Paraty, a UNESCO nominated World Heritage site

Colonial Paraty - its profusion of beautiful churches, boutique shops, bars and restaurants - is on your door step. Wonderful for wandering.

We recommend one day you organise a boat transfer (additional cost) for late afternoon, when the shops open again, the midday heat decreases and the soft, warm light is particularly stunning. Then perhaps an early dinner before returning to the house by boat.

We work closely with our friend and great guide, Harry Cowan, a specialist on the history of Paraty and the Gold Trail. Highly recommended.

Paraty was recently voted into the Top 20 best historic destinations by National Geographic.