Chill out on the remote and relaxed island of Ilha Grande, cruise on a schooner to pristine islands and beaches while sipping a caipirinha, visit a local Afro-Brazillian community and share a meal, get misty at the mighty Iguassu Falls, feel the energy of Rio de Janeiro
From the heat of Rio’s nightlife to the chilled out atmosphere of Ilha Grande, discover the treasures of Brazil on this comfortable week-long adventure. You’ll wander the colonial streets of Paraty—it’s a UNESCO heritage site and quite possibly the prettiest spot on the planet—and savour seafood and life without cars on the island of Ilha Grande. Stand in awe of awesome Iguassu Falls deep in the interior, then marvel at it from Argentina’s side. Brazil awaits—let’s make the most of it.
- Arrival transfer. Schooner tour to Paraty's nearby islands and beaches. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community and enjoy a local meal. Tour both sides of Iguassu Falls. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches. (Allow USD320-350 for meals not included.)
- Comfort hotels (8 nts).
- Private van, ferry, plane, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.
Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Days 2-3 Ilha Grande (2B)
Travel by land and ferry to one of the most picturesque and laid-back islands on the coast, Ilha Grande. Options include jungle hikes, boat excursions and visiting secluded beaches.
Days 4-5 Paraty (2B,2L)
Continue by ferry and van to the colonial city of Paraty and enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour's many islands and beaches. Also visit an Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and enjoy a traditional meal. Option to visit cachaça distillery.
Days 6-7 Iguassu Falls/Rio de Janiero (2B)
Travel to São Paulo and catch the flight to Iguassu Falls. Included visits to the falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides, as well as free time for an optional boat ride to the base of the falls or visit a nearby bird park.
Day 8 Rio de Janeiro (1B)
Fly back to Rio and relax at our centrally-located hotel in Copacabana. Option to take in a Samba show.
Day 9 Rio de Janeiro (1B)
Depart at any time.
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