General

Full day tour of Rio | free day in Rio | Costa Verde | stay in boutique pousada | guided hikes in the rainforest | schooner cruises to local islands | walk to local villages | scuba dive | water ski | sea kayak | spa | explore Paraty
Visit pristine beaches, snorkel in emerald seas and explore traditional villages whilst staying in a lovely pousada about three hours from Rio, on this Brazil beach holiday.
But before you head for the beach, take some time to explore the amazing city of Rio de Janeiro. You have two full days to explore, including a full day’s guided tour to see the highlights. 
Your beach stay is in the Costa Verde about 3-4 hours south of Rio, and under an hour from the lovely village of Paraty. 
Your small, nine room boutique hotel is the Pousada Picinguaba. It has a fabulous position on this forested coastline. The rooms overlook tropical gardens that surround the spring-fed swimming pool. This is a very relaxed ‘rustic chic’ hotel, and a tranquil place to recharge your batteries (there is a natural spa here, too). You could take the hotel’s schooner to deserted islands and beaches, accompany a local guide through the rainforest to spectacular hidden waterfalls, visit beautiful Paraty half an hour away, dive, fish, surf, or sea kayak.

DAY-BY-DAY EXPERIENCES

Day 1: ARRIVE IN RIO – Once you have arrived in Rio transfer to your hotel, Santa Teresa.
Day 2: RIO CITY TOUR – Today you will have a full day’s tour of Rio city including the incredible Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado where the vast Christ the Redeemer statue is. (Breakfast)
Day 3: EXPLORE RIO – You have a free day in Rio today. Hit the beach or explore more of this fascinating city. (Breakfast)
Day 4: COSTA VERDE – This morning we will drive you south to the Costa Verde. It’s about a 3 hour journey. Settle into your lovely Pousada where you have the next 4 nights (Breakfast,Dinner)
Days 5-7: EXPLORE THE COAST AND RAINFOREST – For these 3 full days you can simply enjoy being in a truly gorgeous spot by the coast, and staying in a lovely personal boutique hotel. You could take guided hikes in the rainforest, schooner cruises to local islands, walk to local villages, scuba dive and water ski. These are all arranged and paid for these locally. You can also spend time with local fishermen and go horse riding in the rainforest. Visits to Paraty can also be arranged by boat, the day tour takes you island hoping, with a lunch stop at Praia Vermelha . (Breakfast,Dinner)
Day 8: RETURN TO RIO – Today we will drive you back to Rio in time to catch your flight home, or any onward connections. (Breakfast)

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