The state of São Paulo, famous for its vibrant capital , has a not so popular and equally charming part: its countryside. Home to over 20 million people, it is filled with natural beauty, history and culture.
The vegetation cover in this region is varied, with areas of tropical forests, temperate forests, fields, pastures and mangroves. These habitats are home to a great diversity of fauna species, providing opportunities for tourism and the development of the local economy. It is served by extensive networks of highways, railways and airports, which allow access to major cities.
Characterized by large urban areas, rich in entertainment, infrastructure and services, such as malls, parks, restaurants, museums and theaters. There are also rural areas, with immense green areas, vineyards, rural tourism and agriculture.
What to do in the interior of São Paulo
Influenced by European immigrants who arrived in the 19th century, the cities preserve their traditions, cuisine and architecture and offer visitors a true immersion in the culture of their ancestors.
For those who appreciate art, the interior of São Paulo is full of historic buildings and monuments, such as the Museum of Art of Ribeirão Preto and Museum of Archeology and Paleontology of Araraquara.
To stay in the region, the Hotel Fasano Fazenda Boa Vista , located in the city of Porto Feliz, qualifies as a good option. The apartments have an area of 60 m², a large balcony and a panoramic view of the luxurious development. There is the possibility of staying in one of the rooms with direct access to the lake, allowing for a refreshing swim. The hotel’s facilities include a spa, golf course, equestrian center, function room and VIP shuttle . Guests can reach the hotel by helicopter, landing at one of the 6 spots at the Fazenda Boa Vista helipad (SNGL).
Main cities and their airports
The main cities in the north of São Paulo are: Ribeirão Preto, one of the world’s largest producers of sugar and alcohol, and São José do Rio Preto, one of the renowned industrial, cultural and service centers. The respective airports are: Aeroporto Estadual Dr. Leite Lopes (SBRP; RAO) and Professor Eribelto Manoel Reino State Airport (SBSR; SJP).
In western São Paulo, the cities of Presidente Prudente and Bauru stand out. The first for the agricultural sector and the second for the high level of industrialization, the highest in the west of the state. They are served by Adhemar de Barros (SBDN; PPB) and Bauru Arealva (SBAE; JTC) airports.
In the Ribeira Valley, there are Campos do Jordão and São José dos Campos. Campos attracts tourists mainly in the winter season, due to the European architecture and low temperatures at this time of year. Known as the Brazilian Switzerland, it has more than 15 helipads. The second destination, known for its innovation hub, has the Professor Urbano Ernesto Stumpf International Airport (SBSJ; SJK).
Routes to and from the interior of SP
Due to the scarcity of flights to cities in the interior of São Paulo, executive aviation becomes a good solution for travelers. Whether for business or pleasure, Flapper can certainly cater for you. Check below some of the most requested routes and suggestions of planes to make the routes.
Rio de Janeiro – Sao Jose do Rio Preto
Aircraft: King Air C90
Flight time: 2h15
Sao Paulo – Presidente Prudente
Aircraft: Phenom 100
Flight time: 55min
Check the quote for the São Paulo – Presidente Prudente route
São Paulo – Campos do Jordão
Aircraft: Esquilo B2
Flight time: 1h
Belo Horizonte – Ribeirão Preto
Flight time: 40min
Londrina – Bauru
Aeronave: King Air B200
Flight time: 45min
Air Taxi in the countryside of São Paulo with Flapper
Now that you know everything about the countryside of São Paulo and how Flapper can take you there, it’s time to book your trip. By clicking on any of the simulations in the text, you will be redirected to our charter platform, where you will be able to learn more about the operations.
These are just some examples, on our website or app you can customize your trip to the smallest detail, choosing days and times, helicopter or plane model, boarding and landing airfields and much more.
In addition to São Paulo destinations, with Flapper you can explore the whole of Brazil, as well as neighboring countries and other continents, such as Mexico or Europe . We have a network of partners around the world and local teams based in the main cities of the globe to ensure that the operation always maintains our level of excellence, wherever it is.
We also work with seat reservations on shared flights and with aircraft that fly to fixed destinations – you can check it out on our platform. As if that weren’t enough, Flapper is also in the aircraft buying and selling market, not only running the business, but offering consulting and other services to its customers. We are a reference in on-demand marketplace in Brazilian executive aviation. To travel for tourism or corporate flights, contact us! Send a message to: