Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
- 2 nights Paraty
- 3 nights Ilha Grande
Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival you will be met by your private driver and taken to your hotel for a 3 night stay at a hotel near Copacabana or Ipanema beaches.
You can spend the rest of the day at leisure soaking the famous Brazilian sunshine and sip a local Caipirinha whilst watching the world go by.
Day 2: Half-day jeep tour to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains
Today after breakfast, we’ve arranged a half day tour to Rio’s most famous sites, Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. You will be picked up by your guide for the day in your hotel’s reception and will start the tour by joining a small group and travelling in a jeep. It will be a fun-packed tour as you reach the Corcovado and stand at the feet of the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Next, take the famous cable car to get to the top of Sugarloaf. Take in the spectacular views of the city and surroundings from atop these two very famous landmarks.
After the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel and you may spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Day 3: Rio
Today the day is yours to explore Rio at your own pace.
You may choose to spend it relaxing on the beach or you might decide to visit the historical neighbourhood of Santa Teresa.
Day 4: Rio to Paraty
Today after breakfast you will catch a minibus and travel to Paraty, only a few hours away from Rio. Enjoy the view during the trip, this stretch of road is one of the most beautiful in Brazil, full of bays and mountains and turquoise seas and islands. Once arrived in Paraty you will check into your accommodation and have the day at leisure.
Day 5: Paraty
Today is a free day for you to enjoy at your own pace.
Day 6: Paraty to Ilha Grande
This morning you will travel by minibus to Angra dos Reis, just over an hour away, where you will catch a short boat ride to Ilha Grande. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Days 7 & 8: Ilha Grande
These days you can spend as you wish. The island offers something for all tastes. You can choose to relax on its beautiful beaches, go snorkelling and discover the rich marine life or go for walks in the lush and biodiverse forests thanks to more than 150 km of hiking trails. There are no cars on the island so it will be the perfect break to truly wind down!
Day 9: Depart Ilha Grande
After breakfast at your hotel you will be collected and taken by shared transfer to Rio Airport to connect with your onward flight.