Explore the Green Coast of Rio de Janeiro on a Mini Cruise

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4 Days
Small Group Tour
International flights are NOT included

The Green Coast, “Costa Verde”, exhibits one of the most beautiful and exotic scenarios of the Brazilian coast, where the Serra do Mar meets the Atlantic ocean and mixes together into a unique scenario. This program includes a visit to Paraty, which center is considered a National Historic Heritage Site by UNESCO, and three days of sailing onboard the Atlantis Enterprise, a 75-foot catamaran, built to provide comfort and unforgettable moments in a region surrounded by Atlantic Forest and paradisiacal islands and beaches. Come and enjoy moments of relaxation, immersion in vibrant nature, fun, great comfort, and quality local gastronomy!

Operator: Etours Brazil
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Day 1: Arrival at Paraty and City Tour

Meeting with the driver at the combined pick-up point (Rio de Janeiro airport or center) early in the morning for the transfer to Paraty. Arrival in Paraty and meeting with the guide to visit the historic center of the city, considered a National Historical Heritage by UNESCO. You will take a real journey through time, in a scenario of events that marked the era of the gold, sugar cane and coffee cycle. After the tour, transfer to the Marina do Engenho to board on the cruise. (The cruise will be 100% operational from 8 pm but check-in is available from 2 pm to leave luggage. There will be no food and beverage service on the boat, and no activities on that day).

🏚️ Accommodation: Cabin accommodation and overnight stay on board.
Todays’ meals not included. Optional dinner (consult time and availability).

Day 2: Sailing towards Ilha Grande

Departure from Marina do Engenho at dawn and sail to Ilha Grande (from 6 am to 9 am approximately). Breakfast on board and general presentation of the crew and vessel. Disembark at Praia dos Meros on Ilha Grande and free morning for water activities. 

You’ll find masks for snorkeling and free diving, spaghetti buoys, 2 kayaks and 1 stand-up paddle available on the vessel.

Lunch on board and sailing towards Vila do Abraão on Ilha Grande. Arrival, disembark and walk through Vila do Abraão, until Praia Preta. Free time for swimming, walking on the beach and water activities. Praia Preta offers shade under the trees and into the beach flows a river that forms a small lake of fresh and cold water, excellent for a refreshing and relaxing sea bath. The ruins of a huge complex of pavilions that operated from 1886 to 1913 as a hospital for quarantining foreign immigrants (called Lazareto), are located in the central part of Praia Preta. This place was chosen by Dom Pedro II and, in 1939, it was used by the corps of marines and from 1940 to 1954 it functioned as a prison for common prisoners of which only a large stone wall rises from the sand of the beach, covered with vegetation under a concrete slab, under which are some prison cells. Some other isolated walls can be seen within the nearby woods.

Departure from Praia Preta and navigation towards Enseada de Palmas on Ilha Grande. 
🏚️ Accommodation: Dinner on board and overnight in Palmas.

Day 3: Lopes Mendes, Araçatiba and Ilha da Cotia

Breakfast on board and departure towards Lopes Mendes, one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. Arrive in Lopes Mendes, disembark at the beach and depart for a 40-minute walk or 1h20 on a flatter alternative path. One of the most beautiful beaches on the entire Brazilian coast is on Ilha Grande and is called Lopes Mendes. The most famous beach on the island is located on the ocean coast, facing the South, with approximately 3 km of white sand, very fine and firm. Lopes Mendes’ sea always seems agitated, suitable for surfing, so it is the beach where this sport is the most practiced. It is a shallow beach and the transparency of the water is impressive, as well as its variation of shades. Lopes Mendes was already very inhabited by the Caiçara community, when the Penal Colony of Dois Rios experienced its peak, but today it is an almost deserted beach with a lot of natural shade from the almond trees that are on its edge. After enjoying Lopes Mendes Beach, board the Enterprise and we will sail in the direction of Enseada de Araçatiba for lunch. Lunch and on board and rest time. We are now heading towards Ilha da Cotia, in Paraty, to enjoy a beautiful beach and enjoy the rest of the afternoon. with landing on the beach. The charming Ilha da Cotia is a haven of clear and calm waters. The view is among the most beautiful in Paraty. The sand is an invitation to rest, as well as the pitanga trees that occupy the seaside. The path between Praia de Fora and Praia de Dentro is only 30 meters. An invitation to leisure and encounter with nature! 
🏚️ Accommodation: Dinner on board and overnight in Enseada da Cotia. 

Day 4: Saco do Mamanguá and Disembark in Paraty

Departure from Enseada da Cotia at dawn with navigation to the Saco do Mamanguá. Breakfast on board overlooking the Sugarloaf Mountain of Mamanguá.

