When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 12:00 a.m. on Day 17

Itinerary

Day 1Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time. 

 

Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the cities and take advantage of the optional activities available.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1hEvening

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Optional Activities - Day 1

Buenos Aires Bike Tour
Buenos Aires
450-600ARS per person

Experience this vibrant city cruising around on a bicycle with a local Argentine. Bike, helmet, knowledgeable tour guide, they've got it all taken care of, just come along for the ride and take in the many historical sights on offer. Choose to explore the South and discover Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and the working class neighbourhoods where Tango was born. Or, explore the North and discover grand, leafy, parks, the famed Recoleta cemetery, European architecture and some of Buenos Aires' wealthier neighbourhoods. 

 
Teatro Colón Tour
Buenos Aires
250ARS per person

Explore this stunning opera house on a guided tour and find out why it is voted one of the best acoustic venues in the world. 

 
Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
Buenos Aires

Enjoy a guided tour exploring beautiful, vibrant Buenos Aires. Be introduced to historic sites and districts, including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Peron's famed balcony presides over the square. See La Boca and San Telmo's colourful street life, painted houses, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery.

 
La Boca Neighbourhood Visit
Buenos Aires
20-100ARS per person

Visit La Boca to soak in the vibrancy of the barrio’s brightly coloured buildings and El Caminito (a cobblestone street lined with artist studios that’s often used as an impromptu setting for tango performances). Or, if lucky, catch a match at fabled La Bombonera, the home stadium of the Boca Juniors’ fútbol club (the crowd's excitement is electric!).

Accommodation

 
Hotel Carsson (or similar)
Hotel

Day 2Buenos Aires

Free time to explore the many attractions. Check out a football match, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.

Known as the ‘Paris of the Americas,’ Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. Visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. Whatever you do, Buenos Aires is sure to leave lasting memories.

 
Carte Blanche
Buenos AiresFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Buenos Aires, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like going to a Tango show, visiting Teatro Colón, and take a city tour. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 2

Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
Buenos Aires

Enjoy a guided tour exploring beautiful, vibrant Buenos Aires. Be introduced to historic sites and districts, including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Peron's famed balcony presides over the square. See La Boca and San Telmo's colourful street life, painted houses, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery.

 
Buenos Aires Bike Tour
Buenos Aires
450-600ARS per person

Experience this vibrant city cruising around on a bicycle with a local Argentine. Bike, helmet, knowledgeable tour guide, they've got it all taken care of, just come along for the ride and take in the many historical sights on offer. Choose to explore the South and discover Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and the working class neighbourhoods where Tango was born. Or, explore the North and discover grand, leafy, parks, the famed Recoleta cemetery, European architecture and some of Buenos Aires' wealthier neighbourhoods. 

 
Buenos Aires Tango Experience
Buenos Aires
80USD per person

Let professional dancers enchant you with this passionate dance. Once banned for its sensuality, tango is now an icon of Buenos Aires and a must-see when visiting this vibrant city. Enjoy a delicious multi-course meal paired with Argentine wine while taking it all in.

 
Teatro Colón Tour
Buenos Aires
250ARS per person

Explore this stunning opera house on a guided tour and find out why it is voted one of the best acoustic venues in the world. 

 
La Boca Neighbourhood Visit
Buenos Aires
20-100ARS per person

Visit La Boca to soak in the vibrancy of the barrio’s brightly coloured buildings and El Caminito (a cobblestone street lined with artist studios that’s often used as an impromptu setting for tango performances). Or, if lucky, catch a match at fabled La Bombonera, the home stadium of the Boca Juniors’ fútbol club (the crowd's excitement is electric!).

Accommodation

 
Hotel Carsson (or similar)
Hotel

Day 3Buenos Aires/Colonia

Cross the Río de la Plata by ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Explore on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore the area and relax at a streetside café.

 

In high season, accommodation may be multi-share.

 
Ferry
Buenos Aires – Colonia del Sacramento1h

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

 
Border Crossing (Argentina - Uruguay)
Buenos Aires – Colonia La Concordia

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

 
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

 
Free Time
Colonia del Sacramento

Get out and explore quaint Colonia.

