A coastal paradise awaits, and it’s just outside of busy São Paulo. After just an hour and a half drive, you’ll reach the white-sanded, beautiful coastal cities of Santos and Guarujá, famous for their beaches and history of coffee exports. On this road trip with local guide Luis, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive while this expert guide provides context about Brazilian history and its biodiversity.
Arriving in Santos, you’ll enjoy the fresh coastal breeze, scenic views, and plenty of unique history. You’ll even get a chance to visit the coffee museum for a fascinating look into Brazil’s famous coffee industry and why Santos was once considered Brazil’s most important coffee port. After tasting some of the country’s best coffee, you will then take a ferry to your next destination Guarujá with dozens of incredible beaches along the shoreline.
Once you take a dip in the water and relax on the beach, you’ll understand why this city is such a popular getaway for paulistanos (São Paulo locals). A tranquil day by the ocean, full of culture and history, discover the spirit of Brazil and its wonderful coffee, all while relaxing on one of the country's most popular beaches.
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities.
Pickup and drop-off are only available for centrally located accommodations. Pickup at further locations can be arranged for an additional cost.
Born and raised in São Paulo, I know this city like the back of my hand, from the best museums to the top restaurants to the most fascinating hidden gems. The city has been my playground, and it is home to a bustling Brazilian and international culture just waiting to be explored. In short, it’s the perfect city for travelers - that is, if you know where to go.
Before I was a guide, I worked in many different fields such as urban planning, NGOs, and government agencies. Yet, none of it was for me. I didn’t want to sit at a desk; I wanted to be out and about, exploring. In university, I studied tourism and history of São Paulo, so I decided put these two fields into action and give leading tours a try. I’ve been a guide since 2005 and have fallen in love with the profession. I like to think of myself more than just a guide though - I want to be a local friend, someone who shows travelers beyond just the touristy parts of the city. I want my guests to really feel welcomed to Brazil, to fall in love with the city, and to leave with a true understanding of the culture. On my tours, you’ll see parts of the city even residents don’t know about, you’ll discover the finest art and architecture of the city, and you’ll leave with a newfound appreciation for Brazil’s rich history and diverse ecosystems. Join me and discover the secrets of what makes Brazil so great!