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Rio State Tour: Rio, Paraty & Ilha Grande

The state of Rio de Janeiro offers much more than people realize; Explore the beaches and islands of Rio`s "Green Coast" on this 6 night package taking you to Partay and Ilha Grande and back again. Paraty, is a lovely colonial town, 200 km from Rio de Janeiro on Brazil`s southeastern coast. It`s a favorite with Brazilians and visitors alike who want to get away from it all. In Paraty go island hopping by boat aand explore this colonial town by jeep. In Ilha Grande lie in the sun on one of the many idyllic beaches, and indulge in a restful vacation.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: RIOSTA/159019
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Finishes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Rio De Janeiro



Day 1

Tuesday: Rio - Paraty
This morning you will be picked up from your accommodation in Rio at approximately 10:00am and transferred to Paraty by car or local bus (depending on passenger numbers). You will arrive in Paraty at approximately 4:00pm and there will be a local guide waiting to collect you. He will have a sign with your name on it so keep your eye out for him. Check in at the pousada and the evening is yours to become acquainted with your new home for the next few days.


Day 2

Wednesday: Paraty
Today there is an included boat trip with a local English-speaking guide. You will be picked up at approximately 11:00am and transferred to the harbour to board the boat. The boat trip will take in some of the stunning surrounding islands and there will be plenty of swimming opportunities in hidden bays and coves so don`t forget the swimmers and sun block!
This evening you can find a nice local place for a meal and a beer.


Day 3

Thursday: Paraty
Pick up your voucher from the Pousada reception, today you have the option to go on a Jeep Tour to explore the city, surrounding beaches and surrounding countryside. Stop for a swim under a waterfall and try rum-tasting at a Cachaça Factory! This afternoon, indulge in a bit of R&R and head to the beach - chill out in a hammock, soak up the sun or enjoy a beer or 2 while you watch the beautiful sunset and enjoy your last evening in Paraty!


Day 4

Friday: Paraty - Ilha Grande
This morning after breakfast and check out, a local guide will meet you at approx 12noon to take you to Conceicao de Jacarei where you will catch a ferry to Ilha Grande. The Ferry takes about an hour. Once on the island you will be shown to your accommodation for the next 3 nights and the afternoon is yours to relax and soak up the island vibe. Have a beer and watch the sunset over the sea.


Day 5

Saturday: Ilha Grande
For the next few days, it is more or less up to you to decide how active you want to be. There are no planned activities so enjoy an open day to explore the island. We do recommend going to Lopes Mendes Beach by boat. Ilha Grande is a densely vegetated rainforest and you have the option of going trekking, mountain biking, canoeing, scuba diving, etc.


Day 6

Sunday: Ilha Grande
Today, like yesterday, is up to you to decide how to spend your time. Explore the Island, beaches, forest or village anyway you want! This really is a paradise so make the most of your time here.


Day 7

Monday: Ilha Grande - Rio
Transfer from Illha Grande to Rio de Janeiro take the boat from Aquarios Hostel pier with Easy Transfer at 13:30hs to the Continent where our land transfer will be waiting to drive you back to Rio de Janeiro.

    • All land and ferry transfers (Rio - Paraty - Ilha Grande - Rio)
    • 3 nights accommodation in Paraty including breakfast
    • 3 nights accommodation in Ilha Grande including breakfast
    • Boat tour in Paraty
    • Jeep tour in Paraty

      Accommodation in Paraty and Ilha Grande will be provided in a simple but clean, local Pousada (inn), in either shared dorms or private rooms. The pousada will be located close to the main town centre. Get to know other travellers in the sociable atmosphere, enjoy a beer and take in the magnificent views across the coast.
      - In Paraty you will be staying at The House Hostel which is located in the Paraty Centro district (Rua Manoel Walfrido 206, Centro de Paraty), the property is set 500 m from Paraty Historic Center and 350 m from Paraty Bus station. It is a great choice for travelers interested in walking, culture and other activities.
      - In Ilha Grande you will be staying at Aquário Hostel (Rua Praia Brava 02 - Abraão - Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis - RJ, 23900-000, Brazil)

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