Explore Campos do Jordão, the Brazilian Switzerland

São Paulo, Brazil

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from $207 USD 100% of all profits goes to a local nonprofit
Details
  • Location:
    Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Departures:
    Departures: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM (local time)
  • Language:
    Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French
  • Duration:
    Duration: 8 - 10 hours
  • Operates:
    Operates: Monday - Sunday
  • Experience Code:
    Experience Code: 13291
Highlights
  • Discover the German architecture and cool climate of Campos do Jordão, just a few hours outside São Paulo
  • Stroll through the charming streets and squares of Capivari Town Center
  • Admire spectacular views of Paraiba Valley from the top of one of Brazil's highest peaks
  • Explore fascinating cultural and art museums and learn about the area's past
  • Enjoy designing your own tour and choosing the attractions you'd most like to see
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Description

Our Expert Guide will lead you on a captivating tour through Campos do Jordão, known as the “Brazilian Switzerland”, which is an amazing town located on the hilltops approximately 3 hours from São Paulo. Campos do Jordão is one of the highest cities in Brazil, reaching an altitude of approximately 1,628 meters above sea level. With its German architecture and cool climate, Campos do Jordão features an important and vibrant cultural scene, making it a particularly attractive tourist destination in the winter season, when it celebrates its famous Winter Festival in July.

Our outing begins as we pick you up right at your hotel and venture out on the beautiful highway which leads to Campos do Jordão. As we start to climb to higher altitudes, you will notice the landscapes gradually transitioning from bustling city, to tranquil coastal lands, and finally to lush mountainsides.

As this is a private tour, you'll have the luxury of completely customizing your itinerary, choosing the attractions you would like to visit most. You'll have the option of exploring cultural sights, natural wonders, and mobile attractions. One of the most popular options is a relaxing tour through the picturesque streets and squares of Capivari. This is the main area of Campos do Jordão, which has a variety of shops, restaurants, snack bars, and more.

However, if you prefer to get out into nature, you'll be able to visit Horto Florestal State Park, with its 8.3 hectares of protected area, full of conifers and araucarias, or Itapeva Peak (Pico do Itapeva), one of the highest peaks in Brazil, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the entire Paraiba Valley.

For those looking to delve deeper into Campos do Jordão's alluring culture and history, we suggest visiting Boa Vista Palace (Palácio Alto da Boa Vista), built to be Governor Adhemar de Barros' winter residence which houses some three thousand pieces of furniture, porcelain, religious pieces, silver, and paintings. We also recommend stopping at the Outdoor Felícia Leirner Museum, a collection of 85 bronze, white cement, and granite pieces displayed in a beautiful garden.

Finally, for those who prefer to keep it moving and see as much of the region as possible, you'll have the option of riding the Streetcar (Bondinho) which will transport you into the area's past and provide you with a complete overview of Campos do Jordão. You can also opt to take the Cable Car (Teleférico), which connects Capivari and the top of Morro do Elefante Hill, where you will marvel at a stunning panoramic view of the city.

Join us for a full journey through Campos do Jordão's spectacular nature, interesting museums, and breathtaking landscapes while enjoying a completely customizable experience, designed specially for you!

Note: With purchase of one adult ticket, you can bring three additional people at no extra charge. Maximum participants - 4.

Meeting / Return Point
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick up in São Paulo
Return Point:
Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in São Paulo

* Pickups available with this tour.

Prices
  • Adult: $207 USD
What to bring
  • Money for food and drinks
What is included
  • Expert Bilingual Guide, private transportation, tour
Explore Campos do Jordão, the Brazilian Switzerland

São Paulo, Brazil

$207
USD