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Carte Blanche Safari is your guide to enjoying Sao Paulo and Rio on foot! We will meet you at the agreed location and then, after some basic street safety advice we're off into the concrete jungle using public transport and a good pair of shoes...more
Rua Una 56 32 | Bela Vista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01330-060, Brazil
What a great day in the city of São Paulo! Not only did we luck out with great weather, but we were guided through the city and sights by our tour guide, Mark, who knew the city like the back of his hand. From street...More
Not having visited Sao Paulo before, I thought a tour would make sense. Carte Blanche was recommended by a colleague of mine who had just taken a tour days before mine. I shot off an email and within hours, Mark had outlined a custom tour...More
We hadn't visited São Paulo before and were unsure what to expect. Mark was absolutely brilliant...he totally understood our needs and nothing was too much trouble for him. He accompanied us on a tour around the city and showed us so many fascinating sights and...More
Date of experience: June 2013
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CarteBlanchebrazil, Owner at Carte Blanche Safari - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2013
We are delighted to recieve this review and are so happy that you enjoyed our 'Local Buddy Safari'. It was a pleasure to met you and we look forward to seeing you in São Paulo again very soon!
Known for its Italian cantinas, Bela Vista is the place to go for great pasta. Also called “Bixiga”, the area is an important cultural part of the city, with the bohemian and the religious costumes of its inhabitants on full display. In August, the large Nossa Senhora Achiropita party fills the streets with a variety of Italian food and music. You can experience the liveliness of the neighbourhood walking
through the antiquities fair at Dom Orione Square or visiting the “Brazilian Caminito”, a version of the Argentinian street complete with colorful buildings. Bela Vista is also home to the traditional samba school “Vai-Vai”. Buy a ticket to a rehearsal and get a taste of what Carnival is like.