Best of Brazil

8 Days | All the fiery hotspots, from Rio to Ilha Grande

4.9 out of 5 based on 43 reviews submitted.
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Sun, sand and plenty of samba – see some of Brazil’s hottest highlights all packed together in an eight-day adventure. Start the party in Rio de Janeiro, where Copacabana, Ipanema and Christ the Redeemer all vie for your attention. Travel to the cobbled streets of colonial Paraty, then cruise to the pristine Ilha Grande – an island where lush green rainforests meet untouched sandy beaches. You’ll have local knowledge to guide your way and plenty of time to explore at your own pace, and when it comes to free time in Brazil, all you need to know is the word ‘praia’ – beach.

Trip overview

Map of Best Of Brazil including Brazil
Start
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Brazil
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
GGBR
This trip generates 11.09 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Let loose and samba the night away in Rio de Janeiro – South America’s party capital. Arriving in this bustling metropolis is the perfect way to start your Brazilian adventure.
  • Party down with the locals in the streets of colonial Paraty, where Portugal meets Brazil, jungle meets sea and your adventure dials up a notch.
  • After seeing its virgin rainforests, blue lagoons and splendid beaches, you’d never imagine that Ilha Grande had such a treacherous pirate history. This is true natural beauty, Brazilian style.
  • You’ll have plenty of time to choose your own adventure at Ilha Grande with two full days on the island. So if hiking, boating, kayaking or lazing on a beach is your thing, we’ve got you covered.
  • With some of Brazil's biggest icons, including Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain all at your fingertips, why not consider extending your stay in colourful Rio?

Is this trip right for you?
  • At certain times of year temperatures can be high in Brazil, but don’t let the heat keep you from exploring! Just make sure you use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water.
  • While the crew will do their best to follow the itinerary, variations may occur due to weather or local conditions. A sense of humour and flexibility will ensure you have a fun, relaxing trip through this beautiful part of the world, no matter what happens.

Itinerary

Map of Best Of Brazil including Brazil

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts

Transport

Boat, Ferry, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Van

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Rio de Janeiro - Orientation Walk
Add on activities
  • Paraty - Boat trip - BRL220
  • Paraty - Trindade excursion - BRL120
  • Ilha Grande - Boat trip to the Blue Lagoon - BRL220
  • Hike to Lopes Mendes beach - Free
  • Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain 3 (Admission Fee) - BRL160
  • Rio de Janeiro - Botanical Gardens admission fee - BRL67
  • Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramcar - BRL20
  • Rio de Janeiro - Maracana football game (schedule dependent) - BRL400
  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer (entrance) - BRL82
  • Rio de Janeiro - Total Rio Tour Combo 1: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & Copacobana - USD149

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Important notes

1.A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information
2.This trip starts with an Orientation Walk on Day 1 at 1 pm. 
3.Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase tickets to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays in providing this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 43 reviews submitted.
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Renate · Traveled December 2023
Excellent tour and lots of fun with our tourguide Luma. I loved the Samba night & Samba Rehearsal Show.
Review submitted 11 Dec 2023

Meagan · Traveled December 2023
I highly recommend this trip! Our tour guide (Luma) was amazing and Brazil was incredible. The accommodations were not the best but other than that, I loved it all. Wonderful fellow passengers as well!!
Review submitted 11 Dec 2023

Daniele · Traveled December 2023
Review submitted 11 Dec 2023

Giambattista · Traveled December 2023
My experience in Brazil with Intrepid was totally wonderful!
Review submitted 11 Dec 2023

Lorenzo · Traveled December 2023
It has been the first time I join to an Intrepid trip and was amazing. The guide was so careful and nice, the group perfectly matched. I hope I can travel with Intrepid soon!
Review submitted 11 Dec 2023
Best of Brazil
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EUR 710 €