Few cities enjoy such a dramatic setting as Rio. Brilliant, white beaches at Copacabana and Ipanema, the deep blue waters of the Atlantic, the luminescent green of Guanabara Bay, and the bare blue slopes of the Sugar Loaf combine to make Rio unique. Standing over it all, atop Corcovado (Hunchback,) is the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer, the best place from which to appreciate the city. Superb panoramic views of the city and area can also be found from the top of the Pao do Açucar (Sugar Loaf) reached by cable car. Sip caipirinhas on the beach, revel in the energy of Rio de Janeiro and engulf yourself in the beautiful city.


  • Group arrives, checks into accommodation, and has introductions with trip leader and group. We will spend the rest of the day exploring Ipanema before the first night out. 
  • Included Experiences: Walking tour of Ipanema 
  • Optional Experiences: Hang Gliding or Paragliding ($150 USD) Watch a Football ($35 USD) 


  • Today we will be enjoying a tour around Lapa and discovering how unique of a place it is. During this, we will see Arcos de Lapa, Escadaria Selaron, the Rio Cathedral and the  Christ the Redeemer statue. 
  • Included Experiences: Lapa tour and a visit to the Christ the Redeemer
  • Optional Experiences: Sugarloaf Cable Car ($35 USD) 


  • We will spend the day volunteering in one of Rio's favelas with a hike to Dios Irmas Mountains. 
  • Included Experiences: Volunteering at a Favela 
  • Optional Experiences: Surfing ($25 USD), Sailing ($80 USD), Waterfalls ($15 USD) Rio Party Boat ($40 USD) 
ILHA GRANDE (4 Nights)

The “Big Island" - a tropical beach paradise. Relax and enjoy a cool Caipirinha on one of the island’s one hundred beaches, snorkelling through the tropical waters or try your luck surfing at Lopes Mendes beach.


  • After our bus and boat ride to Ilha Grande, we will spend the afternoon walking the town and relaxing on the beach.
  • Included Experiences: Walking Tour of Ilha Grande 
  • Optional Experiences: Snorkelling ($5 USD), Surfing ($25 USD) Kayaking ($15 USD)


  • Today we will go on a walking adventure to a Colonial-era Pirate prison and Aqueduct in Ilha Grande. 
  • Included Experiences: Walking Tour of Prison and Aqueduct


  • Jungle Day! We will be spending the day hiking through the jungle, exploring waterfalls and enjoying secluded beaches and beautiful viewpoints. 
  • Included Experiences: Jungle Hike


  • Ilha Grande is yours today as you have a free day to partake in any optional experiences that you wish! 
  • Optional Experiences: Kayaking ($15 USD), Fishing Trip ($50 USD), or Scuba Diving ($60 USD.)
PARATY (3 Nights) 

Renowned for its gorgeous architecture, Paraty is considered one of the world’s most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO. The historic center is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambience. During high tide, the Portuguese cobblestone streets are partly flooded by seawater, adding to the fairytale atmosphere. 


  • We will take a bus and boat trip over to Paraty in the morning, followed by a walking tour of the fairytale like surroundings. 
  • Optional Experience: Take a trip to one of the main nearby beaches ($10 USD)


  • We have an action-packed day today! Hop on jeeps to travel across the land to view incredible waterfalls and visit a Caçacha distillery for a tour of the grounds. 
  • Included Experiences: Jeep tour, waterfall visit and Caçacha distillery tour. 


  • We will be taking to the ocean today on an incredible booze cruise - bonus points for pirate attire!
  • Included Experiences: Ocean Booze Cruise
  • Optional Experiences: Snorkelling ($5 USD), Fishing Trip ($100 USD), Surfing ($25 USD)

Fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguazu and spend the next day marvelling at the beauty of the Iguazu Falls. Named one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, this impressive selection of waterfalls bordering Brazil and Argentina is easily one of the most impressive sights you will ever see. 


  • In the morning, we will take a bus to Sao Paulo where we will then transfer via flight to Iguazu Falls in the evening. We can either go out together as a group or have an early night in before our day of Iguazu exploring the next day!


  • Iguazu Falls! Today we will explore this incredible natural wonder in all of its glory. 
  • Included Experiences: Entrance to the Iguazu Falls 
  • Optional Experience: Take a boat trip up to the Falls ($60 USD). 


  • Today we will take a flight back to Rio de Janeiro where you may take the day to get all of your last minute shopping/tanning/acai bowl-eating finished before our final dinner and night out as a group. 


  • Departures throughout the day to head home or onto your next adventure

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. If you have any questions regarding the itinerary, or anything related to the tour, please feel free to email us at