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Brazilian Beaches Extension

5 Days FROM USD 950

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Overview

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.

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 International flights to/from South America to save money by creating an 'airpass'. Contact us for more information. 

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • 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

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

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.

Rio de Janeiro to 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.

Free day in Ilha Grande

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.

Ilha Grande to Paraty

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.

Jeep Tour of Serra Bocaina National Park

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

Paraty to Rio de Janeiro
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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 Northern Brazil 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 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 USD 950 Enquire Now
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Superior

Tried & tested upmarket properties with above average facilities and service

5 Days FROM Now USD 1,350 Enquire Now

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

    Exclusions 

    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages
    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.

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 Latin 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 can customise your travel plans by adding Extension Packages.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

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