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Paraty is a small town, set along the Costa Verde, or 'Green Coast' between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The historic town has preserved its Portuguese colonial architecture and coble stone streets, from the time it was a thriving port, during the Brazilian Gold Rush. The neoclassic Nossa Senhora do Remédios, in city centre is Paraty’s largest church. While Capela de Santa Rita, standing on the waterfront, is the oldest and city’s landmark.

The tour starts in Sao Paulo, the modern, cosmopolitan city with some of finest museums, restaurants and shopping in South America. Transfer to the fabulous island retreat of Ilha Grande that owes its pristine condition to its unusual history. On the mainland, Paraty is a beautiful colonial town with cobblestone streets. In the surrounds are dozens of pristine beaches, while inland, the Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina provides protection to lush remnant of Atlantic rainforest.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 11 DAY BRAZIL HONEYMOON ADVENTURE…
And, experience Paraty’s cosmopolitan culture of its artists, writers & chefs.
 

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available.
  • Depart whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Brazil Adventure

Sao Paulo – Paraty – Ilha Grande - Rio
(11 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Sao Paulo Meet and greet on arrival in Sao Paulo and transfer to your hotel.

Afternoon: (Optional): Explore the city, visiting the residential areas of Higienópolis with its 1950’s apartment buildings; the Soccer Stadium and Ibirapuera Park with its beautiful gardens and lakes. Then travel to the Oriental District, where the Japanese have their commerce and the Sao Paulo’s Cathedral.

Evening: We recommend your first dinner in Brazil at Fasano restaurant at the hotel. Inspired by the elegant scenario of Milan, the native land of the Fasanos, the restaurant offers the gastronomic delights by the well known chef Salvatore Loi.

Night: Stretch out your night at the Baretto bar. There, in the midst of French armchairs and a travertine marble bar, the house band plays fine music – mainly jazz and bossa nova. Occasionally there are shows by well-known artists. And if you're still up for having more fun until dawn, it's time to go Club Lótus in the Gran Meliá Sao Paulo hotel (branch of Lotus in New York).
Overnight at Fasano Sao Paulo Hotel.

Day 2 – Optional Tours
Sao Paulo Today is at leisure for you to explore the town. If you prefer shopping then request for a driver (optional) and shop at some of the most exclusive shopping centres in the town. Start with the Oscar Freire Street, considered to be one of the eight most luxury streets according to the 'Mystery Shopping International'. A privileged place where both sophistication and elegance meet. When tired, take a break for coffee at Santo Grao, voted for having the best espresso in the city.

Lunch at Figueira Rubaiyat for the fantastic Mediterranean food whose food and service are a benchmark for top quality! By far, one of the fine dining spots in town for the best beef.

Spend your evening at the Skye bar on the top floor of the bold Hotel Unique. Take a dip in the swimming pool and savour a glass of prosecco while you admire the view of the Parque do Ibirapuera.
Overnight at Fasano Sao Paulo Hotel (B)

Day 3 – Transfer
Paraty Transfer by road/bus to Paraty. Meet and greet on arrival and rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Paraty (B)

Day 4 – Beach Destination
Paraty Paraty is the jewel of Rio de Janeiro's Green Coast. This beautiful colonial town has a rich history, and was once second only to Rio in importance. Set amid secluded beaches and jungle mountains plunging into an island-studded bay, Paraty is one of Brazil’s most appealing and exquisitely preserved historical gems.

