RIO DE JANEIRO + ILHA GRANDE

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07 days and 06 nights

– Rio de Janeiro – 04 days

– Ilha Grande – 03 days

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Rio de Janeiro

Ilha Grande

 

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City Tour:

Christ the Redeemer – Duration: 4 hrs  CAD 60.00 pp

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The Christ Redeemer statue, visited by 600,000 tourists per year, is located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, 709 meters above sea level, on the Corcovado Mountain. It is 130 feet tall, including its 31 feet pedestal. It was opened on Oct. 12, 1931, after nearly five years of work.

On July 7th 2007, Christ the Redeemer was voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

This tour includes the visit to the Tijuca National Park and Santa Theresa Quarter and its aqueduct, known as Arcos da Lapa, the most important and useful work done by the Portuguese during the colonial period.

Included:

• Hotel pick-up and drop-off and city Tour with a Canadian polyglot guide (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese)

Not Included:

• International and domestic flights, admission fees to Corcovado (Christ Redeemer Statue – R$ 45.00 adult and R$22.00 children ), hotel, drinks, meals and tips

 Note: Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

 

Sugar Loaf  –  CAD 60.00 pp

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The best way to see the sights of downtown Rio de Janeiro is to take a chairlift ride to the top of Sugar Loaf and enjoy the view of this beautiful city and sea from one of the highest points of the city. This tour includes the visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral, Sambodrome, Cinelândia Square, the Municipal Theater and the Maracanã stadium (external areas).

Duration: 4 hrs

Included:

• Hotel pick-up and drop-off and city Tour with a Canadian polyglot guide (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese)

Not Included:

•  International and domestic flights, admission fees for cable cart to Sugar Loaf ( Adults R$ 53.00/ Children 6 to 12 years old R$ 26.00/ Children bellow  6 years old free), hotel, drinks, meals and tips

Note: Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

 

Botanical Garden –  Duration: 4 hrs –  CAD 60.00 pp

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The Botanical Garden is one of the ten most important of its kind in the world, a true ecological and wildlife sanctuary. It was designed by Dom João VI in 1808 and founded by order of the Prince Regent John VI with the purpose of acclimating plants brought from the East Indies, but one of the first plants to arrive was the Palma Mater, one of the three oldest Imperial Garden palms.

The garden has wild birds, a fine collection of Victorian water lilies, several species of flora from different countries, such as the Japanese plants, and the Amazonian tropical species, including 5000 varieties of plants demonstrating the rich botanic diversity of Brazil.

Calm and serene on weekdays the Botanical Garden blooms with families and music on weekends. It is a great place for leisure and to contemplate nature, where plants of artistic, archaeological and historical importance show the diversity of flora and facts related to the history of Rio de Janeiro.

This tour includes the visit to the Rodrigo de Freitas lac .

Included:

• Hotel pick-up and drop-off and city Tour with a Canadian polyglot guide (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese).

Not Included:

• International and domestic flights, admission fee of  R$ 6.00 per person, hotel, drinks, meals and tips.

Note: Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

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NATURAL SPA

Trail walking and swimming  – CAD 40.00 per person

Welcome to Natural Spa Ilha Grande! There’s nothing cozier than arriving in a small village such as Abraão and feeling immersed in its exuberant nature… The eco-tour is within the Abraão Circuit. The first stop is the Visitor´s Center of Ilha Grande´s State Park which displays photos and information of the main attractions of the island and has a scaled island model. Once inside the park we can contemplate the beautiful panoramic view of Abraão Bay with its colorful wooden boats. Then we continue the walk to the fresh water natural pool, and with just a few more steps you can enjoy a refreshing massage at a mini natural waterfall. During the ecological walk, we can observe different species of local flora and fauna. Next stop, the historical monument Aqueduct. Built in 1893, 125m in length, it has huge pillars constructed only of granite, sand and whale oil. After the aqueduct, explore the area around the historical Lazaretto, which was a place of quarantine for immigrants (1886-1908) and then converted into a prison by 1913. The tour ends with an energizing swim in the sea, and you might want to nurture yourself by rubbing Praia Preta´s fine, black sand on your skin. It feels great!Duration: 2-3 hours

Effort: Easy
Capacity: Minimum 2 people, maximum 10
Bring: Water, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen

Note: In the case of rain, your reservation will carry over to the next day. Refunds of 100% in the case of more than one consecutive day of rain. Children under 12yrs old pay half price

