Brazil8 days / 7 nights
Rio de Janeiro + Ilha Grande + historical city Paraty
Rio de Janeiro - it's green hills, blue sky, rocky mountains, beautiful bays, islands, beautiful beaches.
The second most populous city in Brazil and one of the most beautiful city in the world. Hotels located on most famous black-and-white tiled promenade of Copacabana, Leblon, Ipanema.
Ilha 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). In the 18th century, during the yellow fever Paraty was used as an important port for the transportation of gold and precious stones from the state of Minas Gerais to Portugal. However, constant attacks of pirates obliged the port to be moved elsewhere, bringing Parati in an economically isolated position. 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.Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to Brazil!
After arriving at the international airport in Rio de Janeiro, our driver will wait for you and drive you to your Hotel in Copacabana.Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
City Tour and Sugarloaf mountain (4 hours)
After breakfast a half-day excursion to the Sugar Loaf is planned. The first stop is on Urca Mountain, with a wide viewing area, where you can eat in the restaurant or 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 Niteroi, and the statue of Christ on Corcovado Mountain. Then you will go by car to the central regions of the old Rio, where you will admire several old churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city, as well as buildings built in colonial style.Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue (4 hours)
After breakfast we 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 surroundings the Niteroi Bridge, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the world's largest Maracana stadium, Sugar Loaf, and more is possible from the top of Corcovado. 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 Island. 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. We advice you to take an optional tour to Lopez Mendez beach with sand as fine as flower and a beautiful natural surrounding.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 optional 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
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we offer you an amazing adventure to the 4 beautiful beaches if Trinidad. Hike the beaches from the 1st to the 4
th beach or take a little boat (additional cost) to the magic cicrle of rocks in the water surrounded by the lush green jungleDay 8: Paraty – Rio de Janeiro – Back home City tour (4 hours)
Paraty is one of Brazil's most appealing and exquisitely preserved historical towns. Paraty's colonial center is remarkable not only for its centuries-old architecture, but also for its lack of vehicles and traffic. The irregular cobblestone streets are closed to motor vehicles, making it a delightful place to stroll about. Elegant white buildings adorned with fanciful multi-hued borders and latticed windows blend harmoniously with the natural beauty that envelops the town.
Transfer to the international airport of Rio de Janeiro for your flight back home!