Explore this beautiful town with centuries-old architecture and cobblestone streets, where elegant white buildings adorned with latticed windows blend harmoniously with the natural beauty that envelops the town. There are dozens of pristine beaches within a couple of hours of Paraty which we will visit during your stay here.
Overnight Angra dos Reis (B, L)

Day 5 – Explore at Leisure
Paraty Explore the town at leisure or take an optional full day jeep tour to visit Serra da Bocaina (Mata Atlântica) and Caminho deOuro. This tour will take us to the National Park that offers beautiful waterfalls, great for a swim in crystal clear waters. Enjoy and appreciate the marvellous panoramic views of the mountain range and stop at Villa Verde Restaurant for lunch near a small waterfall. This trip is combined with walks through the Atlantic Forest and the preserved area of Golden Route, that was used for the African slaves to carry gold and other natural resources from Minas Gerais to the port in Paraty.
Overnight Angra dos Reis (B, L)

Day 6 – Ferry Transfer
Ilha Grande Morning transfer from your hotel Angra dos Reis. Ferry to Ilha Grande (Duration aprox. 1:30); walking transfer to your pousada followed by a reconnaissance tour.
Overnight in IlhaGrande (B)

Day 7 – Beach Destination
Ilha Grande Leave in the morning with your local guide for 7km walk to the beach of Lopes Mendes. To get there you cross rainforest, up easy slopes that allow you great views of the tiny bays on the island. It is not rare to come across animals (birds, monkeys). On the other side of the mountain and after a walk of about 2-3 hours across several peaceful beaches , you reach the beach of Lopes Mendes, a long wild beach of white sand bordered by coconut palms. Return by the end of the afternoon to Abraao.
Overnight in Ilha Grande (B)

Day 8 – Transfer
Rio de Janeiro Return from Ilha Grande and transfer to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro. In the afternoon, take a Samba Dance Class (optional) at one most the prestigious dancing schools or explore the town at your leisure.
Overnight at Copacabana Hotel (B)

Day 9 – City Highlights Tour
Rio de Janero After breakfast take a half day tour to one of Rio’s most famous postcard views, the “SugarLoaf” mountain. This visit is made in two stages by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high from where one has a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói bridge and Corcovado hill. Then take a second cable car to the top (395 meters) to see a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some of the beaches of Niterói.
Overnight at Copacabana Hotel (B)

Day 10 – City Highlights Tour
Rio de Janero Take a short drive through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambo drome, the Metropolitan and the traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Then drive through the charming neighbourhood of Santa Teresa to catch the train to Corcovado, the majestic statue of Christ standing 120 feet high. The Redeemer’s outstretched arms welcome you to a breathtaking panorama - unmatched for its spellbinding magic!

On your return stop at the artsy and hip Santa Teresa neighbourhood where you will visit the Chacara do Ceu Museum – perhaps the best small museum in the country.  For lunch we recommend Aprazivel restaurant, Rio’s best contemporary Brazilian cuisine restaurant which has stunning views of the Guanabara Bay. Evening at leisure.
Overnight at Copacabana Hotel (B)

Day 11 – Depart
Rio de Janero Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
 

 
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  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There There are plenty of choices of carrier to Brazil from the UK, with São Paulo and Rio being the usual points of arrival. If your ultimate destination is neither of these cities, it is usually best to connect in Rio, or connect with a flight on the continent, where your options are TAM to Recife from Paris, or TAP via Lisbon to Recife, Salvador, Fortaleza, Natal, Belo Horizonte and Brasília. If you only want to go to the Amazon, Manaus via Miami with TAM is your best bet, but it’s unlikely to be cheaper or quicker than a flight to Rio or São Paulo and then a connection north.

When to go When thinking about the best time to visit Brazil, it’s worth bearing in mind that the country splits into four distinct climatic regions. In January, the rains are coming to an end and it is a good time to visit Rio. But the warmer days are accompanied by the start of the rains in the Amazon and the Pantanal. February is Carnival time in Brazil. In April temperatures begin to decline and by May, Pantanal enters its dry season. June and July is winter in Brazil but temperatures rarely hit freezing overnight.

August and October are perhaps the best time to visit the Pantanal, and also great for spending time in Rio, where spring is arriving, there are few clouds in the sky and the temperatures are on the rise. Summer arrives in November, and you can expect high temperatures across the country. Rio de Janeiro in December tends to be hot and dry, but it gets busy during Christmas and New Year.