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Independent: Costa Verde Explorer (Rio to Paraty to Ilha Grande)

Continue searching for Brazil’s most beautiful beach in the bay of Paraty on a Schooner Boat Ride where you can soak up the sun, swim and enjoy life with friends. Go back in time in the colonial town of Paraty with it’s colonial houses and stone-streets. See the best of the Brazilian Atlantic Coast on a tour to the the famous Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon), considered one of the most beautiful places on Ilha Grande. Enjoy snorkeling and swimming at one of the best spots on Ilha Grande. Admire other incredible beaches on a Schooner Boat Trip through the bay of Paraty, in which you can soak up the sun, swim and enjoy life with friends. Go back in time in the lovely colonial town of Paraty with its stone-streets and well-preserved historic center. Note: If you would like to book this trip on blocked out dates within your desired season please check with us, as certain days are blocked out for local holidays and festivals during which prices can go up exponentially. Additional Information: KEEP IN MIND that there are no banks, cash machines, or money exchange offices on Ilha Grande. Please make sure you have enough cash before you get on the transfer because it is not possible for the driver to stop at one on the way. Thanks!

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Duration: 5 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 159486
Starts: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Finishes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Itinerary

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Day 1

Transfer Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande
Our van will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro between 10.30 and 11.30am, depending on where we have to pick you up from. From Rio we take you to Conceição de Jacarei, where our own boat will be waiting for you to take you to Ilha Grande. You will arrive on the island around 3pm. You will be dropped off at the pier next to Aquario hostel, a 5 minute walk from the town Abraão.
Please note that there are no banks, cash machines, or money exchange offices on Ilha Grande. Make sure you have enough cash before you get on the transfer because it is not possible for the driver to stop at one on the way.

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Day 2

Blue Lagoon Day Trip
Today you will take a snorkel tour to Blue Lagoon where you can swim and snorkel in the warm tropical waters and enjoy the day on the water. At 10:30am you will depart from the dock towards the famous Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon). There will be a stop between the two islands. In the shallow part of this lagoon where you`ll find blue transparent waters, you will see an abundance of colorful corals and fish. The trip will continue with a stop at Praia da Freguesia de Santana. There you will have the chance to discover two beautiful beaches in addition to the historical Santana Church (built in 1796). This was the first place to be populated on Ilha Grande and in the last century, it was the center for economical development of the island housing a slave colony. Today, it is an important historical location. Returning to the boat, you will visit Praia do Japariz and have lunch there. The tour will finish at approximately 4pm back at the dock. Overnight in Ilha Grande.

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Day 3

Transfer Ilha Grande to Paraty
Today you will depart the island by boat, leaving from the pier next to the Aquario Hostel around 1pm. You should arrive at your accommodation in Paraty around 4.30pm. Enjoy a late afternoon of exploration through Paraty’s well-preserved historic center, marveling at its colonial architecture and wandering through its quiet cobblestone streets. Experience one of the lively city center sidewalk cafes and party til the sun comes.

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Day 4

Schooner Boat Tour
Paraty has 65 islands and hundreds of beaches of rare beauty surrounded by lush vegetation, making it ideal for cruises and for snorkelling. You will be picked up at 10am this morning and taken to the schooner. The tour includes four stops on two beaches and two islands, of about 40 minutes each stop. On one of them, you can choose the optional lunch (a la carte) aboard. During each of these stops you can dive or snorkel in the clear waters of the bay. The highlight of the tour is `Ilha Comprida`, which resembles a natural aquarium by the amount of fish that can be seen. All schooners offer comfort and safety, in addition to having a good restaurant with a choice of fish or chicken (meals not included), so your ride becomes more enjoyable.

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Day 5

Transfer Paraty to Rio de Janeiro
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Paraty between 11.30am and 12.00 for your return trip to Rio, arriving there between 5pm and 5.30pm depending on where we have to drop you off.

Inclusions:
    • All Land & Boat Transfers Rio de Janeiro - Ilha Grande - Paraty - Rio de Janeiro
    • 4 Nights Accommodation in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotel Depending on Package:
    • 2N Ilha Grande
    • 2N Paraty
    • Meals: 3 Breakfasts in Hotels Only
    • Tours as per Itinerary with English-Speaking Guide:
    • Blue Lagoon Day Trip
    • Schooner Boat Trip
    Accommodation

      4 Nights accommodation in hostel or hotel. (2 nights in Ilha Grande and 2 nights in Paraty)

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