When you have the might of the great Amazon River, the extraordinary Pantanal, Rio de Janeiro, and most of the best Brazil beaches in the north of the country, you won't find a vacation package to Sao Paulo that concentrates only on the city unless you look closely. A quick look will probably reveal a number of Sao Paulo vacation packages that include only the basics-hotel, Brazil car rental, and sometimes a flight.
This kind of Sao Paulo travel package is excellent if you want to spend a few days in the city as well as do some driving on your own. Look for those Sao Paulo vacation packages that allow you to drop the car off in a different place. The vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro is within a day's drive from Sao Paulo, and you can spend a couple extra days exploring the nearby Sao Paulo Brazil beaches and the very beautiful Costa Verde en route. Another choice would be to drive down the less explored southern coast of Brazil, dropping your car off in Curitiba or Florianopolis. Both of those cities have wonderful sites and attractions, and you may find some undiscovered, deserted beach of your own.
But, the city of Sao Paulo itself has much to offer, and it would be worthwhile for you to look for a Sao Paulo travel package that also includes some city tours. This is one of the largest cities in the world, and certainly one of most cosmopolitan in Brazil. There is world-class dining with traditional local and gourmet international cuisine; great theater, entertainment and nightlife; varied shopping and some quite sophisticated shops; good art galleries, and fine museums. The carnival season is lively and fun, and the Sao Paulo carnival photos show the same samba style and elaborate costumes found in Rio.
This kind of vacation package to Sao Paulo can be especially valuable if you're coming to city on business. As Sao Paulo is an international center of business and commerce, many people from around the world travel here on business. Many international flights to Brazil land in Sao Paulo, and there are Sao Paulo vacation packages that are geared specifically towards the business traveler.
You'd also be well served to look for the kind of vacation package to Sao Paulo that includes an overnight side trip to attractions such as Iguazu Falls. It is possible to do a Brazil day trip to Iguazu Falls, but its one of the most incredible attractions in both Brazil and Argentina. The falls and its surrounding national park are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it really deserves at least one overnight.
For those interested in international sport, you are sure to find a Sao Paulo travel package centered around Brazilian sporting events and holidays. One of the most important of these is the Brazilian leg of the FIA Formula One World Championships, which is held annually in Sao Paulo. Thousands of race enthusiasts from around the world descend on the city for this Grand Prix event. It's also popular with Brazilians, as the country boasts several world-class Formula One drivers, including former champion Felipe Massa. Sao Paulo is also one of the eighteen cities in Brazil that will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer Championships. Since soccer is a way of life in Brazil, as well as the most popular sport in the world, there were Sao Paulo vacation packages with tickets to the matches being offered years in advance.