Saco do Mamanguá is a unique landscape in Brazil! It is a fjord, that is, a large sea entrance surrounded by high rocky mountains, something common in Scandinavian countries. The greenish sea continues for 8 km, forming 33 small beaches, hiding waterfalls and harboring several species of marine animals. It has a very indented coast, forming 33 small sandy beaches interconnected by rocky shores, five small parcels of stones and two islands. The hills and mountains that surround the Mamanguá are occupied by the Atlantic Rainforest at different stages of development and by small areas of crops close to the caiçaras nuclei. The small rivers that form there flow directly onto the beaches or on the small plains of the bottom, determining the formation of wetlands and a well-maintained mangrove system. These mangroves are associated with areas of intense accumulation of mud and sand, forming the silt shoals. This coastal environment belongs to the domain of the Atlantic Forest and consists of the integration of different forest ecosystems, mangroves and a tropical estuary. It is a type of place that, when visiting, one has the feeling that time should stop and that everything should remain exactly like this, with its unique beauty. 

Lunch and disembark in the late afternoon at Marina do Engenho in Paraty. After disembarking between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, meeting with the driver at the port for the transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport or center.

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Specification: Explore the Green Coast of Rio de Janeiro on a Mini Cruise



Airport Transfer

Drop-Off, Pickup


4 Days


International flights are NOT included


NOT included


English, Portuguese

Level of Difficulty


Tour Style

Small Group


Airconditioned Vehicle, Cruise Ship


NOT Included


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per itinerary, On the vessel: Light and non-alcoholic drinks during meals: water, juices (natural or pulp), soda, coffee, and tea; snacks throughout the day: fruits, cakes, toast.

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At the time of booking must be paid a deposit equal to 50% of the participation fee; final payment must be done 30 days before departure. For reservations that should take place within 30 days prior to departure or for reservations with special conditions (for example special offers, special periods such as New Year's Eve and Carnival, Local holidays etc.) the full amount must be paid at the time of reservation.


For the cases listed below, we reserve the right to subsequently increase the quoted prices:
• Tariff changes by transport companies (for example fuel surcharges)
• new taxes or fees generally introduced or increased (for example, the increase in port or airport taxes)
• price increases imposed by the government (eg VAT)
• extraordinary increases in hotel prices
• plausibly explainable printing errors
• changes in the exchange rate


Before departure, the organizer or seller who needs to change significantly one or more elements of the contract, immediately gives written notice to the consumer, indicating the type of change and the change in price that follows. If you do not accept the modification proposal, the consumer may alternatively exercise the right to reacquire the sum already paid or to enjoy the offer of a replacement tourist package.


If after the departure the organizer finds it impossible to provide for any reason, except for a fact of the consumer, an essential part of the services included in the contract, he will have to prepare alternative solutions, without any price additional to be paid by the contractor and if the services provided are of a lower value than those envisaged, reimburse it equal to this difference.


In case of waivers of the services booked, the agency will apply the following penalties, in addition to the charges and expenses to be incurred for the cancellation of the same services:
50% of the total amount for cancellations made up to 60 days before arrival;
75% of the total amount for cancellations made up to 30 days before scheduled arrival;
100% of the total amount for cancellations made less than 30 days before departure;
no reimbursement will be granted to those who do not show up at the start, and or will renounce during the course of the trip.


The agency acts only as an organizing agent of: tours, attractions, hotel reservations and accommodation, restaurants, meals and services, guided tours and transportation of any kind, and can not be held responsible in any way for injuries, losses, damages, accidents, delays or inconveniences that may occur either due to defects, or as acts of government or other civil authorities (wars, civil unrest, strikes, etc.) or from any cause beyond the control of the agency. the agency assumes no responsibility for the loss or additional expenses in case of delays or changes to the program or other causes. The agency and its suppliers reserve the right to cancel or reschedule each tour departure in accordance with the regulations in place. Flights and Hotels will be reconfirmed after payment. In the event that the services offered are no longer available, we will proceed with the booking of equivalent services.


All luggage travel under the direct supervision and the sole responsibility of the owner and the agency can not under any circumstances be held responsible for any loss or damage of the same. Carriers are liable to travelers for the duration of the transport by their own means, in accordance with their own terms and conditions of carriage.


In case of any complaints related to the services received, the customer is asked to immediately contact the agency so that there is evidence of the inconvenience complained and you have the opportunity to remove it promptly. Complaints will be accepted only if forwarded within 24 hours of the occurrence of the inconvenience. Any late complaints or complaints made after the end of the stay will have the value of a simple report.

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