Optional Activities - Day 3

Golf Cart Rental
Colonia La Concordia
18USD per person

Rent golf cart and jostle your way around the Old Town in Colonia.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Esperanza & Artemisa Spa (or similar)
Hotel

Day 4Colonia/Montevideo

Travel from Colonia to Montevideo in the morning. Free afternoon to explore.

Spend free time in Montevideo exploring the city and Mercado del Puerto, having a picnic in the park or visiting Estadio Centenario where the first World Cup was played in 1930. Cycle around the coast or head to the beach.

 
Local bus
Colonia del Sacramento – Montevideo2h30m-3h177km

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time
MontevideoAfternoon

Enjoy some free time to explore Montevideo and the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon cruising along the coast on a bike or visiting a key landmark for soccer lovers.

Optional Activities - Day 4

Cycle the Coast
Montevideo
550UYU per person

Rent some wheels and head to the Rambla. This 22km (13.6 m) long avenue runs along the water and is great for cycling, running and enjoying the views. Head east from Punta Carretas to the city’s scenic suburbs. Bring water and snacks, slather on the sunscreen and enjoy the journey.

 
Port Market
Montevideo

Meat. Meat. Meat. Oh, and you’ll also find fruits and vegetables, leather goods, spices and souvenirs. Inaugurated in 1868, the historic Port Market comes alive at mealtimes with the smoky smells of grilled steak, chorizo, pork and chicken. Bring an appetite and savour the sights and tastes of this meeting place in Montevideo. Outside, enjoy the rhythms of the Afro-Uruguayan “candombe” drums and dance along if you dare.

 
Museo del Carnaval
Montevideo
100UYU per person

Step inside the Carnival Museum and learn the history behind Montevideo’s 40-day celebration filled with costumes, masks, music and more. Located near the port market, colourful exhibits trace the evolution of this festival from the 18th Century masters who allowed their slaves one day to celebrate their African culture. Candome music – merging African and Uruguayan drum rhythms – is one result. 

 
Viven Museum
Montevideo
 
Candombe
Montevideo
 
Day Trip to Punta del Este
Punta del Este
1400UYU per person

Take a two hour road trip to Punta del Este, South America’s “Monaco”. Visit upscale neighbourhoods to see colourful homes and gorgeous gardens. Head to Playa Brava, watch surfers and take photos of the famous “Fingers” sculpture which shows a giant hand protruding from the sand. Check out Playa Mansa on the calm side of the peninsula, then visit Casa Pueblo, a Mediterranean-styled villa, museum and art gallery designed by local painter/sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró.

Accommodation

 
Dazzler Hotel Montevideo (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 5Montevideo

Free time to explore Montevideo. 

 

 
Free Time
MontevideoFull Day

Take as much time as you'd like to explore. Take a day trip to Punta del Este or enjoy Montevideo and have a delicious picnic in the park.

Optional Activities - Day 5

Cycle the Coast
Montevideo
550UYU per person

Rent some wheels and head to the Rambla. This 22km (13.6 m) long avenue runs along the water and is great for cycling, running and enjoying the views. Head east from Punta Carretas to the city’s scenic suburbs. Bring water and snacks, slather on the sunscreen and enjoy the journey.

 
Day Trip to Punta del Este
Punta del Este
1400UYU per person

Take a two hour road trip to Punta del Este, South America’s “Monaco”. Visit upscale neighbourhoods to see colourful homes and gorgeous gardens. Head to Playa Brava, watch surfers and take photos of the famous “Fingers” sculpture which shows a giant hand protruding from the sand. Check out Playa Mansa on the calm side of the peninsula, then visit Casa Pueblo, a Mediterranean-styled villa, museum and art gallery designed by local painter/sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró.

 
Viven Museum
Montevideo
 
Port Market
Montevideo

Meat. Meat. Meat. Oh, and you’ll also find fruits and vegetables, leather goods, spices and souvenirs. Inaugurated in 1868, the historic Port Market comes alive at mealtimes with the smoky smells of grilled steak, chorizo, pork and chicken. Bring an appetite and savour the sights and tastes of this meeting place in Montevideo. Outside, enjoy the rhythms of the Afro-Uruguayan “candombe” drums and dance along if you dare.

