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.

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Sale Ends

Dec 31, 2024

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$1,050
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.

Itinerary


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.

Day 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.

Day 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 doesn’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).

Departure Dates


Start DateEnd DatePrice 
Jul 28, 2024Aug 4, 2024$1,445.00
Aug 11, 2024Aug 18, 2024$1,050.00
Aug 25, 2024Sep 1, 2024$1,430.00
Sep 22, 2024Sep 29, 2024$1,630.00
Sep 29, 2024Oct 6, 2024$1,455.00
Oct 6, 2024Oct 13, 2024$1,455.00
Oct 13, 2024Oct 20, 2024$1,455.00
Oct 20, 2024Oct 27, 2024$1,530.00
Nov 3, 2024Nov 10, 2024$1,515.00
Nov 10, 2024Nov 17, 2024$1,585.00
Nov 24, 2024Dec 1, 2024$1,525.00
Dec 1, 2024Dec 8, 2024$1,510.00
Dec 8, 2024Dec 15, 2024$1,525.00
Dec 15, 2024Dec 22, 2024$1,525.00
Dec 29, 2024Jan 5, 2025$1,525.00
Jan 12, 2025Jan 19, 2025$1,530.00
Jan 19, 2025Jan 26, 2025$1,530.00
Jan 26, 2025Feb 2, 2025$1,530.00
Feb 16, 2025Feb 23, 2025$1,530.00
Mar 23, 2025Mar 30, 2025$1,530.00
Mar 30, 2025Apr 6, 2025$1,530.00
Apr 6, 2025Apr 13, 2025$1,530.00
Apr 13, 2025Apr 20, 2025$1,470.00
Apr 27, 2025May 4, 2025$1,470.00
May 11, 2025May 18, 2025$1,470.00
May 25, 2025Jun 1, 2025$1,470.00
Jun 15, 2025Jun 22, 2025$1,470.00
Jun 29, 2025Jul 6, 2025$1,470.00
Jul 20, 2025Jul 27, 2025$1,470.00
Aug 10, 2025Aug 17, 2025$1,470.00
Aug 24, 2025Aug 31, 2025$1,470.00
Sep 7, 2025Sep 14, 2025$1,530.00
Sep 14, 2025Sep 21, 2025$1,530.00
Sep 28, 2025Oct 5, 2025$1,530.00
Oct 12, 2025Oct 19, 2025$1,585.00
Oct 26, 2025Nov 2, 2025$1,585.00
Nov 2, 2025Nov 9, 2025$1,585.00
Nov 16, 2025Nov 23, 2025$1,585.00
Nov 23, 2025Nov 30, 2025$1,585.00
Nov 30, 2025Dec 7, 2025$1,585.00
Dec 7, 2025Dec 14, 2025$1,585.00
Dec 14, 2025Dec 21, 2025$1,585.00
Dec 21, 2025Dec 28, 2025$1,585.00
Jan 11, 2026Jan 18, 2026$1,535.00
Jan 18, 2026Jan 25, 2026$1,535.00
Jan 25, 2026Feb 1, 2026$1,535.00
Feb 15, 2026Feb 22, 2026$1,535.00
Mar 22, 2026Mar 29, 2026$1,535.00
Mar 29, 2026Apr 5, 2026$1,535.00
Apr 5, 2026Apr 12, 2026$1,535.00
Apr 12, 2026Apr 19, 2026$1,535.00
Apr 26, 2026May 3, 2026$1,535.00
May 10, 2026May 17, 2026$1,535.00
May 24, 2026May 31, 2026$1,535.00
Jun 14, 2026Jun 21, 2026$1,535.00
Jun 28, 2026Jul 5, 2026$1,535.00
Jul 19, 2026Jul 26, 2026$1,535.00
Aug 9, 2026Aug 16, 2026$1,535.00
Aug 23, 2026Aug 30, 2026$1,535.00
Sep 6, 2026Sep 13, 2026$1,535.00
Sep 13, 2026Sep 20, 2026$1,535.00
Sep 27, 2026Oct 4, 2026$1,535.00
Oct 11, 2026Oct 18, 2026$1,535.00
Oct 25, 2026Nov 1, 2026$1,535.00
Nov 1, 2026Nov 8, 2026$1,535.00
Nov 8, 2026Nov 15, 2026$1,535.00
Nov 22, 2026Nov 29, 2026$1,535.00
Nov 29, 2026Dec 6, 2026$1,535.00
Dec 6, 2026Dec 13, 2026$1,535.00
Dec 13, 2026Dec 20, 2026$1,535.00
Dec 20, 2026Dec 27, 2026$1,535.00
Jan 17, 2027Jan 24, 2027$1,535.00