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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Sao Paulo and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Sao Paulo activities? We have 47 tour ideas.


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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Bike Tour of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Sunday is the perfect day to jump on a bike and check out the various cultures that make up this diverse city. <br><br>Join us as we ride through the downtown area, experiencing various fairs and cultural events as we make our way to one of the greatest urban parks in the world.

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City Tours

City Tour Meet São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 71.00


This City Tour Meet S&atilde;o Paulo presents the main touristic places, monuments and historical landmarks of the city. A long of the tour you will see the most different and amazing sides about the urban and economic development giving to the tourist a new point of view about how S&atilde;o Paulo became one of the most beautiful and important cities in the world.

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City Tours

Half-Day City Tour of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


São Paulo is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Cultures from around the globe have funneled into this mega- metropolis, creating a unique mix of lifestyles and people. This 5-hour tour visits some of the most contrasting elements of the city, from a luxurious park to a favela.

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City Tours

São Paulo City Walking Tour

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 74.00


Take in the historic monuments and architectural wonders of São Paulo on this 4-hour walking tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Along the way, see attractions such as the MASP Museum, the Bandeirantes Monument, Edifício Itália and Estação da Luz; walk across the scenic Viaduto do Chá; and admire the views from Ibirapuera Park.

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Cooking Classes

Cooking Class in São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 240.00


Prepare your own meal and discover the secrets of the Brazilian cuisine and get a first-hand insight into the nation's culture and feels as a local!. This culinary experience includes round-trip hotel transport and 3-course lunch.

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Cultural Tours

Brazilian Culture Immersion Tour

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 525.00


Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture on this private, guided half-day tour in Sao Paulo. Experience some of Brazil's most popular food and drinks as you stroll around the largest public market in Sao Paulo, Municipal Market. Also stop by a charming Cachaçaria to sample traditional Brazilian spirits before heading off to a Samba class taught by a professional dancer.

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Cultural Tours

Art & Cultural Tour of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Tourists typically visit the same areas and rarely get outside of the city center. This tour is designed to change that. Get off of the beaten track and explore the diverse nationalities, religions and cultures that live on the outskirts of the city. <br /><br />From Italian and Lebanese immigrant communities to the largest outdoor urban art museum in the world, this tour has it all, including great food and... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Campos do Jordão from São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 450.00


Take a São Paulo day trip to Campos do Jordao, a city located about 3 hours from São Paulo in the foothills of one of the highest mountain ranges in Brazil, The Serra da Mantiqueira. <br /><br />This is the highest city in Brazil, with an altitudes that reaches over 2000 meters on the outskirts of the city, an area with a huge number of historical and natural attractions!

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Day Trips

3 Beaches - Paradise Route Tour from São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Discover white-sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters on the coast of São Paulo state on this full-day, small group tour from the city of São Paulo. Not far from this bustling metropolis city are some of Brazil's most beautiful beaches — take the 'Paradise Route' and visit Bertioga, Guarujá and hike to picture-perfect beaches like Camburizinho, White Beach and Black Beach for... Read More

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Day Trips

Coffee Farm Plantation Tour from São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 144.99


Visit to this beautiful and traditional Coffee Farm with a guided tour through the Coffee preparation process, since the harvest up to toasting and packaging!

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Dining Experiences

Dinner at Italian Building with Panoramic View of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 256.55


This private tour takes place at night and includes dinner at the Italian Building with panoramic view of S&atilde;o Paulo city.

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Food Tours

Taste of São Paulo: Traditional Food and Drinks

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


The best way to learn Brazil's history is through its food and drink. <br /><br />Come explore one of the most bohemian neighborhoods in the world as we eat and drink our way to a better understanding of this country and its rich history. <br /><br />Food, cachaça, beer and interesting stories are included.

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Food Tours

São Paulo Gourmet Cooking Workshop

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 171.10


This small-group workshop sets to discover Brazilian flavors. Participants will join the chef to buy, prepare and taste the special menu. Visit the Municipal Market, which is one of the important attractions of the city, or the 'Open Fairs', where the group can buy some of the ingredients with the chef as the gourmet guide. The chef will give more information about the Brazilian flavor.

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Half-day Tours

Dinner at Figueira Rubaiyat Restaurant

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 246.45


This private tour takes place at night and includes dinner at the&nbsp;famous and incredible Figueira Rubaiyat Restaurant.

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Half-day Tours

Caipirinha and Cachaa Master Training

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 162.90


Caipirinha is a famous Brazilian drink. It is done with lime, sugar and cacha&ccedil;a, which is a Brazilian liquor. This training is pure entertainment and a lesson of Brazilian typical cultural elements.

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Historical & Heritage Tours

History and Culture in Downtown of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Downtown of S&atilde;o Paulo is gorgeous, full of amazing architecture, interesting characters and great bars. <br /><br />Saturday is the perfect day to explore the area because it`s not nearly as busy as during the week. This tour explores the traditional and the contemporary.