 
Museo del Carnaval
Montevideo
100UYU per person

Step inside the Carnival Museum and learn the history behind Montevideo’s 40-day celebration filled with costumes, masks, music and more. Located near the port market, colourful exhibits trace the evolution of this festival from the 18th Century masters who allowed their slaves one day to celebrate their African culture. Candome music – merging African and Uruguayan drum rhythms – is one result. 

Accommodation

 
Dazzler Hotel Montevideo (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 6Montevideo/Estancia Stay

Travel by day through picturesque settlements and pastures finishing in the last Uruguayan stop—a local ranch, known in the region as an estancia.

 

 

 
Private Vehicle
Montevidéo – Mercedes4h250km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Please note: Private van is used if the group travelling has 7 or more passengers. If group contains 1-6 passengers group will take a public bus from Montevideo to Mercedes (3 hours) then continue in a private van (less than an hour). 

 
Local Living: Estancia Stay
 

Leave the city and lights behind in favour of a couple of nights at a working Uruguayan ranch. Get a glimpse into rural life, try your hand at fishing in the nearby river or laze about and go for a swim. After a good night's rest, learn how to milk a cow before making traditional empanadas. Head out on a horseback ride or hike in the countryside. Return to the ranch to taste your empanadas and other local specialities. Get to know your group around a blazing bonfire while sampling the region's famous wines. 

Accommodation

 
Estancia La Sirena (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Estancia Stay

Get dirty working at the ranch, go for a hike in the countryside, and indulge in local barbecues and wine.

Spend a day at the estancia getting into rural life. Learn about the historical roots of the region, lend a hand on the farm, go for a walk, make empanadas or sit back and sip on the wines of the region as you take in local Uruguayan life.

 
Free Time
MercedesFull Day

Participate in as much or as little as you'd like at the estancia. Dive in and help out or put your feet up.

 
Local Living: Estancia Stay
 

Leave the city and lights behind in favour of a couple of nights at a working Uruguayan ranch. Get a glimpse into rural life, try your hand at fishing in the nearby river or laze about and go for a swim. After a good night's rest, learn how to milk a cow before making traditional empanadas. Head out on a horseback ride or hike in the countryside. Return to the ranch to taste your empanadas and other local specialities. Get to know your group around a blazing bonfire while sampling the region's famous wines. 

Accommodation

 
Estancia La Sirena (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Estancia Stay/Iguassu Falls 

In the morning cross the border into Gualeguaychu in Argentina, then begin the long overnight journey to Iguassu Falls.

 

 
Border Crossing (Uruguay - Argentina)
Fray Bentos – Gualeguaychú1h

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

 
Overnight bus
Mercedes – Puerto Iguazú16h-18h868km

Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.

Get ready for a long journey. Bring snacks, water, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 9Iguassu Falls

Explore the Brazilian side of the falls with free time in the afternoon. Opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, visit a bird park or see the Itaipu Dam.

After a night of travel, our visit to Brazil begins with the magnificent Foz do Iguaçu, or Iguassu falls, bordering Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. 

 
Private Vehicle
Puerto Iguazú – Foz do Iguaçu1h30m-2h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
Puerto Iguazú – Foz do Iguaçu1h-3h

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

 
Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour
Foz do Iguaçu3h-4h

Visit the Brazil side of the falls to get a panoramic view of Iguassu, one of the world's largest and most impressive waterfalls. In total, there are over 275 individual falls spread out over 3km (2 mi). Find the best spot to take jaw-dropping photos of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

 
Free Time
Foz do IguaçuAfternoon

Get out and explore the area!

Optional Activities - Day 9

Iguassu Falls Bird Park Visit
Foz do Iguaçu
60BRL per person

Grab a camera and get up and close and personal with macaws, parrots, parakeets, and 150 other species of birds. Located on the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, the bird park is on 12 acres of native subtropical forest. Enter a huge aviary to see the birds free from cages and nets. Check out other exhibits to view butterflies, alligators, and snakes (boas and anacondas).

