Brazil

Rio and the Costa Verde (Green Coast) Paraty & Ilha Grande
10-days Tour
Travel Time: January - December 2018

Prices from £1578 per person based 8 People

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Rio De Janeiro

The spectacular beauty of Rio is compelling. This glamorous metropolis is kissed by the sun, scalloped by gorgeous wide beaches, and dotted with dramatic mountains. Yet its history marked it not as a playground but as an important port for the shipment of gold, gemstones, and coffee- and as a seat of colonial power. Rio's beaches define its culture: vibrant, joyful, beautiful, and every beach has its own flavor: from Copacabana with its volleyball nets and outdoor cafés to the seductive Ipanema; from São Conrado with its hang gliders to the hip, expensive Barra da Tijuca.
Arrival at airport and transfer to the hotel
Accommodation at the hotel MIRADOR**** 
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro (B)

Breakfast at the hotel
Sugar Loaf visit. Take a cable car ride which will lead you to the top of Sugar Loaf with an amazing view of Guanabara Bay. Admiring Rio from the top, Rio de Janeiro is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Corcovado visit. From any place of the city, the visitor can see the most beautiful postcard of Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer statue in the mountain of Corcovado, located at 710 meters above the sea level and inaugurated in 1931.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Visit the Chapeu-Mangueira community which is a favela located in the hills overlooking the beach in a small neighborhood called Leme within Copacabana, It´s a community of 3000 people. Clients will be welcomed by its inhabitants and will walk by its narrow alleys, will visit their association and its children´s care center. For the well-shaped ones, a walk up to the top of the hill where one will cross part of this community in the plain forest to admire a magnificent view with another angle of the traditional Sugar Loaf, the Corcovado mountain and the complete view of Copacabana. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro - Paraty (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Paraty
Set amid jutting peninsulas and secluded beaches, with a backdrop of steep, jungled mountains plunging into an island-studded bay, Paraty is one of Brazil’s most appealing destinations.
Paraty’s colonial center is remarkable not only for its exquisitely preserved, centuries-old architecture but also for its lack of automobile 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. Dozens of pristine beaches are within a couple of hours of Paraty by boat or bus, while inland, the Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina provides protection for a lush remnant of Mata Atlântica (Atlantic rainforest). The Brazilian government has recognized Paraty as a National Historic Site since 1966.
Paraty is crowded and lively throughout the summer holidays, brimming with Brazilian and European vacationers. The town’s cosmopolitan flavor is further enhanced by the large number of artists, writers, and chefs, both Brazilian and foreign, who have settled here and opened shops, galleries, and restaurants.
Accommodation at the Pousada DO PRÍNCIPE.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Paraty (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
A tour is made to different waterfalls inside of the Serra da Bocaina with beauties and attractions. The first stop at the exposition of the Gold trail, where you can know a little about the history of the Gold Trail, afterward have trekking until Tobogã waterfall, it is famous because it is a place where people slip off above the stone, a modality with risk and full of adrenaline. After has a small trekking of 10 minutes until Tarzã waterfall, it is nice for swimming. Afterwards these waterfalls, the tour visits the distillery of cachaça, Engenho D'ouro, where we can taste different kinds of cachaça and see its artesian process of fabrication.
In this tour, we have a direct contact with nature, and this way you can know the beauty of the flora of Paraty including one of the biggest tree of the region named Jequitibá and you can see plants like bamboo Brasil, Bromeliads among others. 

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Paraty (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Schooner Trip (Regular service until 20 persons)
Paraty has 65 islands and many beaches of uncommon beauty. It is surrounded by exuberant vegetation that makes it a quiet and unbelievable place to stay. The waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Traditional tour with different routes for each day of the week, it has four stops with about 40 minutes in each place, being one of them for launching (la carte) board (optional). At these stops is possible to dive with mask and snorkel for this we can do it on a clear and warm water. Inside this 4 stops, we have one that became essential, for tourist wishing, the Ilha Comprida which is more known as the natural aquarium of fishes, when the people from the boat drop of rice beside it they come out, surround the boat and the people driving, it is perfect to take pictures. All the boats offer security and comfort; beyond they have a good restaurant with option of fish or chicken, for your tour become more enjoyable. 
Free time to enjoy and to swim.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Paraty- Ilha Grande (B )

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure from the hotel by regular transfer.
Arrival in Angra dos Reis to take the ferry regular to Ilha Grande.
Arrival on the quay of Vila do Abraão, welcome by a person of the island and transfer on foot with luggage port to our Pousada.
Picture this: a tropical island cloaked in 193 square kilometers of rainforest, dotted with spectacular beaches, threaded with walking trails and devoid of motorized vehicles. Welcome to Ilha Grande! For nature lovers and anyone seeking a slow-paced beach holiday, this vast island along Rio de Janeiro’s mountainous Costa Verde is one of Brazil’s great treasures.
Accommodation at the POUSADA NATURALIA.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Ilha Grande (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning and afternoon free.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Ilha Grande ( B )

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning and afternoon free.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Ilha Grande- Rio- Flight Departure ( B )

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Rio airport and flight back to the UK

*End of the services*

Costs

Prices From per person based on 2-4-6-8 Persons traveling together Extra Seasonal supplements may apply during National Holiday periods and will be advised at time of inquiry.

Price Details
TOUR PRICE (FROM) PER PERSON IN £ STERLING

 2 person4 Person6 Person8 PersonSingle Supplement
05 January to 01 March and 10 July to 20 August 2018 (HIGH SEASON) Fr. £1906.00 pp Fr. £1728.00 pp Fr. £1627.00 pp Fr. £1560.00 pp £348.00
01 March to 09 July and  21 August to 15 December 2018 (LOW SEASON) Fr. £1862.00 pp Fr. £1684.00 pp Fr. £1583.00 pp Fr. £1516.00 pp £304.00

QUOTE INCLUDES:

• International airfare and taxes
• Accommodations in double room at mentioned hotels or similar, depending on the availability at the moment of reservation, including buffet     breakfast (*)
• All the fees for mentioned excursions and visits with English speaking guides during the excursions.
• All the transfers and excursions in private service except in the cable car at the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado.
• Transfer Paraty / Ilha Grande / Rio de Janeiro the services will be made in the regular vehicle.
• Luggage handling at the hotels and airports

QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

• Beverages and personal expenses.
• Gratuity.
• Tips for guides, drivers in the bars and restaurants.
• Any not mentioned or optional service

NOTES:
* The price does not include the increases that could appear during the year (entrances, hotels, transportation). These increases are related to the fuel rise and the devaluation of the dollar in our local currency We apologized for the inconvenient this could happen; this is a situation really difficult to control the world. We count on your understanding.