Rio – Paraty – Ilha Grande

Welcome to our tour of Brazil, a fascinating journey that begins in welcoming Rio de Janeiro, passes through glamorous Paraty and ends in peaceful Ilha Grande. More than just a vacation, this trip is an exploration into the heart of Brazil's soul, allowing you to discover the country's unique culture, nature and history. In Rio de Janeiro, you'll witness the city's iconic beauty, including the spectacular Christ statue and Sugar Loaf, and discover the city's breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant cultural life. Continue on to Paraty, a well-preserved colonial town whose stone streets and historic buildings tell stories of the past while offering a gateway to the surrounding natural wonders. The journey ends in Ilha Grande, a paradise far from the hustle and bustle, famous for its unspoilt beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush tropical forests. From the hustle and bustle of the city to the serenity of nature, from the traces of history to the sparkle of modernity, this journey will show you the colorful face of Brazil. Join us and make every stop a journey to discover the infinite charms of Brazil!

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This comprehensive map is designed to guide you on an exciting journey, filled with remarkable destinations and captivating experiences.


We have carefully planned each day to give you the best possible experience. From exploring historic sites to sampling delicious local cuisine, every day is filled with adventure and excitement. Join us on a journey through some of the world's most fascinating destinations.

Arrival at Rio de Janeiro airport
Arrival at Rio de Janeiro airport. Police and customs formalities (approx. 60 min).
Welcome by our English-speaking guide and transfer by air-conditioned coach – duration approx. 1 hour.
On the way, our guide will welcome all participants and give some information about the city and their hotel.

Check in at the hotel from 2:00 p.m.
We’ll drop off our suitcases at the hotel, check in and then set off on a walking tour of the hotel district and along Copacabana beach, followed by lunch.

Lunch at Belmonte restaurant
Facing the beach, classic Copacabana terrace restaurant. Tasty, well-served Brazilian cuisine in a Rio setting. 03-course menu – Fish or meat options.
Departure in open jeeps for the discovery of Corcovado and the Tijuca Forest.

Visit to Corcovado and city tour
Discover Corcovado. Climb to the top of Corcovado mountain, home to Christ the Redeemer, for a panoramic view of the city and its neighborhoods. At over 710 metres high, the statue of Christ is undoubtedly one of the most admired and visited monuments in the world. The view from the top is breathtaking: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, the Botanical Gardens, the Hippodrome, the Lagoon and finally a breathtaking Rio, always under the protection of Christ who, from the top of Corcovado, blesses all those whom the city welcomes. At the end of the tour, we pass through the Tijuca urban Atlantic Forest.

Back to hotel
Room setup
Dinner on your own
Night at hotel

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Visit of the Sugar Loaf
Departure for the “Pao de Açucar“the famous Sugar Loaf, another symbol of Rio, like Christ the Redeemer. Cable car ride to the summit. From its height of 395 metres, the granite rock dominates the entire city and Guanabara Bay. It was here, in this sublime bay, that Portuguese sailors landed one morning in January 1502. Believing themselves to be in a river estuary, they named the site “Rio Janeiro”.Rio de Janeiro“(January River). It was not until thirty years later that they colonized the site, finally laying the foundation stone for the “Sao Sebastiao de Rio de Janeiro”.Sao Sebastiao de Rio de Janeiroon March 1, 1565. From the top of the Rocher, the view is splendid and grandiose. It embraces the whole city: on one side, the beaches ofIpanemaand Leblon, Copacabanathe Corcovadoand, on the other, the center, Flamengoand the rocky chaos of Guanabara Bay

Option:Helicopter flight over Rio
Itinerary: Sugar Loaf / Botafogo / Christ / Copacabana Beach / back to Sugar Loaf Duration: 6/7 minutes

Option:Climbing the first Sugar Loaf hill on foot
We invite you to take an easy 45-minute hike up to the Sugar Loaf, followed by a descent by funicular.

Lunch at the Cais Gourmet restaurant in downtown Rio.
03-course menu – Brazilian cuisine

City Tour
Depart for the city center for a walking tour of Rio de Janeiro, the country’s capital for 2 centuries. Passing through the streets, the city’s architecture demonstrates Colonial, Imperial and Republican influences. The tour begins with one of our most important cultural heritages, the Church of Candelária, a neoclassical construction begun in 1630 and not completed until 1775. Continuing along rue Primeiro de Março, you’ll see the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center, Maison France Brésil, Paço Impérial (once home to the governors and the Imperial family), Tiradentes Palace, Place XV and Place Cinelândia, where you’ll find the Municipal Theater, Legislative Assembly, National Library and Fine Arts Museum, and Place Maua.

Back to hotel
Dinner on your own
Night at hotel

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Visit a samba school to understand the industry and carnival in detail.

