Brazil beach holiday, tailor made

Description of Brazil beach holiday, tailor made

Visit pristine beaches, snorkel in emerald seas and explore traditional villages whilst staying in a lovely pousada just about 3 hours from Rio.

But before you head for the beach, take some time to explore the amazing city of Rio de Janeiro. You have two full days to explore, including a full day's guided tour to see the highlights.

Your beach stay is in the Costa Verde about 3-4 hours south of Rio, and under an hour from the lovely village of Paraty.

Your small, 9 room boutique hotel is the Pousada Picinguaba. It has a fabulous position on this forested coastline. The rooms overlook tropical gardens that surround the spring-fed swimming pool. This is a very relaxed 'rustic chic' hotel, and a tranquil place to recharge your batteries (natural spa). You could take the hotel's schooner to deserted islands and beaches, accompany a local guide through the rainforest to spectacular hidden waterfalls, visit beautiful Paraty half an hour away, dive, fish, surf, or sea kayak.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1:Arrive in Rio and transfer to your hotel, Santa Teresa.
Day 2:Today you will have a full day's tour of Rio city including the incredible Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado where the vast Christ the Redeemer statue is. (B)
Day 3:You have a free day in Rio today. Hit the beach or explore more of this fascinating city. (B)
Day 4:This morning we will drive you south to the Costa Verde. It's about a 3 hour journey. Settle into your lovely Pousada where you have the next 4 nights (B,D)
Days 5-7:For these 3 full days you can simply enjoy being in a truly gorgeous spot by the coast, and staying in a lovely personal boutique hotel. You could take guided hikes in the rainforest, schooner cruises to local islands, walk to local villages, scuba dive and water ski. These are all arranged and paid for these locally. You can also spend time with local fishermen and go horse riding in the rainforest. Visits to Paraty can also be arranged. (B,D)
Day 8:Today we will drive you back to Rio in time to catch your flight home, or any onward connections. (B)

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Departure information

This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you, and can be adapted to suit your interests and requirements as necessary. We can arrange longer tailor made tours to Brazil
Holiday type

Tailor made holidays

As this trip can be tailormade to your requirements it would be helpful if you could you provide the following information: Rough budget per person (stating with or without flights), your address and postcode, contact phone number, preferred date of travel, length of trip, number of passengers, preferred countries and areas within those countries, specific interests & type of accommodation.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Brazil beach holiday, tailor made

Water-saving is hugely important at the Pousada as they rely on rainwater only. This small hotel is also great at energy-saving, and they believe in helping their local community and environment too. People making this amount of effort, will certainly be making sure you have a great holiday!

Flights are automatically carbon offset through The Travel Forest, which plants indigenous trees on your behalf (currently in Malawi). Whilst the primary motivation for planting the trees is to offset carbon emissions, the project also works as a poverty alleviation and environmental improvement scheme.

Our local operator in Brazil reinforces practices considered fundamental for environmental conservation and works to inform visitors, local staff and the population in general. They are one of the country leaders in ecotourism and one of the company directors is president of the Brazilian Bureau of Ecotourism. The company was founded to supply nature studies trips for students in the preserved areas of the country such as the Amazon and Pantanal. Though the company now also has an incoming tourism department there is still a very active study trips department. They strongly believe that these trips should promote the sensitivity of students towards nature preservation, present and promote models and techniques of sustainable exploration of natural resources and stimulate the sponsorship of local projects. The contact between urban students and local communities brings a possibility of development of other social and economic relations that value cultures and, at the same time, their peoples.

1 Reviews of Brazil beach holiday, tailor made

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 09 Nov 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Our pathetic attempt at bird watching in the rainforest was great fun....if only we'd known what we were looking at (we had a guide but.....!) stumbling onto a quiet beach at the end was fantastic....thankfully with a water taxi waiting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Paul from the holiday provider was brilliant.....take his recommendations!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Our main accommodation was local owned and staffed. Our lack of Portuguese was a challeng a couple of times, but overall it felt like the money was going where it should.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Really relaxing in a beautiful place.

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