Costa Verde Explorer 5D/4N

Escape the busy city of Rio de Janeiro and head off by boat down the beautiful Costa Verde, all the way to the perfectly preserved colonial town of Paraty.

See the best of the Brazilian Atlantic Coast and snorkel and swim in Paraty Bay and at the beautiful Blue Lagoon on Ilha Grande.

Tour Highlights

  • Swim and snorkel at one of the best spots on Ilha Grande
  • Tour Paraty Bay on a Schooner boat and see stunning beaches
  • Visit the colonial beach paradise of Paraty and its Old Town
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Tour Information


  • - 4 nights in hostels, 3 or 4-star hotels
  • - All Transfers as per itinerary
  • - 4 Breakfasts
  • - Adventure and Nature expeditions
  • - English-speaking guide for certain activities available for an extra cost as per itinerary
  • - Handy extras and accessories


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Day 1: Rio de Janeiro - Ilha Grande, Brazil

Shuttle transfer from Rio de Janeiro accommodation to the main dock in Vila do Abraão in Ilha Grande.

The transfer is in two parts: Rio to Cais de Conceição de Jacaré and Boat to Vila do Abraão.

Once in Ilha Grande, please make your own way to your accommodation.

Day 2: Ilha Grande, Brazil

We go out in regular schooner from port towards the Lagoa Azul, where we can find stunning places that preserve the wild and natural environment.

Stop between two islands. In the shallow transparent blue waters, we see the background of beautiful coral and many colourful fish that feed themselves from the people’s hand; all this makes the Lagoa Azul one of the most visited places on Ilha Grande.

We continue the tour with a stop at Freguesia de Santana Beach. Here we will visit two lovely beaches as well as the Church of Santana (1796).

We return to our boat and we stop in Japariz beach where we can stay for a while or go to a typical food restaurant in the area.

NOTE: Tour with Portuguese speaking guide. English speaking guide is available at an extra cost of 80USD.

Day 3: Ilha Grande - Paraty, Brazil

After breakfast, you will take the shuttle to Paraty.

Once there, please make your own way to your accommodation.

Day 4: Paraty, Brazil

This is the most traditional tour of the region.

The most beautiful beaches and islands will be known by the very best small, converted fishing boats with onboard bar and toilet facilities. And for this reason, it has become one of the most popular.

We will have the best ride aboard excellent boats with lots of charm, comfort and safety. Traditional routes, with stops at beaches and islands in the Bay of Paraty, great for practicing snorkelling and sunbathing, with 40 minute stops (approximately at every site).

Food is available for purchase aboard.

NOTE: Transfer to port is not included. Local guide only.

Day 5: Paraty - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After breakfast, you will be transferred from the centre of Paraty to Rio de Janeiro.