Santos is located in the south of the State of São Paulo in the Brazilian southern coast. Besides its very beautiful beaches, Santos has the most important export harbor of the country and the largest port complex in Latin America; its beautiful churches and museums are remaining samples of the richness of the old days. First called São Vicente, it is one of the oldest cities in Brazil, founded in 1532.
Departing from the pier the tour starts at the historical side of the city, which keeps many of the old colonial buildings from the beginning of the XVI century.
The tour continues towards the beaches of Santos with its beautiful residential areas sharing space with gorgeous historical monuments and a continuous garden considered by the Guinness book as being the biggest in the world. A visit to the Morro José Menino (José Menino Hill), located between the cities of Santos and São Vicente, is quite interesting: Board a cable car for an 11-minute ride (each way) up to the top of the hill, located at approx. 700 meters above sea level. The top of this hill is also used as the starting point for hang glider and paragliding flights.
From there, it is possible to appreciate a magnificent view of the Santos Bay and São Vicente. Drive along São Vicente City, the oldest city in Brazil. It offers tourists the chance to visit a miniature of the old town in São Vicente Village before we head back to the pier.
- The order of sights may vary. Itinerary is always subject to adjustments on the day.
- Cable Car fee included.