Welcome to Canela


Canela has cheaper accommodations than Gramado and more convenient access to the state parks. All in all, it presents a less-crowded alternative to Brazil's most popular winter destination.


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Canela activities

$20 Tours & Sightseeing

Gramado and Canela Hop-On Hop-Off

The operation starts at 8:15am until 6:30pm and you can start your tour from any point, at any time between these hours!The vehicles are wheelchair accessible and there are space for 3 bikes if you want to explore Serra Gaúcha from both ways.We are the official hop-on hop-off bus from the south of Brazil. The route includes attractive and touristic points from both cities: Gramado and Canela.Our double decked bus provide an informative and entertaining commentary, so you can get to know the history of the cities and local insights.

$29 Tours & Sightseeing

Gramado and Canela Full-Day Guided City Tour with Black Lake

Gramado is a municipality and small tourist town, at the southeast of Caxias do Sul and east of Nova Petrópolis, in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the Serra Gaúcha region. Gramado and Canela are known for the German architectural style, you can see it at the Palacio dos Festivais, Igreja de Pedra, Parque Caracol, Lago Negro and many other buildings and handcraft street fairs, where you can find different kinds of traditional sweets and food. From there you can get a little bit more acquainted with the Gáucho culture. Bento Gonçalves is, on the other hand, known for its wine.You will take less than 20 min to go from Gramado to Canela. It is quite close, less than 4.35 miles separating both cities.Canela has a small city charm. Located in the in the middle of pure nature, one of the touristic points of the city is a Gothic style cathedral, called Igreja de Pedra. Beyond that you still have the streets filled with shops and cafes.At all stops, you will have around 40 - 60 min, depending on the size of the group.

$669 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Gramado and Canela Day Tour from Porto Alegre

Enjoy the charm and beauty of these two enchanting cities: Gramado and Canela, known for their Bavarian-style architecture. After pick ups at hotels starting at 8:30 a.m., you will begin your trip and see the main sights such as Palácio dos Festivais (Festivals Palace), Igreja de Pedra (Rock Church), Caracol Park, and Lago Negro (Black Lagoon). You will also have the opportunity to see and buy traditional handcrafts, as well as taste homemade chocolate. These two cities retain the hallmarks of German culture.  After this cultural and historical tour, passengers will return to their hotels with the driver.

$650 Luxury & Special Occasions

Stars Route

ItineraryDay 1: Santiago - N.R Las Chinchillas - Astronomic Observatory Cruz del SurStop At: Plaza de Armas de Curico, Curico, Maule RegionFirst, pick up passengers at the hotel or waiting of the main square of Curico.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Los VilosLunch a typical Chilean meals.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Las Chinchillas National ReserveVisit and tour in the Nacional Reserve Las Chinchillas. We will see the nocturama and bird watching trough.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Observatorio Cruz del Sur, Combarbala, Coquimbo RegionThen, we will go to the observatory astronomic, we going to seeing the starry sky.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HotelDay 2: Return of Curico for HuentelauquénStop At: CombarbalaWe will go to the Museum and the main square of CombarbalaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Municipality of CanelaCity tour and lunch in Canela BajaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Huentelauquen. Empanadas Y QuesosIn to the rute, we will visit to Huentelauquen, it is famous for their cheese and empanadas.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.