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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.
Highlights of your trip!
Best Free Tours in Paraty
Quiet Paraty is one of the best-preserved colonial towns in Brazil and is relatively close to the megalopolises of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Paraty is a great place to relax, enjoy breathtaking landscapes and learn about local history. Join one of the Free Walking Tours in Paraty and discover all about its admirable 17th-century architecture, beautiful cobblestone streets, interesting urban design and economic flourishing thanks to the sugar, gold and coffee trade. Join the Essential Paraty City Tour and explore the most historic, bohemian and creative side of Brazil with a local guide. You'll tour the main sights of the old town, gain insight into local history and discover what makes this town so special.
Highlights of a Free Tour in Paraty
Join Free Tours in Paraty and come explore this UNESCO World Heritage old town. You’ll visit Matriz Square and Our Lady of Remedies Church, also known as the Matriz Church. Other temples on the route include the postcard-perfect Santa Rita Church and Rosario Church. At Rosario Church, you'll learn about the dramatic history of enslaved Africans being forced to convert to Christianity. You'll also visit the Prince’s House, Pineapple House (a lovely house decked with pineapples) and Paraty’s House of Culture. Along the way, you'll uncover surprising symbols in house facades of Masonic influence. If you time the tour well, you may even catch the high tide when it floods the historic center! It's something to be seen to be believed.
Things to Do in Paraty
Have you already joined all the Paraty Free Walking Tours? Don't worry! There are plenty of things to do here. This is an area that is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty. You can spend the day at Cao Morto beach, about 30 minutes from Paraty. It's one of the most pristine and beautiful beaches you'll find anywhere, and it's surrounded by thick jungle. Or come explore the incredible Saco do Mamangua. There are several hiking trails that take you around the lush green peaks. Also, when in Paraty, you should try the local specialty: cachaça. This alcoholic drink is made from fermented sugar cane and it’s served in local distilleries. All this and more awaits adventurous travelers in wonderful Paraty!
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