips to a variety of destinations in Latin America and Africa. Whether you are looking for a one day tour of Paraty or an immersive multi-country trip to Brazil and Argentina, we can help organize a tailor-made, memorable journey for you. Contact us to start planning.