This Southern Brazil Luxury Tour follows the Green Coast from São Paolo to Rio de Janeiro. Over nine days, pair the bustle and diversity of the cities with beauty and relaxation of Paraty. The best part? No regional flights required.

Southern Brazil Luxury Tour

Suggested journey at a glance: 9 days / 8 nights in São Paolo, Paraty, and Rio de Janeiro

This suggested Green Coast tour is just one way to see Southern Brazil on your own customized Ker & Downey trip. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. So contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.

Southern Brazil Luxury Tour - Green Coast to Paraty & Rio - Ker & Downey

São Paolo

First begin your Southern Brazil luxury tour in São Paolo, the country’s melting pot city. Stay at the stunning Hotel Emiliano and explore the main sites of the city with a private guide. Along the way, discover world-renowned restaurants, contemporary art galleries, a mix of old and new architecture, lush green parks, and historical museums.


Next, continue your Green Coast Tour with a private ground transfer to Paraty, a town steeped in history. From your charming accommodations at Casa Turquesa, explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Indeed, a private guide will reveal its rich and colorful past on a historical walking tour. Additionally, another highlight of your three-night stay will be a private boat trip along Paraty’s bay. Stop on islands and remote beaches as you soak in the idyllic setting. You also have the option to include either a guided sea kayaking tour, a private jeep tour through the Atlantic Forest, or a Brazilian cooking class with a renowned local chef.

Southern Brazil Luxury Tour - Green Coast to Paraty & Rio - Ker & Downey

Rio de Janeiro

Finally, conclude your Souther Brazil luxury tour in Brazil’s most famous city, Rio de Janeiro. Settle into your luxury accommodations at Hotel Janeiro. Then enjoy three nights of explorations. Indeed, a full day is dedicated to the quintessential sites: a visit to the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Mountain, a stroll around the Santa Teresa Neighborhood, and an excursion to the Morrinho Project. You will also embark on a cable-car ride to Sugar Loaf Mountain, a trademark of Rio de Janeiro.

Southern Brazil Luxury Tour - Green Coast to Paraty & Rio - Ker & Downey

Optional Extension: Buzios or Ilha Grande

Consider extending your Green Coast tour with a beach break on Ilha Grande island or the Búzios peninsula. Both destinations provide sunny seaside escapes near Rio de Janeiro.

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