Campos do Jordão, Brazil
The perfect 5 days itinerary

Campos do Jordão, often referred to as the 'Swiss of Brazil', is a charming mountain resort town located in the state of São Paulo. Known for its alpine architecture, cool climate, and beautiful natural scenery, it's a popular destination for those looking to escape the heat of Brazil's cities. The town is famous for its winter festival, luxury hotels, gourmet cuisine, and outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

What to do in Campos do Jordão?

This 5 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Campos do Jordão. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Arrival and Exploration of Capivari

Morning

Arrive in Campos do Jordão and check into your hotel. Take some time to settle in and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Start your exploration with a visit to Capivari, the town's bustling center. Walk along the boulevard lined with Swiss-style buildings and visit the local shops and artisanal chocolate stores.

Afternoon

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, sampling traditional Brazilian mountain cuisine. After lunch, take a ride on the cable car to Morro do Elefante, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Evening

Dine at a cozy restaurant in Capivari, trying out fondue, a local favorite, paired with a glass of wine.


Day 2: Nature and Adventure Day

Morning

Head to Horto Florestal State Park for a day of adventure. Engage in activities like hiking, zip-lining, and exploring the park's diverse flora and fauna.

Afternoon

Continue your outdoor activities or relax by one of the park's many natural streams. Have a picnic lunch amidst the serene environment.

Evening

Return to Campos do Jordão and enjoy a leisurely dinner at a restaurant with views of the mountains.


Day 3: Cultural Insights and Relaxation

Morning

Visit the Felícia Leirner Museum to see impressive sculptures set in an outdoor garden. Adjacent to the museum, explore the Claudio Santoro Auditorium, known for hosting the renowned Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival.

Afternoon

Spend the afternoon at the Amantikir Gardens, wandering through the beautifully landscaped gardens featuring plant species from around the world.

Evening

Enjoy dinner at a restaurant offering traditional Brazilian dishes and live music.


Day 4: Leisure and Local Flavors

Morning

Explore the local markets in Campos do Jordão, where you can buy fresh produce, local crafts, and souvenirs. Visit a local brewery to taste some of the region's craft beers.

Afternoon

Take a cooking class to learn how to prepare traditional Brazilian dishes, particularly those that are typical of the mountainous regions.

Evening

Relax at your hotel or explore more of the local dining scene, perhaps trying out a new restaurant or café.


Day 5: Departure and Last Minute Exploration

Morning

If time allows, take a final stroll through the town or visit any shops or cafes you missed during your stay. Check out of your hotel and prepare for departure.

Afternoon

Head to the bus station or arrange for a transfer to the airport, taking with you memories of a delightful stay in Campos do Jordão.


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