Fly into Brazil’s cultural capital of Rio de Janeiro, taking a couple of days to explore its world-famous beaches, nightlife and laidback Carioca culture. Travel down the coast to Paraty for island hopping, scuba diving and amazing colonial architecture, before heading to Ilha Grande for pristine rainforest and quiet beaches — as well to explore its history as a pirate hideout and leper colony. End your Brazilian trip back in Rio.

Key information

Destinations Rio de Janeiro, Paraty
Activity Beach, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
Physical Level Easy
Season Season January - December

Where to stay

Classic

Mirador Rio Copacabana Hotel

Situated just 700 yards from Copacabana Beach, Mirador Rio offers guests comfortable rooms, a buffet breakfast, restaurant serving local and international cuisine, sauna and fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool boasting panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro.

Classic

Pousada do Cais

Located opposite the wharf and only 900 yards from Praia do Pontal Beach, Pousada do Cais offers stylish accommodation in the heart of Paraty's pretty historic centre. Comfortable rooms feature parquet floors and timber furnishings, with select suites offering ocean views and balconies.

Deluxe

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Located opposite Copacabana Beach, the Miramar Hotel by Windsor features luxurious accommodation in the heart of one of Rio's most popular neighbourhoods. Guests can enjoy the outdoor green granite pool with panoramic views of the coast, fully-equipped gym, rooftop bar and restaurant.

Book this itinerary

This route booked with one of our specialist tour operators would cost from $1,691pp. Pricing varies by accommodation class, and can be tailored to suit your budget.

Pricing is typically inclusive of hotels, transfers, meals, and all guided excursions and activities.

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