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  • Address: Ilha Grande, Brazil
Located just over 100 kilometers from Rio, Ilha Grande is a piece of paradise in the warm waters of the Costa Verde (the lush, coastal region between Rio and São Paulo). Ilha Grande, the ‘Big Island,’ is sparsely populated with small villages with fishermen and small B&Bs. The island’s main village is Abraão, on the western shore, where passenger ferries land daily. With no cars allowed and mostly untouched by developers, Ilha Grande is the ideal island escape. Most of Ilha Grande is pristine Atlantic Rainforest, with endless options for hikes, panoramic viewpoints, hidden coves, and long white-sand beaches that seldom have crowds. The waters of Ilha Grande are warm and turquoise, making it a great place for snorkeling, swimming and other water sports. On the coast facing the open-ocean, waves can be large and attract surfers, and on the coast facing land, waters are usually calm and perfect for a dip. 
 
Besides hiking, the best way to get around to the many beaches of Ilha Grande is by boat. Water-taxis and day excursions bring visitors to the island’s best beaches, coves and snorkel spots. Most of the island’s accommodations are in Arbaão, but there are other guesthouses on the island’s more remote beaches, as well as campgrounds. 


Practical Info

Visiting Ilha Grande on a day trip from Rio de Janeiro is possible by boat. To spend the night there, visitors can drive or take the bus to the ferry terminal in Mangaratiba or Angra dos Reis, where ferries depart daily for Abraão. 

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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

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Escape from the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro and explore the pristine beaches of Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise around the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.00
Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Day Trips
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Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande

If you are in Rio de Janeiro and you only have one day to visit Ilha Grande we can help you out! This tour leaves from your hotel in Rio de Janeiro really ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $207.27
Private Custom Tour: Rio de Janeiro Surrounding Villages with Personal Driver, Rio de Janeiro, Day ... 
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Private Custom Tour: Rio de Janeiro Surrounding Villages with Personal Driver

Enjoy a visit to the beautiful and charming small towns in the surroundings of Rio de Janeiro. You can choose to visit villages on the beach or in the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Paraty City Sightseeing Tour, Paraty, Custom Private Tours
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Paraty City Sightseeing Tour

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Follow an experienced guide for a 2-hour city sightseeing tour of Paraty—a Portuguese colonial town along the Gold Trail (Caminho do Ouro). You’ll walk cobbled ...  Read more

Location: Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.00
Paraty Schooner Cruise and Snorkeling Tour, Paraty, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Paraty Schooner Cruise and Snorkeling Tour

Spend a leisurely day at sea wending your way through the flawless reefs of Paraty! This schooner cruise in Paraty Bay takes different routes each day of the ...  Read more

Location: Paraty, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.00
Angra dos Reis Full Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Day Cruises
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Angra dos Reis Full Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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The excursion to Angra dos Reis is one of the complete experiences, starting very early in the morning. In this full-day guided tour, you'll have the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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