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

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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 islands, relax on secluded beaches or spend some time swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Round-trip transportation and lunch included.
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In Brief

Location:
Mangaratiba, Brazil
Country:
Brazil
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
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Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Family friendly
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Lunch included
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Lagoa Azul, Angra Dos Reis, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

a natural aquarium where you'll find one of the finest diving spots on Ilha Grande. A massive pool with clear water, where the bottom is a live sea star collection, combined with shoals of colorful fish, squids, and corals. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Praia de Araça, Freguesia de Santana, Angra dos Reis - RJ, Brazil

Cozy beach with calm, clear waters and a peculiar formation, is one of the beaches that does not receive so much visitation of tourists because it is a small beach and often goes unnoticed by those who pass by boat.

Stop At: Gipoia Island, Proximo a Vila Velha e a Ilha da Piedade Corredor Turistico da Ponta Leste, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

It is the second largest island in the bay of Angra, we will make our last stop at Vitorino Beach, where a sardine canning factory operated until 1967 and nowadays it has become a restaurant where we will have lunch, a great option for children and the elderly take a refreshing sea bath.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Botinas Island, Corredor Turistico da Ponta Leste, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

In the Botina Islands we will only make stops for photo, on the spot diving is not allowed. Also known as Twin Islands is the main postcard of the city of Angra dos Reis. Its main attractions are the incredibly clear waters and white sands.

Pass By: Ilha Grande State Park, Av. Nacib Monteiro de Queiroz, s/n Vila do Abraao, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000 Brazil

With more than two thousand beaches, Angra dos Reis has some of the most awe-inspiring scenery on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Ilha Grande (Big Island) with its beautiful beaches and crystal clear water is the most famous island of the 365 surrounding the Bay of Angra dos Reis. Between the mountains and the beaches, the area is perfect for cruising around, snorkeling and hiking.

Your tour to Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande begins with high quality transportation towards the Costa Verde region, two hours by bus from Rio(But in festive times and holidays can double the time due to traffic). You'll arrive in the city of Angra dos Reis, where you'll head straight to the port to board the schooner. Set sail, sit back and enjoy paradise.

Some of the sights you'll be able to see from the boat include:

Lagoa Azul: a natural aquarium where you'll find one of the finest diving spots on Ilha Grande. A massive pool with clear water, where the bottom is a live sea star collection, combined with shoals of colorful fish, squids, and corals. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit.

Praia do Araçá:

Cozy beach with calm, clear waters and a peculiar formation, is one of the beaches that does not receive so much visitation of tourists because it is a small beach and often goes unnoticed by those who pass by boat.

Ilhas Botinas: In the Botina Islands we will only make stops for photo, on the spot diving is not allowed. Also known as Twin Islands is the main postcard of the city of Angra dos Reis. Its main attractions are the incredibly clear waters and white sands.

Gipóia Island:

It is the second largest island in the bay of Angra, we will make our last stop at Vitorino Beach, where a sardine canning factory operated until 1967 and nowadays it has become a restaurant where we will have lunch, a great option for children and the elderly take a refreshing sea bath.

Inclusions

  • Licensed bilingual guide
  • Boat tour Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (DOES NOT support Hotels in Barra, Recreio, São Conrado and Santa Tereza)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks, available for purchase

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup and drop-off (DOES NOT support Hotels in Barra, Recreio, São Conrado and Santa Tereza)

