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Viva Expeditions - Tropical Brazil

Soak up the sun on the sandy beaches of Rio de Janeiro, the ’Big Island’ Ilha Grande, as well as the historic Port of Paraty on this tour of tropical Brazil

Tour Itinerary

From Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo

Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival in to Rio, you will be met & transferred to your hotel.
Known as the ''Cidade Maravilhosa'', or Marvellous City, Rio never fails to amaze with its sandy beaches, carefree lifestyle and unparalleled natural beauty
Overnight in Rio

 

Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro

Today we explore Corcovado & Sugarloaf Mountain. An early start to get you to thee bottom of Corcovado Hill, where we ascend the mountain by vehicle. Climbing 4km through the Tijuca Forest, the world’s largest urban National Park, we will arrive at the statue of Christ the Redeemer. We have a traditional Brazilian BBQ lunch before visiting the famous Sugarloaf Mountain with views across the entire city. After descending the mountain, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Included: All transport, tickets and entry fees, lunch (beverages not included).
Approximate duration of tour: 8 hours.
Overnight in Rio

 

Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro

Free day to relax & enjoy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.
Optional day tours available. Please ask for more details.
Overnight in Rio

 

Day 4 - Rio de Janeiro Ilha Grande

Transfer by road and ferry to the island retreat of Ilha Grande, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, is covered with tropical beaches and virgin rainforest and only a few small settlements. It has a rich history, having housed a leper colony and then a high-security penitentiary for some of Brazil’s most dangerous political prisoners, until its closure in 1994. The island is noted for its unspoilt beaches, rugged landscape, rich vegetation and scenic beauty. The largest settlement on the island is the picturesque, palm-fringed beachfront town of Vila do Abraão.
Overnight in Ilha Grande

 

Day 5 - Ilha Grande

Free day in Ilha Grande. Hike or relax on the many beaches
Overnight in Ilha Grande

 

Day 6 - Ilha Grande Paraty

Transfer to Paraty by boat & road, set against a backdrop of steep mountains covered in lush forest, the small, historic coastal town of Paraty is one of Brazil’s gems. It was a port during the Brazilian Gold Rush and the cobbled streets of the colonial centre are lined with 17th and 18th century buildings and churches. Paraty sits on the Bay of Ilha Grande. The emerald green waters are dotted with tropical islands and lined with secluded beaches.
Overnight in Paraty

 

Day 7 - Paraty

Embark on a schooner to enjoy a relaxing day sailing around the bay of Paraty. We stop at various islands and beaches to sunbathe, swim and snorkel while enjoying the incredible crystal clear waters and tropical jungles. Lunch will be served on board the boat.
Overnight in Paraty

Day 8 - Paraty Sao Paulo or Rio

Travel by road to São Paulo or Rio for your departing flight.


**Extend your stay & head to Iguazu Falls, Salvador, The Amazon and more. Please ask for details.

Map

 

Travel Dates

Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

9 Days From

$2,320*

Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation in standard hotels and posadas
  • Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
  • All transfers on a private basis or shared basis
  • Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides

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