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Brazilian Beaches Extension

5 Days
From £ 843


Extension package

Trip Code: BRTSEMC

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy adventure)

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Finish: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



DestinationDeparture Date



4 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunches (L)


Ferry to Illha Grande, Private transfers to/from Paraty, 4WD Jeep for Tour



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Ilha Grande: Time at leisure to explore the beaches
Paraty: Full Day jeep tour to Serra Bocaina National Park to explore waterfalls, distilleries & the goldrush trail


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If you can’t get enough of kicking it back on the Copacabana and want to experience more of Brazil’s lush tropical beaches, why not extend your stay with this Chimu Adventures Brazilian Beaches Extension? Visiting the island of Ilha Grande off the mainland from Rio de Janeiro and the coastal town of Paraty, there’s plenty of beaches to visit and enjoy at these locations. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the towns of Vila do Abraão and Paraty and take a jeep into the Serra Bocaina National Park for a rainforest adventure.

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Departing from Rio de Janeiro you will be transferred to the port to board a ferry to Illha Grande. Located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Illha Grande is an island retreat with tropical beaches, rainforests and scenic beauty. The island has a rich history, previously acting as a home to a leper colony and then a high security penitentiary. You are free to explore at your leisure after your arrival.

Free day in Ilha Grande

Your day is free to explore the island of Ilha Grande. There are more than one hundred beaches to kick back and relax at, or alternatively you can explore the main township of Vila do Abraão. Of all the beaches, Lopes Mendes Beach is the most popular thanks to its fine white sand. To reach the beach, you can either take a water taxi or choose to take a four to five hour hike. Once there, you can wander the 3km beach or enjoy the surf. If you choose to stay in Vila do Abraão, there are plenty of great restaurants and bars and the town’s own beach to relax at.

Ilha Grande to Paraty

Today you will travel back to the mainland to the town or Paraty. Located on the Bay of Ilha Grande, Paraty is a beautiful coastal town that’s set against a steep mountain backdrop. The town developed thanks to the Brazilian Goldrush as people travelled through the port on their travels between Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais Goldfields. There are more than sixty five islands and three hundred beaches within close proximity to Paraty and the colonial town centre hosts 17th and 18th century buildings and churches. You are free to explore after your arrival.

Jeep Tour of Serra Bocaina National Park

Departing mid-morning, you will travel by jeep to the tranquil Serra Bocaina National Park. Once there, you will take a walk through the rainforest to the Pedra Branca, Togoga and Tarzan waterfalls. You will have time to enjoy a swim at each of these waterfalls. From the national park you’ll head to an 18th century cachaca distillery to taste firewater and see how it’s produced. You’ll then head to a restaurant for lunch and stop at a bakery to taste some local Brazilian cakes and desserts.

Paraty to Rio de Janeiro

You will be transferred from Paraty back to Rio de Janeiro where you can continue your stay or depart for your next destination.



  • Kick back and relax at the tropical island retreat of Illha Grande

  • Explore Vila do Abraão or take a water taxi to Lopes Mendes Beach

  • Visit the gold rush town of Paraty and see it’s colonial architecture

  • Take a jeep ride into the tranquil Serra Bocaina National Park


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.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

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Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service

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Important Information

  • Inclusions

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



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

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.


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