The Best Day Trips from São Paulo

Baloon ride in Boituva
Baloon ride in Boituva | © Dennis Fidalgo/Flickr
Lise Alves

Just a few kilometres from bustling São Paulo lie many places of stunning natural beauty – with adrenaline-pumping activities – that will keep you both on your toes and at one with the wilderness. If you want to get away from the crowded city streets, try these seven destinations where you can spend the day, enjoy the fresh air and restore your energy at once.


The city of Socorro is only 130 kilometers (80 miles) from São Paulo and offers lots of interesting activities for those seeking adventure. In addition to kayaking, canoeing and mountain climbing, one of the most interesting attractions is the Gruta do Anjo, a former mining cave. You can rent pedal boats to enter the cave and explore the surroundings.

Gruta do Anjo, Estrada Socorro/Munhuz, Rancho Alegre, Socorro, São Paulo Brazil

Gruta dos Anjos, Socorro, São Paulo

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