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Brazil's Green Coast: Rio, Paraty & Ilha Grande

10 days from $2,590pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Paraty
  • Ilha Grande
  • Enjoy the vibrancy and buzz of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Step back in time amongst the whitewashed buildings and coloured shutters of colonial Paraty.

  • Enjoy relaxing days on Ilha Grande's many beaches.

Audley Travel specialist Michael

What our specialists say...

This itinerary is ideal for those looking to enjoy diverse experiences in Brazil without the need for large numbers of domestic flights. The trip starts in the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro then heads west along the stunning Green Coast to the charming colonial town of Paraty, a port used by the Portuguese to export gold from inland. End the trip with a stay on Ilha Grande, an idyllic island of beaches with no vehicles!

We recommend this trip for:

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Paraty
  • Ilha Grande
  • Rio de Janeiro

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro at any time today. You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in private vehicle.

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Day 2 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a jeep tour of Rio's most exciting sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, as well as a bit of time to explore the tranquil botanical gardens.

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Day 3 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Free day in Rio to stroll along the beaches or arrange further tours - you could take a tour to a local favela or try a typical cookery class.

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Day 4 Paraty

Rio de Janeiro , Paraty

Private transfer along the stunning Green Coast to the charming colonial town of Paraty, once a key part of Brazil's gold rush.

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Day 5 Paraty

Paraty

This morning, take a half day group excursion into the Mata Atlantica Forest, visit some local waterfalls and learn how Cachaca, Brazil's own version of Rum, is produced at a traditional distillery.

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Day 6 Paraty

Paraty

Free day to further explore Paraty's cobbled streets, with plenty of charming shops and restaurants. Or hire a boat and head out to some deserted beaches.

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Day 7 Ilha Grande

Paraty , Ilha Grande

Transfer by road and ferry from Paraty to Ilha Grande, a sandy island with jungle fringed beaches and no cars allowed!

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Day 8 Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande

At leisure on Ilha Grande - you could trek into the Atlantic rainforest of the island's interior, or take a boat trip to the beautiful Lopes Mendes beach.

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Day 9 Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande

At leisure on Ilha Grande. Why not try snorkelling at one of the numerous beaches.

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Day 10 Return home

Ilha Grande , Rio de Janeiro

Transfer back to Rio in time for your international flight home.

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Audley Travel specialist Michael

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