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8 days / 7 nights
- it's green hills, blue sky, rocky mountains,
beautiful bays, islands, beautiful beaches.
One of the most populous city in
Brazil and in the world. Hotels located on most famous black-and-white tiled
promenade of Copacabana, Leblon, Ipanema.
Grande – impressive island where you can practice any water sport,
such as windsurfing and kite surfing, scuba diving, water skiing and a
"banana" boat rides. During cruises you can observe a lot of
green islands. Usually boats swim in the bay with the amazingly clear turquoise
waters that you can see the bottom at 5-7 meters, you can dive off the boat and
watch the underwater world of exotic fish.
Paraty – historical city Paraty with its
cobble stone streets and churches in a beautiful surrounding countryside was
founded in 1667 and grew big because of its many plantations of sugarcane. It
even got famous because of producing the best cachaca (local strong alcoholic
drink). Only in the 70’s when the railroad Rio-Santos was constructed, Paraty
received visitors again: this time they were tourists that came to admire the
historical city in a tropical paradise.
Rio de Janeiro + Ilha Grande + Paraty
Americas Copacabana + Pousada Tagomago + Pousada Corsario Paraty
*Price per Person in USD, including 20% commission
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to Brazil! After arriving at the international airport in Rio de Janeiro, our guide will wait for you and drive you to your Hotel in Copacabana.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
Sugarloaf & Corcovado Mountain After breakfast an excursion to the Sugar Loaf is planned. The first stop is on Urca Mountain, with a wide viewing area, where you can have a snack at the bar. On the mountain of Sugar Loaf you will have a beautiful view of Rio, Copacabana beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, islands in the ocean, bridge to Niteroi, Guanabara Bay and the statue of Christ on Corcovado Mountain. Then we will set off on a tour through the city. Arriving at the station, where the environmentally friendly train will take us through the jungle to the top of Corcovado. On either side of the railway you will have spectacular views from Tijuca forest, inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. At the top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, stands the symbol of Rio - Statue of Christ the Savior (38m), which was built in 1931. A breathtaking panorama view of the metropolis and its environs Bridge Niteroi, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world's largest Maracana stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
Take a morning or afternoon tour from Rio to the Tijuca Rain Forest, in an open jeep. The four-hour jeep tour includes an easy one-hour hike, giving you the chance to spot monkeys, birds, butterflies and tropical flora. You'll be amazed by the remarkable contrast of a tropical rain forest right in the middle of a big city. At the Tijuca Rain Forest you'll take an eco trek lasting approximately one hour, following an easy trail. There's no better way to experience the living rain forest. You'll have many spectacular photo opportunities on this rain forest jeep tour from Rio de Janeiro. On your tour you'll pass the Cachoeira dos Macacos (monkey's waterfall), take photos at Vista Chinesa (Chinese view), hear about the important reforestation program and learn the importance of the Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) ecosystem. The tour also takes you past the Mesa do Imperador (Emperor's table), Cascatinha (Taunay's waterfall) and Capela Mayrink (Mayrink Chapel).
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Ilha Grande
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande From the pier of Angra dos Reis, you will take the ferry to Ilha Grande Islamd. The crossing takes around 1 hour. Arriving at your Hotel in Ilha Grande you can relax at the beautiul beaches, discover the island or choose from many optional tours.
Day 5: Ilha Grande
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will go on a journey to the Blue Lagoon ("lagoa azul") and the surrounding beaches. The Blue Lagoon is a paradise with calm, shallow water with various shades of blue. The lagoon is also home to many small, colorful fish.
Day 6: Ilha Grande – Paraty
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your last hours in Ilha Grande at the beach or go on an optinal tour: a trek to Lopes Mendes beach. The beach is the most famous beach on the island and one of the most beautiful in the entire Brazilian coast. The three-kilometer long beach has fine sand and incredibly clear water in many shades of blue. In the afternoon you will be transferred back to the pier and will take the ferry back to the mainland of Angra dos Reis. From Angra dos Reis you will be brought to Paraty and you will check in at your Hotel.
Day 7: Paraty
Having enjoyed the opulent breakfast at the Pousada, we will board our schooner for a 4hours ride off the coast, taking us into a world of tropical islands and beaches of breathtaking beauty. While anchoring on pristine beaches, nobody resists a swim in the crystal clear waters. Upon returning to Paraty we will have the afternoon and the evening at leisure. You may want to check out the many boutiques displaying a wide array of beautiful handicraft and Brazilian styled leisure wear. As another option still is the puppet show of the famous "Teatro Contadores de Histórias", with openings on the weekends and daily during high season.
Day 8: Paraty – Rio de Janeiro – Back home
Transfer to the international airport of Rio de Janeiro for your flight back home!
The Program includes:
Accomodation in 4* Hotels including breakfast Private Tour Sugarloaf & Corcovado and Paraty SIB Tours and Transfers in Ilha Grande Private Transfer in Rio de Janeiro with guide Transfers Paraty private, driver only Entrance Tickets for Corcovado & Sugarloaf
The Program does not include:
International flights Tips & Personal Expenses Meals & Beverages not mentioned in program *All prices are subject to availability. All prices are given in Dollars. Prices subject to change in relation to exchange rate and political economy fluctuations and are only confirmed upon booking. **Prices not valid for holidays like Christmas, New Years and Carnival