Brazil Intro

Enjoy Brazil’s energy with this bold break.

8 days

from £549

Trip Highlights

  • Tour Rio, home to the iconic the Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer
  • Discover the island paradise of Ilha Grande
  • Visit authentic local communities
  • Get stuck into an island hopping adventure!
  • Unguided and unrestricted – grab your freedom!

Trip Summary

This bite-sized trip is perfect for the independent traveller! This is an unguided trip, meaning there’s plenty of room for adventure, but we’ve got your accommodation and experiences sorted to make it as easy as possible! Discover the sights of Brazil as you explore Rio, Ilha Grande and Paraty. You’ll be heading to vibrant cities and beautiful beaches as well as authentic local communities – this really is the best of Brazil! This experience delivers big on fun, flexibility and freedom, the perfect way to satisfy your wanderlust! 

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Trip Info

Day 1: Riveting Rio!

Welcome to Brazil! Once you’ve been transferred to your city hostel you’re free to head out and explore – it’s just 10 minutes away from beach bliss!

Day 2: Explore Rio

See the city today as you visit Sao Conrado, go tropical trekking in Tijuca Forest and lace through Santa Teresa’s streets. See the colour’s of Brazil in the famed Selaron Steps and experience Christ the Redeemer for yourself. It’s mind blowing!

Day 3: Visit an authentic Favela

See the real Brazil as you head out on a guided tour of Rochina favela. Meet the locals, learn about Brazilian culture and enjoy a Capoeira dance show led by local kids!

Day 4-5: Idyllic Ilha Grande

You’re off to Ilha Grande today! A boat trip is included during your time here, a great chance to take to the island’s pristine waves. Spend your time topping up the tan or heading out on a rainforest trek.

Day 6-7: Paraty and Island Hopping!

Transfer to Paraty and see its charming streets for yourself. Try the lush local cuisine and snap some scenic shots. You’ve even got an island hopping boat trip to look forward to!

Day 8: Head back to Rio

Today you’ll head back to Rio where your itinerary ends. You’ll remember bold Brazil for a lifetime!

Accommodation & Meals

This tour includes 7 nights of accommodation in multi-share hostels which are ideal for independent travellers. Breakfasts will be included at your accommodation, but lunches, dinners and snacks are not, giving you the ideal opportunity to sample Brazil’s amazing cuisine! We’ve listed some must try delicacies below:

  • Barreado - meats and spices cooked in a clay pot for 24 hours and served with banana and farofa
  • Carangueijada - cooked crab, whole
  • Caruru - food brought from Africa to Brazil, made with ladies fingers (okra), onions, shrimp, peppers and oil
  • Cozido - stew with potatoes, carrots and vegetables
  • Doorado - freshwater fish
  • Feijoada - national dish of meat stew with rice and a bowl of beans
  • Xinxim de Galinha - chicken flavoured with garlic, salt and lemon

Eligibility & FAQ's

The minimum age for this trip is 18.

Can I Travel Solo?

Absolutely! Most of our travellers opt to travel solo, and this trip is designed with the independent traveller in mind. This trip is unguided so people will be beginning and ending their itineraries on different days, but you’re bound to meet some interesting fellow globetrotters!\

Will I Have Free Time?

You’ll have plenty of free time during your trip. You just have to make sure you get to your tours and experiences on time, and the rest of your time is free for you to tailor make your experience.

Will I Have A Guide?

This is an unguided trip made easy! We’ve planned and sorted your accommodation, transfers and experiences, so all you need to do is turn up on time and enjoy yourself! This trip is for the independent traveller – you’ll have plenty of freedom and flexibility to do what you enjoy and tailor-make your trip. We’re still on hand for support so feel free to contact us for any more information!

Whats Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Arrival transfer
  • Transport between destinations included in itinerary
  • Rio city tour
  • Christ the Redeemer ticket
  • Authentic favela tour
  • Boat trip in Ilha Grande
  • Paraty island hopping boat trip
  • Breakfasts at accommodation
  • Free time to explore Ilha Grande
  • 24-hour emergency support

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals
  • Optional activities

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