 

 
Iguassu Helicopter Ride
Foz do Iguaçu
460BRL per person

Fly above the roaring cascades of Iguassu falls on a memorable helicopter ride to get a unique view and mind-blowing photo opportunities. Sit back in the comfortable seats, enjoy the ride and let the experienced pilot guide you over the immense falls.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Cassino (or similar)
Hotel

Day 10Iguassu Falls

Today enjoy a full day excursion to the Argentinian side of the falls. Wander along the walk paths that connect different view points of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below. 

 

 
Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina)
Foz do Iguaçu – Puerto Iguazú1h30m-2h

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

 
Iguassu Falls Visit
Puerto IguazúFull Day

Spend the whole day on the Argentina side of Iguassu, exploring the paths over the falls or experience the UNESCO World Heritage site from a boat tour. Tours utilize trails and catwalks adapted to the landscape of the area, and walking is easy for all ages; guided tours of the complex are available several times a day. 

 
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
Puerto Iguazú – Foz do Iguaçu1h30m-2h

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Optional Activities - Day 10

Iguassu Falls Boat Tour
Puerto Iguazú1h-2h
700ARS per person

Enter the jungle from the “Sendero Yacaratía” and enjoy the panoramic view. Board motorboats that pass through the Lower Canyon of the Iguassu River, and continue onto the falls. After enjoying the view from San Martin Island, sail to “Tres Mosqueteros” to the "Devil's Throat." Sail along the shore before and enjoy the splendour of the San Martin waterfall, a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

 
Iguassu Falls Bird Park Visit
Foz do Iguaçu
60BRL per person

Grab a camera and get up and close and personal with macaws, parrots, parakeets, and 150 other species of birds. Located on the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, the bird park is on 12 acres of native subtropical forest. Enter a huge aviary to see the birds free from cages and nets. Check out other exhibits to view butterflies, alligators, and snakes (boas and anacondas).

 

 
Iguassu Helicopter Ride
Foz do Iguaçu
460BRL per person

Fly above the roaring cascades of Iguassu falls on a memorable helicopter ride to get a unique view and mind-blowing photo opportunities. Sit back in the comfortable seats, enjoy the ride and let the experienced pilot guide you over the immense falls.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Cassino (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 11Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty

Skip an overnight bus ride and fly to São Paulo, heading straight to the coast. Explore colonial Paraty, then hit the beach.

Skipping the long bus ride, we fly to Sao Paulo and head straight to Paraty, a quaint colonial town on the coast renowned for its architecture.

In high season, accommodation in Paraty may be multi-share.

 
Plane
Foz do Iguaçu – São Paulo1h30m4:00Morning1000km

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

Start early to make the most of the day and arrive to Paraty with time to explore. Start time can be from 4 to 4.30am as our flight is usually 6am, this can change.

 
Private Vehicle
São Paulo – Paraty5h-6h314km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

This drive can sometimes cause motion sickness.

Accommodation

 
Pousada Marendaz (or similar)
Guesthouse

Day 12Paraty

Free time to explore Paraty's beaches, a national park and surroundings. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery or take a boat tour to nearby islands.

Paraty is a quaint colonial town renowned for its architecture—the pace might be slow but there's a lot to choose from. Considered one of the world's most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO, the historic centre is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambiance. Optional caipirinha boat trip, regular boat trips, kayak tours, horseback riding and jeep tours. 

 
Carte Blanche
ParatyFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Paraty, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like going on a Caipirinha boat cruise, watching a puppet show, and visiting a cachaça distillery. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 12

Swimming
Paraty
Free

Grab your bathing suit and towel, sturdy walking shoes and lots of sunscreen (the sun is intense here) and head to one of the many beaches and fishing villages found in quiet bays near Paraty. Most are accessible by local bus or taxi or boat shuttle.

 
Cachaça Distillery Visit
Paraty
90BRL per person

Tour a cachaça distillery where sugarcane juice is used to create the most popular distilled spirit in Brazil. If it tastes familiar, that's because it's the main ingredient in a Caipirinha, the country’s national cocktail. Often called “Brazilian rum,” cachaça is so popular, it’s produced by 40,000 micro-companies across the country. The blend from Paraty is sweet and salty; taste the sea as you sip this local liquid.

