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.
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
Days : 9
Price : From AED 9,986*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Comfort
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 1 - Easy
Referred to as the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Marvellous City), few cities enjoy such a dramatic setting as Rio. Brilliant, white beaches in Copacabana and Ipanema, the deep blue waters of the Atlantic, the luminescent green of Guanabara Bay, and the bare blue slopes of the Sugar Loaf combine to make Rio unique. Standing over it all, at the top of Corcovado mountain, is the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer; the best place to appreciate the city. Head to some of the famous beaches, and prepare yourself for an unforgettable visit. Additional Notes: We recommend booking pre or post accommodation in Rio to get the most out of this remarkable city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer
Travel by land and ferry to one of the most picturesque and laid-back islands on the coast, Ilha Grande. Optional activities include jungle hikes, boat excursions and visiting secluded beaches. Transport: Shared Van (3.00-3.50 hours, 150km) Ferry (1.50 hour(s))
Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.
Paraty's bay is filled with more than 65 tropical islands and dozens of beaches. Each offer something different, and are covered with vegetation that remains lush and colourful year-round. The bay's water is always the right temperature for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. Included Activities: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit Transport: Ferry (1.50 hour(s)) Shared Van (1.50-2.00 hours)
Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour's many islands and beaches. Included Activities: Paraty Bay Boat Tour
Spend two days exploring the tri-border region where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet at the junction of the Paraná and Iguazú river. The focus will be on magnificent Foz do Iguaçu, or Iguassu falls. In order to see the falls properly you need to view them from both the Brazilian and the Argentinean side. Included visit to both the Argentine and Brazilian side of the Falls. Experience an exhilarating optional boat tour at the falls or a trip to the bird sanctuary on the Brazilian side of the falls. Additional Notes: Note: If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Theme Pack, you will do it on Day 7 when visiting the Argentine side of the falls. Included Activities: Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours) Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1000km)
Explore trails directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat — the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina) Iguassu Falls Visit Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil) Transport: Private Vehicle
Fly back to Rio and relax at our centrally-located hotel in Copacabana. Option to take in a Samba show. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
You should be especially careful walking around Rio de Janeiro on your own, particularly at night. It is very important to exercise common sense when in Rio as tourists can be easy targets. Do not walk down dark streets or go on the beach in the early hours of the morning. Be safe and leave your passport, credit cards, traveller’s cheques and cash you won’t be using immediately within the hotel’s safety deposit box. Keep your camera safe and valuable objects attached to you as there are many 'grab and run' thieves lurking about.
We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Note: Food is generally considered to be more expensive in Argentina and Brazil than in most other South American Countries. Moreover, as this is a comfort tour many travellers may want to visit more exclusive restaurants.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO), a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights