9 days,Rio de Janeiro to Rio de Janeiro

Chill out on the remote and relaxed island of Ilha Grande, cruise on a schooner to pristine islands and beaches while sipping a caipirinha, visit a local Afro-Brazillian community and share a meal, get misty at the mighty Iguassu Falls, feel the energy of Rio de Janeiro

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From the heat of Rio’s nightlife to the chilled out atmosphere of Ilha Grande, discover the treasures of Brazil on this comfortable week-long adventure. You’ll wander the colonial streets of Paraty—it’s a UNESCO heritage site and quite possibly the prettiest spot on the planet—and savour seafood and life without cars on the island of Ilha Grande. Stand in awe of awesome Iguassu Falls deep in the interior, then marvel at it from Argentina’s side. Brazil awaits—let’s make the most of it.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Schooner tour to Paraty's nearby islands and beaches
  • Visit an Afro-Brazilian community and enjoy a local meal
  • Tour both sides of Iguassu Falls
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches. (Allow USD320-350 for meals not included.)
  • Private van, ferry, plane, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.
  • Comfort hotels (8 nts).

Day 1Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande(1B)

Travel by land and ferry to one of the most picturesque and laid-back islands on the coast, Ilha Grande. Optional activities include jungle hikes, boat excursions and visiting secluded beaches.

Day 3Ilha Grande(1B)

Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.

Day 4Ilha Grande/Paraty(1B, 1L)

Continue by ferry and road to the colonial city of Paraty. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and enjoy a traditional meal. Option to visit cachaça distillery.

Day 5Paraty(1B, 1L)

Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour's many islands and beaches.

Day 6Paraty/Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Travel to São Paulo and catch the flight to Iguassu Falls. Explore the Brazilian side of the falls first to get the best panoramic view.

Day 7Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Explore the Argentina side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to get a view of the falls from below. Return to Foz for the night.

Day 8Foz do Iguaçu/Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Fly back to Rio and relax at our centrally-located hotel in Copacabana. Option to take in a Samba show.

Day 9Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Depart at any time.

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