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Brazil Group Tour For Solos 30s & 40s!

A place that needs absolutely no introduction, Brazil should be experienced by everyone. It’s a country fizzing with energy, overflowing with personality and completely spoiled with exquisite nature. With this 12-day Brazil group tour we’re taking you to our very favourite places in this spectacular country. Soak up big city life in São Paulo, feel the charm of colonial Paraty, escape it all in tropical Ilha Grande and wonder at the marvel of Rio de Janeiro. It’s simply unforgettable!

São Paulo + Paraty + Ilha Grande + Rio de Janeiro !

Other Way Round Travel group during Brazil group tour

Highlights

  • Learn Brazil’s HISTORY and CULTURE in São Paulo
  • Kayak and Capoeira in colonial PARATY
  • Taste Brazilian RUM at a sugarcane plantation
  • Hike rainforests & discover hidden beaches in ILHA GRANDE
  • Enjoy the infamous IPANEMA and COPACABANA beaches
  • Visit CHRIST REDEEMER statue, wonder of world

  • Blast away stereotypes in Rio’s biggest FAVELA
  • SAMBA to the rhythm and sounds of Brazil
Downtime by the pool during Other Way Round Travel tour of Brazil

Included

  • 12-days / 11-nights: 2 São Paulo, 2 Paraty, 3 Ilha Grande, 4 Rio de Janeiro
  • Accommodation in hand-picked 3 & 4-star hotels (based on sharing twin room)
  • Meals – All breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners
  • Airport pickups and drop-offs
  • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
  • A trip host plus various local experts 
  • Note – international flights not included (we will recommend best options)
Other Way Round Travel group during Brazil group tour

Highlights

  • Learn Brazil’s HISTORY and CULTURE in São Paulo
  • Kayak and Capoeira in colonial PARATY
  • Taste Brazilian RUM at a sugarcane plantation
  • Hike rainforests & discover hidden beaches in ILHA GRANDE
  • Enjoy the infamous IPANEMA and COPACABANA beaches
  • Visit CHRIST REDEEMER statue, world wonder
  • Blast away stereotypes in Rio’s biggest FAVELA
  • SAMBA to the rhythm and sounds of Brazil
    Downtime by the pool during Other Way Round Travel tour of Brazil

    Included

      • 12-days / 11-nights: 2 São Paulo, 2 Paraty, 3 Ilha Grande, 4 Rio de Janeiro
      • Accommodation in hand-picked 3 & 4-star hotels (based on sharing twin room)
      • Meals – All breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners
      • Airport pickups and drop-offs
      • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
      • A trip host plus various local experts

      • Note – international flights not included (we will recommend best options)

      Itinerary

      Day 1

      OLA SAO PAULO!

      Welcome to effervescent Brazil – you’re in for one hell of an experience! The trip starts in São Paulo where you’re free to arrive at any time (we’ll be at the airport waiting to pick you up). Upon arrival take some time to get settled into your stylish hotel and then feel free to wander the nearby streets to sample the big city vibe. Later you’ll get to meet your fellow travellers over dinner and welcome drinks and learn more about the adventure ahead.

      Starting off our Brazil group tour in Sao Paulo
      Arriving into Sao Paulo for our Brazil group tour
      Batman Alley in Sao Paulo during our Brazil group tour
      Sao Paulo from above during our OWR Travel Brazil group tour
      Other Way Round Travel group picture in Sao Paulo, Brazil

      Day 2

      SOUTH AMERICA’S MEGA CITY 

      Today we explore the concrete jungle that is São Paulo – the largest city in South America. We’ll be accompanied by our “Paulistano” tour guide who’ll share with us the best parts of this complex, eclectic and diverse city. Highlights will be the modern epicentre of Paulista Avenue (where we’re staying), the traditional downtown with its huge Municipal market, and the uber trendy Villa Madalena with its graffiti lined streets, cool art galleries, live music and energetic vibes. This first experience in Brazil will provide an insight into the country’s history and culture, giving you context to dive into the rest of the tour.

