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The Mountain and Coast Journey highlights some of Brazils hidden gems. This yoga adventure will inspire and leave your senses heightened as you start in Rio de Janeiro, travel to a unique eco-spa in the mountains of Visconde de Maua, and journey down the coast to stay in a stylish pousada near the charming colonial town of Paraty for an amazing yoga adventure experience. Experience the vibrancy of some of Brazil's natural wonders and its majestic land and seascapes to relax at these enchanting places. All meals are included as you enjoy a natural spa, mountain hikes, schooner boat tours, remote beaches, and delightful morning and evening yoga classes for rejuvenation and relaxation.
Accommodations are in comfortable, locally-operated guesthouses (pousadas) and eco-spas. The fabulous locations include hidden eco-lodges in the mountain region of the rolling sierras, and a guesthouse with gorgeous simplicity and natural elegance in a small fishing town with ocean views and a forest back-drop. The locations are selected for their quality, originality, and compatibility with Green Stone Journeys philosophy of ecological and sustainable travel. Accommodation on the tour is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone, you will be paired with another traveler in the group of the same sex. Depending on the number of people on the tour, you may have a single room without additional costs. A single supplement tour option is available.
You will spend three nights in the rolling sierras of Visconde de Mau and relax in a precious and serene mountain eco-hideaway, enjoying beautiful and natural eco-spa accommodation. Enjoy fresh healthy meals with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and relax in the Finnish sauna or natural swimming pool.
Lodging for the next four nights is in a guesthouse with a European flavor located in a peaceful and remote fishing village. Enjoy stunning views, a charming yet rustic elegance and a forest backdrop. Morning and evening yoga classes with ocean views will start each day, in its natural beauty in this unique location. Included in this stay is a schooner boat tour to remote beaches and a full day tour to Paraty to enjoy optional activities in the colonial town such as a city tour, waterfall visits, and natural hikes around the area.
Travel for a four hour journey and ascend into the Bocaina de Minas mountains to the town of Visconde de Maua, a secret, unpopulated mountain region with spectacular views and a cooler climate than Rio de Janeiro. Spend three nights in these rolling sierras and relax in a precious and serene mountain eco-hideaway to for a holistic itinerary of two daily yoga classes, fresh healthy meals (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options), mountain hikes and waterfall visits.
Enjoy a Finnish sauna, natural swimming pool and optional therapies such as massage, medicinal baths and hydrotherapy to refresh your senses and invigorate your mind and body in this idyllic mountain eco-hideaway.
The journey continues from the sierras to the gorgeous coastal colonial town of Paraty, a town famous for its Portuguese colonial architecture and natural beauty.
An ecological and cultural oasis filled with lush mountains, tropical forests and pristine ocean beaches.
The tour will be hosted 30-min drive from the town in a stylish pousada hideaway with simple luxury in an authentic Brazilian and natural setting for a unique and uplifting wellness experience.We will enjoy morning and evening yoga classes with stunning views of an ocean bay as we witness the day begin in its natural beauty in this charming location.
Included in this stay is a schooner boat tour to remote beaches and a full day tour to Paraty to enjoy optional activities in this charming colonial town for a city tour, waterfall visits and natural hikes.
Rio de Janeiro is home to some of the worlds most famous sites. Take time to explore the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches or just simply take in the breathtaking views of the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. You will travel to the rolling sierras to the town of Visconde de Mau, discover this secret unpopulated mountain region with spectacular views and a cooler climate than Rio de Janeiro. The location will be in a natural eco-spa with charming accommodations and exclusive for the yoga adventure tour.
Your next visit will be near the town of Paraty a coastal town famous for its Portuguese colonial architecture and natural beauty. It is an ecological and cultural oasis filled with lush mountains, tropical forests, and pristine ocean beaches. You will stay in a gorgeous pousada with charm and rustic elegance set amid a forest with gorgeous ocean and mountain views. You will enjoy morning and evening yoga classes with stunning views of an ocean bay as you witness the day begin in its natural beauty in this charming location. Included in this stay is a schooner boat tour to remote beaches and a full day tour to Paraty to enjoy optional activities in this charming colonial town such as a city tour, waterfall visits, and natural hikes.
Healthy meals are included at some locations to encourage wellness for a healthy body and mind on the tour. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available and the meals include fresh fruits, vegetables, and locally sourced fish. Sometimes, the vegetables may even come from the local organic garden!
Your meals are created to be flavourful and often adventurous like the yoga tour, so expect to have some thrills and delights from the menu including fresh juices, delicious entrees and desserts for full enjoyment of your dining experience. You are requested to send your food preferences and restrictions to Green Stone Journeys in advance to plan the meals accordingly. A detox menu is available upon request.
Some optional activities you can enjoy while on this yoga retreat are:
The tour begins and ends in Rio de Janeiro with one night on each end of the tour to facilitate arrival and departure. There are two airports in Rio de Janeiro. The international airport is Galeo - Antnio Carlos Jobim (GIG) in Brazil, and the airport close to the city center for national arrivals is Santos Dumont (SD).