Santos is located in the south of the State of São Paulo on the southern coast of Brazil. Besides its beautiful beaches, Santos has the most important export harbor in the country and the largest port complex in all of Latin America. Its beautiful churches and museums reveal the town's wealthy history. First called São Vicente, Santos 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 contains many of the old colonial buildings. We will visit the Santos Coffee Stock Exchange and enjoy a traditional Brazilian snack: Cheese bread and coffee. Built in 1922, when Santos was the world’s major coffee trading center, this building houses the world’s main coffee and commodities exchange and is considered one of the most beautiful in the city. Monumental in construction, and boasting more than 200 doors and windows, it has been home since 1998 to the Coffee Museum, a popular meeting place and a must for tourists.
Then, we will drive along the beaches of Santos, with its beautiful residential areas sharing space with gorgeous historical monuments, and a lovely, continuous garden, considered by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest beachfront garden in the world.
Next, we visit the Orchidarium, which is located on five acres of land and features 6,000 species of orchids in its gardens. The Orchidarium also features about 800 animals from 100 different species, including reptiles, birds, and mammals that originate from the Atlantic Forest biome environment. The Orchidarium is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning scenary and admire the flora and fauna before we head back to the pier.
- The order of sights may vary. Itinerary is always subject to adjustments on the day.