      Batman Alley in Sao Paulo
      Sao Paulo train station during our Brazil group tour
      Metropolitan museum Sao Paulo during our group tour of Brazil

      Day 3

      COLONIAL PARATY + CAPOEIRA

      It’s time to swap city life for something more tranquil as we make the 4hr bus ride north towards Paraty – a colonial town filled with elegant architecture and cobbled streets, nestled between the Atlantic rainforest and an island-studded ocean bay. You will feel your stress levels drop immediately! Upon arrival we’ll have a relaxed lunch and then late-afternoon enjoy a guided walking tour around the extremely pretty city, learning about Paraty’s role at the centre of the “Gold Trail”. To end the day you’re going to try something completely different: Capoeira! A local group practising this Afro-Brazilian martial-art will teach us some moves – it’s great fun!

      Day 3 of our Brazil group tour, arriving into Paraty
      Practising Capoeira during our Brazil group tour
      Walking tour of Paraty, Brazil
      Guests on an Other Way Round Travel group tour of Brazil
      Exploring waterfalls in the Atlantic rainforest of Paraty

      Day 4

      CHASING WATERFALLS

      Today we’re diving headfirst – quite literally – into nature. We’ll spend the morning discovering hidden waterfalls and natural swimming holes in the neighbouring Atlantic rainforest (some of these places are not even known to locals) so expect to awaken all of your senses! Afterwards we stop by a Cachaça (Brazilian rum) distillery for a tasting session of Brazil’s most popular drink. Tonight you’ll top off an amazing day with cooking lesson/dinner based around locally sourced ingredients, connecting them with the history of Brazil.

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      Cooking class during our group tour of Brazil
      Jeep tour of the gold trail in Paraty, Brazil
      OWR Travel group tour, waterfalls in Paraty, Brazil

      Day 5

      TROPICAL ILHA GRANDE

      Time to go even more remote as today we head further up the Brazilian coastline to the picture perfect island paradise of Ilha Grande (yes – it really is that spectacular)! We’ll leave Paraty in the morning and make our way towards Angra dos Reis to catch the boat over to the “Big Island”. Upon arrival we drop our things at the hotel and then after a quick lunch we spend the afternoon kayaking around the island’s coast – stopping off at deserted beaches and swimming in the warm, clear waters. You’ll arrive back to shore late-afternoon, which is perfect timing to lay on a hammock, sip a caipirinha and watch the sun set.

      Kayaking in Ilha Grande during our Brazil group tour
      Other Way Round travel group kayaking in Ilha Grande, Brazil
      Visiting beaches during our Brazil group tour
      Getting instructions for our kayak tour in Ilha Grande, Brazil
      Solo traveller in Ilha Grande, Brazil during an OWR Travel group tour

      Day 6

      JUNGLE HIKE TO REMOTE BEACH

      Today we’re getting active as we head to one of the island’s most remote spots – the stunning Lopes Mendes beach. We’ll get there by first catching a schooner boat to the opposite side of the island and from there you’ll do a short hike (1 hr) through the jungle to reach one end of this miles long beach. The reward for your efforts is to spend a few hours relaxing at the postcard worthy beach before we make our way back late-afternoon (via a shorter route this time) for a chilled evening under the stars on our island paradise.

       

      Hiking to Lopez Mendes beach during our group tour of Brazil
      Boat ride to Lopez Mendes beach, Ilha Grande
      Lopez Mendes beach, Ilha Grande

      Day 7

      RELAX IN PARADISE

      Today is yours to spend however you like. If you enjoyed yesterday’s hike then the island is awash with several equally epic trails to explore, taking in many waterfalls, lookout points and (yes)! more beaches. If you’d rather spend time in the water then there’s the option of surfing, snorkelling or stand up paddle board. There are also many boat tours if you like the idea of a spot of island hopping. Alternatively, you could choose to simply relax, recharge and take advantage of the slow pace of island life.

      Rope swing in Ilha Grande during our OWR Travel Brazil group tour
      OWR Travel guests in sea during Brazil group tour
      Downtime during an OWR Travel group tour of Brazil
      Boat ride during OWR Travel group tour of Brazil
      Other Way Round travel group arriving into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Day 8

      RIO DE JANEIRO !

