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Rio, Ilha Grande & Paraty

BR01: 7 Days Rio de Janeiro - Paraty - Ilha Grande - Rio de Janeiro

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Airport Pick-up
Welcome to the City of God - Rio de Janeiro, to start your Brazil tour packages. Your English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up on time at Rio de Janeiro International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The airport is 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from downtown. For the remaining time of the day, you can have a good rest at the hotel to adjust to jet lag.

Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 2: Christ the Redeemer & Leisure at the Beach
After one night's rest, you will welcome a refreshing morning. After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and your tour in Brazil will start officially in Rio de Janeiro, which is in the southeast of Brazil and located in the beautiful Guanabara Bay. Being surrounded by mountains and water, it has become a world-famous tourist resort. The first stop of this Brazil tour packages will be the famous Statue of Christ Redeemer. Located on the top of 710-meter (2,329 feet) high Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro National Forest Park, it is the best place to overlook Rio de Janeiro. The giant statue of Christ has become a famous landmark of Rio de Janeiro that you can see day and night. Afterwards, we will have a walk in the old Rio and visit the "Cultural corridor" there. The rest of the day will be at your disposal. You can spend your time on two of Rio's most famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema freely. On a clear day, you can watch a beautiful sunset from the reef where the two beaches meet.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 3: Rio City Tour & Drive to Paraty
After breakfast, your guide and driver will escort you to visit Sugarloaf Mountain. You will take the cable car to the hill top to overlook Rio city and Guanabara Bay. Afterwards, we will move forward to Rio de Janeiro Cathedral, which is also known as Cathedral of the Celestial Ladder. Completed in 1976, its style is very different from the elegant churches in Europe built at the same time. The main part of Rio Cathedral is a modern reinforced concrete building with a conical top and a fashionable shape that reminds people of pyramid. The church is 80 meters (262 feet) high and the base is 106 meters (348 feet) in diameter, which can accommodate 20,000 people. After that, drive for around 4 hours to Paraty, which is also known as Brazilian Venice. After arriving at the hotel, check in and have a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pousada do Ouro (4 stars) or similar

Day 4: Leisure Walking Tour with a Boat Trip in Paraty
After breakfast in the hotel, your guide will lead you to central Paraty to have a stroll along the historical streets paved with cobblestones. You can visit the small stores along the twisting streets. After that, you will be guided to walk to the seaside Paraty Bay. Located in the southwest coastline of Brazil, Paraty Bay, leaning against high ranges and steep hills and facing to the Atlantic, is dotted by lovely little islands. We'll take motorboat to visit the gorgeous bay. Today’s lunch has been included in the tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Pousada do Ouro (4 stars) or similar

Day 5: Head to Visit Ilha Grande
This morning, you will take one last look at Paraty's stunning scenery before you move to Ilha Grande. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll by the bay, wander through the village or explore the rainforest trails of the surrounding national park, which are rich in wildlife and waterfalls. In the early afternoon, your driver will send your guide and you to Angra dos Reis, to board the ship sailing to the biggest village, Abraão village in Ilha Grande. Ilha Grande is considered as a shining pearl on Brazil coastline. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and have a rest. The whole journey on the car and ship takes about 2.5-3 hours.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sagu Mini Resort (4 stars) or similar

Day 6: Ilha Grande Tour with Lopes Mendes Beach
After breakfast, you will take a boat first and then walk leisurely for a short time to reach an appealing beach “Lopes Mendes”, which is considered as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. You can try water sports like diving and kayaking at your own expense and enjoy some leisure time here.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sagu Mini Resort (4 stars) or similar

Day 7: Leave Ilha Grande, Drive to Rio de Janeiro Airport, See-off
Today, take the boat back to the pier based on your flight time. Your guide and driver will pick you up at the pier and drive you to Rio de Janeiro Airport and see you off. The whole journey takes about 3.5 hours. Your Brazil tour packages will come to an end here. Wish you had a happy journey to next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

2023 Special: 10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$1649 $1484$1439 $1295
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Any international/domestic flights.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Brazil Visa fee.
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