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Layover Tours

São Paulo Layover Transit Tour from GRU and CGH Airport

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 110.00


To reach  your destination you first have to endure the burden of the trip.  Unfortunately, this often includes long hours of waiting to complete the next portion of your itinerary ,So why not get to know another city inside your... Read More

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Literary, Art & Music Tours

Urban Art Tour of São Paulo Including Popular Brazilian Drinks

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


São Paulo moves fast. It's constantly changing and developing as new trends sweep through the city. <br>This tour will take you to find and experience the latest movements in the art and music scene. And who better than an actual urban artist to guide you to the coolest places.

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Nightlife

Arts, Fashion and Architecture Trends Walking Tour of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Discover Brazil's most modern and metropolitan city on a 5-hour walking tour focused on art, fashion and architecture in São Paulo. Your guide is an expert in São Paulo's trendy cultural scene and will take your small group to discover up-and-coming neighborhoods, unique... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private City Tour of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 204.00


Welcome to São Paulo! This tour is for those who do not have much time to explore the city. During this amazing tour, you will see all the most popular sights and experience the best parts of the city with a local guide. You will see all of the things you would see on an ordinary tour. We will also show you the special things that make São Paulo great.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: São Paulo City Tour with Mercado Municipal Included

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 299.00


Five hours is the time you need to know and enjoy the good things of São Paulo.<br />During this tour you will know, common places for the native people of the city,  but difficult to access for tourists ..<br />In the old center of São Paulo we will visit the... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Coffee and Beaches Day Trip from São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 395.00


Take a São Paulo day trip to the city of Santos, famous for its coffee exports and hang out at several island beaches in nearby Guarujá. <br><br>With round-trip transport by private vehicle, your expert guide will take you past the Santos Port on a tour of the Coffee... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Layover Tour of São Paulo GRU airport

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 415.00


If you are on a layover at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, rather than spending hours waiting for your flight, you can book this tour to visit São Paulo's top attractions. You'll cover a lot of ground with this private city tour by vehicle and on foot! <br />Your informative local guide will accompany you on a walk through São Paulo's historical downtown, and take you on a scenic drive... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Historical Farm Tour with Private Guide from Sao Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 520.00


Get away from the city on a private day trip to Fazenda Cana Verde, a Traditional Farm in the State of Sao Paulo. Approximately 55 miles (90 km) from the city of Sao Paulo - where you will be picked up by a private guide - you will make your way to an old farm of the Historical Colonial... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: São Paulo City Tour

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 165.00


If you want to see São Paulo's top attractions and you've only got a few hours to spare, book a private city tour to cover a lot of ground as you explore by vehicle and on foot. A private guide will accompany you on a walk through São Paulo's historical downtown and take you on a scenic drive through several city neighborhoods. Enjoy commentary on major landmarks like Catedral da Sé, the Italian Tower,... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Architecture Tour of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 195.00


If you've got a fondness for architectural design, then this private architecture tour of São Paulo is for you! <br />This eclectic city features a range of styles – from colonial Portuguese buildings to art nouveau edifices to the modernist structures of Oscar Niemeyer. <br /><br />Learn about all of them and more on this 3-hour tour with an expert guide, exploring the city by private vehicle.... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Nightlife of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 260.00


Experience the exciting nightlife of São Paulo with an expert local guide who will reveal the best venues! <br />Sip a cocktail in the stylish Skye Bar or throw back a few beers with the locals at Bar Brahma, a classic nightclub. <br /><br />Whether you're taking in sweeping city views atop the Unique Hotel or listening to live music from a bar stool downtown, you'll get a taste of the nightlife so... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Gastronomy Tour of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 195.00


Experience the culinary culture of Brazil as you explore some of São Paulo's greatest food markets on a three-hour private tour with an informative guide. <br /><br />Find every kind of food your palate desires as you walk through the famous Municipal Market of São Paulo as well as a typical street market. Enjoy a feast for the senses as you pore over an array of tropical fruit and your guide... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Street Art Tour of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 195.00


See the best of São Paulo's street art on a 3-hour private tour of the city. <br />Discover São Paulo's downtown as well as the 'bairros' (neighborhoods) of Vila Madalena and Santana, viewing graffiti-covered streets and alleys with a knowledgeable guide. <br /><br />As you explore this increasingly popular urban art form, including a visit to a street art gallery, learn about works by... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Eco Tour at Cantareira State Park from São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 260.00


Venture into Brazil's Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) on a half-day eco-tour from São Paulo. <br /><br />Traveling to Cantareira State Park by private vehicle, you'll catch a breath of fresh air in the dense forest landscape that surrounds the city – declared a... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour of Embu das Artes

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 260.00


Visit the artist enclave of Embu das Artes on a half-day trip from São Paulo. Explore the art galleries, artisan shops and handicraft stalls in this lovely historical town with a local, private guide. As you walk around downtown, you'll see the colonial church, chat with shop owners and dine on lunch. <br /><br />This tour takes you about one hour from São Paulo by private vehicle and allows you to... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

