Brazil - Beaches Abound!


Brazil - Beaches Abound!


12 Days / 11 Nights

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Brazil is the biggest geographical area in all of South America, with a huge variety of geographical areas, culture and biodiversity. However, it is the beaches that are by far, the most visited destinations in the country and it is easy to understand why! Some of the most famous beaches in the world such as Ipanema and Copacabana in Rio, as well as pristine and more remote options further north in Bahia. The climate is perfect, the ocean is sparkling and the sand is white, offering some of the most exquisite beaches in the world! Try this multi-destination beach tour

Special features of our Brazil – Beaches Abound! Tour: 

Type of Tourism:  Beach vacation, Sun, Sea, Water sports

Places to Visit:  Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande, Salvador, Arraial D’Ajuda, Trancoso.

Duration: 12 Days and 11 Nights. 

Type of Service: Private and shared tours. 

Accommodation: 3 star accommodation at most destinations that you will visit. These hotels, pousadas and lodges have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


Today is the first day of the tour and arrival day to Rio de Janeiro with its world famous beaches, eclectic vibe and samba atmosphere, making it one of the best party cities in the world! Your guide will collect you from the airport and take you to the hotel and we will then head out for a welcome dinner.

    After breakfast, we will head off to visit some of the main sights in the city of Rio De Janeiro. We will first visit the Sugar Loaf mountain, with its spectacular views over the coastline of Rio and then continue to the world-famous, and Modern wonder of the world, Christ The Redeemer, “Corcovado” monument. After lunch, you will have a free afternoon to enjoy the world-famous beaches of the city.

      After breakfast we will head to the small port of Angra dos Reis, to take the ferry to Ilha Grande. The island is a slice of paradise, with endless white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and tropical forest trails, the perfect place for a remote beach experience. 

        After breakfast, we will head out on a full-day tour including The Blue Lagoon or Lagoa Azul for breath-taking snorkelling, Freguesia de Santana Beach for its crystalline waters and shoals of fish perfect for snorkelers and divers, Japariz Beach and its spectacular island views and Saco do Ceu, for the idyllic ocean scene.

          Today we once more head out to explore the incredible island of Ilha Grande. We will first visit Morcego’s Island (Bat Island) Arrecifes’ Island, Mangues Beach and Lopes Mendes beach for more idyllic, pristine Island paradises.

            Today we leave this island paradise to head on to our next incredible destination. We will take the boat back to Rio de Janeiro and head straight to the airport for our flight to Salvador. Our guide will be waiting at the airport to take us to the hotel in this colourful, colonial town.

              After breakfast, we will enjoy a historical & panoramic city tour of this Portuguese colonial outpost with its remarkable architecture and Afro- Brazilian vibe. This home of the Capoeira and famous carnival city has so many sights to see and all within a stone’s throw from the spectacular coastline and pristine beaches.

                Today we head to the airport for our flight to Porto Seguro. On arrival, our guide will take us to Arraial D’Ajuda Eco resort by ferry. This coastal tourist village has an array of things on offer to visitors to the area and of course, its beautiful beaches and coastline activities.

                  Today is a free day to enjoy the beach, the swimming pool and opulent water parks in the area, as well as the many hotel activities. This once holiday destination for the rich and famous is now wonderfully accessible to everyone with adventures abound.

                    Today we will leave the resort to head to chilled out Trancoso. With stunning beaches, yellow sand and a vivid collage of blue water. Idyllic doesn’t quite describe this incredibly beautiful area of Bahia.

                      Today we will head out to one of the best beaches in the area at Praia do Espelho, which means Beach of Mirrors. This picture-perfect beach is probably our ideal image of what a beach should look like and you will not be disappointed. Stereotypical white sandy beaches, palm trees and transparent, warm waters are all present and the remoteness of this beach only adds to its flawless magic.

                        Our final day of paradise ends with a transfer to the airport of Porto Seguro for your onward destination.  Leaving this paradise behind will not be easy just remember that these spectacular beaches will still be hear for your next holiday, to totally get away from it all!

                          WHAT'S INCLUDED

                          • Accommodation, tours and services as per itinerary 
                          • Meals and drinks when mentioned 
                          • All transfers in air-conditioning transportation and include guide, except when otherwise mentioned. 
                          • Mandatory hotel taxes

                          WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                          • Visits, services, meals and drinks not mentioned above 
                          • Personal expenses 
                          • International and domestic air flights (unless specified) 
                          • TIP for the guide and driver 
                          • Hotel and airport porterage taxes 
                          • Hotel city taxes 

                          Trip Preparation & FAQS

                          Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                          Part of our protocols involve procedures such as:

                          -Hydroalcoholic gel in all the vehicles

                          -Use of masks by our drivers, guides and recommendation for our clients;

                          -Full-time cleaning of the vehicles (doors and all the most-touched surfaces) and the hands of our staff

                          -Recommendation of bigger vehicles for groups to keep one seat free besides each guest

                          -Individual headphones for groups to keep the necessary distance.

                          We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                          We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                          We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                          As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                          We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                          Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                          VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                          Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                          Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                          Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                          Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                          We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                          We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                          We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                          The official currency in Brasil is the Brazilean Real (BRL). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                          Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                          As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, intensifying our support for social projects, reinforcing our commitment to the development of our country, and adding community-based responsible experiences as we are also committed to support their recovery. In partnership with local NGOs, we launched our Sustainability and Reforestation seal, where for each apartment booked with us in the Amazon, a tree seedling will be planted in the forest. Our idea is to develop an increasingly conscientious tourism and help preserve this spectacular biome.

                          Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                          Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                          The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                          This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                          For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446

                          It is through travel that we want to give each individual the opportunity to reconnect and positively transform themselves, positively develop traditional Brazilian communities and promote Brazil as a responsible tourism destination.

                          All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number:  + 55 21 99735-7446. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                          This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                          This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                          The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                          Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your hotel.

                          For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                          In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                          In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                          It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                          We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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