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From São Paulo: Santos, São Vicente & Guarujá Day Trip

1. From São Paulo: Santos, São Vicente & Guarujá Day Trip

This tour starts in Santos Downtown with a walking tour through the historical center to see the main squares, important buildings, churches, monuments and historical landmarks of the city and ends in the coffee shop in the Coffee Museum. After that, the tour continues to Itararé beach located in São Vicente city, where you'll stop to take pictures and free time to enjoy the beach or to go on a optional ride by cable car from Itararé beach to the top of Itararé Hill, where you can marvel at a beautiful view over São Vicente coast and Porchat Island. In the afternoon, visit the Campina viewpoint in Guaruja where you can enjoy a panoramic view over Enseada beach and Stones Hill. The tour will stop next on Enseada beach to have some lunch, relax on the beach and take a fresh bath in the crystal clear water.

From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

2. From São Paulo: Santos and Guarujá Private Full-Day Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in São Paulo, journey to the coastal cities of Santos and Guarujá, approximately 80 kilometers from the capital. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 1-hour drive through expansive sections of the Atlantic Forest, and then discover the largest maritime port in Latin America upon arrival at Santos. Marvel at the countless shipping containers and cargo vessels in the Port of Santos, where thousands of immigrants arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century to work on the great coffee plantations. Get to know the main tourist attractions of the city, both in the historic city center and on the edges of the city. Learn how coffee production influenced the local way of life and customs, and hear more about the important historical figures of the area who affected not only the state of São Paulo but the country as a whole. Then, take the ferry to Guarujá on Santo Amaro Island, known for its large selection of beaches, restaurants and lookout points. Since the 1970s, following a boom in the local real estate market, the island has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of São Paulo. Go to a lookout point to get some amazing views and take some excellent souvenir photographs. Stop at an excellent local restaurant to enjoy the local seafood before making your way back to São Paulo.

From Santos Terminal: São Paulo Shore Excursion to São Paulo

3. From Santos Terminal: São Paulo Shore Excursion to São Paulo

Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship terminal at Santos Port, and then journey by air-conditioned vehicle to the city center of São Paulo. Discover the highlights with the help of your driver/guide and get a feel for everyday life. Marvel at the old houses of the coffee barons and the amazing contemporary architecture by Oscar Niemeyer. Indulge your passion for art and culture at museums and cultural attractions that showcase the best of Brazil and the international arts.  Stroll around downtown to see the Estádio do Pacaembu football stadium, the monuments of Praça da Sé and the Jesuit mission of the Pátio do Colégio. Find the city's green lungs at Ibirapuera Park, admire the elegant façade of Luz Station and be tempted by the produce on sale at the Municipal Market of São Paulo.  

Santos: 7-hour Complete Shared City Tour - Main City Sights

4. Santos: 7-hour Complete Shared City Tour - Main City Sights

Discover the wonders of Santos on a 7-hour city tour. There is plenty to see, do, and explore in the city, which is famous for its beaches, tropical climate, and wide variety of tourist attractions. Meet your friendly bilingual guide for the day at either Santos Seaport or the Municipal Aquarium, then set out onto the vibrant streets of Santos for the tour expedition. Start the tour with an exploration of Porchat Island, then enjoy a 45-minute visit to the colorful Botanical Gardens. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, take an hour for lunch in Santos before heading to the popular Monte Serrat. Throughout the journey, listen to your guide share fascinating stories and insight into each of the landmarks, as well as Santos’ history, culture, and traditions. After an hour at Mount Serrat, enjoy a quick visit to the iconic Pelé Museum and the Shrine of St. Anthony of Valongo. From there, head to the Coffee Museum for a 40-minute tour to learn about the history of Brazilian coffee and its production. At the end of an unforgettable day, relax on the return journey to the tour meeting point or an alternate location of your choice along the way.

Santos Shore Excursion: Rain Forest and Indian Reserve

5. Santos Shore Excursion: Rain Forest and Indian Reserve

You'll start your journey by taking a ferry from Santos to Guarujá, which will take you about 15 minutes. After that, you'll embark on a 1.5-hour ride along the beautiful coastal road towards Rio de Janeiro until you reach the Environmental Protection Area on the mainland. Once you're there, get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will immerse you in the culture of the Guarani people. You'll have the opportunity to experience their daily routine, savor their delicious cuisine with a typical lunch just cooked for you, and interact with tribal leaders. You'll also explore the village's plantations and learn about their ancestral knowledge related to agriculture and food. Don't forget to bring your swimsuits along, as we'll be jumping in the river and waterfalls with the Indigenous kids, just a 30-minute hike away. Our private experience is socially conscious, and part of your payment goes towards supporting the Guarani village's community projects. We're committed to providing an authentic cultural immersion experience that you won't find anywhere else. You'll get to know the community, its children, and their work intimately. You'll taste the simplicity of Guaraní cuisine and admire the indigenous art expressed through crafts. We understand that this isn't just any tour you're looking for, but a unique and unforgettable experience. That's why we guarantee that you'll have an amazing time. So why wait? Book your tour today and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! We also want to assure you that your safety and peace of mind are our top priorities. If we encounter traffic along the way, we'll adjust our experience accordingly to ensure a safe return to your hotel or cruise ship. Our dedicated local guide is committed to providing a personalized and delightful tour experience, keeping you engaged and entertained throughout the tour with their wealth of knowledge and fascinating anecdotes. Trust us to make your experience unforgettable!

