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Away from the city bustle, this tour takes you off the beaten track to explore Brazil's more tranquil side

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro
  • Relax on the beaches of Florianópolis
  • Unwind in the beautiful Ibitipoca National Park

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  • Luxury accommodation throughout
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  • All tours specified in the itinerary
  • All internal flights, trains and private transfers
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At a glance

This tour is perfect for those who wish to explore the beauty of Brazil’s nature and culture, yet at a more relaxing pace.

The start of your journey will be briefly spent in Rio de Jenairo, before heading to the more secluded locations this country has to offer. However, you shall be safe from the stresses of the city with a couple of perfectly designed days spent exploring the city’s unmissable culture and surrounding nature, while avoiding the crowds. First you shall explore the culturally rich neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, home to many painters, cafes and artists’ studios. On your second day, you shall explore the Tijuca Forest and the southern beaches, found just a few minutes away from the city bustle, where you shall discover grand yet tranquil views of both the mountains and the sea.

You’ll then spend the next four nights in the coastal city of Florianópolis, known for idyllic beaches which are drastically quieter than Rio de Janeiro’s, making them the perfect space to rejuvenate on.  The city is also a great place from which to ascend the nearby forested mountains for some amazing hiking opportunities.

The final stop on your journey will be the most secluded yet: Ibitipoca. Found 1500 metres above sea level it is truly a hiker’s dream, with waterfalls and rivers, caverns and caves and awe-inspiring views to make each step worthwhile.

After three nights here in this peaceful and quaint area, you’ll head back to Rio de Janeiro airport to finish your journey rejuvenated by the exclusive gems and brilliant back roads of Brazil.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3

Rio de Janeiro

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro

Two nights in Rio de Janeiro Two nights in Rio de Janeiro

Spending your days in the heady 'Marvellous City' you can explore and enjoy Rio at your leisure. Brazil's second largest city, it is often mistaken as its capital, for the richness of its culture found here. Explore the colourful streets which host the famous annual carnival of this exceptionally beautiful city. Enjoy the breathtaking views from atop the Corcovado mountain just underneath the shade of Christ the Redeemer, or stroll the famed Copacabana beach that sets this city apart from any other. With man made sights of significance such as the stadium of Maracanã and sites of natural beauty such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, there is plenty to fill your time and make your stay in Rio one to remember.

Santa Teresa neighbourhood tour Santa Teresa neighbourhood tour

The faded grandeur of this part of the city, often referred to as the Montmartre of Rio, set into the hills close to the centre of town, still retains a rich cultural atmosphere of art, music and history. Mansions line the narrow streets struggling with the encroaching vegetation and incline, and is still home to many painters cafes and artists studios. Your guide will also take you to the Ruins Park, a cultural centre in the remains of a 19th century house which has a Belvedere that commands some of the best views over Rio.

Tijuca Forest and beaches Tijuca Forest and beaches

The Tijuca Forest is just a few minutes away from densely populated areas yet is a lush green mass of trees and tropical plants with an impressive waterfall at its centre. Continue on to Barra Beach for some people watching and some acai juice, then travel from São Conrado beach to Leblon by the beautiful and scenic Niemeyer Avenue that runs between the mountain and the sea.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport

Flight

Flight to Florianopolis

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Florianopolis

Days 3-7

Florianopolis

Accommodation in Florianopolis

Four nights in Florianopolis Four nights in Florianopolis

The coastal city of Florianópolis, found in southern Brazil, is the capital of Santa Catarina island, which is joined to the mainland with two bridges. While less populated than Rio de Janeiro, it is still a great place to soak up the outgoing culture of Brazil. Although gaining its renown for its idyllic beaches, Florianópolis also offers forested mountains and amazing hikes. Spend your days in this idyllic Brazilian spot relaxing on the long stretches of sandy beach, surfing the waves and dining on delicious food.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Florianopolis airport

Flight

Flight to Rio

Transfer

Private transfer to Ibitipoca

Days 7-10

Ibitipoca

Accommodation in Ibitipoca

ibitipoca-hiking
Three nights in Ibitipoca Three nights in Ibitipoca

Ibitipoca State Park sits 1500 metres above sea level and is a hikers paradise, known for its wonderful biodiversity, its waterfalls, river, pools, caverns, caves and captivating look out points. Found in the south east of Minas Gerais, while it is approximately three and a half hours away from the bustle of Rio, they really feel like worlds apart. Here in the midst of beautiful Brazilian nature, you'll find the perfect place to recharge. Yet Ibitipoca is not entirely natural for there is a quaint village known for its quiet cobble streets where locals exchange friendly chit chat in the main square (Praca da Matriz) while live Jazz music adds to the chilled atmosphere. Ibitipoca is also known for its delicious food scene, so be sure to fully indulge yourself whilst here.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport

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