Essential Free Tour Paraty
- Join a fun tour to understand the flourishing of Paraty during the gold rush.
- Understand the architecture of one of the best-preserved colonial towns in the world.
- See the photogenic Santa Rita Church and discover the dark history of enslavement behind its construction.
Nossa Senhora das Dores Church
Casa da Cultura
Santa Rita Church
Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church
Nossa Senhora do Rosario & Sao Benedito Church
Cachaca and typical foods
These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.
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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.
Can you imagine a small colonial city with pedestrian streets, colorful houses, idyllic beaches, an interesting history and a vibrant cultural life? Don't imagine it! That dream place is called Paraty, on the Costa Verde of Brazil. If you like the jungle and the sea, but you want to enrich your trip by experiencing real Brazilian culture, customs, art and spirituality first-hand, then the Essential Free Tour of Paraty is perfect for you. This dynamic free tour of the historic center of Paraty will allow you to delve into the past of the city with a local guide and enjoy an eye-opening experience. Book your seat today!
Throughout your tour, you will visit the wonders around Matriz Square, see superb churches and find Masonic symbols hidden in plain sight on numerous buildings throughout the old town. As you walk among centuries-old houses and mansions, you will learn how Paraty flourished thanks to the gold rush that swept through Brazil after the discovery of Minas Gerais. In fact, Paraty was the largest gold exporting port in Brazil during the colonial period, from the 16th to the 18th century. The splendor of that time is still evident today in the streets, lavish squares and convents that you will see during the tour.
Throughout the free tour in Paraty, you will witness the sustainable lifestyle of the region, and understand why the ensemble of the city and its natural environment has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Thanks to your local guide you will also learn interesting details about the local culture, such as the artisanal production of cachaca, a strong alcohol made from fermented sugar cane. You will also delve into the local cuisine, as well as the arts and crafts of the area. As you can see, this free tour is the perfect way to enrich your trip to Paraty. Book your place now to share an unforgettable experience.