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“eco farm”(7 reviews)
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Try something different in Paraty! Nobody knows Paraty better than us local guides. We offer guided walking tours of the Old Town, Sea Kayaking trips (suitable for inexperienced paddlers), Hiking & Stand Up Paddling (SUP) trips on the green coast...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Avenida Jabaquara | 777b, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
+55 24 99952-4496
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 24, 2011

I exchanged many emails with Michael the owner of Paraty explorer in the months leading up to my trip to Brazil. He responded to every email with timeliness and great information. My travel partner and I weren't sure if we had the time and budget...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During an extended stay in Paraty I came across Paraty Explorer and its proprietor Michael who lead myself and another Paraty visitor on a most enjoyable kayak paddle of approx 13km visiting two islands and then passing through mangroves complete with majestic red crabs. Michael...More

Thank johncrowland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling solo I was looking for something to fill an empty day. Booked a trip with Mike and to a chance the rain would clear. It did and we had a great day out on the water. Mike really knows his stuff and is one...More

Thank Alex I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a kayak tour with Paraty Explorer. Contacted them by whatsapp late in the evening and they answered immediately that we could do the tour the day after. Great service! As we were the only people on the tour, we actually got a private...More

Thank Mattivdn
MichaelParaty, Owner at Paraty Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Matti, great to hear you enjoyed the kayaking. And your timing with the weather was perfect. Beautiful sunny day! (not like today, haha). Enjoy the rest of your trip in Brazil. Michael

Reviewed September 25, 2018

We had an amazing day out on the sea kayaks. About 9km in 5 hrs including two empty beaches, coconuts fresh from the tree, along the forested coastline and through a mangrove. Jumping fish, diving birds and bright red mangrove crabs. Felt very safe due...More

Thank AoifeK_Irl
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We are a family with 4 children and had a fab day kayaking around Paraty. Michael was a great guide and a fountain of local knowledge. Look no further.

Thank Roman P
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We took a guided tour of Paraty in the evening with the good and very kind Michael. He led us around the village giving us nice explanations on architecture and much more. We highly recommend a Paraty tour with him.

Thank awolodim
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Kayaking: trip was excellent. Kayaks in great condition, good paddling instructions, nice choice of the route and stopping points, esp. the short paddle through the mangroves. Really enjoyed the conversation and perspective that Michael brings to the local area and Brazil in general... not to...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Mike will answer your messages promptly, which makes reservations, stress free and simple. Even if you travel solo they can accommodate you with a pair, who can be very interesting to talk and interact with during the 4 to 5 hours paddling. For people who...More

Thank Fernando M
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Thank you Paraty Explorer for this amazing experience. This paddle through the bay of Paraty was the best part of my trip. Wonderful place, beautiful beaches and islands, calm waters and the nice company of Michael.

Thank Rodrigo V
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

It was great to spend the day with rodrigo. Grat knoledge of the area, fauna and flora, and the region's history. Highly recommend !

Thank Alexandre D
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September 11, 2015|
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Response from MichaelParaty | Property representative |
Hi Marium, technically it's possible to do a day trip in paraty from rio but it's a lot of time on the road. 1 way drive is about 4 1/2 hours. Best to come and spend a couple of nights in paraty and do a couple of day trips... More