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.
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.
In Rio De Janeiro
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.
To The Costa Verde
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.
Boat Tour, Costa Verde
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.
On The Costa Verde
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.
To Sao Paulo, Depart
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.
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