Departure Date: 24/05/2020
Start your Brazilian adventure with a bang in Rio de Janeiro, a city rich in Afro-Portuguese culture and sun kissed beauty. Head to Lapa and dance on the street like there’s no tomorrow or climb Corcovado to see the great Christ Redeemer. Land on the cobbled streets of colonial Paraty and venture off the beaten path to Ilha Grande, a quiet island where lush green forests meet untouched sandy beaches. Wind up back in Rio to find the party is still going strong. After you experience all beautiful Brazil has to offer, you may never want to leave this samba-loving country.
Flying with KLM you’ll be aboard the Dreamliner, which offers you an enhanced travel experience in all cabins featuring on-board Wi-Fi, larger windows, improved air quality and special LED lighting. Arrive in Brazil rested and ready to explore.
The locals like to say that 'God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio'. In this heaving metropolis, set against the luminescent green of Guanabara Bay and surrounded by the slopes of Sugarloaf and Corcovado, it's hard not to be caught up in the passion of the city's residents.
Travel to Paraty to see a different side to Brazil. Admire the architecture as you wander along the town’s cobbled, pedestrian-only streets, which become partly covered in seawater at high tide. During free time you might prefer to explore the rainforest trails in the surrounding national park, which is rich in wildlife and waterfalls.
Then travel by ferry to Ilha Grande. This island paradise of pristine beaches and rainforest has been largely untouched by development. Previously a pirate's lair, a leper colony and a prison for violent criminals, the island has a fascinating history to uncover and attracts travellers for all over the world as the ruins of the prison can still be seen today.
Enjoy two full free days to explore Ilha Grande. Wander along rainforest trails to beautiful and remote beaches; Lopes Mendes and Aventureiro Beach are among the most scenic. Take an optional boat trip out to the Blue Lagoon, beach hopping through Ilha Grande Bay along the way. There are plenty of opportunities to stop for fresh seafood, and to swim and snorkel in the clear water. In the evening relax with a caipirinha at a restaurant or bar in Vila do Abraao, which is the island’s main town.
Then travel back to Rio, where you will have a free time to explore the city. Why not take a cable car to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain. Since 1912, a cable car has run to the 396-metre peak o, offering visitors incredible views along Rio’s beaches to Corcavado and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. The 1,400-metre route takes you from the beautiful Praia Vermelha Beach up to Morro da Urca and the summit of this iconic mountain for spectacular 360-degree views of the city, bay and blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. What better way to end your South American adventure!
Price is based on 2 adults sharing for 7 nights with 4 meals included. Price includes return flights with KLM via Amsterdam with one 23KG bag each, all transportation and orientation walk of Rio de Janeiro. Depart from Dublin on 24 May 2020.
From €1940 per person
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