Day Trip to Campos do Jordão from São Paulo
Take a São Paulo day trip to Campos do Jordao, a city located about 3 hours from São Paulo in the foothills of one of the highest mountain ranges in Brazil, The Serra da Mantiqueira.
This is the highest city in Brazil, with an altitudes that reaches over 2000 meters on the outskirts of the city, an area with a huge number of historical and natural attractions!
Upon leaving the hotel with your guide in a private vehicle, you will first head to the city of Campos do Jordão, located approximately 2.5-hour from the down town São Paulo. Along the way you will visit the valley of Paraíba. We'll pass through important cities like São José dos Campos, home to the Embraer Company, one of the largest commercial airliner plane manufacturers in the world.
You’ll enjoy impressive landscape while driving up the Mantiqueira ridge on the way to Campos. The Mantiqueira Ridge is one of the highest mountain ranges in Brazil making the scene along the way breath taking.
Upon arrival to Campos do Jordão, you’ll immediately feel the European influence due to the architecture of the city and the local climate, common among cities located in high altitude.
Known as the Brazilian Switzerland, Campos is one of the most famous tourist destinations during the Brazilian winter. It attracts thousands of visitors due to its climate, good food and its popular Classical Music Festival which takes place during the months of July and August.
During the trip, you’ll get to visit attractions such as Morro do Elefante, a place accessible through a cablecast (admission not included), where visitors get a view of the valley in which the city is located.
Another main attraction is Boa Vista Palace. This is the official summer home for the Governor of State of São Paulo and possesses a great amount of Brazilian art work from well renowned Brazilian artists like Tarsila do Amaral, Di Cavalcanti, Candido Portinari and Anita Malfatti (admission is not included).
You’ll even be able to choose to visit places like Borboletário da cidade, an excellent opportunity to contemplate the different species of butterflies that live there or have a closer encounter with the way of life of the city by experimenting its local home-brewed beer.
For lunch, your local guide will recommend some restaurant options. You’ll have the option to pick among diverse possibilities that range from German food, lovely Bistros or restaurants specialized in dishes prepared with truta (local fish) (Meals are not included).
Once the visit to Campos do Jordão has ended, your tour guide will drive you back to São Paulo in a private vehicle and drop you off at your hotel.