Backed by steep, jungled mountains plunging into an island-studded by, Parati enjoys one of Brazil's most spectacular settings. Savor this gem of a historic town with its beautifully preserved Portuguese colonial architecture and exquisitely preserved center, recognized as a National Historic Site in 1966. Charming narrow streets are lined with elegant white buildings adorned with fanciful multi-hued borders and latticed windows, blending with the natural beauty that envelops the town. Enjoy a leisurely schooner cruise through this group of lush islands past quaint fishing villages and pristine beaches.