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Sao Paulo Spotlight

Overview

Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with an estimated population of some 11 million, and it is the financial and industrial powerhouse of the country. Often overshadowed by Rio and Salvador as a tourist destination, Sao Paulo nonetheless has a wealth of attractions for the visitor, from world-class museums to inviting parks and iconic modern architecture, with a fascinating ethnic mix and the best cultural life in the country; and paulistanos, as the residents of Sao Paulo are known, are renowned for their hospitality.

Trip Code: BRTSSPS

Location: Brazil

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

On arrival, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.
He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Please note this service is with a driver only.

Arrival transfer in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is the cosmopolitan capital of the state of Sao Paulo and with a population of over 20 million it is one of the most populous cities in the world. It is a melting pot of nationalities with large communities of Italians, Arabs and Japanese. Residents of Sao Paulo city are known as “paulistanos”. The city is Brazil’s financial centre and it has a rich cultural scene and interesting architecture. Iconic buildings include the 1929 Edifício Martinelli skyscraper and the neo-Gothic Metropolitan Cathedral. The colonial-style Pátio do Colégio church marks where Jesuit priests founded the city in 1554.

Sao Paulo

Today we embark on a half day tour of the city (approximately 4 hours in duration). Starting from the Oriental Neighbourhood, which contains the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, we continue downtown through Sé Square, featuring Sé Cathedral, which took 4 decades to build.

We will pass through the important financial district, centred on Paulista Avenue, and see Sao Paulo’s internationally-recognised Art Museum. We visit the Butantã Institute, famous for its study of snakes and on the way back to the hotel, we will see The Government Palace, the Morumbi soccer stadium and Ibirapeura Park with more than one million square meters of gardens. We will also have a chance to see the work of the legendary, contemporary architect, Oscar Niemeyer.

Sao Paulo Half Day City Tour

You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Transfer to the airport for onward destination
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  • Accommodation with breakfast
    Tours as stated on the itinerary
    Airport transfers as stated on the itinerary
    Meals as stated on the itinerary

  • FROM US$245 - Subject to season and availability, contact us for more details. 

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

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Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.