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour, date or full refund
  • It is recommended that you bring a light snack, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended since this tour involve a moderate amount of walking
  • Due to the nature of this tour and for the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated by alcool or or drugs and show signs of intoxication, and if you are not permitted to attend, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3.92 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Really good day. Lots of fun.
• Submitted 08 Feb 2018
I recommend this tour if you want to get out of the city and out on the water. The drive to get there was about 3 hours from central Rio. Remember to bring sunscreen cream since the sun is really intense once you get on the water. My only complaint would be that of all of the stops we made, just one of them actually had a dock. The other stops involved either swimming in the ocean, or jumping in the water and swimming a short distance to the shore. It's definitely a long day, but I enjoyed seeing this side of Rio.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2017
Really very good trip! Pedro, the tour guide, is very a kind person. Spend a great time in Andre dos Reies. Even in the end of July, there was sun and hot.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
Amazing tour and wonderful crew... a do over for sure! Adorei mesmo !
• Submitted 24 Jun 2017
This tour was great! Mao was a great tour guide... they spoke in three languages which was great and also the live music inside the boat (samba) was amazing I love the tour and the three stops at some islands so we can take a break, snorkel or just swim in the ocean. Thumbs up!!!
• Submitted 22 Apr 2017
Great Tour. Everyone is so nice and helpful. Beautiful views and experience.
• Submitted 15 Mar 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 29 Nov 2016
Not long enough! I wish we could have stayed on Ilha Grande. It was truly beautiful and swimming with the fishes at the blue lagoon will be a life long memory. Only issue we had was a lost wallet on the bus that somehow couldn't be found, even though we were the last ones dropped off.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2016
I loved this part of my trip and want to plan to go back to this part of Brazil for a longer period of time. My recommendation to anyone is to go ahead and book a trip to Ilha Grande for longer than a day. It was beautiful.
• Submitted 11 Aug 2016
This tour was great Emmanuel is a great tour host. He goes everything and anything to make sure you have a great time. The Island are great. The people that work on the boat were great and friendly. I recommend this tour to everyone.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2016
for the price, this was a fun day trip, drinks food etc... no fuss, on schedule, great guide, beautiful part of brazil. long ride back to rio though, be prepared to nap in a cold bus after you have been swimming all day.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2016
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• Submitted 20 Oct 2017
The tour was fun- filled and enjoyable. Two things that would have made it excellent were the weather which was cold and rainy, and although it was called a bilingual tour, we were the only two speaking English in addition to the tour guide, whose English was limited too.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
Very well organized trip from Rio to Angra dos Reis and out into the adjoining bay. There were three main stops of about 30 minutes each. The food was good and the tour staff very warm and welcoming. My only wish was that we could have had more time at the Ilha Grande stops to allow for some hiking along the nature trails.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2017
I recommend this tour, beautiful places! bring a water cover for your phone.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2017
Beautiful beaches, warm water, scenic bays and islands, good food and music, but ... Tour bus was 45 minutes late due to a breakdown we suggest that the tour guide inform the hotel right away to reduce worry and ensure that we wait at the right place. Boat was full and crowded, it was hard to keep track of the guide. We had good seats at the back of the boat, but middle tables would be tight. There were not enough flotation devices noodles since some people took 2 or 3. There were not enough snorkels/masks extra cost of 15 reals. The included dinner was tasty and an earlier lunch was available for extra cost. Local musicians performed for tips. We would have appreciated more than the 30 minutes allowed at each of the 3 stops. Otherwise, a long, enjoyable day.
• Submitted 27 Apr 2016
The bus ride was comfortable, the meal on the boat delicious, and the view and water were beautiful. It was a bucket list trip for me.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2015
We were staying at a hotel in Copacabana, and they had us meet at another hotel (15min walk away). The tour guide Eli just about ignored me when he called out my name and I had to tell him 3 times it was me. There were a good mix of people on the excursion, and Eli would speak in both Portuguese or English. I noticed that the English parts were much shorter than the Portuguese narration. But also, there was very little of this... not like some of the excursions I've taken elsewhere where there is more history and facts shared during the drive. I spent the bulk of the 3 hour drive sleeping since there wasn't anything being shared.The entire boat ride there's no guided tour, either. It was mostly musicians and then eating "appetizers" which were huge portions (they were good though) and drinking. We were there at the end of October, and so it already felt a bit chilly where we were, and if you wanted to get down at either of the two swimming stops, you had to jump into the water because there were no docks for those stops. We weren't able to swim at the first island/beach because the water was really choppy and the boat couldn't get close. So they gave us a full hour at the 2nd stop. It was nicer than Copacabana for the fact that the waters felt a bit more tame (in comparison) and that it felt more private, but honestly nothing super special about it (I lived in Hawaii for a while, so I might have a very particular preference when it comes to beaches). The third stop was where we ate. The food was really good (I love the fish and black beans), and it was cute enough to take pictures until we board back onto the boat.The last stop was this church on an island. It was gorgeous, but really nothing to see, we couldn't really go inside or anything. I don't even really know the story of the church. Would've been nice to get some kind of background/guided information about what I was seeing.The ride back was the same, quiet ride back to town. This tour is probably better if you really intend on swimming—and if so, maybe do so during the warmer Rio months when hopefully the water is more calm as well. It was great to get outside of the city (I did a city tour as well, and you pretty much see it all in a day), so all in all, I'm still happy I went and was able to see the beautiful sights outside of the city, but I think I had high expectations for this and felt like it was a bit of a bust.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2018
The service was great, but the trip felt like a pure tourist trip yet still fun! I could have benefited from clearer information about the trip and what it would be like.
• Submitted 21 Dec 2015
Sadly we had horrible weather, it was cold and wet. Service on the boat was great, food was good and if the sun had been shining, it would have been an awesome day. Its a long journey there and back, and probably worth it on a good day. Out boat was not packed like some of the others we saw, so that was a good thing. I would recommend this trip on a fine weather day.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2015
Started well, long journey but a comfy bus and friendly tour guide. Got to Angra to board the boat and it went downhill. Uncomfortably over crowded boat. Drop off points to snorkel and walk on beaches already had other boats (on the same cruise as us) anchored, who had already let off their passengers so the water was completely full of people with floatation devices, no room to move. More like being in a kiddies pool than the sea. Not the idyllic island hopping with time to snorkel that the advertisement had led us to believe it would be. It's wonderful to sail around the beautiful landscape, beers on board were inexpensive for Brits (7 reals a tinny) and we enjoyed our fish lunch. Our tour guide worked hard getting our drinks orders and delivering them throughout. Which helped as we had no room to get out and collect them ourselves. Do this tour if there is no other way for you to see Ilha Grande but do not expect anything calm or tranquil.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2015
The tour company didn't provide us a pickup time until 9pm the night before which was frustrating. They were very hard to get ahold of. The weather wasn't very pleasant which was a letdown. The tourguide was very nice but extremely overworked which made it difficult to receive information.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2015
This tour was all about selling you stuff, I personally wouldn't bother.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
The vast majority of the tour was given in Spanish, even though I paid for an English tour. I had no idea what was going on for the majority of the trip, and did not learn anything the entire time.
• Submitted 10 Mar 2016

In Brief

Location:
Mangaratiba, Brazil
Country:
Brazil
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Family friendly
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Lunch included