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Paraty Explorer

Rua das Canelas, 17 | Portal Sul, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 24999524496
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Ranked #1 of 26 activities in Paraty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Try something different in Paraty and experience a fascinating and fun side of Paraty! Paraty Explorer is a tour operator specialising in guided stand... more » Owner description: Try something different in Paraty and experience a fascinating and fun side of Paraty! Paraty Explorer is a tour operator specialising in guided stand up paddling & surfing (SUP) trips, sea kayaking trips and hiking on the green coast from Paraty. 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 old town, the Gold Trail, cultural, educational and community based tours. « less
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Spent a week kayaking down the coast from Paraty with Paraty Explorer. The scenery is heartbreakingly beautiful. The team at Paraty Explorer, Michael, Rodrigo and Harry are proficient, professional and polite. Accommodations are very good, considering the remote locations, and the food is fantastic.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went on the half day kayaking trip and it was a lot of fun. We got to see parts of the bay that we could not have seen, had we not been on a kayak. Michael and one of his guides were very accomodating during the trip. They gave us water, snacks, and tailored the trip so that every... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I did the 1/2 day sea kayak tour and the Mamangua Sugarloaf Peak hike with Paraty Explorer and both were really enjoyable! Michael was super responsive and helpful and made it easy to plan from New York! We had a great day out with him. Gabriel was awesome, too! We really, really enjoyed our day hiking Mamangua with Gabriel! I... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Me and my son booked an afternoon kayaking and had a really fantastic time. Ramon was a terrific guide and took us out across the bay, explaining all about the history of the town and the region. It was fascinating afternoon and we almost forgot that we were working hard to paddle across the bay! As we turned for home... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a great time on this excursion with Paraty Explorer! The group was small enough that there was a lot of interaction and the locations we stopped at were beautiful! We kayaked by small islands, stopped by a secluded beach, checked out a local festival, and maneuvered through some mangroves. Michael and his partners were very knowledgeable about the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Joined up with Gabriel for a hike to Mamangua Sugarloaf Peak... Gabriel was knowledgeable about the area and was able to provide many details along the hike.. The hike took about 50 mins and the view up there was breathtaking... Definitely worth the visit... The great meal at the bottom topped it off perfectly... Many thanks to Paraty Explorer for... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Paraty is a charming historic town in a fantastic natural setting. The 1/2 day kayaking trip was a wonderful way to experience some of this incredible landscape, and a highlight of our time in Brazil! Michael, a Brit who has spent considerable time in the area, is more than just a knowledgable guide - he's a lot of fun, with... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were a group of 8 women, ready to walk and explore the green coast - and what an amazing time did we have with Michael! We stayed in very nice posadas in very remote villages, the scenery was fabulous, and we came back with only great memories! Michael' logistics and organization are smooth and he was really flexible to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had a great half-day kayaking trip to two islands and some nice beaches close to Paraty. The setting is absolutely beautiful! A big plus is that Paraty Explorer offers real sea kayaks instead of the sit-on-top plastic kayaks that the other companies in Paraty offer which makes it much faster and more fun. Michael is a good guide and... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We [moderately experienced kayakers] were in Rio for a few weeks and decided to look for a place to kayak. And wow! Mamangua Bay is really a special place to paddle! For anyone with an extra day and kayaking experience or reasonable fitness and enthusiasm, it's really worth it to do an overnight trip! Michael was a fantastic guide. We... More

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