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Brazilian Beaches Extension

5 Days FROM AUD 1,280

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Overview

Swim at pristine beaches and majestic waterfalls in this four day extension just outside of Rio. 

This holiday is a perfect combination of city, culture and beach. Visiting the exciting and unmissable Rio de Janeiro with its iconic skyline and beaches of beautiful people, the pretty colonial port of Paraty set against forest-covered mountains filled with stunning waterfalls, and the lush Ilha Grande, home to the famous Lopez Mendes beach, arguably Brazil’s most beautiful beach.

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 

Trip Code: BRTSEMC

Travel Style: Extension package

Location: Brazil

Flights: Ask us about booking your internal flights with your flights to/from South America to save money by creating an 'airpass'. Contact us for more info.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Rest and relax on one of the 100 unspoilt beaches of Ilha Grande.

  • Perhaps hike to Lopes Mendes Beach, famous for 3km of white sands

  • Spend two nights in the relaxed seaside town of Paraty, and enjoy the fresh seafood on offer.

  • Head to the jungle on a full day 4WD tour and swim in several refreshing waterfalls.

  • Feast on some local food and drink with stops at a local cachaça distillery, and a bakery for desserts.

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred from your Rio hotel to the port to connect with the ferry to Ilha Grande. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Pousada.

Rio: Transfer to Ilha Grande

The island retreat of Ilha Grande, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, is covered with tropical beaches and virgin rainforest and only a few small settlements. It has a rich history, having housed a leper colony and then a high-security penitentiary for some of Brazil’s most dangerous political prisoners, until its closure in 1994. The island is noted for its unspoilt beaches, rugged landscape, rich vegetation and scenic beauty. The largest settlement on the island is the picturesque, palm-fringed beachfront town of Vila do Abraão.

Ilha Grande

Enjoy your free day in Ilha Grande.
On an island world-famous for over 100 beaches, Lopes Mendes Beach is one that stands out with its 3 km (1.9 mi) of white fine sand. Frequently ranked among the world’ most stunning beaches, it is well worth the hike to reach it. Or spend your time exploring the township or one of the many other beaches the island has to offer at your own leisure.

Free day in Ilha Grande

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred back to the mainland. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Paraty.

Transfer from Ilha Grande to Paraty
Set against a backdrop of steep mountains covered in lush forest, the small, historic coastal town of Paraty is one of Brazil’s gems. It was a port during the Brazilian Gold Rush and the cobbled streets of the colonial centre are lined with 17th and 18th century buildings and churches. Paraty sits on the Bay of Ilha Grande. The emerald green waters are dotted with tropical islands and lined with secluded beaches.
Paraty

This tour is ideal for those seeking adventure and contact with nature. After departing from Paraty by jeep, we arrive at the tranquil Serra Bocaina National Park for our first encounter with the jungle. A short walk through the rainforest brings us to the stunning waterfalls of Pedra Branca, Toboga and Tarzan, each of which we will stop to enjoy a refreshing swim. After departing the falls, we make our way through the local countryside, stopping at a local cachaça distillery dating back to the 18th century, where we have the opportunity to taste this local firewater and see how it is produced.

Stopping for lunch at Engenho de’Ouro restaurant (included), before continuing to our final stop at Casa de Farinha Ouro Branco, which is a bakery producing manioc flour desserts where guests have the opportunity to buy and try unique Brazilian sweets.
Departing daily at 10:30am.

FD Jeep Tour to Waterfall & Distilleries Paraty

You will be collected from your hotel in Paraty at a pre advised time and transferred to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Transfer from Paraty to Rio
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • You must include the incredible and awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls Extension on your Brazilian itinerary. Situated in two UNESCO World Heritage-designated National Parks these amazing falls completely dwarf Niagara Falls. Witness one of the most incredible displays of cascading water the world could produce.

  • Extend your time in Brazil and explore the worlds largest wetlands area and snorkeling in crystal clear freshwater springs with our Pantanal and Bonito Extension. Explore these unsurpassed waters through the comfort of a beautiful ecolodge in the Pantanal, experiencing the world’s densest flora and fauna ecosystem, then discover for yourself how the town of Bonito got it's name.

  • For something different and unique, consider heading north for the Bahia In Depth Extension. This region is considered one of the most diverse and culturally rich regions of Brazil and deserves the trip. Explore the glorious Chapada Diamantina National Park with it's variety of canyons, waterfalls, caves, rivers, natural pools, and more. You will also get a great mix of big city vibes in Salvador, and relaxed beach destinations like Troncoso and the island of Morro de Sao Paulo (so relaxed even cars aren't allowed).

Pricing per person & date


Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service

5 Days FROM Now AUD 1,280 Enquire Now
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Superior

Tried & tested upmarket properties with above average facilities and service

5 Days FROM Now AUD 1,830 Enquire Now

Important Information

  • Private airport transfers
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guides as detailed in the itinerary
    Other meals where stated

    Exclusions

    International flights
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable)
    Travel insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides and drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • Available on request. Contact us for more details.

  • Season and availability

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will piece together one of our Signature packages and customise your travel plans by adding extension packages.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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