Experience the vibrant energy of Rio de Janeiro as you stroll along the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and witness the majestic wonder of Christ the Redeemer, recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Journey to the colonial charm of Paraty and then set sail to the pristine paradise of Ilha Grande, where you'll discover some of the most stunning beaches imaginable. See majestic waterfalls of the Iguassu and visit vibrant Sao Paolo.
See the Christ Redeemer Statue at Corcovado Mountain via cog train through the Tijuca rain forest and enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside.
Paddle a kayak through the bay of Paraty.
Follow an expert kayaking guide to pristine beaches, uninhabited islands and mangrove swamps.
Swim and snorkel at Rosa Beach and Sapeca Island.
6-hour speedboat tour of the Angra dos Reis islands from Ilha Grande Swim, snorkel and sail around Brazil's enticing Costa Verde (Green Coast).
Snorkel with diverse marine life on Botinas Island and Cataguás Island.
Relax on the bright white sands of Praia do Dentista and Praia de Piedade.
Experience the thrill of a boat ride at the iconic Iguaçu Falls.
Spend time at the observation deck of the mighty Devil's Throat.
Enjoy an electric car ride through the Atlantic Forest.
Visit one of the most beautiful favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and learn about the favela culture and history.
Accommodation: 4-5 star hotels (9 nights).
Transportation: plane, bus.
Day 1-3 Rio-de-Janeiro
Arrival at any time. On Day 1 we have not planned any activities. Enjoy free time roaming the streets of Rio or relax on the white beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. On Day 2 join a city tour of Rio de Janeiro and visit all the must-see attractions. Visit the Maracanã Stadium, Selarón Steps, take the cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, enjoy a beautiful train ride through the urban forest to see one of the world's most iconic sights - a statue of Christ the Redeemer, marvel at unique views of Tijuca Forest, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay.
Hotel: Hotel Nacional Rio de Janeiro or similar.
Day 3-5 Ilha Grande
Transfer and ferry to Ilha Grande. Explore Ilha Grande, a breathtaking Brazilian island known for its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and crystal-clear waters. Dive into the vibrant underwater world, snorkeling or diving amidst colorful coral reefs, exotic marine life, and historic shipwrecks. On Day 4 take a cruise around Ilha Grande’s paradise islets and bone-white beaches, visit five of the pristine Angra dos Reis islands, relax on Praia do Dentista, so-called because of its bright white sand, and Botinas Island, home to biodiverse marine species.
Hotel: Pousada Naturalia or similar.
Day 5-6 Paraty
Transfer to Paraty. Explore Paraty, a charming coastal town in Brazil that seamlessly blends history, culture, and natural beauty. Wander through its cobblestone streets lined with colorful colonial buildings, visit the well-preserved churches, and immerse yourself in its rich historical heritage. Enjoy a kayak tour through the bay of Paraty explore beautiful beaches, uninhabited islands and mangrove swamps. Swim and snorkel at Rosa Beach and Sapeca Island.
Day 6-8 São Paolo
Transfer to São Paolo. Enjoy a free afternoon in São Paulo, and stroll through the charming neighborhood of Vila Madalena, known for its vibrant street art and trendy cafes. In the evening, head to the bustling Avenida Paulista, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner, catch a show at one of the theaters, or simply soak in the lively atmosphere of Brazil's largest city. On Day 7 see the most beautiful sites, monuments, and historical landmarks of São Paulo on a guided city tour. Discover the Nossa Senhora church, Trianon Park, and the House of Roses, and visit the rooftop of the Contemporary Museum, with views of Ibirapuera Park. Explore the historical part of the city, see the Pátio do Colégio (place of São Paulo foundation), the Church and Monastery of São Bento, Tea Bridge, Duque de Caxias Monument and São Paulo Concert Hall.
Day 8-9 Iguassu Falls
Flight to Foz do Iguaçu and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an unforgettable trip to 1 of the 7 natural wonders of the world at the Brazilian Side of the Falls. Get up close to the cascading water during a thrilling Macuco Safari boat ride. Spend time at the observation deck of the mighty Devil's Throat and enjoy an electric car ride through the Atlantic Forest.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton - Foz do Iguaçu or similar.
Day 9-10 Rio de Janeiro
Flight back to Rio de Janeiro and visit to one of the most beautiful favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Using the Santa Marta cable car, your guide will take you to the top of the favela. Explore the streets and alleys held dear by both residents and the many famous visitors to Favela Santa Marta alike, from Queen Elizabeth II to Michael Jackson. Stroll through the favela, seeing the best sights and stopping at many of the local artisan shops along the way.
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