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Rio, Lush Islands & Colonial Treasures

Brazil in 9 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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The ideal trip to get to know the real Rio, lesser-known UNESCO towns and incredible untouched beaches. A wilder side of Brazil you really must discover!

Trip Highlights

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    Christ the Redeemer
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    Copacabana Beach
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    Ilha Grande
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    Paraty
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    Rio de Janeiro

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + $490

  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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  2. primera from + $600

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  • Accommodation in Posadas and Charm category hotel.
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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Land in Rio de Janeiro, birthplace of samba! Begin your Brazilian adventure in Paraty. Discover this charming colonial town, known for its rich history and natural wonders. Next head to Ilha Grande, ringed by beaches and covered by Atlantic forest. Explore the incredible, unspoilt beach of Lopes Mendes. Finally, head back to Rio, where you will gain an all-encompassing perspective.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

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Ready to explore the delights of beautiful Brazil? Head to your departure airport for a flight* to Rio de Janeiro. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Rio de Janeiro

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Bem-vindos ao Brazil! Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and take a shared shuttle transfer to the hotel in Copacabana. Get settled in before spending the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and gorgeous landscapes. Take a walk along the beachside promenade to watch the locals playing football on Copacabana or Ipanema beach. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Savoy Othon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1143 Reviews

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3rd Day: Rio de Janeiro - Paraty

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, transfer to Paraty where a local representative will give you all the information about your trip for the next few days. The Costa Verde, the road between Rio and Paraty, is one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Brazil. Waterfalls can also be seen cascading down the sides, while golden stretches of sand appear between the palm trees. Set amidst jutting peninsulas and secluded beaches, you will discover the colonial town of Paraty. 

 

After settling into your hotel, your private local guide will pick you up from your hotel to begin the walking tour of Paraty. Different from most other colonial cities, as it is full of character and originality, which earned it its place as a National Historic Monument and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Overnight stay in Paraty.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pousada Vila do Porto or similar
tripadvisor rating

306 Reviews

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Activities

included
Tour of Paraty with a local guide

Light

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4th Day: Paraty

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have a free day to enjoy the beautiful colonial town, nestled on the southeastern coast of Brazil, known for its rich history, architectural beauty, and natural wonders. Steeped in colonial heritage, the town's cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings, and colorful doors evoke a sense of old-world charm. We recommend an optional Jeep tour to the Serra da Bocaina National Park*. Overnight stay in Paraty.

 

*Optional half-day Jeep tour: Enjoy an exciting Jeep ride into the National Park of Serra da Bocaina. Visit several waterfalls with the chance to swim under some of them. Tour distilleries of cachaca, the famous Gold Trail and other attractions. An excellent opportunity to see some of the flora (bamboo, jequitiba, palm trees, bromeliads, etc) & fauna of the region and all its preserved biodiversity.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pousada Vila do Porto or similar
tripadvisor rating

306 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Jeep ride to the National Park of the Serra da Bocaina

Moderate

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5th Day: Paraty - Angra - Ilha Grande

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Breakfast at the hotel. It’s time to leave Paraty behind, your transfer will take you to the port of Angra, where you will connect with the ferry that will take you to Ilha Grande. Appreciate the magnificent scenery of mountains, jungle, cliffs, islands, bays and the deep blue ocean on board. After approximately 30 minutes, the ferry will arrive at the charming main town of Ilha Grande, Vila do Abraão. 

 

Stretching quietly along the coast, you can explore the island's beautiful main village with its picturesque church and palm trees after settling into your hotel. As cars are prohibited on the island, to preserve its natural beauty and tranquility, you will reach your hotel on foot. The rest of the day is free to explore the beautiful small beaches near Vila do Abraao, such as Praia Abraãozinho and Praia Crena, before watching the sunset over the Atlantic. Overnight stay in Ilha Grande.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pousada Ancoradouro Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

441 Reviews

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6th Day: Ilha Grande

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today explore the incredible, unspoilt oceanic beach of Lopes Mendes. The astounding color of the Atlantic ocean contrasting with the sand will be a sight to behold. It has been featured many times in travel magazines as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Brazil! Arrive by boat to Praia do Pouso from where you will hike (for 30 minutes approx.) to get to the pristine beach. Enjoy a relaxed day sunbathing, swimming and lounging on the beach fringed with almond and palm trees. Overnight stay in Ilha Grande.

 

Note: We recommend bringing plenty of sunscreen, a towel, water and food.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pousada Ancoradouro Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

441 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Half-day excursion to Lopes Mendes Beach

Light

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7th Day: Ilha Grande - Rio de Janeiro

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, take the ferry back to Angra dos Reis where transportation will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Once you have settled into your hotel in Rio, why not wander into town to explore some favorite local spots. Stroll along the long boulevards by the beaches of Ipanema, Leblon and, of course Copacabana, while singing the song!