Note: Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

PURE NATURE 

Trekking, Snorkeling Tour, Boat Trip              CAD 50.00 per person

The tour starts at Abraão* on an ecological trail through the Atlantic Forest, observing the well preserved local flora and fauna. Stops along the way include a panoramic view of Abraão and Palmas bays. Continuing walking through the Aroeira path to Lopes Mendes Beach (ranked as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches of Brazil by Vogue magazine), your experienced guide will provide you with a brief introduction to snorkeling, such as the use of the mask with snorkel, breathing and flotation techniques. Let your guide lead you into the warm and crystal clear waters while identifying the various marine species of turtles, squid, rays, starfish, coral and multicolored tropical fish in their natural habitat. Then, just relax and enjoy the afternoon sun on the 4km (3mi) long white sandy beach. Back to the village of Abraão by classic wooden boat.

Duration: 7-10 hours

Effort: Medium (3-4 hours of hiking, snorkeling 1 hour)
Capacity: Minimum 4 people, maximum 10
Bring: Water, pack lunch, trekking shoes, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen

Choose:
A – Round trip boat ride Abraão to/from Pouso + 90min round trip trek to/from Lopes Mendes Beach.
B – 3-4hr trek Abraão to Pouso to Lopes Mendes  + boat return to Abraão

NOTE:  In the case of rain, your reservation will carry over to the next day. 100% Refund in the case of more than one consecutive day of rain. Children under 12yrs old pay half price.

– Underwater Photography: R$50 for the tour CD
– Printed Pictures: R$20 A4 size; R$10 postcard-size
– Professional Photography Session: R$160 (DVD + 3 prints).

Note: Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

UNDERWATER EXPERIENCE 

Snorkelling or Scuba Diving, Boat Trip   CAD 45.00 to CAD 80.00 per person ( depending on destination and type of boat trip)

Open your eyes to the wonderful underwater world of Ilha Grande! Discover the best diving spots (snorkeling/scuba) by boat, sailboat or speed boat. Choose your favorite attraction to visit: Lopes Mendes Beach, Blue Lagoon, Green Lagoon, Longa Beach, Araçatiba Bay, Bananal Bay, Sitio Forte Bay, Abraão Islands, Jorge Grego Island, Meros Beach, Caxadaço Beach, Castelhanos Beach, and Aventureiro. You can visit a mussels farm and swim in the company of our favorites: sea turtles! Before entering the water, your experienced guide will provide you with a brief introduction to snorkeling, such as the use of the mask with snorkel, breathing and flotation techniques. Go for your underwater experience and record those unforgettable moments taking underwater pictures!

Duration: 5-8 hours

Effort: Easy-Medium
Capacity: Minimum 4 people, maximum 10
Bring: Water, pack lunch, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen

This tour includes:

  • guide
  • snorkelling/scuba gear
  • boat ticket

Note: In the case of rain, your reservation will carry over to the next day. 100% Refund in the case of more than one consecutive day of rain. Children under 12yrs old pay half price.

Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

ADRENALINE TOUR  

Trekking, Snorkelling, Waterfall Rappel*, Boat Trip

Enjoy the Atlantic Forest biodiversity and the different shades of green on an ecological trek traversing a winding trail to the beautiful Feiticeira waterfall. Feel the fluent energy of the 12m waterfall and adventure yourself rappelling down through it. Next, a leisurely trek to the tranquil and clear waters of Feiticeira Beach, where your experienced guide will provide you with a brief introduction to snorkeling, such as the use of the mask with snorkel, breathing and flotation techniques. Let your guide lead you in the warm, shallow waters while you discover the underwater beauties, a world of multicolored tropical fish, starfish, coral, and more. Stop for lunch on the beach and enjoy the classic wooden boat ride back to the village of Abraão.

Duration: 5-7 hours

Effort: Medium (2 hours of hiking + 45 min. snorkeling)
Capacity: Minimum 4 people, maximum 10
Bring: Water, pack lunch, trekking shoes, swimming suit, towel and sunscreen

Prices & Choices:

A – Trek to waterfall (90 min.) + 45 min. snorkeling tour + boat return to Abraão CAD 40.00/per person
B – Trek to waterfall (90 min.) + trek to Saco do Céu (3 hrs) + boat return to Abraão CAD 50.00/per person
C – Round trip boat ride to/from Feiticeira Beach + trek to waterfall (30 min.) + 45-60min snorkeling tour + boat return to Abraão CAD 40.00/per person

Note: In the case of rain, your reservation will carry over to the next day. 100% Refund in the case of more than one consecutive day of rain. Children under 12yrs old pay half price.