Arrival by bus in the courtyard of the Samba City, immediate entrance to the Grande Rio samba school hangar. First, we’ll take a look at the large tank assembly hall. . Depending on the time of year, we will assist with the assembly or dismantling of the floats. Then we go upstairs for a video presentation of the history, details and intricacies of a samba school parade.

Afterwards, we’ll visit the costume loje and try them on for size. A farewell caipirinha will be served at the end of the tour.

Lunch at Churrascaria Carretão Ipanema
Brazilian barbecue system – all-you-can-eat meat served
a table with a buffet of hot and cold dishes as accompaniments. Dessert included

After lunch, before returning to the hotel, we pass through the Ipanema district. Free afternoon
Departure from the hotel for a relaxed tour along Rio’s bicycle lanes
Stop to admire the view and refresh yourself with a glass of coconut water or a mate.

Dinner at a beach kiosk
03-course menu – Brazilian cuisine – meat or fish option
Live music during dinner – vocals and Brazilian guitar

Walking transfers along the beach with our local guide.

Night at hotel

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Check out at the hotel after breakfast

Transfer by bus to the village of Paraty on Rio’s southern coast.

4 heures45 de route avec un arrêt prevu pour toilettes et cigarettes

Arrival in Paraty
No other city in Brazil breathes such colonial air. This helps us understand why Paraty is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visiting this town and strolling along its cobbled streets offers visitors a journey through time. Paraty not only offers well-preserved colonial architectural marvels, but also access to exuberant natural beauty, from rainforest-covered mountains with their many rivers and waterfalls, to a bay with clear, calm waters and islands with splendid beaches. Paraty is located within the Serra da Bocaina National Park.

Lunch at the Bartolomeu restaurant in the historic center of Paraty
03-course menu – local cuisine

After lunch, walking tour of the village with local guide

Oh God, if there’s a heaven on earth, it’s not far from here!

Even if the landscape has changed since Amerigo Vespucci’s arrival, PARATY remains a corner of paradise, wedged between the sea (Baia da Ilha Grande) and the mountains (Serra do Mar).

It’s easy to discover the city and its many reminders of colonial times as you stroll along the pes-de-moleque, the local name for the irregularly-paved streets.

You’ll see Santa Rita, the church of the freed mulattos, which houses a small museum of sacred art. Of Paraty’s three main splendid old churches, this is the oldest (1722). The other two were respectively.

During the visit, a tasting of cachaça – sugarcane brandy – in the Paraty region, renowned for its excellent cachaça in Brazil. Cachaça is sugar cane brandy. The Paraty region is renowned for its excellent cachaça in Brazil. The group will be welcomed by a cachacier who will tell them a little about the history of the drink, how it is distilled/produced and then tasted.

Dinner on foot with your local guide through the village streets to the Benditas restaurant – regional cuisine

Colonial setting, charming atmosphere. 03-course menu with fish or meat options

Walking transfers with our local guide.

Music during dinner

Night at hotel

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Goelette cruise in Paraty Bay
Be the privileged guests of this cruise, far from the usual itineraries, sail in the clear, warm waters of Paraty, where unspoilt nature offers you its paradise islets.
A change of scenery aboard a schooner with the charm of traditional wooden boats. You’ll live at your own pace, dividing your time between relaxation and discovering this paradise bay dotted with some 65 islands and islets.

Lunch on board.
Hot dish & tropical fruit dessert

Return by schooner to PARATY.

Dinner at the Margarida Cafe
In this village center – Brazilian cuisine with strong Italian influences
Beautiful room, well decorated, very pleasant atmosphere.
03-course menu
Live music – local band

Night at hotel

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Departure from the pousada and bus transfer to Angra dos Reis.

Approx 2hrs drive and board a flexboat for Ilha Grande

Charming village with beaches and attractive bars with music and good food.

Arrival in Ilha Grande at the village of Abraão

Lunch in a local restaurant, foot on the sand

Restaurant Lonier – regional cuisine

03-course menu

After lunch, visit the village on foot with your local guide

One hour duration.

Check in at the pousada and check into your room

Dinner at Casarão restaurant

03-course menu – local cuisine

Walking transfers in the village with local guide

Night at hotel

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Day of discovery of the most beautiful beach in Brazil – Lopes Mendes

Departure from the hotel for a hike through the Atlantic forest on the island.

Easy hike with stops and small beaches along the way.

Arrival at Lopes Mendes and free time to discover the beach and relax

Lunch box will be provided by the local guide for a meal on site. The beach is an environmental and marine reserve – deserted beach with no beach services or restaurants available

Enjoy nature!!!

Return to the village by boat.

A boat will pick you up at the end of the tour and the return journey will be by sea.

Dinner at the Lua e Mar restaurant

Feet on the sand – typical village restaurant

Regional cuisine – 03-course menu

Night at hotel

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Free day to enjoy the island

Free meals

Night at hotel

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Check out at the hotel at 12h00

Depending on international flight schedule, transfer to Ilha Grande / Angra dos Reis and then to Rio de Janeiro International Airport.


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