From Rio to Trancoso- The Beaches of Brazil

Take a 12-day journey to explore some of Brazil’s best beaches.  Start your tropical getaway in Rio de Janeiro, where you will enjoy a beachside view while staying at the Fasano Hotel. Take a tour of the city by bike and car and you will get to see Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Corcovado and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.

After 3 nights in Rio, continue on to the small town of Trancoso. This town was founded as a colonial settlement by fishermen in the late 16th century and it was able to stay isolated up until the 1970’s.  Enjoy staying at the Uxua Casa Hotel which is known for its luxurious accommodations.  This hotel is where barefoot luxury meets rustic village life. This property includes 10 individual casas. Each casa includes a plush king size bed and a full kitchen where a private chief will prepare meals at your request. Guests can lounge on the white beaches and then at night walk along the Quadrado and enjoy local bars and restaurants.  Activities include: swimming at the beaches, local tours, beach volley ball, and sea kayaking.

On your 4th night spend the evening at Aram Yami, located on the edge of Salvador’s Pelourinho. This area is known for having the largest collection of colonial-era architecture in South America. In the morning take a nice walk in the streets before catching a flight headed to the Fernando de Noronha islands. 

Stay in your own private bungalow at Pousada Maravilha which offers a tranquil ocean view from the wooden deck.  For the rest of your trip, take time to just explore the islands peaceful landscapes and the pristine beaches.  Enjoy taking nature walks and even hike the Capim Acu trail where you can stop for swimming and snorkeling in the natural pools on the trail. Other activities include a boat tour around the entire island and also off -road tours.