SHORTLIST

Best of Brazil

Sun, sand and plenty of samba – see some of Brazil’s hottest highlights all packed together in an eight-day adventure. Start the party in Rio de Janeiro, where Copacabana, Ipanema and Christ the Redeemer all vie for your attention. Travel to the cobbled streets of colonial Paraty, then cruise to the pristine Ilha Grande – an island where lush green rainforests meet untouched sandy beaches. You’ll have local knowledge to guide your way and plenty of time to explore at your own pace, and when it comes to free time in Brazil, all you need to know is the word ‘praia’ – beach.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1.A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information
2.This trip starts with an Orientation Walk on Day 1 at 1 pm. 
3.Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase tickets to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays in providing this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.

Tour details
Tour Provider Intrepid Travel
Price From
$1,287
Number of Days
8
Start Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
End Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Bem-vindo! Welcome to Brazil. Your experience begins at 1 pm today with an optional leader-led orientation walk around Rio. In the evening, there will be an important meeting at 6 pm where you’ll talk through the details of your Brazilian adventure. Rio locals like to say that 'God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio'. In this heaving metropolis, set against Guanabara Bay and surrounded by the slopes of Sugarloaf and Corcovado, it's hard not to be caught up in the passion of the city's residents, known as Cariocas. Known for both the glitz and glamour of Carnaval and the contrasting image of the favelas, Rio is a fascinating and diverse centre of all things colour. Tonight, after your briefing, why not keep the introductions going with an optional welcome dinner with your group.
Days 2-3: Paraty
This morning, take a shared transfer from Rio to Paraty (approximately 4 .5 hours). The remainder of today and rest of tomorrow are yours to explore Paraty. Admire the architecture as you wander along the town’s cobbled, pedestrian-only streets, which become partly covered in seawater at high tide. You might prefer to explore the rainforest trails in the surrounding national park, which is rich in wildlife and waterfalls. Otherwise, a boat trip on the island-studded bay for scenic views along the coast could be on the cards, or join an excursion to the nearby village of Trindade, which boasts some of Brazil’s best beaches. The best thing is you get to decide.
Day 4: Paraty – Ilha Grande
Today, jump on a shared transfer to Angra followed by a ferry to the island getaway of Ilha Grande, taking approximately 5 hours, in total. This paradise of pristine beaches and rainforest has been largely untouched by development. Previously a pirate's lair, a leper colony and a prison for violent criminals, the island has a fascinating history to uncover. The ruins of the prison can still be seen today. Once you’ve arrived and got your bearings, head to the beach – it’s calling your name.
Days 5-6: Ilha Grande
Rise and shine in paradise, ready to enjoy two full free days exploring Ilha Grande. Wander along rainforest trails to beautiful and remote beaches – Lopes Mendes and Aventureiro Beach are two of the best. You could book yourself in on an optional boat trip out to the Blue Lagoon, beach-hopping through Ilha Grande Bay along the way. There are plenty of opportunities to stop for fresh seafood, and to swim and snorkel in the clear water. Or just plonk yourself on the beach with a good book and laze the day away. In the evening, why not meet up with some of your travel pals and relax with a caipirinha at a restaurant or bar in Vila do Abraao – the island’s main town.
Day 7: Rio de Janeiro
Bid farewell to this slice of heaven as you board a boat to the small port of Mangaratiba today, and from here, take a minivan back to Rio de Janeiro. The total journey should take about 3.5 hours, so you should be back in Rio in the early to mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore the city or simply hit up Copacabana and relax. Tonight, get together with your travel crew for a night of food, drinks and some samba – speak to your local leader who’ll have some great recommendations for what to do tonight.
Day 8: Rio de Janeiro
With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave the accommodation at any time, provided you comply with the hotel’s internal check-out policies. That dsn’t mean your adventure has to come to an end! If you would like to continue soaking up the sun in Rio, we’ll be happy to book additional accommodation (subject to availability).
Inclusions
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts.
  • Transport: Boat, Ferry, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Van.
  • Accommodation: Hotel (7 nights).
  • Rio de Janeiro - Orientation Walk.
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
12 May 2024 19 May 2024 1 $1,485
26 May 2024 02 Jun 2024 4 $1,300
16 Jun 2024 23 Jun 2024 11 $1,400
30 Jun 2024 07 Jul 2024 10 $1,400
28 Jul 2024 04 Aug 2024 6 $1,445
11 Aug 2024 18 Aug 2024 14 $1,330
25 Aug 2024 01 Sep 2024 13 $1,400
22 Sep 2024 29 Sep 2024 3 $1,575
29 Sep 2024 06 Oct 2024 14 $1,455
06 Oct 2024 13 Oct 2024 13 $1,455
13 Oct 2024 20 Oct 2024 14 $1,455
20 Oct 2024 27 Oct 2024 9 $1,530
03 Nov 2024 10 Nov 2024 10 $1,455
10 Nov 2024 17 Nov 2024 5 $1,585
24 Nov 2024 01 Dec 2024 10 $1,525
08 Dec 2024 15 Dec 2024 14 $1,510
15 Dec 2024 22 Dec 2024 11 $1,510
29 Dec 2024 05 Jan 2025 15 $1,510
12 Jan 2025 19 Jan 2025 16 $1,530
19 Jan 2025 26 Jan 2025 14 $1,530
26 Jan 2025 02 Feb 2025 16 $1,530
16 Feb 2025 23 Feb 2025 16 $1,530
23 Mar 2025 30 Mar 2025 16 $1,530
30 Mar 2025 06 Apr 2025 16 $1,530
06 Apr 2025 13 Apr 2025 16 $1,530
13 Apr 2025 20 Apr 2025 14 $1,470
27 Apr 2025 04 May 2025 16 $1,470
11 May 2025 18 May 2025 16 $1,470
25 May 2025 01 Jun 2025 16 $1,470
15 Jun 2025 22 Jun 2025 16 $1,470
29 Jun 2025 06 Jul 2025 16 $1,470
20 Jul 2025 27 Jul 2025 16 $1,470
10 Aug 2025 17 Aug 2025 16 $1,470
24 Aug 2025 31 Aug 2025 16 $1,470
07 Sep 2025 14 Sep 2025 16 $1,530
14 Sep 2025 21 Sep 2025 16 $1,530
28 Sep 2025 05 Oct 2025 16 $1,530
12 Oct 2025 19 Oct 2025 15 $1,585
26 Oct 2025 02 Nov 2025 16 $1,585
02 Nov 2025 09 Nov 2025 16 $1,585
16 Nov 2025 23 Nov 2025 16 $1,585
23 Nov 2025 30 Nov 2025 16 $1,585
30 Nov 2025 07 Dec 2025 16 $1,585
07 Dec 2025 14 Dec 2025 16 $1,585
14 Dec 2025 21 Dec 2025 16 $1,585
21 Dec 2025 28 Dec 2025 16 $1,585