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Brazil - A Gem between Metropolises

(8 Days)

São Paulo | Rio de Janeiro | Paraty

Day Routing
01 São Paulo

Arrival at the hotel in São Paulo. Panoramic tour of São Paulo at night, followed by dinner at Figueira Rubayat. Figueira Rubayat is a very trendy restaurant with elegant atmosphere. Drinks at Skye Rooftop, where guests will enjoy one of the best views of this amazing city. 

02 São Paulo - Rio de Janeiro

Guests will have the opportunity to go on a historical tour through São Paulo covering the main highlights of the city. After stopping for lunch the tour will continue proceeding to Vila Madalena, very well known for its nightlife, culture and art. The neighborhood covers shops, bars, restaurants and galleries. Beco do Batman is the city's premiere open-air street art ‘gallery’. Transfer to the airport and flight to Rio de Janeiro. At night dinner at Zazá Bistrô. As they aim at a healthy nutrition, they choose to use organic nutriments whenever possible.

03 Rio de Janeiro

Insider tour of Rio de Janeiro's model favela. This 2h walking tour gives visitors a different perspective of the city. In a Kite workshop visitors learn how to produce a handmade kite. Each participant makes his own kite that will be tested on the “cultural laje” (as the top of the houses in favelas are known). In the afternoon visit of the sugar loaf and optional 6 minutes helicopter ride around Sugar Loaf, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Dinner at restaurant Irajá Gastrô. Guests will enjoy the “Ride Irajá”, a six course-tasting menu and will be introduced to chef Pedro Artagão.

04 Rio de Janeiro

Vintage jeep tour (Basis 2 pax on SIB) to visit the Corcovado mountain with a spectacular 360° view of the city and the statue of Christ the redeemer. A sight difficult to match! Lunch at Espírito Santa, a restaurant created to praise the Brazilian cuisine. In the afternoon guests enjoy a Capoeira lesson. Capoeira is a combination of dance, ritual, and martial arts. At night guests ill see the Bohemian Night in Rio at Rio Scenarium, an antique shop turned into a nightclub. Dinner will be an assortment of delicious finger food just as locals do.

05 Rio de Janeiro - Paraty

Transfer to Paraty, 254km far away from Rio de Janeiro. Guests will have the chance to walk around the historic center, to visit colonial churches, the house of culture, Pontal beach and the Defensor Perpétuo Fortress, a wonderful vista point. Dinner at Margarida Café.

06 Paraty

Jeep tour through the Serra da Bocaina National Park, located in the middle of Atlantic forest. After walking trails through the rainforest guests will visit beautiful waterfalls

such as Pedra Branca, Tobogã and Tarzan stopping to dive on each one. Continue visiting the traditional alambiques (distilleries) – where the “cachaça” is produced and guests will have the chance to taste different one. The ensuing gold rush led to the construction of the "Caminho do Ouro" or "Gold Trail", a 1200 kilometer road, paved in steep areas with large stones, which connected Paraty to Diamantina via Ouro Preto and Tiradentes. Lunch at Villa Verde Restaurant, lovely restaurant which is bordered by Perequê river, where you can dive in natural pools and enjoy the nature. Return to the hotel. Dinner at Paraty 33, restaurant with live music.

07 Paraty

Paraty is internationally known as beautiful city with many tourist attractions. Certainly, the beaches and islands are one of the highlights of this area. This region is predominated by the Atlantic Forest, the green color of its vegetation and mountains is reflected in the sea, that´s why this region is called the “Green Coast”. Guests will have a speedboat for 05 hours to visit the most beautiful beaches and islands of this region. Dinner at Academia de Cozinha.

08 Paraty - Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to the airport of Rio de Janeiro (4h), end of the program and homebound flight.