Green Coast Explorer

The Green Coast stretches along the coast from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo and offers wonderful beaches, lush rainforest, colourful colonial architecture and is easily explored without the need for any domestic flights. This itinerary takes in some of Brazil’s highlights whilst keeping travel to a minimum – a great trip if you have time and/or budget constraints but don’t want to hold back on seeing some of the best Brazil has to offer.

Highlights: Rio de Janeiro – Ilha Grande – Paraty

Of course, if you wish to stay longer and explore further or just relax in a beautiful setting, there are several extensions to this itinerary we can recommend. For example you could spend a few days in Sao Paulo, or perhaps visit a Fazenda to experience life in Brazil’s less visited countryside. Alternatively we know a couple of beautiful properties nearby which offer something extra special.


Green Coast Explorer

Day 1

Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Arrival transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city, or if you prefer, we can suggest a stay in a boutique hotel in the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa.

Day 2

Exploring Rio de Janeiro

Full day tour of some of Rio de Janeiro’s highlights including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, where you will pass through Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world! You will also take the cable car up to Sugar Loaf Mountain, if it’s a clear day the views are spectacular. We can arrange a group tour or a private tour depending on your budget and preference.

Day 3

Free day in Rio de Janeiro

Day at leisure. An opportunity to walk the promenade and enjoy the famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.

Do let us know if you would like us to arrange any excursions. Perhaps a visit to one of the favelas to see how many Cariocas (the people of Rio) live. We can also organise a bicycle tour of the beaches, a football match at the Maracana Football stadium or a night out in Rio accompanied by a tour guide who will be able to show you some great night spots.

If there is anything else you would be interested in, please let us know.

Day 4

Ilha Grande

Transfer by road and boat to Ilha Grande. Upon arrival on the island you will be met at the pier and escorted to your pousada.

The beautiful island of Ilha Grande is a tropical paradise. Its fascinating past has seen it be a pirates lair, a leper colony and most recently a prison island. Out of this dark history has emerged one of Brazil’s gems, which remains still relatively undeveloped. Only a few hours from Rio, Ilha Grande is a wonderful laid back island retreat.

Day 5

Ilha Grande

Excursion to Lopes Mendes beach. You will be taken from Abraao pier by boat, and then hike the rest of the way to reach Lopes Mendes beach, voted one of the best beaches in Brazil, and still completely undeveloped.

Day 6

Day at Leisure

Free day to enjoy the relaxed pace and beauty of Ilha Grande at your leisure.

Day 7

Transfer to Paraty

Departure for the mainland by boat and continue by road to your hotel in the picturesque colonial town of Paraty.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Paraty is a charming coastal colonial town set against a striking backdrop of mountains and a great place to spend a few days wandering its cobbled streets, beautiful old churches, colonial houses and artisan shops and exploring its pristine beaches.

There are many excellent restaurants to choose from, and a wide variety of bars and cafes. Speak to one of our specialists for recommendations.

Days 8-9


Days at leisure.

We can organise a variety of excursions for you such as a tour to the Cachaca Distillery and waterfalls, or a walking tour of Paraty’s historical centre. Alternatively we can recommend a Schooner Cruise to visit some beautiful beaches and islands, have the opportunity to snorkel in crystal clear waters and enjoy the beauty of some of the 65 islands nearby.

Day 10

Depart Brazil

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport in time to check-in for your flight home.

The above sample Brazil holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


Brazil has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Brazil holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Brazil Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Brazil holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Brazil holiday.

Duration of your Brazil Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Brazil holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Brazil holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for in your tailor-made Brazil holiday.