São Paulo: Finantial Capital
Sao Paulo is the largest and richest city in Brazil and one of the largest in the World. With a booming economy, Brazil is quickly becoming an important player in World Politics and Economy. And there is no doubt that Sao Paulo is the finance and business capital of Brazil.
What can we do there?
City Tour Over Sao Paolo
Duration: 4 hours
On this tour we will travel to the traditional places of São Paulo. We will begin with the oldest train station in the city, the ESTAÇÃO DA LUZ (Luz Station). It was inaugurated in 1867 and its architectural beauty remains, to this day, one of its most noteworthy features. We will continue towards the TERRAÇO ITÁLIA (ITALY TERRACE) one of the most charming buildings of old downtown. Next we will see the TEATRO MUNICIPAL(Municipal Theatre) where we stop to walk around and get to know different places of the old downtown such as, the VIADUTO DO CHÁ(Chá Viaduct) , BANESPA BUILDING, PATIO DO COLEGIO(Schoolyard) AND CATEDRAL DA SÉ( Sé Cathedral) with its splendid stained glass. Afterwards, we will go inside the cathedral, take pictures and appreciate the busy downtown. Then we will go to the neighborhood of LIBERDADE. This neighborhood has the highest concentration of Japanese immigrants living outside of Japan and adorned with typical decorations. We will go into the financial center of Sao Paulo and pass by Paulista Avenue, the most important street, full of modern buildings such as the MASP (Art Museum of Sao Paulo). Finally, we end our city tour in the one million square meter IBIRAPUERA PARK to vist the museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Note all the touristic attractions are closed on Mondays in São Paulo!
Santos and Guaruja
Duration: 8 hours
We will leave the hotel to travel to Sao Paulo Beach located in the Northern Region of the state. We will leave the city and pass by the Ipiranga monument and the Industrial Center. The drive up the coast to the picturesque town of San Vicente is filled with gorgeous views of the Mata Atlântica (forest), the mountain range and the sea. Guests will also be able to see the Oscar Niemeyer monument (Pochat Island). The drive will continue in the direction of Santos until we arrive at the Coffee Museum. Then we will take a ride through the historic district in a street car (15 minutes) before hiking up Monte Serrat to see a panoramic view of the Bahia de Santos, the biggest Port in Latin America. We will leave Santos and travel to the Island of Santo Amaro (Guarujá), and stop for lunch. Here, guests may choose to take a refreshing dip in the sea if they wish.– Finally, we will return to São Paulo by way of the Cubatão complex where guests will have the opportunity to see some Chemical and Petrochemical industries. Tickets are not included. On Mondays, the street cars do not function and the museums are not open. Visits to the archaeological site in San Vicente are possible if scheduled in advance.