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Rio de Janeiro and Historic Paraty 7 Days of Sightseeing, Culture, and Nature

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Travel Number: 67340

Rio de Janeiro and Historic Paraty 7 Days of Sightseeing, Culture, and Nature Brazil | Rio de Janeiro, Paraty

If you would like to get to know many facets of Brazil within a few days, you do not have to travel far. In the state of Rio de Janeiro the most famous sights of the country are waiting for you. Not only are there famous structures and monuments in this tropical metropolis, but colonial buildings, art, culture, the Atlantic Rainforest, beaches, and fjords also unite here. Let yourself be enchanted by these absolute must-see landmarks of Rio de Janeiro.


  • Let your gaze wander along Rio's skyline
  • Visit Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer
  • Cheer for the sunset at Apoador in Ipanema
  • Experience the Atlantic Rainforest and cultural history
  • Snorkel in the colorful underwater world


Day 1: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Included: Airport Transfer (private)

Rio welcomes you with all the beauty of a tropical metropolis. The city impresses newcomers directly with its unmistakable topography, overlooked by Christ the Redeemer. The districts are embedded between the blue sea, long beaches, steep granite rocks, and mountains covered with rainforest.

The city is also a center of art and culture, offering exotic and typical restaurants, colorful nightlife, markets, and samba rhythms in its squares. Your English-speaking guide will be awaiting your arrival at the airport and provide recommendations for your stay.

Overnight: Hotel Arena Copacabana, Deluxe room with ocean view

Day 2: Sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro

Included: Day Trip Corcovado and Sugarloaf (private, 8h) | Breakfast

During today's day trip you will visit the most famous sights of Rio de Janeiro. In the morning you will drive with your guide to Cosme Velho district, where you will take the rack railway up to Christ the Redeemer. On the visitor platform around the statue you can view the city from all sides and your guide will provide a lot of interesting facts. Further along the way you will have time to visit Rio's historic center before continuing on to Sugarloaf Mountain in the afternoon. The cable car will take you up to the top over 2 stages. From the top you will have a 360-degree view of the metropolis. Your guide will then take you back to your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Arena Copacabana, Deluxe room with ocean view

Day 3: Experience Rio as You Wish

Included: Breakfast

Rio de Janeiro offers countless sights and activities for all visitors and interests. Dive deep into history on a historical tour, visit museums and architectural monuments, or take a jeep tour into the adjacent rainforest. Weather permitting, you can also spend the day at the beach or simply stroll along the Copacabana promenade.

Overnight: Hotel Arena Copacabana, Deluxe room with ocean view

We would be happy to advise you personally, organize individual day trips with your guide as desired, or optionally offer the following day trips:

Rio's historic center (private, 4h)

Rio's historic center by metro (private, 4h)

Sightseeing by bike (in-group, 3h)

Excursion jeep tour to Tijuca National Park (in-group, 4h)

Boat trip to Guanabara Bay (in-group, 4h)

Maracana Stadium and New Harbor (private, 4h)

Walk to Pedra do Telegrafo and visit to the beaches on the west coast (private, 8h)

Imperial Petropolis and lunch (private, 8h)

Day 4: Onward Journey to Historic Paraty

Included: Transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty (private, 4h) | Paraty Walking Tour (private, 2h) | Breakfast

In the morning you will be picked up by your Portuguese-speaking driver and leave the big city. On the drive along Costa Verde, bays, beaches, and beautiful viewpoints line up. After arriving to Paraty you will have time for lunch (not included) and can relax. In the afternoon you will be picked up by your local English-speaking guide for a walk to the historic sights of Paraty. The old town has been listed as a historical monument since 1958 and the entire region has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its cultural value and biodiversity.

Overnight: Pousada do Ouro, Superior room

Day 5: History and Culture Experience

Included: Day Trip Paraty Gold Trail (private, 5h) | Breakfast

As a former trading center, Paraty was connected to the interior via the Gold Trail. The path was laid through the mountains to the coast by the enslaved of that time with huge stone slabs and is still well preserved today. Hike along the old paths and learn a lot of interesting facts from your guide. For refreshment you can go for a swim under a waterfall and enjoy the surrounding Atlantic Rainforest. At the end of the day trip you will have the opportunity to visit one of the best Cachaca distilleries in the country, where the famous sugarcane liquor is produced.

Overnight: Pousada do Ouro, Superior room

Day 6: Islands, Fjords, and Beaches

Included: Boat Trip Paraty Fjords (in-group, 4-5h) | Breakfast

A trip to Brazil would not be complete without including the beautiful Costa Verde. Therefore, together with your English-speaking guide, today you will go on a day trip with a traditional schooner along the coast. On the ship you will be offered fruits, stop at different bays and small islands, and have the possibility to snorkel and swim.

Overnight: Pousada do Ouro, Superior room

Day 7: Journey Back to Rio de Janeiro

Included: Transfer from Paraty to Rio de Janeiro (private, 4h) | Breakfast

After these memorable days in the state of Rio de Janeiro, you will begin your journey home or onward. Your Portuguese-speaking driver will pick you up at your accommodation at the agreed time.


  • All transfers detailed above
  • 3 day trips (with a private English-speaking guide)
  • 1 day trip (in-group with an English-speaking guide)
  • 3 nights at Hotel Arena Copacabana, Deluxe room with ocean view
  • 3 nights at Pousada do Ouro, Superior room
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Entrance fees for all included day trips

Not included are airfare, insurance, single supplement, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips, and personal expenses.


  • On the day of arrival, check-in is from 2:00 p.m. If you arrive earlier, we can include an early check-in, if you wish.
  • You can optionally book additional day trips, which we will be happy to arrange individually for you.
  • All tours can be customized, shortened, or extended depending on your interests.
  • In case of very early departures or late arrivals, meals may be omitted.

Items to Bring

  • Light-colored clothings
  • Shirts with long sleeves
  • Long pants/jeans
  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes
  • Rucksack for day trips
  • Sandals
  • Swimming gear
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Rain jacket

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