Tour discovering the beauties of Ilha Grande, Brazil

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9 days / 8 nights
Availability : January - December
Rio de Janeiro
Wild nature and golden beaches: the most exclusive side of Brazil

Set off on a discovery tour of Ilha Grande, Brazil! Every year, many Brazilians move from Rio to the island to spend a holiday of sea and fun. Our 9-day tour will allow you to explore far and wide the fascinating and wild coves of the island and come across its wild and attractive nature. Your adventure will start in Rio de Janeiro, where you will reach the main destination of the journey with a 2-hour transfer. The island is a perfect mix of beach, nature, and culture! During the tour, you will learn about the local fishing communities, visit the caiçaras villages, and get to know the festive Brazilian culture.


Day 1 The adventure begins - Lopes Mendes - Ilha Grande

Transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Vila do Abraão, the main village of the island. Accommodation in the Lodges and departure for the first trek towards one of the most beautiful beaches of Ilha Grande, Lopes Mendes. After the excursion, return to the village by boat in time for dinner.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2Saco do Céu Bay

It’s the perfect day to start the tour of the island, from the village to a small community in the bay of Saco do Céu, a perfect place to admire the stars that glisten in the water. Accommodation for the night in local fishermen’s houses.
Meals included: breakfast, dinner.

Day 3Bananal Village

After breakfast, visit the surroundings of the area and move to the village of Bananal. You will then have time to relax, take a swim and settle in the local houses for the night.
Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 4Araçatiba Village

Today’s tour will take you to the unique village of Araçatiba. After a long but easy trekking, during which you will be able to enjoy the luscious greenery of the island, you will reach the village. Accommodation in local Lodges for dinner, where you will be able to witness breathtaking sunsets.

Day 5Provetà Village

This day offers an excursion to the village of Provetà, where an evangelical community has settled for some time now, and lives in complete harmony with nature. Local lodge accommodation for the night.

Day 6Aventureiro Village

After breakfast, the destination will be the village of Aventureiro, which offers one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, frequented by many surfers in search of waves in a quiet bay. Night accommodation in local fishermen’s houses.
Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

Day 7Parnaioca beach

Breakfast and departure towards Paranaioca. The area between these 2 beaches offers the island’s main biological presence, marked by the presence of the Praia do Sur reserve. From here, we will continue to the beach of Parnaioca, another strong pretender to the title of the most beautiful beach on the island. Time to relax and explore the surroundings, before settling in a local rustic village.
Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Day 8Return to Abraão village - Dois Rios prison

Today you will start returning to the village of Abraão, but not without having visited the ruins of the ancient prison of the island, in the village of Dois Rios, currently belonging to the city of Rio de Janeiro. The site nowadays is an area of ​​marine research and study. In the afternoon relax at Dois Rios beach.
Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Day 9Peak of Pico do Papagaio - End of the adventure

After breakfast, trekkers can leave for an excursion to the top of Pico do Papagaio, a vantage point from where you will be able to observe the island in the best possible way. With its 980 m altitude, the summit offers a complete view not only of the island and on Agra dos Reis and Rio de Janeiro. Return to the port for the transfer of the participants.

Changes in the itinerary may incur. Organizers may modify the tour accordingly to weather conditions to ensure the safety of participants.

The price includes

  • Accommodation in lodges/houses for 8 nights
  • Breakfasts and dinners as scheduled
  • Transfers via bus/shuttle from Rio to Ilha Grande
  • Tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Entrances to natural areas

The price does not include

  • International/national flights to and from Rio de Janeiro
  • Contract management fee (€10 per person, mandatory)
  • Extra expenses and tips
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in "the price includes"

Sharewood can also provide for:

  • Airline ticket office
  • Transfers on site
  • Reservation of any extra nights (aside from the selected package)
  • Cancellation insurance policy
  • “Assistance / Medical / Luggage” insurance policy