Description of the tour

Paraty, up until the end of the seventeenth century was the port destination of the Caminho de Ouro (Gold Road) used to send gold and diamonds to Portugal. The town then became the second most important port in Brazil before declining rapidly after more direct routes were created in 1710. The city was finally re-discovered in 1970 when a road linking Rio and Sao Paulo directly was built, thus explaining its remarkable state of preservation. The streets of Paraty are paved with irregular cobblestones and lined with charming multicolored homes and boutiques.

Ilha Grande is a big island covered by the Atlantic tropical forest with more than 100 beaches. You will enjoy crossing the forest by walk to reach one of the multiple beaches or to go there by a taxi boat before returning to the main village Abrãoa where restaurants are offering an assortment of delicious Brazilian dishes.

We organize your entire stay in Paraty, Ilha Grande or both (as the two places are located on the Costa Verde), including transport, hotel, boat trip to explore the Bay of Paraty and its islands. You will have the opportunity to swim in turquoise blue water, sunbathe, or simply relax. We recommend a minimum of two days if you choose only one destination or a minimum of three days for both.


And many other activities….


Tick the excursions that interest you:

Prices depend on the season, the number of cumulative hours of visits and the number of people.

Public transport is at your expense and includes the guide’s transport.

Transport with driver is indicated in the quotation.

Your purchases, meals, drinks, ticketing… are at your expense. If you want the guide to accompany you for lunch, you offer him the meal, otherwise no payment for the meal.

On your arrival, we give you a short practical guide on the city of Rio with the rules to respect to be quiet, the things to do in the neighbourhoods, the best restaurants according to your desires, the places to go for your purchases, the information for the beach, the metro, the bus and a basic lexicon.

For each tour, and whatever the mode of transport chosen, we will pick you up and take you back to your place of residence.

Public transport means metro, bus, taxi, tramway or ferry but it is the guide who ultimately decides on the mode of transport for your safety.

Please let us know your health status if necessary. Good physical condition is required for some walks.

The guide may decide to cancel a tour (in whole or in part) for your safety (weather, social or other conditions). In this case, we propose another date or activity if possible.

Public transport: bus, metro, taxi, tramway or ferry are your expenses, including that of the guide.

Car with driver: 5 people maximum plus guide and driver.

Minibus or van with driver: from 6 to 18 people plus guide and driver.

(to be specified when requesting a quote)

Providing cellular phone microchips during your stay in Rio.

English-speaking baby sitters for your children.

​Airport transfer with car driver waiting for you at the landing.

​Foreign exchange – real.

Booking confirmed by the payment of a deposit of at least 30% of the total (depends on the services with external suppliers or not) via the PayPal system (credit card, bank transfer or PayPal account), the balance is adjustable by the payment method chosen 3 working days before the beginning of the service or in cash at our meeting.

All bookings made within 3 working days before your arrival are fully adjustable in cash when we meet.