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Brazil Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande 4 days/3 nights
Ilha Grande 4 days/3 nights

Travel Number: 56967

Ilha Grande 4 days/3 nights Brazil Rio de Janeiro

Explore the still unspoiled and one of a kind nature on Ilha Grande, the most famous island in Brazil. The majority of Ilha Grande is a national park and offers its visitors heavenly beaches, the never-ending green Atlantic Rainforest and breath-taking natural scenery on land, sea and air.


Day 1: Arrival in Ilha Grande

Your 4-day nature trip begins in your hotel in Rio de Janeiro from where you will head out with a bus to Angra dos Reis. The bus or van will leave the hotel around 8:30 am during the week or at 6:30 am during the weekend. In Angra dos Reis you will embark a ferry and head to Ilha Grande. The ferry leaves around 3:30 pm during the week and around 1:30 pm on the weekend. Let yourself be impressed by the relaxing wind as you reach the main part of the Ilha Grande – Vila do Abraao - and will be guided to your accommodation. The walk there is short and after a lot of sitting it’s a welcoming change.
Overall duration of the trip (Rio de Janeiro to Hotel Ilha Grande): about 6 hours
After arriving on the island, you will be awaited by your suitcase carrier. On the way to the Pousada he will show the most important restaurants and shops in the center of the village. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to get to know Vila do Abraao better and set the stage for the upcoming adventures.
Accommodation: Pousada of your choice / Meals included: Breakfast

Day 2: Ilha Grande / Excursion to the Blue Lagoon

Today you will explore the heavenly beaches of Ilha Grande and go on a trip to the blue lagoon on the island (excursion with a Portuguese-speaking guide). Enjoy this day on the wonderful lagoon with calm, clear water and the beaches that will make you want to stay a while.
Accommodation: Pousada of your choice / Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Ilha Grande / Free day

Today is up to you to do as you wish. Optional: You can take an excursion to the heavenly beach Lopes Mendes. For this excursion you would be picked up from your pousada early in the morning by a Portuguese-speaking guide and take a boat ride to a small cove, from where you take a hike to the famous Lopes Mendes beach. Let yourself be impressed by this beach with its fine white sand and turquoise waters. Directly behind the beach there is the Atlantic Rainforest.
Before the hike think about appropriate footwear, drinkable water, sun protection and of course your swim suit / swim trunks to enjoy the beach to its full potential.
Accommodation: Pousada of your choice / Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Departure day

After the last breakfast in your pousada you will take a ferry back to Angra dos Reis, which will take about an hour and a half. Once you arrive in Angra dos Reis, you will take a bus back towards your hotel in Rio or the Airport. Estimated arrival in Rio is around 4:00 pm.
Meals included: Breakfast


•    Transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande (driver only)
•    3 nights in the Pousada of your choice with breakfast included (Portal das Borbas, Pousada do Canto, Pousada Naturalia)
•    Excursion to the blue lagoon with a Portuguese-speaking guide
•    Airport transfer out (driver only)

Further informations

Accommodation for your trip to Ilha Grande is located in the main village Vila do Abraao, in the pousada of your choice:
Pousada Portal das Borbas
The charming Pousada Portal das Borbas is located just meters away from the beach. In harmony with nature, you can relax here during your holiday in Brazil in Ilha Grande. You will find tranquility and relaxation in the comfortable rooms or the hammock in the garden.
Pousada do Canto
The Pousada do Canto is located directly on the village’s beach “Praia do Canto” in Vila do Abraao. Enjoy your vacation in Ilha Grande at the Pousada do Canto and be impressed by the amazing gastronomy in the restaraunts located near the Pousada. The city center is just about 800 meters away. However the main attraction of Ilha Grande is the one of a kind nature.
Pousada Naturalia
The Pousada naturalia delivers what it promises by its name. It’s located in the quietest part of Vila da Abraao in Ilha Grande. Guests are spoiled with pure nature in the form of tropical gardens. The ocean is located just 300 meters away and behind the pousada you will find the Atlantic Rainforest. The motto of the Pousada is “Here your body and soul can come to rest.”

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