Beautiful colonial city, considered a National Historical Monument, Paraty preserves until today its countless natural and architectural charms. With an historical Center of Paraty, free of cars , you will travel back in time, where walking has to be done in a leisurely pace due to the irregular rounded cobblestone pavement of its streets. The construction of its old housing and churches reflect a certain style of that time and the mysterious masonry symbols which decorate its walls, lead our imagination back to the old times of Brazil.The prohibition of motorized vehicles in the Center certainly adds to this feeling of a "time travel".The village was founded in 1667 around the Church of "Nossa Senhora dos Remedios", its patron saint. Paraty (sometimes spelled "parati") had a significant economic importance due to its sugar cane mills (it used to have over 250 distilleries), and the name "paraty" was at a certain time synonym of a very good sugar cane rum.
Make your trip even easier. Choose your departure time and we will punctually arrive to collect you. This is a simple and secure way to travel between Rio de Janeiro and Paraty, we will make sure you arrive safely and comfortably to your final destination in the Heart of Paraty at Tropical . The day after in the morning, after your breakfast you will enjoy with our guide in a 2-hour walking tour of the UNESCO town of Paraty and get a taste of its rich history. You will walk stroll along pedestrian-only streets, past unique architecture that includes charming painted houses and visit the baroque churches of the Matriz de Nossa Sra. dos Remédios, Santa Rita, Nossa Sra. Do Rosário e São Benedito e Nossa Sra. Das Dores, the Casa da Cultura (House of Culture) literally translates as 'House of Culture'an impressive colonial mansion dating from the middle of the 18th century and the historical downtown.All the area is a Brazil National Historic Monument and a UNESCO World History Patrimony Site, with 65 percent located within the boundaries of the Serra da Bocaina National Park. Our expert guide will provide you with a detailed commentary about Paraty’s past, from its foundation by Portuguese colonizers in 1667, through its role as an export port for gold, to today’s thriving tourism industry. At the end of the second day your private transfer will drive back to Rio de Janeiro.