Day 1 Rio de Janeiro - Ilha Grande (111 km)
Guests will be picked up at hotels in Rio de Janeiro between 10:30am and 11:30am. From Rio, we will travel to Conceicao de Jacarei, where a boat will be waiting to take us to Ilha Grande. We will arrive on the island at around 3:00pm. Please note that there are no banks, cash machines, or money exchange offices on Ilha Grande. Please make sure you have enough cash before you get on the bus, because it is not possible for the driver to stop on the way.
Day 2 Ilha Grande
Today we will take a boat tour to Lopes Mendes Beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. We will start with a boat ride from Abraao Pier to Pouso Pier, which should be about 50 minutes. From there, we will take an easy walk (about 30 minutes) through the Atlantic forest until we reach Lopes Mendes beach. After 3 hours of snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing on Lopes Mendes, we will return to Pouso Pier to take the boat back to Vila do Abrao.
Day 3 Ilha Grande
At 10:30am we will depart from the docks towards the famous Lagoa Azul. After taking some time to enjoy the pristine waters and nature, we will continue to Freguesia de Santana Beach. There, we will have the chance to discover two beautiful beaches in addition to the historical Santana Church. Lastly, we will visit Japariz Beach and have lunch there. We will finish at approximately 4:00pm.
Day 4 Ilha Grande - Rio de Janeiro (111 km)
Today we will make our way back to Rio de Janeiro. Guests can choose to leave from the pier next to Aquario Hostel at 1:00pm or from the pier in town. The boat will take us to Conceicao de Jacarei, where a van will be waiting to take you to Rio. In Rio, we will dropoff at hotels between 5:00pm and 5:30pm.