Welcome to Porto Alegre

The downtown area has benefited from a thoughtful approach to development, including the creation of transportation hubs and the preservation of much of its grand, neoclassical architecture. A long tradition of progressive politics has helped nurture vibrant arts and alternative music scenes, and the well-organized gay and lesbian community won the right to register domestic partnerships here long before Brazil legalized gay marriage in 2013.

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$52 Transfers & Ground Transport

Porto Alegre Airport to Gramado, Canela Hotels Shared Shuttle

You’ll be met at the airport and taken directly to your hotel or vice-versa. An English-speaking representative will greet you when you clear airport customs. Transfers are available both round-trip or one-way. Ensure safe and convenient transportation arriving or departing Porto Alegre Airport. Leave the work to the staff that will meet you at the airport or hotel, and relax on your quiet and comfortable transport. Optional city tour following pick-up is available as alternate tour grade at booking.Note: Your English-speaking driver will handle your transport to his fullest potential upon receiving your airline or hotel information.

$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.

$349 Private & Custom Tours

Private City Tour of Porto Alegre

After hotel pick up, you will take a comfortable ride and make a visit to the historical downtown area, surrounded by buildings, monuments and museums. The tour begins at Matriz Square, home to the Porto Alegre Metropolitan Cathedral, Palacio do Governo (Governor’s Palace), Sao Pedro Theater and Tribunal de Justiça (Court of Justice). The tour continuous through Guaíba lagoon border, where you will stop at Mario Quintana Cultural Center and Usina do Gasômetro. A special view of the city can be appreciated from there, a panoramic view overlooking the Guaíba Lake. The tour ends at a charming and elegant neighborhood called Moinhos de Vento.

$10.30 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

PUCRS Science and Technology Museum Admission Ticket

Visit: PUCRS Science and Technology Museum, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do SulYou are about to step into an interactive environment, meant to evoke the understanding of concepts and theories of science for all ages. The Museum's exhibits and archives, including its fun and interactive experiments, can be explored on three levels and two mezzanines, in order to make you the protagonist of your own learning. Enjoy a team of mediators to help your visit richer and more encouraging.Explore the paths of evolution and check out the exhibits The Voyage of the Beagle and Traces of Evolution.Check out the behavior of Fluids, to be found from the smallest of organisms to the largest star.The exhibit Archaeology will use objects to tell you about human history.Learn about one of the giants of the oceans, a 15-meter-long skeleton of the Bryde's whale at Aquatic Mammals Space.Imagine yourself as an astronaut in the Human Gyroscope, a zero-gravity simulator, similar to that used by NASA.Find out about the latest in science with the curators of the Museum's laboratories in Minutes of Science.Check out the stars in broad daylight in the Planetarium.Spike up your hair in the Electrostatic Show.The Museum is open from Tuesdays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm, and on weekends from 10am to 6pm

$8.20 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Acqua Lokos Park Admission Ticket

Visit: Acqua Lokos, Capao da Canoa, State of Rio Grande do SulThe park has complexes of water slides, wave pools, a whirlpool, wet ramp, and free fall with family boat, all operated at a  pleasant ambient temperature. The Aquatic Area has 2,500 square meters of leisure area and almost 1 million liters of water. The Fun Area is perfect for families, where you can take advantage of a tour of Trenzinho. The farm has more than 20 thousand square meters of native forest and the park is very careful with its preservation, guiding and encouraging respect for nature, taking only the pure air and energy. The trail in the woods, horse riding, animal shed, vegetable garden, slackline and spirobol are attractions that connect you to the varied species and rich environment.Access to the Hotel Area is exclusively for guests. Consult the maps of the attractions belonging to each area and observe possible changes at the park entrance.

$18 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Marina Park Admission Park

Visit: Marina Park, Capao da Canoa, State of Rio Grande do SulWith an area of 450,000 m², it is the ideal place to enjoy the best moments of summer with friends and family. The park has a complete infrastructure with water slides, ramps, tropical swimming pool, children's pools, aqua bars, kamikaze family, free-fall, the world of Atlanta (covered space with thermal pools and water slides) and a full food court. In addition to the numerous attractions, the park has: Parking: R$10,00 per vehicle (cars, motorcycles and utilities). Baby changing room: a new baby changing room specially designed for our small customers; Left-luggage storage: observe rental values in the table below; Shop: besides several souvenirs of the park here you find fashionable beach (Salinas, New Beach Recco and Rio Mar are some of the brands for sale); Snack Bars: In our food court you will find Swiss crepe, green corn, pizza, xis, churros, sorbets and more; Restaurant: A delicious buffet of salads and pasta accompanied by the traditional barbecue await you in our restaurant; Steam room.