 

Along the way, you will find many huts selling freshly squeezed juices and refreshing coconuts while you continue to enjoy the breathtaking cityscape of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it's known as the ‘Marvelous City’! We recommend a our optional local food tasting and caipirinha experience* to make the most of your evening. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

 

*Optional local food tasting and caipirinha experience: This evening, your guide will pick you up from the hotel to teach you to eat and drink like a local! They will give you a taste of local life, street food and of course share a caipirinha together while telling you stories about this famous cocktail. A great experience you can’t miss!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Savoy Othon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1143 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Local food tasting and caipirinha experience

Light

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8th Day: Rio de Janeiro

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a fascinating tour of Rio de Janeiro! Beginning with Tijuca National Park, the largest urban forest in the world, ascend to the top of Corcovado Mountain where the statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. Enjoy the striking views of the forest below and city below, where the mountains of Rio plunge into the clear blue water. The view from Corcovado at the base of the 124-foot tall statue is simply breathtaking. 

 

Next, discover the heart of Rio's historic center, passing by old colonial buildings and charming cobblestone alleys. Then, head to the main sites of downtown Rio de Janeiro, such as the Sambadrome, the Selaron Stairs, the Cathedral and the Maracana Stadium (entrance fee not included). To continue getting to know this incredible city, we recommend an optional excursion to Sugarloaf Mountain*. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

 

* Optional Excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain: Head for the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf Mountain. Travel to the top on a cable car and enjoy the spectacular views of Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Look down on Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói and be amazed at the sheer beauty and diversity of the Rio skyline, and enjoy an amazing sunset.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Savoy Othon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1143 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
City tour of Rio de Janeiro's main sites

Light

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Optional
Excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain

Moderate

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9th Day: Rio de Janeiro - Canada

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Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your amazing journey through Brazil to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a return flight back to Canada*. Night on board.

 

*Depending on the flight time, you may not be able to enjoy your breakfast at the hotel.

Included activities

Included

Tour of Paraty with a local guide

Included activity for day 3 in Paraty

your local guide will pick you up to begin the walking tour of the city of Paraty, declared a National Historic Monument and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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We recommend you bring sunscreen, towel, water and food.

Half-day excursion to Lopes Mendes Beach

Included activity for day 6

Visit Lopes Mendes, a beach almost untouched on the Atlantic coast. You will arrive by boat to Praia do Pouso, from there enjoy a beautiful hike to get to the beach (30 minutes approx.).

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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Museums are closed on Mondays.

City tour of Rio de Janeiro's main sites

Included activity for day 8 in Rio de Janeiro

Visit Rio's main sites of interest such as the Tijuca National Park, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the historic center of Rio including the Sambadrome, the Selarón stairs, the Cathedral and the Maracaná stadium.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Jeep ride to the National Park of the Serra da Bocaina

Suggested activity for day 4 in Paraty

Enjoy a Jeep ride through the Serra da Bocaina Park, visiting waterfalls, cachaca distilleries, the famous Gold Trail, etc.... This tour is an excellent opportunity to see part of the flora and fauna of the region and all its preserved biodiversity.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Optional

Local food tasting and caipirinha experience

Suggested activity for day 7 in Rio de Janeiro

Let yourself be guided through Rio, where a guide will show you local life, taste the street food and, of course, you will drink a caipirinha while learning the history of this famous cocktail.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain

Suggested activity for day 8 in Rio de Janeiro

Visit one of the icons of the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro, located in the Urca neighborhood. Ride up in a series of 2 cable cars on your way to the top, arriving first at Urca Hill and then continuing to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 03:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departure from the main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Rio de Janeiro - Canada.
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in Posadas and Charm category hotels.
    See hotels included
  • 7 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in vehicles with air conditioning.
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Due to the characteristics of the destination, the accommodation will be in pousadas (lodges) in Paraty and Ilha Grande.

IMPORTANT. As of April 2025, it will be mandatory to present a visa to enter Brazil. It is recommended to contact the Brazilian authorities in your country to arrange them before your trip.

  • Entry requirements

    Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Brazil.

  • Visa

    As of April 2025, a visa to enter Brazil will be mandatory. Please contact one of the Brazilian Embassies or Consulates in your country to issue this visa in order to travel to Brazil.

  • Currency

    Brazilian Real (sub-divided into 100 centavos)

  • Language

    Portuguese.

  • Electricity

    An adapter with two flat pins is required.

  • Health

    Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended in the case of prolonged travel to areas where there is a high risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 03:00.

  • Other useful information

    Avoid drinking tap water as well as fruit and vegetables that have been recently washed.

  • Tourist Office website

    www.visitbrasil.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.

The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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