Choices include: Guide, snorkeling equipment, boat ticket
(*) Optional rappel: CAD 25.00/person extra

Note: Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

BETWEEN WIND & WAVES 

Kayaking along Abraão Bay, Snorkelling    CAD 50.00 per person

Feel the wind on your face and move freely between the waves of Abraão Bay in a kayak or canoe*, exploring the coast and some of the islands in the bay. Stops include tranquil beaches, calm bays, and beautiful vistas of the island. Enjoy the scenery and live your underwater experience stopping at one or two different snorkeling spots of your choice along the way. Your experienced guide will provide you with a brief introduction to snorkeling, such as the use of the mask with snorkel, breathing and flotation techniques so you can enjoy the wide variety of tropical fish and wonders of the underwater world.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Effort: Medium (2-3hrs kayaking + 45-90 min. snorkeling)
Capacity: Minimum 2 people, maximum 10
Bring: Water, pack lunch, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen

Included:

  • guide
  • snorkelling gear
  • kayak

. (*) Canoe if available.

Note: In the case of rain, your reservation will carry over to the next day. 100% Refund in the case of more than one consecutive day of rain. Children under 12yrs old pay half price. 

Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

INTO THE FOREST 

Trekking

Choose one of the beautiful trails and delight yourself on an ecological walk into the forest, hearing the sounds of nature. Open your senses admiring the lush Atlantic Forest, one of the most diverse and endangered biomes on the planet.
Choose one of the wonderful trails: • Parrot´s Peak (T13): the second highest peak of the island, 959m high. It´s the symbol of Ilha Grande. From its summit is a spectacular scenery: Beaches and coves of the region, dozens of islands, Angra dos Reis, Mangaratiba, Marambaia Restinga. On a clear, blue day, you can see Ilhabela, SP; Pedra da Gávea, RJ; and the “Finger of God” in Teresopólis.

Duration:
– Trail 13 = 6h (Abraão-Parrot’s Peak, 8km round trip)
– Trail 14 = 5h (Abraão-Dois Rios, 16km round trip)
– Trail 14 + 15 = 7h (Abraão-Caxadaço, 20km round trip)
Effort: Difficult
Capacity: Minimum 2 people, maximum 10
Bring: Water, pack lunch, athletic shoes, bathing suit, sunscreen & bug spray

• Dois Rios Beach (T14): One of the most beautiful beaches of the island, with 1.3 km of white sand, a clear, turquoise sea, and a river on each side. In the past, this location was chosen to establish the Candido Mendes Penal Colony, and the ruins remain to today.

• Caxadaço Beach (T14 + T15): An old “paved stone road” made by slaves connects Caxadaço with Dois Rios. Trek to an uninhabited beach with rocky shores hidden deeply amongst the forest. Once there, dive into an ancient pirates cove and discover the undewater treasures.

Price:

  • Trail 13: CAD 40.00/person (includes guide)
  • Trail 14: CAD 40.00/person (includes guide)
  • Trail 14 + 15: CAD 45.00/person (includes guide)

Note: In the case of rain, your reservation will carry over to the next day. 100% Refund in the case of more than one consecutive day of rain. Children under 12yrs old pay half price.

 Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

  • Underwater Photography: R$50 for the tour CD
  • Printed Pictures: R$20 A4 size; R$10 postcard-size
  • Professional Photography Session: R$160 (DVD + 3 prints)

CULTURE DAY 

A day of eco-cultural activities                         CAD 10.00 per person

Rain, rain, go away, and come again another day! Here on the island, we don’t let a little (or a lot) of rain get in the way of good, cultural fun. Come with us on a tour to meet various local characters of the island including a real “caiçara”, and learn about their way of living… interact with them and your guide. Learn how to make eco-soap at Palma’s (the gregarious nature lover and owner of the island’s only newspaper). Hear the stories of the island recanted by an island´s native writer Neuseli Cardoso, author of the book “Where I left my Heart” the last stories of caiçaras. Or learn about the local flora and fauna biodiverity from the uniquely hand-built, open-aired stone home of Mauri. Other possibilities may include planting a tree or experiencing Capoeira (Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music, and dance) with the Professor Adriano.

Duration: 2-3 hours

Effort: Easy (walk in the village of Abraão)
Capacity: Minimum 4 people
Bring: Rain gear and your rainy day smile!

Price: includes guide. We suggest a donation for the residents if you enjoyed your visit with them

Note: Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

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