Best Of Brazil Tour: Rio De Janeiro, Paraty, Ilha Grande
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- Departure Date
- 12 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
- 8 Days
- From €1670pp
See the best that Brazil has to offer on this eight-day tour!
Rio De Janeiro
The locals like to say that 'God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio'. In this heaving metropolis, set against the luminescent green of Guanabara Bay and surrounded by the slopes of Sugarloaf and Corcovado, it's hard not to be caught up in the passion of the city's residents (known as Cariocas).
These days Rio is a fascinating and diverse city best known for its contrasting images of favelas (shanty towns) and the glitz and glamour of Carnaval.
The bus from Rio De Janeiro to your second location, Paraty, takes approximately four hours through some stunning scenery. Explore this town on Brazil's Costa Verde and admire the architecture as you wander along the town’s cobbled, pedestrian-only streets, which become partly covered in seawater at high tide.
You might prefer to explore the rainforest trails in the surrounding national park, which is rich in wildlife and waterfalls. Perhaps take a boat trip on the island-studded bay for scenic views along the coast or join an excursion to the nearby village of Trindade, which boasts some of Brazil’s best beaches.
Your next stop on this Brazil tour is the island getaway of Ilha Grande. This island paradise of pristine beaches and rainforest has been largely untouched by development.
There are no private cars or banks on the island, so make sure you bring cash with you. Previously a pirate's lair, a leper colony and a prison for violent criminals, the island has a fascinating history to uncover. The ruins of the prison can still be seen today.
Wander along rainforest trails to beautiful and remote beaches; Lopes Mendes and Aventureiro Beach are among the most scenic. Take an optional boat trip out to the Blue Lagoon, beach hopping through Ilha Grande Bay along the way.
There are plenty of opportunities to stop for fresh seafood, and to swim and snorkel in the clear water. In the evening relax with a caipirinha at a restaurant or bar in Vila do Abraao, which is the island’s main town.
Back To Rio De Janeiro
Board a boat to the small port of Mangaratiba today, and from here take a minivan back to Rio de Janeiro. The total journey should take about three-and-a-half hours. The rest of the day is free to explore or simply hit the beach and relax.
Optional Activities in Rio:
- Sugar loaf cable car
- Rio de Janeiro - Favela feelings Urban Adventure
- Botanical Gardens
- Santa Teresa tramcar
- Maracana soccer game
- Rio de Janeiro- Corcovado, Christ Statue and Favela Urban Adventure
- Rio de Janeiro- Santa Teresa Discovery Urban Adventure
- Rio de Janeiro- Total Rio Tour: Full Day Urban Adventure
Book your optional activities before you fly. Ask our agents for more information today.
12th May 2018: Dublin- Frankfurt 17:55- 20:55
12th May 2018: Frankfurt- Rio De Janeiro 22:15- 05:05
20th May 2018: Rio De Janeiro- Frankfurt 22:10- 14:30
21st May 2018: Frankfurt- Dublin 16:05- 17:10
Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:
- Flights and taxes from Dublin via Frankfurt
- 7 nights accommodation
- Transport (boat, ferry, private vehicle, public bus, taxi, van)
- 1 breakfast
- Travel Insurance
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