Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
- 2 nights Paraty
- 3 nights Ilha Grande
Day 1: Arrive in Rio de Janeiro
On arrival, you'll be met by your private driver and taken to your hotel for a 3-night stay at near Copacabana or Ipanema beach.
Spend the rest of the day soaking up the famous Brazilian sunshine and enjoying a local Caipirinha while watching the world go by.
Day 2: Jeep tour to Corcovado & Sugar Loaf
Today, we’ve arranged a half day tour to Rio’s most famous sites; Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.
Your guide will pick you up at the hotel, and you'll join a small group jeep tour of the city. Look forward to a fun-packed tour as you reach the Corcovado and stand at the feet of the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Next, take the scenic cable car to get to the top of Sugarloaf for spectacular views over the city.
After the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel, and you may spend the rest of the day at your 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
After breakfast, catch a bus to Paraty, a few hours from Rio. This stretch of road is one of the most beautiful in Brazil, full of bays and mountains and turquoise seas and islands. Once you arrive in Paraty, check into your hotel with the rest of the day free to rest or explore.
Day 5: Paraty
Today is free for you to explore at your own pace.
Day 6: Paraty to Ilha Grande
This morning, you'll catch a bus to Angra dos Reis, just over an hour away, from where you will take the boat crossing to Ilha Grande. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Days 7 & 8: Ilha Grande
You have a few days here on Ilha Grande to rest or explore! Discover the beautiful beaches, go snorkelling or perhaps walk in the lush and biodiverse forests. There are no cars on the island, so it will be the perfect break to wind down.
Day 9: Depart Ilha Grande
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected and driven to Rio Airport to connect with your onward flight.