What you'll do
Paraty's unique XIX century colonial urban planning and architecture makes it one of the most picturesque places in the world. Together, its bio-diversity and culture were recognized as UNESCO's World Heritage in 2019. I'll take my guests on a 2 to 2.5 hours walk through the historical center of the city considered to be entirely a national monument. They will learn about Paraty's importance as a portal for travelers and their impact on the development of several historical eras of Brazil, such as the terminus of the 800 km "Golden Road" that financed the Portuguese empire for hundreds of years. The walk not only tells the history of the city but also visit important landmarks, get to know great food options, what to do and how to spend your time best. We finish the walk with a brief musical "Capoeira experience" to put together the history of Paraty with my research. Afterwards, guests are given the option to continue with either: a) Artisanal Cachaça tasting. b) Lunch or dinner, depending on the time of the day. Paraty is officially recognized as a "Creative City for Gastronomy" by UNESCO. (The food IS NOT included on the experience fee)
I am a scholar in the History of Brazil from the point of view of its cultural expressions like music, arts, cuisine and with deep expertise on Capoeira. I have practiced it with a fine arts and academic focus for the last 10 years, the last 4 of them living in Brazil and learning from different Mestres, styles and points of view. I am a licensed tour guide in Brazil (CADASTUR: 19.027701.96-0), with 3 years of experience and a proficient speaker in English, Spanish and Portuguese. I have developed narrative skills oriented to intellectually curious travelers to offer experiences based on their needs and love to learn. Let me know how can I make your stay in Brazil more enriching and interesting! Axé!
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Where you'll be
We will visit different buildings and landmarks within the historic downtown like Churches, old houses and squares. The streets themselves are closed to car traffic due to the historic nature of the cobblestone. We will stop in a specialty coffee shop for a short break. The "Capoeira experience" will take place at the coffee shop or in a grassy plaza nearby. The optional experiences would also occur in the historic center.
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Fri, Oct 25 From 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
$30 per person
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Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
Feel free to ask all your questions before booking. Let me know if you don't see a day or time that suits your needs. IMPORTANT: The experience is given on a single language. The language is decided based on the guests that booked first. If less than 10 spots on the calendar, ask before booking.
Paraty: Walking through history
$24 / person
$24 / person