 
Snorkelling
Paraty

Book a special boat trip or simply rent a mask and fins and float in the waters near Paraty. Ask your CEO for the best snorkel sites. Ilha Comprida is known locally as “nature’s aquarium”; the waters are filled with fish. Other spots include Trinidade and Sao Gonçalo. Bring an underwater camera if you’ve got one. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to document the aquatic life teeming in these clear turquoise waters.

 
Diving Paraty
Paraty

Brazil is a diver’s paradise. Its waters include a rich variety of fish, mammals, kelp and coral. Spot brilliantly coloured fish accented against the white sand ocean floor. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, sea turtles and nurse sharks. Paraty boasts at least 10 locations recommended for SCUBA diving. Explore the waters off islands with exotic names – Cocos, Meros, Deserta – and add an unforgettable underwater adventure to your list of most memorable moments.

 
Hiking Paraty
Paraty

Choose from one of many options to explore the trails around Paraty. Step back in time along the Gold Trail (Caminho do Ouro), built by African slaves in the 18th Century, and imagine the difficulty of carrying gold from Brazil’s interior to Paraty’s port and then Portugal. Opt for other hikes (2-3 hrs) through Atlantic rainforest and ending at gorgeous beaches and fishing villages. Remember to bring lots of water!

 
Horseback Riding Paraty
Paraty3h-6h
120-150BRL per person

Throw on some long pants, grab the reins and hop up on a well-trained horse. Trail ride through the Atlantic rainforest in the mountains around Paraty. Cross rivers and follow trails lined with tropical trees. Reach a lookout and see the village and the water below. Stop at a waterfall and jump in! Let the rushing water massage your muscles then hop back on the horses and gallop home.

 
4x4 Tour
Paraty6h-7h30m
100BRL per person

Hop in the back of a jeep and hang on for this tropical tour. Enter the Serra da Bocaina National Park, visit waterfalls (great for photos and swimming), and step back in time along the Gold Trail road, constructed by African slaves to transport gold mined inland and transported to Paraty port bound for Portugal. 

 
Caipirinha Boat Tour
Paraty
80BRL per person

Cruise Paraty Bay with a Caipirinha cocktail in one hand and your camera in the other. Brazil’s national cocktail, made from muddled lime, sugar and locally distilled Cachaça, provides a perfect accompaniment to this marine adventure. Leave the cobblestone streets behind and watch the sun dance on the turquoise waters. Stop to snorkel at secluded beaches. Explore the many islands and escape. 

 
Kayaking
Paraty1h-6h
90BRL per person

See Paraty's from a whole other level—sea level! Check out the spectacular views of the old town and the coastal mountain range and explore otherwise inaccessible mangroves.

Accommodation

 
Pousada Marendaz (or similar)
Guesthouse

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 13Paraty/Ilha Grande

Continue by van up the coast, and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.

Tavel to the port in Angra dos Reis and catch a boat over to Ilha Grande not far from the coast.

In high season, accommodation in Ilha Grande may be multi-share.

 
Local bus
Paraty – Angra dos Reis1h30m-2h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

This drive can sometimes cause motion sickness.

 
Ferry
Angra dos Reis – Ilha Grande1h30m

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

 
Free Time
Ilha GrandeAfternoon

You made it to an island paradise! Go explore it.

Accommodation

 
Pousada Bugio (or similar)
Guesthouse

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Days 14–15Ilha Grande

Free time to explore the beaches of Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the remote trails, take a boat trip around the island, play in the waves or go snorkelling.

 

 
Carte Blanche
Ilha GrandeFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Ilha Grande, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like taking a boat to Lopes Mendes Beach, taking a guided walk to Pico do Papagaio (Parrot's Peak), and snorkelling. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Days 14–15


Hike to Pico do Papagaio
Ilha Grande6h-7h
130BRL per person

Enjoy a guided hike from Abraão to Pico do Papagaio, soaking in the scenery along the way. It will take roughly 4 hours to hike up and about 2 hr to hike back down. The 360 degree views from the top are well worth the effort.

 
Lopez Mendez Hike
Ilha Grande2h30m-4h

Grab your bathing suit, slip on your walking shoes and take the hike from Abraão to the beautiful beach of Lopez Mendez. Follow a well-marked trail up and down, through forest and past other beaches. Eat Jack fruit picked along the way. Drink water from a natural spring. Listen to howler monkeys. After 2.5-3 hrs, arrive at the stunning Lopez Mendez beach, where the white powder sand squeaks under foot and the rolling green hills provide a stunning contrast to the turquoise water.

