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Rio and the Costa Verde

8 days from £2190pp plus international flights.

Rio, one of the most exciting cities on Earth, plus a beautiful boutique hotel on the stunning Costa Verde coast - a heavenly holiday combination!

Spend three days exploring vibrant Rio de Janeiro, including a guided visit of Cristo Redentor and Pao de Acucar Mountain with plenty of time to explore at your leisure. 

Next you'll be whisked away south 

along Brazil's stunning forested coastline of the Costa Verde to Pousada Picinguaba. Here you have three full days to spend exactly as you wish. You can take the hotel's schooner to deserted islands and beaches, explore rainforest trails to spectacular hidden waterfalls, take part in watersports and enjoy delicious food. Paradise! 

Itinerary
Rio

DAY 1: ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO

When you arrive at Rio de Janeiro airport you will be met and driven to your hotel in the attractive Santa Teresa district. The hotel is located in a former coffee plantation mansion in the cultural and historical heart of Rio. It has been extensively restored and refurbished and is now a hotel of great charm, style and atmosphere and the only Relais & Chateaux property in Rio. 
Santa teresa, Rio

DAY 2: RIO DE JANEIRO TOUR

Today we'll take you on a full day guided tour of Rio. You will visit, amongst other sites, the Corcovado, with the iconic Cristo Redentor statue and Sugarloaf Mountain, for fine views of the city. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. 
Breakfast  
Rio

DAY 3: IN RIO DE JANEIRO

A free day in Rio! Maybe visit of the famous beaches - Ipanema and Leblon are considered among the best. There is always the chance to go shopping. Alternatively, your hotel is a good place to relax, set in landscaped tropical gardens frequented by parrots, toucans and monkeys. There is a large swimming pool and deck with poolside drinks and snacks available throughout the day. The spa, hammams and steam sauna and offer a range of relaxation and anti-stress massages. 
Breakfast
Pousada Picinguaba, Costa verde, Brazil

DAY 4: TO THE COSTA VERDE

Today you leave the city behind and enjoy the drive to your hotel on the Costa Verde, which takes about 3 hours. Pousada Picinguaba is a lovely waterfront hotel with rooms overlooking tropical gardens that surround the spring-fed swimming pool. This is a very relaxed 'rustic chic' hotel. A tranquil place to recharge your batteries or to use as a base to explore the area. Relax and settle in for the next 4 nights. 
Breakfast, dinner
View from Pousada Picinguaba, Costa verde, Brazil

DAY 5: ON THE COSTA VERDE

Your first full day on the Costa Verde. This is an area of beautiful sandy beaches and lush inland forests. The many bays and coves with their crystal clear water offer opportunities for a range of watersports, including snorkelling and diving. 
Breakfast, dinner
Boat at Pousada Picinguaba, Costa verde, Brazil

DAYS 6-7: ON THE COSTA VERDE

More free time in this lovely location. Options include taking the hotel's schooner to deserted islands and beaches, accompanying a local guide through the rainforest to spectacular hidden waterfalls, visiting beautiful Paraty just half an hour away, diving, fishing, surfing, or sea kayaking. Of course, you can always take it easy and relax in the hotel gardens or by the pool, enjoying a cooling fruit juice and snack. 
Breakfast, dinner.
Tea at Pousada Picinguaba, Costa verde, Brazil

DAY 8: TO SAO PAULO, DEPART

Time to leave the pousada. You have a private transfer to Sao Paulo airport (3 hours), where you can connect to your flight home. 
Breakfast
Price & Dates

Guide price from (pp sharing): £2190 (ex. international flights)

Price notes: 2016 guide price is £2190 pp sharing (without flights).

Includes: 

Accommodation on a twin share basis; private transfers and ground transport; meals as specified; half day tour in Rio.

Excludes: 

International flights; departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; items of a personal nature; tips.

Getting there: This holiday starts in Rio de Janeiro and ends in Sao Paulo. International flights from the UK will start from around £750 per person.

Departure dates: This is a private tailor made holiday which we will arrange just for you at whatever time you like. And remember that if you want to change any aspect, this is fine. Just chat to us to get it how you prefer.

places you will see

places you will see

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Rio has 37 white sand beaches backed by lush green peaks, and from Christ the Redeemer to Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana beach, there are iconic spots throughout the city. 
Ilha Grande & the Costa Verde
Ilha Grande & the Costa Verde

The Costa Verde is lapped by clear ocean waters, ideal for watersports and sun lovers. Ilha Grande has superb walking trails, breath-taking scenery and picture postcard beaches.

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Time: GMT -3 hours

Flight time: Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.

Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.

Visas: Not required for British nationals.

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.

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