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Value Brazil: The emerald coast

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Value Brazil: The emerald coast

10 days from £1197pp

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Brazil is a colossal country and if you wish to get to know it well you’ll need to make several visits - but some of you will be after a beach holiday in just a corner of this vast territory. The area around Rio de Janeiro, itself one of the most glamorous and colourful cities in the world, is an obvious choice. Here you find some of the most exotic beaches, fringed by tumbling jungle vegetation, and some of the prettiest historic towns and villages, situated on tranquil bays peppered with unspoilt forest-mantled islands. 

This short holiday, with time spent on sun-drenched beaches but also beyond, begins in Rio on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, before heading down the coast to the historic colonial port of Paratí and thence you take a ferry to Ilha Grande, a vehicle-free, forest-cloaked island, once a backpacker’s secret but now studded with pretty barefoot pousadas.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2

Jeep tour up Corcovado Mountain and to the arty Santa Teresa district.

Day 3

Drive along the Emerald Coast to Paratí.

Day 4

Half day schooner cruise to nearby islands and beaches.

Days 5-7

Travel by road and boat to the tropical island Ilha Grande. At leisure on the beach, mountain trails or swimming calm waters.

Day 8

Return by ferry and road to Rio de Janeiro.

Day 9

Transfer to airport for international flight home.

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Corcovado Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Places visited

Rio de Janeiro

Rio Christ
Thing to do

Visit Rio's statue of Christ the Redeemer

Pousada do Principe

Pousada do Principe


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