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Paraty Explorer

Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
+55 24 99952-4496
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Let us show you why we love Paraty! Nobody knows Paraty better than us local guides. We offer guided walking tours of the Old Town, Sea Kayaking trips (suitable for inexperienced paddlers), Hiking & Stand Up Paddling (SUP) trips on the green coast. Day trips & multi-day trips available in the Bay of Paraty, the Atlantic Rainforest and Mamangua Tropical Fjord. Paraty Explorer also offers shore excursions, guided tours of the Gold Trail, jeep tours and cultural, educational and community based tours. Try something different and experience a fascinating and fun side of Paraty!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
+55 24 99952-4496
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take 2 of writing this review! My friends and I organized a trip with Michael and Rodrigo's company in August and it was certainly the highlight of our trip. Rodrigo was a fascinating guide who was the perfect combination of engaging but not overbearing. He...More

Thank cellen12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paraty Explorer arranged a guided kayaking trip for me from their base in Paraty. I'm an experienced paddler and was given a proper sea kayak and spent the day with my guide, Rodrigo, exploring the bay and surrounding islands. The area is stunning and seeing...More

Thank riazshaikh2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael (Paddy) set me up on a 4-hour tour of Paraty bay with Felipe, an English-speaking guide that provided superb expertise with outstanding local knowledge of the area. From identifying wildlife (sea-turtles!) to describing the local Cachaca manufacturing history, Felipe made this kayak tour the...More

Thank schaumr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We secured a day-long boat trip and a jeep tour into the mountains through them and enjoyed both! We were on private tours both times and our guides were passionate locals that gave us more than just the tourist experience. We would book through them...More

Thank cjlfsu77
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was a lovely day that made a welcome change after a number of days on the road and on the beach . I had sent an email the evening before and all was set within hours. We started off with our private kayak guide...More

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MichaelParaty, Owner at Paraty Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for the review! It was a pleasure having you both on our tour. This combination of kayaking in the bay and touring the waterfalls in the rainforest by jeep is a great way to fit in as much as possible in one day!...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Fantastic SUP surf tour with Rodrigo. Extremely knowledgeable & nice guy. The beach was incredible..... We paddled out fishing village to a secluded break. The Atlantic jungle came right down to the beach. Decent waves sufficient for 10-15 second rides. Reasonable rental boards and paddles...More

Thank jschiffe2017
MichaelParaty, Owner at Paraty Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you, Josh! Great to hear you enjoyed your day out with Rodrigo. In addition to SUP surf we also offer flatwater SUP paddling which is suitable for people trying SUP for the first time. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Brazil!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great. Everything was well prepared. Excellent guide. Even our fly was 1 day delayed, Paraty Explorer changed for us operatively the schedule. When we decided at 9PM to have a next day morning a Walking tour of the old town, it was arranged and the...More

Thank pla285
MichaelParaty, Owner at Paraty Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Mnichovice, Thank you for your review and for choosing to do the overnight Jungle & Beach trip with Paraty Explorer. We are really pleased we could make the last minute changes to the itinerary as a result of your flight delay. This trip is...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

This tour was absolutely amazing. I can't begin to express how attentive and helpful the staff were. We got to paraty at 10pm on Sunday and emailed paraty explorers hoping to organise a tour for the next day (we were being very wishful). To our...More

Thank Footech231
MichaelParaty, Owner at Paraty Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi Footech231, thank you for the amazing review! We were really pleased we were able to set the kayaking and hiking trips up for you at such short notice. And the fact that you had such a great time made it all worthwhile. Rodrigo showed...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our tour started with Kayaking from Jabaquara beach. Our own guide, Rodrigo met us on the beach and taught us how to Kayak, with all the water we could drink and snacks! Our kayak tour of the ocean waa absolutely stunning and we saw wild...More

Thank Mathew K
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The day started with a fantastic kayak tour setting off from Jabaquara beach. Rodrigo, our tour guide was informative, laid back and always willing to help us out with our terrible steering! The tour led us through beautiful mangrove and a secluded beach where we...More

Thank Sanjay K
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11 September 2015|
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Response from MichaelParaty | Property representative |
Hi Marium, technically it's possible to do a day trip in paraty from rio but it's a lot of time on the road. 1 way drive is about 4 1/2 hours. Best to come and spend a couple of nights in paraty and do a couple of day trips... More