São Paulo Private City Tour

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 98.00


This 4 hour private and exclusive city tour of São Paulo is suitable if you are in lay-over or taking a break from your hotel opting for an overview of the main attractions from São Paulo City.  Enjoy sightseeing by executive car or van with a knowledgeable and Licensed tour guide. <br />Take a brief walk through downtown São Paulo and view city landmarks like Pacaembu stadium, Paulista Avenue,... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Santos and Guaruja Beach

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 182.00


This private tour is a great choice for those who are looking for both an historical and an ecological tour, a mix between the gorgeous beaches of Guaruja and the history of Santos city. Because this is a private tour, you will have flexibility. Choose what you would to see and how long you will stay at each location. Some of your options are traveling through portions of the Atlantic Forest about 43 miles (70km) from... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private São Paulo City Tour

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 280.00


See the best of São Paulo on this 3-hour private, customizable tour, where you can tailor the tour you would like. In an air-conditioned minivan, your guide can show you the city's most classic sights, like downtown São Paulo, Paulista Avenue, Pacaembu Stadium Area and Liberdade (Japanese) Area and other main touristic places. With the guide/driver all to yourself, feel at ease and go at your own pace. This... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

São Paulo Private Football Stadiums Tour

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 125.80


Experience Brazilian history and appreciate the Football Museum, an interactive place where it's possible to learn about Brazil's football culture and journey beyond Brazilian life.<br><br>You will also have a panoramic view of Allianz Park - Palmeiras Football house, and we will stop at the famous and historic São Paulo FC Morumbi Stadium.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Aparecida do Norte Religious Tour

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 152.00


Aparecida do Norte is located about 2.5-hour drive from the city of S&atilde;o Paulo. The national Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida (Nossa Senhora da Aparecida) receives annually seven million pilgrims and is considered the world&acute;s biggest &ldquo;Mariano&rdquo; sanctuary.<br /><br />In this tour, visitors will visit the 'Faith Footbridge' (Passarela da F&eacute;), the Old Basilica... Read More

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Private Transfers

Private One-Way Transfer Guarulhos Airport (GRU) to Convention Center

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 38.40


Private Transfer from International (GRU) Airport to convention center located at North Zone, West Zone and City Center Zone.<br>(Including Anhembi Convention Centre, Expo Center Norte, Rebouças Convention Centre, Frei Caneca Convention Centre, Expo Barra Funda and CBBW)<strong>.... Read More

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Private Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: São Paulo Airport to Santos Cruise Terminal

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 100 minutes
Priced From: USD 92.04


Private arrival transfer from São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport to Santos Cruise Terminal.

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Walking Tours

Ibirapuera Park Art and Cultural Walking Tour

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 150 to 180 mins
Priced From: USD 19.00


<em>Explore the best park in the city on foot!’ Discover curiosities through sculptures, museums, monuments full of history, culture and art.</em><em>Get to know our urban beach, walking around the lakes, observing the nature.’The refuge where the city residents go to relax, meditate, gather the family and friends for a picnic, practice physical exercises, bike ride, appreciate urban art through... Read More

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Walking Tours

Cultural Walking Tour in Downtown of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 79.00


Downtown of São Paulo is gorgeous, full of amazing architecture, interesting characters and great bars. <br /><br />This tour explores the traditional and the contemporary Downtown Area.

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Walking Tours

Cultural Art Walking Tour

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 79.00


The best way to learn Brazil's history is through its coolest neighborhood called Vila Madalena.<br /><br />Come explore one of the most bohemian neighborhoods in the world as we show graffitied, urban arts, bar and galleries.

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Walking Tours

Eco-Tour of São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 250.00


Walk into the rain forest to observe the species of plants and possibly animals of the Atlantic Brazilian Forest.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Congonhas Airport to São Paulo Hotels

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 17.25


Book a private airport arrival transfer for an efficient and convenient way to begin your stay in São Paulo. Avoid long taxi lines and public transportation with this hassle-free, door-to-door transportation service, which takes you from Congonhas Airport to your São Paulo hotel.... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: São Paulo Hotels to Congonhas Airport

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 17.25


Book this private transportation service for a hassle-free transfer from your São Paulo hotel to Congonhas Airport. This efficient, one-way transfer picks you up curbside at your hotel and conveniently delivers you directly to the airport. This private transfer accommodates individuals or... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Guarulhos International Airport to São Paulo Hotels

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 19.40


For a hassle-free way to begin your vacation or business trip in São Paulo, book a private airport arrival transfer. Avoid public transportation or long taxi lines with this convenient, door-to-door transportation service, which takes you from Guarulhos International Airport to your... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: São Paulo Hotels to Guarulhos International Airport

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 19.40


For a stress-free airport departure transfer, book this private one-way transportation service from your São Paulo hotel to Guarulhos International Airport. This efficient and hassle-free transfer picks you up curbside at your hotel and takes you directly to the airport. Transfer services... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Transfer São Paulo to Campinas VCP Airport and Return

São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 87.40


Private Transfer from S&atilde;o Paulo Hotels to Campinas Viracopos Airport (VCP) or from the airport to your hotel. For your children's safety, baby seats can be provided in all the vehicles. Your driver will take you from point to point without any stops and they and will always be punctual.... Read More

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