Brazil beach holiday, private departure

“A beautifully balanced trip to Brazil, combining beautiful beach areas, exciting Rio de Janeiro and the Iguaçú Falls from both sides in 13 days.”


Rio de Janeiro guided tour | Sugarloaf and Corcovado Mountain | optional: hiking on Ilha Grande, day trip to Paraty, favela tour, hang gliding, Tijuca Forest by Jeep, botanical gardens, shopping tours, Rio by Night samba dinner show | beaches of Búzios | Iguaçú Falls from Brazilian and Argentinian sides | Praia Do Forte

Description of Brazil beach holiday, private departure

This fantastic Brazil beach holiday combines three of Brazil's best beach areas with the spectacular Iguaçu Falls. Start your trip with three nights in magnificent Rio de Janeiro. Your first day tours the highlights of the city including the tram to the top of Corcovado Mountain and the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, followed by a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and a visit the Sambodromo (where Carnival takes place).

A day at leisure can be spent at the legendary beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Or, optional excursions can be arranged to the tropical island of Ilha Grande where you can hike and relax on one of the laidback beaches, or to the colonial town of Paraty. Other optional activities include a favela tour, shopping tour, hang gliding, a Jeep tour of the Tijuca Forest and a 'Rio by Night' samba dinner show.

From Rio you will be driven to the resort beach area of Búzios. Spend a few days at leisure on one of the several intimate beaches and spend your evenings at one of the many Búzios beach resorts. You'll then be transferred to Rio airport for a flight to Foz de Iguaçú, home to one of the most beautiful ecological reserves of the planet and where you find one of the most spectacular views of the world, the Iguaçú Falls. You will explore the falls on both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides. Finish your trip in luxury while relaxing at a resort on the long and sweeping beach of Praia do Forte, a fishing village located on the Atlantic coast north of the city of Salvador.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Brazil beach holiday, private departure

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


We believe tourism should be rewarding and educational, as well as sustainable. We designed this trip to contribute minimal impact to the local environment with positive benefits to the local communities.

All guides follow strict “green ethics”. Reusable water bottles are provided in an effort to encourage less waste and discourage the need for plastic throw-away bottles. All of our guides practice ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics and provide clear and committed instructions for interacting with nature and wildlife with efforts to preserve and leave undisturbed the beauty for generations to enjoy.

All activities and excursions in are ecologically responsible and low-impact. Most optional excursions in Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Iguacu and Salvador/Praia do Forte are non-motorized and carbon-neutral: hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, biking.

Our Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf and Corcovado tour is offered as a walking tour in order to reduce carbon emissions. Our shopping and favela tours are also operated as walking tours. Other optional low-impact excursions include hiking, climbing, hang-gliding, walks in the Tijuca Forest and visits to the botanical garden.

Iguassu tours feature the natural history of the area, and are designed to be low-impact and contribute minimal carbon emissions. These low-impact tours and excursions are offered as walking tours, photography tours, birdwatching and wildlife spotting tours.


Sustainable tourism should improve the lives of local people. This ensures growth to the local economy and support to the community.

Hotels selected for this trip share our environmental concerns and beneficially involve the local people. They practice ethical business standards and are committed to environmental preservation.

All guides and most hotel staff are Brazilian and most are local citizens in each area. Our Rio tours are integrated with the municipality, neighborhoods, associations or organizations in the local areas, helping support different activities that promote the region, such as folkloric shows, sports, art in addition to supporting new housing projects, community centers and schools.

Rio favela tours are led by local inhabitants and directly support the individual neighborhoods travelers will visit. Stops are made at local homes, locally-owned shops and restaurants.

As members of the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association), we promise to only work with partners and guides who are conscious and conscientious of the various backgrounds of our globally diverse travelers.

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