Day Trips from São Paulo
The town of Brotas is an oasis for ecotourists. Contact tour operator Eco Açao to set up activities like trekking, horseback riding, canyoning, and rafting.
Guarapiranga Golf & Country Club
Golf, which is growing in Brazil, owes its popularity to the large Japanese expatriate community. Most clubs are private, but visitors can get starting times at the rainforest-situated Guarapiranga course.
Head to the state’s north coast for 62 miles of sun-kissed beaches.
Serra da Cantareira
It’s hard to believe, but this lush, green forest is within city limits. Come here to walk, bike, or horseback ride.
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If you have an early flight, choose a hotel close to the airport the night before. Starting a trip on too little sleep is never fun.
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