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8 Days Rio & the Green Coast

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Terra Brazil is a local travel agency based in Rio de Janeiro.

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8 Days Rio & the Green Coast

Explore Rio de Janeiro, the "Marvellous city" and its wonderful landscapes. Then explore the "Costa Verde" (Green coast) between Rio and São Paulo for an off-the-beaten-path trip. It is one of the last tracts of virgin Atlantic rainforest, with lush mountains meeting the see. The uniqueness of this region is its beautiful emerald green waters. Discover the secluded fishing village of Ponta Negra to meet and interact with the local community.

DAY 1

Rio de Janeiro - Arrival

Airport pick up by your English-speaking guide and transfer to the hotel. End of the day free to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

Rio de Janeiro, 3 nights
DAY 2

Jardin Botanique - Corcovado

You will start the visit with the impressive botanical garden, proudness of the cariocas. Each of the 141 hectares of the park hosts species of the brazilian and world flora. The imperial palm trees, main attraction of the garden, were seeded under the order of the regent prince Dom Joao VI in 1809. centenary trees, orchids, vtorias regia, bromeliads, flamboyants in an atmosphere filled with tropical scents. Then transfer to the Tijuca national park in the centre of Rio. This oasis of vegetation of 3,200 hectares is the biggest urban forest in the world and is he best opportunity to hike both "around" and "in" Rio. In the afternoon, climb up the Corcovado. At the summit take the time to appreciate the unique and wonderful panoramic view of the city. Read more

Rio de Janeiro, 3 nights
DAY 3

Rio / Favela & Sugarloaf

Leave the hotel with your English speaking guide for an exhaustive visit of Rio to see the favelas, neighborhoods resulting from the chaotic expansion that Rio lived through in the 20th Century. You are welcome in the favelas where inhabitants want to make sure that their neighborhoods aren't reduced to clichés such as drug trafficking or dangerous life. In the afternoon, you will go to the cable car to go up the Sugarloaf Mountain for a wonderful panoramic view. Read more

Rio de Janeiro, 3 nights
DAY 4

Rio de Janeiro - Paraty

Departure from the hotel for a journey to Paraty with your local driver in private car with air conditioning. 4 ½-hour drive on a sealed road along the Green Coast, a vegetation corridor between ocean and mountains. Nestled between ocean and the foothills of the Serra do Mar, Paraty, registered as a word heritage site with UNESCO, shelters one of the most beautiful colonial heritage of Brazil. Along narrow, paved streets, you will discover this outstanding heritage, witness to the wealth of the 17th and 18th century: sublime mansions, four superb baroque churches, one being the church of Santa Rita de Cassia hosting today a museum of sacred art. Read more

Paraty, 1 night
DAY 5

Paraty - Ponta Negra

Departure from Paraty with a local minibus for the village of Laranjeiras. Trek - 3-hour of actual walking - 200 meters of elevation gain - easy. The trek starts with a short climb before entering in the Atlantic forest, at the heart of the "Ecological preservation area of Joatinga". You will reach the hamlet of Sono for lunchtime, on the border of one of the nicest beaches of the region, Praia Do Sono. Literally meaning "sleepy beach", Praia Do Sono will seduce you. Then you will face a steep hill to climb. After this climb, the hike becomes a lot less demanding. You will arrive in the fishing village of Ponta Negra. Stop for the night in this hamlet at the end of the world, in the recesses of a cove with the waves dying on the white sand beach as the only noise disturbing your sleep. Read more

Ponta Negra, 2 nights
DAY 6

Ponta Negra: Fishing village

Life in the mountains around Paraty has little changed over the last 50 years. The day will be spent discovering the lifestyle in a village almost in autarky thanks to the local resources. In the morning, you will go fishing with the men of the village who will explain to you and show you, their fixed-net fishing techniques. Back in the village, you will visit a manioc plantation and the "flour house" where the manioc is processed and reduced to flour. After lunch, a local guide will take you to a waterfall of crystal clear water. Depending on the season, visit of the village school, educating more than a third of the village population. Read more

Ponta Negra, 2 nights
DAY 7

Ponta Negra - Paraty

Morning free in the village. You can enjoy the beach of the village or go hiking in the surroundings. Return to Laranjeiras by motor boat. Then return by local bus to Paraty (30 - 45 minutes). End of the day free. Paraty now possesses a modern feel all year long with a great cultural life: the Pinga festival, the Book Festival, many shows and exhibitions … the well informed traveler will certainly love it, even when staying only a few days. Read more

Paraty, 1 night
DAY 8

Paraty - Rio De Janeiro

Departure from the pousada for your transfer to the airport. Flight from Rio (airport, flight time and number to be confirmed).

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Rio de Janeiro
Day 4
Location Paraty
Day 5
Location Ponta Negra
Hotel Ponta Negra
Day 7
Location Paraty
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Royal Rio
Day 4
Location Paraty
Day 5
Location Ponta Negra
Hotel Ponta Negra
Day 7
Location Paraty
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Rio de Janeiro
Day 4
Location Paraty
Day 5
Location Ponta Negra
Hotel Ponta Negra
Day 7
Location Paraty

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • English-speaking guide at mentioned locations
  • Private transportations except when specified
  • Hotels with breakfast unless specified (there is no guaranty that you will be served breakfast if you leave the hotel before 6am)
  • Mentioned lunch and dinner “included”
  • Entrance fees to sites when specified
  • Visits and excursions mentioned

Package excludes

  • International flight round-trip
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport taxes (domestic and international)
  • Individual equipment
  • Personal insurance
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned (starting at $10/per/meal)
  • Visits and excursions not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages

More information

  • The prices are per person in a double room (in a single room just for 1 traveler price).
  • Pacotes system in Brazil: Warning! During certain times of the year (carnival, New Year, Holly week, 1st of May...), the hotels and pousadas are full and work according to a system of package for a minimum number (not reducible) of nights; the fee for each night is superior to the average rate for the rest of the year.
  • Some important dates in 2017: Carnival 24/02-01/03, Champions Parade 04/03-06/03 (only in Rio de Janeiro), Easter 13/04-16/04, Tiradentes 20/04-23/04, 01st May 28/04-01/05, Corpus Christi 14/06-18/06, Independence Day 06/09-11/09, Our Lady of Aparecida 11/10-15/10, All Saints' Day 01/11-06/11, Proclamation of the Republic 14/11-20/11, Christmas & New Year 29/12-01/01/18.
  • Please note that each city has its calendar with local holidays and events.

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