Amazon & Coast South of Rio
See three of the country’s most sought after beach destinations. Rio de Janeiro’s cityscape and samba atmosphere are spell-binding and the secluded beauty and paradise of nearby Ilha Grande will have you sipping a fresh coconut on some of the best beaches in the world, in no time at all. The cobblestone streets and coast of Paraty, all the way up into the wildest of life in the Amazon, this experience is the perfect mix of jungle, magical Rio, and the culture and coastline south of Rio.
Brazilian Amazon Jungle
- 3 days in Brazilian Amazon, world’s most biodiverse rainforest!
- Fish piranha, spot Pink River Dolphins, at night search for caiman.
- See the phenomenon Meeting of the Waters on the Amazon River.
The Brazilian Amazon is the world’s most remote and pristine primary rainforest. You’ll be staying at a comfortable eco-lodge for 2 nights deep within the rainforest and which offers outstanding opportunities to see wildlife and explore the natural beauty of this magnificent ecosystem. From visiting the unique Meeting of the Waters and spotting Pink River Dolphins to, fishing for piranha and in the evening searching for the glistening eyes of caiman; there is nothing quite like visiting the Amazon. It’s worth noting that your itinerary in the Brazilian Amazon may vary depending on the lodge you are staying at. The climate is hot and humid and the experiences are spellbinding…staying in and exploring the Amazon is an experience you will never forget!
Rio de Janeiro
- Unforgettable Cable Car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
- Admire the view of Rio standing afoot Christ the Redeemer Statue.
- Stroll along Rio’s golden beaches sipping a fresh coconut.
From the golden beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the iconic landmarks of the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugarloaf Mountain, you’ll quickly discover why Rio is known as the ‘Marvelous City’! Whether basking under the sun during the day or watching the sunset, from dawn to dusk Rio is always putting on a spectacular show. During your time in Rio you’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture those picture perfect photos of the Christ the Redeemer Statue at Corcovado and from high above at Sugarloaf Mountain. Regarded as one of the best cities in the world to visit, Rio de Janeiro’s views are simply too good to ignore and it is a tantalizing place that will surpass every expectation!
Paraty & the Big Island
- 2 nights on the paradise island of Ilha Grande, just south of Rio.
- Hike Ilha Grande’s Lopes Mendes, one of the world’s best beaches.
- Stay for 2 nights in the UNESCO Heritage beach town of Paraty.
Situated 69 miles south of the golden sands of Rio de Janeiro is the beautiful island of Ilha Grande. Perhaps one of the Green Coast’s most scenic islands, Ilha Grande is car free and as a result has preserved its natural beauty, peace and tranquility. During you stay you’ll be able to hike through verdant jungles to hidden beaches including Lopes Mendes which is rated as one of the best beaches in world and explore the interesting history of this island. Following a couple of nights in Ilha Grande, your heavenly adventure will continue as you travel along the Green Coast to the colonial beach town of Paraty. While staying in Paraty you’ll explore this Historic National Monument and UNESCO Heritage Site with a guide as well as taking some time to taste your way through some of the best cachaça liquor in the country. Enjoy the beach time and don’t forget to pace yourself with the caipirinhas cocktails and cachaça…although they’re delicious they pack quite a punch!
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