Festivals & Events in Brazil
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Parati & Costa Verde
Southwest of Rio de Janeiro is the small town of Parati, virtually unchanged since its heyday as the main port on the Gold Route to Portugal. The former pirate hideout boasts a colonial centre adorned with cobbled streets, pretty houses, art galleries and craft shops, as well as restaurants serving freshly caught local fish. Traffic is forbidden here, so as to preserve the tranquil atmosphere, seemingly paused in time from centuries ago.
Tours explore the surrounding area by foot, boat and bicycle and there are some fantastic vistas on the Gold Trail over the mountains. You will also encounter isolated waterfalls and ancient ruins of Portuguese forts, resting on outcrops, both on the mainland and the islands. A wonderful boat trip can be made to explore the islands, landing on secluded beaches, or you can anchor in bays to snorkel or dive in the clear, warm waters.
Parati is comfortably reached by road from Rio and so makes a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
20 Nights from £4,538 €4,546 $4,900
Comprehensive tour exploring Brazil's colonial origins, rich cultural heritage and natural wonders and vibrant cities
Costa Verde Tour
10 Nights from £2,431 €2,017 $2,160
Explore Rio de Janeiro in-depth tour then journey along the lush Green Coast to colonial Parati and its rainforest trails and tropical islands. Unwind in style on the idyllic…
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