São Paulo: Full-Day Guided City Tour from the Port of Santos

6. São Paulo: Full-Day Guided City Tour from the Port of Santos

You’ll begin your tour by being picked up as soon as you disembark your cruise ship, enjoying a private transfer to São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. The route of your journey will be a memorable one, traveling on Serra do Mar road alongside a pristine forest reserve. Once in São Paulo, you’ll first start by visiting the downtown area, the Liberdade neighborhood, where the Japanese settled in São Paulo at the beginning of the 20th century. Your next stop will be a prominent municipal market in town, the best place to get in touch with a whole range of local products and to learn something about São Paulo culture and gastronomy. After this, you'll pass by the renowned Paulista Avenue, located in one of the city’s bustling financial districts before stopping off at Ibirapuera Park, an area of lush greenery spanning 158 hectares that was inaugurated in 1954. When the tour finishes, you’ll be driven back to the port of Santos.

Full Day Beach Tour Santos & Guarujá: Culture & Beaches

7. Full Day Beach Tour Santos & Guarujá: Culture & Beaches

Get ready to spend a relaxing day discovering some of the most beautiful beaches in the coast of the state of São Paulo. There is no better place for enjoying a sunny day than heading down to the delightful beach towns of Santos and Guarujá. Upon pick-up at the São Paulo hotel and travel for 1h30 to the coast. Along the tour, encounter beautiful beaches and city center, viewpoints and ride an exciting funicular tram to the top of a mountain! Visit Santos most important sights like Mont Serrat, Coffee Museum and Porchat Island combined with a sightseeing through its beaches. Then change the pace totally taking the ferry boat to go to the neighboring beach town of Guarujá to relax on a sandy beach, near restaurants, having appetizers and sipping drinks beachfront. Guarujá stands out for a strip of clear soft sand and small waves, ideal for sea bathing. It’s certain a destination for those who want to be closer to nature or lounging around on the sand to pass the time away with style.

Santos: Local Highlights Private Tour

8. Santos: Local Highlights Private Tour

The city of Santos has the largest port in Latin America, which comes complete with a beautifully restored historic center. Another major highlight of the city is the largest beach garden in the world, which was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records at 5,335 meters long. The sights listed below are suggestions of activities to do and sights to see in Santos. The actual tour can be personalized by your guide according to your preferences and available time. Sights and activities that you can see are: • Santos Beach • A coffee museum • Mount Serrat • Porchat Island • Santos Stadium • The Pelé Museum • The Botanical Garden • A tram tour • The Cathedral • The Aquarium • The fishing museum • The cable car and paraglider

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Santos & Guaruja: 8 hour Beach Tour Starting in Sao Paulo

10. Santos & Guaruja: 8 hour Beach Tour Starting in Sao Paulo

You will be picked up at the location of your choice by a local guide in a private vehicle at the time of your choice. Your first stop will be at the historic part of Santos, where you will have the chance of visiting the Coffee museum, the Pelé museum and Santos' first train station: Valongo. Take a trip up Monte Serrat in its tram and get a good view of the biggest port in Latin America. Drive to the Shore and witness the scenic view of more than 5 kilometers of garden along the beach of Santos. Then go to Guaruja and just before relaxing on the soft sands of Enseada Beach, make a stop at the Malluff hill to catch the view of the beach from a privileged spot. Enjoy the seafood and make sure you try a caipirinha, made by the locals who will be ready to cater to your flavorous desires while you sit on a chair and stare at the ocean.

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4.8
(45 reviews)

Great excursion, but if you're afraid of heights, you have to close your eyes at Teleferico 🙈 or don't go 😂. Panorama in San Vicente and beach in Guaruja is wonderful - "must see"!

It was amazing santos tour and tour guide Mrs. Maria is excellent with her historical knowledge at every location which she share with me. that made my day ionic.

Our guide, Carla, very knowledgeable, entertaining and was a useful help in all aspects. We were very satisfied and happy.

Very good, the guide very attentive. The only unfavorable thing was the weather.

We got a late start but the tour guide and whole experience was wonderful.