      We definitely saved the best till last – the world’s most epic city – Rio de Janeiro! Known locally as the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ (Marvelous City) it’s an absolutely captivating place, oozing with energy, and spoiled with an abundance of iconic landmarks. We’ll spend the morning travelling – by boat and bus – and arrive at our trendy beachside hotel mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is yours to explore the golden sandy shores of the nearby Ipanema and Copacabana and experience first-hand the full throttle carnival atmosphere of Brazil’s most famous beaches.

      Photos in front of Christ Redeemer statue in Rio, Brazil
      Santa Teresa neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Visiting Ipanema beach during our group tour of Brazil

      Day 9

      BIKE RIDES + WORLD WONDERS

      Today we’re going to get out and explore this vast city by taking advantage of Rio’s extensive bike lanes. We’ll spend the morning visiting beaches, the lagoon area and some hidden back streets. It’s a nice flat ride and a great way to get your bearings of Rio. After a hearty lunch, we’ll then make our way to Brazil’s most famous landmark – and one of the seven new wonders of the world –  Christ the Redeemer statue. Perched on the summit of Mount Corcovado, it sits a whopping 2,310 ft above the city and is equally as impressive up close. Plus, there’s the bonus that it provides great views over Guanabara Bay!

      Bike tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Street vendor during our group tour of Brazil
      Christ Redeemer statue, Rio, Brazil
      Epic views over Rio de Janeiro
      Other Way Round tour group at the Selaron stairs, Rio, Brazil

      Day 10

      EXPLORE PULSATING RIO

      In a city with so much to offer, today is yours to indulge in your own personal interests. You could take in some different neighbourhoods  – Pedro do Sal (Little Africa); hip and happening Botafogo; or the bohemian Santa Teresa with its brilliantly vivid Selaron Stairs. You could go get lost in the gigantic Tijuca Forest. Or enjoy one of the many awesome hikes in the surrounding hills. There’s also the impressive Museum of Tomorrow and not to be missed is the epic Sugarloaf Mountain. Or, you could simply decide to chill by our hotel pool – or our private spot on Copacabana beach – and enjoy a well deserved break.

      View from Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio, Brazil
      Poolside chills during our group tour of Brazil
      Other Way Round Travel tour group in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Day 11

      FAVELA + SAMBA !

      An important part of the story of Rio lives in its favelas and today we visit one of the more than 1000 favelas that exist in the city . We will be guided by a local resident who will share the inside story of life and culture inside his neighbourhood. We’ll learn about the many challenges faced by locals, but also witness first-hand the vibrancy and positive sense of community often unexpected to outsiders. It’s an eye-opening experience which we believe is important in breaking down stereotypes. Then, to round off our experience in Rio, we’re going out in style with some homemade Caipirinhas and a Samba dance lesson!

      OWR Travel tour group in favela babylonia, rio de janeiro
      Enjoying Caipirinhas during our Brazil group tour
      Favela tour with Other Way Round travel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Samba lesson during our Brazil group tour
      Coconuts on Ipanema beach during our group tour of Brazil

      Day 12

      UNTIL NEXT TIME BRAZIL

      Sadly, your Brazilian adventure has now come to an end but we hope you’ve had a trip to remember (and met some amazing friends along the way). From the mega-city of São Paulo to the favelas of Rio we’ve packed a whole lot in. You’ve hiked rainforests, kayaked tropical waters, danced samba, and even tried your hand at Capoeira. There’s been beach after beach (after beach), charming colonial towns, breathtaking views and the tastiest food (and rum) that Brazil has to offer. Until next time. 

      Beach hike during Brazil group tour
      Other Way Round travel group in Paraty, Brazil
      Admiring the views from Sugarloaf Mountain during Brazil group tour

      Hotels

      We know that accommodation is important to you and it’s important to us too. We’ve therefore carefully hand-picked a selection of our favourite 3 & 4-star hotels for this itinerary. These are the hotels we typically use.

