Senior Travel in Sao Paulo

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Experiencing cultural diversity is one of the best parts of traveling. When traveling in Brazil, you are sure to experience the best of what South American culture has to offer. There are certain things to do and places to see in Sao Paulo that appeal to an older generation as well as some safety precautions you need to keep in mind when traveling to this country. Overall, the amenities and service offered to the elderly crowd are appealing and sure to please.

Safety Precautions

Don't let the flashing lights, shopping opportunities and tropical paradise splendor fool you into thinking that Sao Paulo is a safe tourist location. Sao Paulo has an extremely high crime rate and this is something you need prepare for when traveling. It is advised to dress down when out on the town sight-seeing. Wear clothing that doesn't bring needless attention to yourself and refrain from wearing any jewelery as it is surprisingly easy to be robbed of this.

Marriott Sao Paulo

The Marriott Sao Paulo is ideal for senior travelers. For starters, this luxurious hotel offers senior discounts which is always a plus! Two restaurants, a club and a lounge to ensure meals are never an issue for you. Even the basic rooms offer a plethora of amenities that are desired for mature travelers such as grab bars in the restrooms, wheelchair access and a safe to store your belongings when out on the town. The Marriott also features 24-hour room service and a concierge to help plan your trip as easily as possible. All in all, this hotel is the cream of the crop for senior travelers.

Parque Ibirapuera

The city's primary park is the Parque Ibirapuera. Located in the middle of Sao Paulo, the park is beautifully landscaped and is the place locals come to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. Aside from the stunning landscaping, the park is also home to the popular planetarium as well as multiple museums, making it easy to experience other tourist attractions all in one convenient location.

Sao Paulo Historical City Tour

The best way to get a fill of the culture and history of Sao Paulo is to embark on one of it's famous city tours. A 3-hour tour, the Historic City Tour takes you the Old Center of Sao Paulo familiarizing you with the stunning architecture and rich, cultural history. An easy way to view all the sites, this tour appeals to seniors as all you have to do is sit back and enjoy!

January 10, 2010 new by christina tilicki

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