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If you are arriving or leaving Brazil by landing in or taking off from Sao Paulo ( GRU airport) and need to go to Rio, you can add an intelligent way to learn more of Brazil by inserting a relaxing and interesting trip into your itinerary by making the leg GRU-Rio by car and seeing Paraty, which is located only 2 1/2 hours from that airport and half way to Rio along the scenic "Green Coast".

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Tours in the Rio de Janeiro State
                  Arraial do Cabo (*)
    Only 110 miles (170 km) east of Rio, a surprisingly small and refreshing city, has the most beautiful beaches in the state. This area is ideal for scuba diving or snorkeling. Can be extended to Búzios, 22 miles (35 km).
                        Buzios (*)
    Brigitte Bardott fell in love with the beautiful beaches and night life of Búzios.The famous Rua das Pedras at night, in the center of Buzios, is the right place for those who look for a pleasant nightlife.
                        Paraty (*)
    A trip into the past, among the splendidly preserved colonial buildings. There started the Golden Road, paved by slaves with rough stones, leading to Ouro Prêto. Nice beaches, old farms, sugar cane distilleries, waterfalls and a horseback riding tour along the Golden Road are some of the options available.
           Teresópolis and Petrópolis
    A full day crossing the Serra dos Órgãos National Park at Teresópolis, the view of Rio from Soberbo Lookout, with God's Finger Peak, and an extended visit to Petrópolis with it's Imperial Museum, the Cathedral, Santos Dumont's house and Cristal Palace among other attractions.
                Itatiaia National Park (*)
    Hiking and/or birdwatching are the main options among waterfalls, only 100 miles (160km) west of Rio, beside the Rio-São Paulo highway. Option: trekking to Agulhas Negras Peak (2787m) or Prateleiras , both in a 2540m high valley, with an incredible rock formation.
                     Coffee Farms (*)
    Along Paraiba do Sul River valley started most of the Coffee Farms, some opened for visitation. Today almost no coffee plantations can be found in that area. A good example is the Ponte Alta Farm at Barra do Piraí, among others in the same area.
*At least one overnight stay is recommended

 Pedro Novak -  Private Tours -  Rio de Janeiro

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