       Staying in Melia Paulista, Sao Paulo during group tour of Brazil
       Staying in Pousada Porto Imperial, Paraty during group tour of Brazil

      Melia Paulista, Sao Paulo

      Pousada Porto Imperial, Paraty

       Staying in Pousada Naturalia, Ilha Grande during group tour of Brazil
      Staying in Portobay Copacabana, Rio during group tour of Brazil

      Pousada Naturalia, Ilha Grande

      PortoBay, Rio de Janeiro

      Staying in Melia Paulista, Sao Paulo during group tour of Brazil

      Melia Paulista, Sao Paulo

      Staying in Pousada Porto Imperial, Paraty during group tour of Brazil

      Pousada Porto Imperial, Paraty

      Staying in Pousada Naturalia, Ilha Grande during group tour of Brazil

      Pousada Naturalia, Ilha Grande

      Staying in Portobay Copacabana, Rio during group tour of Brazil

      PortoBay, Rio de Janeiro

      What Our Guests Say

      Other Way Round traveller testimonial of Brazil group tour
      Other Way Round traveller testimonial of Brazil group tour
      Other Way Round traveller review of Brazil group tour
      Other Way Round traveller review of Brazil group tour

      “Overflowing with Incredible Memories”

      From biking along Copacabana and Ipanema, to kayaking in Ilha Grande, swimming in waterfalls and hiking to secluded beaches, my mind is overflowing with the most incredible memories!

      “Every Trip is Magical”

      OWR truly make every trip magical with their personal touches. I am a prolific tour customer and have been on several group tours with other companies, OWR is the only one I have returned to.

      “Made Amazing Friends”

      The people I traveled with were amazing and there was so much fun and laughter throughout the whole trip and I have made some amazing friends from the trip. I would 100% book another with OWR.

      “Apprehensive About Booking a Group Tour”

      This was my first group trip, ever. I typically travel alone or with a friend, so I was a bit apprehensive about booking a group tour. Little did I know that I would leave this trip with a new family.

      What Our Guests Say

      Other Way Round traveller review of Brazil group tour

      "Overflowing with Incredible Memories"

      From biking along Copacabana and Ipanema, to kayaking in Ilha Grande, swimming in waterfalls and hiking to secluded beaches, my mind is overflowing with the most incredible memories!

      "Every Trip is Magical"

      OWR truly make every trip magical with their personal touches. I am a prolific tour customer and have been on several group tours with other companies, OWR is the only one I have returned to.

      “Made Amazing Friends”

      The people I traveled with were amazing and there was so much fun and laughter throughout the whole trip and I have made some amazing friends from the trip. I would 100% book another with OWR.

      “Apprehensive About Booking a Group Tour”

      This was my first group trip, ever. I typically travel alone or with a friend, so I was a bit apprehensive about booking a group tour. Little did I know that I would leave this trip with a new family.

      Prices, Dates & Booking

      Samba lesson with Other Way Round Travel in Brazil
      Helicopter tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Enjoying Ipanema beach on the OWR Travel Brazil Group Tour

      Prices

      Dates

      Booking Info

      2024 Trip Prices

      UK: £3100

      EU: €3720

      US: $4030

      CA: $5270

      2025 Trip Prices

      UK: £3400

      EU: €4080

      US: $4420

      CA: $5780

      2024

      28 Sep – 09 Oct

      30 Nov – 11 Dec

      2025

      27 Sep – 08 Oct

      • Get in touch (using form below) and tell us your preferred dates
      • We’ll confirm availability within 24 hrs
      • Confirm that you’d like to go ahead
      • Pay £200 / US$250 deposit to secure place
      • Pay remainder 2 months before departure
      Samba lesson with Other Way Round Travel in Brazil

      Prices

      2024 Trip Prices

      UK: £3100

      EU: €3720

      US: $4030

      CA: $5270

      2025 Trip Prices

      UK: £3400

      EU: €4080

      US: $4420

      CA: $5780

      Helicopter tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Dates

      2024

      28 Sep – 09 Oct

      30 Nov – 11 Dec

      2025

      27 Sep – 08 Oct

      Enjoying Ipanema beach on the OWR Travel Brazil Group Tour

      Booking Info

      • Get in touch (using form below) and tell us your preferred dates
      • We’ll confirm availability within 24 hrs
      • Confirm that you’d like to go ahead
      • Pay £200 / US$250 deposit to secure place
      • Pay remainder 2 months before departure

      Important Notes

      Am I a good fit for an OWR trip?

