Paraty, Brazil

Culture, Adventure and Beach

Adventure and relaxation in Brazil. Fun for everyone!

Paraty, Brazil

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15 days from £3650pp plus international flights.

Sightseeing, trekking and swimming, exploring villages and island life; this two-week holiday in Brazil has it all.

  • ​Guided tour of Rio
  • 3-day Costa Verde trek
  • Explore Paraty, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Travel on the Serra Verde Express
  • Unwind on Ilha do Mel

From the lively beaches and sights of Rio, to the gorgeous scenery of the Costa Verde, the colonial architecture of Paraty to the photogenic Ilha do Mel, this holiday is brimful of contrasting highlights that give you an insight into some of the facets of this fascinating country.

You begin in Rio, finding your bearings in this exciting city on a full day guided tour taking in Corcovado, the waterfalls and forests of Tijuca National Park and a cable car ascent of Sugarloaf mountain. The next day has been left free so you can soak up more of the vibrant atmosphere. Your next destination is the coastal town of Paraty, where a cookery demonstration is a good introduction to the cuisine of Brazil. There's time to stroll along the cobblestone streets and admire the attractive mansions that make this such an atmospheric town. More history is on show in Morretes, a town founded by Jesuits in the early 18th century, surrounded by rainforest and reached by a scenic train ride on one of the country's oldest railways.

You have an opportunity to stretch your legs on a 3-day trek in the Joatinga Reserve on the Costa Verde. Walking through swathes of Atlantic forest, lunching on the beach while enjoying ocean views, swimming in deserted bays and staying in specially built houses in local villages, this is a wonderful way to unwind. What's more you get to meet local fishermen and farmers and learn about their day to day lives, and are treated to tasty home-cooked dinners. The trek ends at the fjord-like Saco do Mamangua, where you stay in a gorgeous lodge with colourful suites overlooking the water.

Your final destination is the evocatively named Ilha do Mel, Honey Island. It's a beautiful place with over 23 kilometres of beaches, no motor vehicles, an historic fortress and lighthouse atop a hill. You have 2 full days to go swimming, surfing and walking, to savour meals at beach side cafes and restaurants and enjoy the gentle pace of island life, the perfect way to round off your holiday.

Note: The minimum age for the Joatinga trek is 16 years

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Experiences you could have on this holiday

As well as incredible meeting great people, relaxing and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made holiday, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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