 
Ilha Grande Boat Excursion
Ilha Grande4h-5h
40BRL per person

From the main village of Vila do Abraão, take a boat tour to some of the best beaches around the island. See tropical fish and cool off in the salt spray of the turquoise waters. Stop to swim and snorkel and pinch yourself for being lucky enough to partake in this tropical piece of paradise. Enjoy the scenery while drinking a caipirinha, Brazil's national drink. 

 
Swimming 
Ilha Grande
Free

Dive in and enjoy the beautiful water of this island paradise. 

 
Snorkelling Ilha Grande
Ilha Grande

Rent a mask and snorkel, pull on some fins and get set to enter the underwater world of colourful tropical fish, shells and all things seaworthy. November through May is Ilha Grande’s best time to snorkel. Hotspots include the Blue Lagoon, Green Lagoon and Abraãzinho Beach. Luxuriate in the warm salt water, look down and, in some cases, see to a depth of 15m (50 ft).

 
Ilha Grande Diving
Ilha Grande

Explore one of the world’s largest concentrations of underwater shipwrecks, many lost during pirate battles in the 16th-18th centuries in the waters off Ilha Grande. Dive to see the Pinguino cargo ship as well as the remains of a helicopter near Laja do Mataríz. Discover massive underwater caves, swim with schools of tropical fish and admire the colours of corals and reefs, in the warm salt water where visibility varies from 6-20m (20-66 ft). 

 
Ilha Grande Biking 
Ilha Grande

Fill your water bottle, rent a bike in Abraão Village and get ready to sweat. Peddle to Preta Beach to see the ruins of the Lazareto, initially a building to quarantine immigrants arriving from Europe, then converted to a prison which operated up until 1994. Follow the Cascade Path to the old Aqueduct (Aqueduto) and imagine it’s 1893 and water is running along the stone structure to supply the Lazareto.

Accommodation

 
Pousada Bugio (or similar)
Guesthouse

Day 16Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro

Travel to Rio de Janeiro, and explore the city using a centrally located hostel in Copacabana as a base. 

Leaving the port after returning from Ilha Grande, a dramatic road then takes us north along the coast through superb scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get a first glimpse of one of the most memorable cities in the world, Brazil’s ocean-side jewel, Río de Janeiro. 

Enjoy any free time by taking an optional city tour or exploring the wonders that this city has to offer from the centrally located hostel in Copacabana. 

The hostel has private rooms with private bathrooms for travellers, but its common areas are shared with other guests of the hostel. 

 
Ferry
Ilha Grande – Angra dos Reis1h30m

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

 
Local van
Angra dos Reis – Rio de Janeiro3h-3h30m

Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 
Ibis Copacabana Posto 5 (or similar)
Hotel

Day 17Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.

 

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Optional Activities - Day 17

Rio Hang Gliding 
Rio de Janeiro
750BRL per person

Glide like a bird on this exhilarating and inspiring air adventure. Get all the guidance you need to go airborne with your instructor, and take to the skies for an unbeatable experience and amazing views of this incredibly picturesque city. Careful – you may become addicted to the freedom of flying!

 
Samba Show
Rio de Janeiro
200BRL per person

A visit to Rio is not complete without experiencing a colorful samba show. The Plataforma Show includes colourful costumed dancers and musicians showcasing the best of Brazillian music, dance and capoeira (a Brazilian marital art and dance), building to a grand finale with a carnival parade on stage.

 
Rio Football Game
Rio de Janeiro
150-200BRL per person

If it's a game day, catch a football match (or some call it soccer). Watch the local cheers for their team and join in the celebrations. 

 
Rio de Janeiro City Tour
Rio de Janeiro5h-6h
185BRL per person

There’s so much to see and do in this vibrant city pulsing with passion, music and the waves of the sea. Take a city tour and visit some of Rio’s hot spots. Visit the art deco statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, the colourful Lapa Steps and the Rio Cathedral. Ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and marvel at the magnificent views of the bay, city and beaches beyond. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

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