      We know it’s important to you to choose the right tour company for you.

      And equally, for us, it’s super important that we get the right people joining our trips (people who are likely to get the most out of it).

      We’d therefore appreciate if you could please read the following page carefully before signing up: OWR Trip Style

      Are international flights included?

      No.

      International flights are not included in the price of our tours. This is something you would book yourself seperately.

      Which airports should I fly into?

      Our trip starts in Sao Paulo (GRU) and ends in Rio de Janeiro (GIG). You should organise your flights accordingly.

      Ideally you should arrive at the hotel by 6pm on the first day. This is when we have our welcome meeting and afterwards go for dinner (although if you arrive later it’s fine to catch up).

      You can leave at any time on the last day. There are no activities scheduled for that day.

      If you need help researching flights, contact us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form on this page.

      Are airport transfers included?

      Yes, they are included at both the start and end of every trip.

      Notes

      • We only do transfers between airports and our selected hotels. No other locations.
      • For those tagging on extra days, we will endeavour to include transfers up to 2 days outside of official tour dates.

      Can I book a private room?

      Yes.

      Our standard prices are based on sharing a twin hotel room with one other person of the same gender.

      However, if you prefer a private then you can select this option for £660 / $770 extra.

      Just let us know at the time of booking.

      Can I book pre and/or post accommodation?

      Yes, we can book you in for extra days at either our arrival hotel or departure hotel.

      This is up to a maximum of 2 days on either side. If for longer, we suggest you book directly with the hotel.

      Contact us at [email protected] for rates.

      I’m traveling solo, will I be the only one?

      No.

      Our trips are specifically designed for solo travelers so you will fit in perfectly.

      Some people may bring a friend but the majority will always be traveling solo.

      How do I book?

      You contact us either via the contact form on this site or by emailing us at [email protected].

      You confirm your name, your age, which country you are based in and you tell us the destination and dates you would like to join.

      We then send you an electronic invoice to collect your deposit payment.

      To reserve a spot you pay a £200 / $250 deposit and then the remaining balance must be paid by 60 days before the trip.

      If your booking is within 60 days, then you must pay the full balance at that point.

      Is the deposit refundable?

      No, the deposit is non-refundable.

      However, if you can no longer make the trip you can transfer that deposit onto any other future trip.

      Do you have payment plans?

      Yes.

      We can either split your balance into even monthly payments, or we can set it up so you can pay any smaller amounts as and when you like.

      Just let us know at the time of booking.

      Visas, vaccinations & packing lists?

      Two months before your trip you will receive a comprehensive pre-trip pack which tells you everything you need to get prepared for the trip (including info on visas, vaccinations & packing lists).

      In general, most of our guests don’t need visas to come to Brazil.

      Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

      Yes.

      We cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and other dietary requirements. We will always make sure there are options available to you in the restaurants we visit.

      Please be aware though that there will not likely be the same range of options as you have available in your home country.

      Will I get to meet other members of the group before the trip?

      Yes.

      In the week before the trip we will create a WhatsApp group with all the people joining the trip. This is a great opportunity to connect ahead of the trip.

      Are the hotels listed on the website the actual hotels you use?

      Generally yes, it will be these hotels.

      From time to time we may need to change a specific hotel if for example it’s not available on those given dates. But in such situations, we will always replace with another hotel at the same quality.

      What’s the cancellation policy?

      The £200/$250 deposit is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel at any point, you can put this towards any future trip you book with us (in any location).

      The rest of the balance is refundable up until two months before the trip. From that point we have to start committing funds to local suppliers and so:-

      > 30-60 days before trip – 50% refund

      > 0–30 days before trip – 0% refund

      But, we also recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover you for any unexpected last-minute cancellation.

      Enquire Now

      For bookings or enquiries, complete the form below or email [email protected] 

      And if you prefer to chat to someone, you can schedule a zoom call