8 days from £2320pp 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 Paraty. Here you have three full days to spend in this beautiful setting.You'll enjoy a city tour on foot, and a boat tour and have two additional days to spend exactly as you wish, take part in water sports, enjoy delicious food and kick back and relax. Paradise!
A free day in Rio! Maybe visit one 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 offer a range of relaxation and anti-stress massages.
Today you leave the city behind and enjoy the drive to your hotel on the Costa Verde, which takes about 4 hours. Casa Turquesa, a charming 18th century town house has a prime location in the UNESCO site of Paraty. This is a very relaxed 'rustic chic' pousada. A tranquil place to recharge your batteries or to use as a base to explore the area. Relax and settle in, later this afternoon you can enjoy a guided city tour on foot, a great introduction to historic Paraty.
Your first full day on the Costa Verde and a boat tour awaits. This is an area of beautiful islands, sandy beaches and lush vegetation and today, you'll board the Netuno schooner as she sets sail for an unforgettable trip. The many bays and coves with their crystal clear water offer opportunities for snorkelling and you'll visit a couple of islands with stunning secluded beaches. Throughout the 5 hour trip there will be swimming and snorkelling stops allowing you to get the most out of your day onboard.
Some free time in this lovely location. Options include taking visiting deserted islands and beaches, accompanying a local guide through the rainforest to spectacular hidden waterfalls, enjoy 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.
Enjoy a leisurly morning before it's time to leave Casa Turquesa. You will be transferred to Sao Paulo airport (4 hours), where you can connect to your flight home.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £2320 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2020 guide price pp sharing from: £2320
Accommodation on a twin share basis; transfers and ground transport; meals as specified; half day tour in Rio; walking tour of Paraty; boat excursion.
International flights; departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; additional activities; items of a personal nature; tips.
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.
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.