Set against a backdrop of lush tropical mountains south of Rio, the Green Coast is dotted with beautiful sandy beaches and charming little towns. Relaxing stays in or around historic Paraty can be combined with explorations of the cobbled streets and fine Portuguese colonial buildings of this picturesque town. Optional tours to beautiful waterfalls and the surrounding Atlantic rainforest are also on offer.
Inland, among the rolling and tranquil countryside, peaceful stops can be arranged at historic coffee farms, such as the carefully restored Fazenda Catuçaba. Off the coast, the unspoilt island of Ilha Grande, where motor vehicles are not allowed, offers pristine beaches and hikes in the jungle-covered hills.