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10 Days Mountain and Coast Yoga Retreat in Brazil

  • Rio de Janeiro - Visconde de Mauá - Paraty, Brazil

Overview

Mountain & Coast Yoga Retreat in Brazil

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.

Highlights

  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes
  • Enjoy the world famous city of Rio de Janeiro
  • Schooner boat day tour to remote beaches and sunset yoga class
  • Mountain hikes, pristine river and waterfall visits in Visconde de Mau
  • Daily healthy vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals
  • Experienced tour leader and yoga instructor
  • Optional nature hikes and city tours
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 10 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

Accommodation in Visconde de Mau

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.

Accommodation near Paraty (Ubatuba)

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.

Sample itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive at any time in Rio de Janeiro to enjoy the world famous sites of the cidade maravilhosa.
  • Explore the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches or take in the breathtaking views of the “Christ the Redeemer” statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
  • Connect with us in the evening on the arrival day to enjoy the first dinner of the shared journey ahead.

Days 2 - 4

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.

Days 5 - 8

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.

Day 9

  • Return to Rio de Janeiro for the last evening together.

Day 10

  • Departure.

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:

  • Nature trails
  • Rio de Janeiro and Paraty city tour highlights
  • SUP yoga
  • Waterfall hikes
  • 9 nights accommodation in Rio de Janeiro, Visconde de Mau, and Paraty
  • All meals in Visconde de Mau
  • Breakfasts and dinners in Paraty with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Breakfasts in Rio de Janeiro
  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes
  • Local transportation
  • Schooner boat, full day tour in Paraty
  • Tour leader and yoga teacher
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • International airfare
  • Lunches and evening meals in Rio de Janeiro
  • Lunches in Paraty
  • Optional activities and spa therapies
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

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).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Green Stone Journeys an inquiry.
  • Review by Cindy Weatherhead
    10 out of 10

    "I thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing pace of the tour and doing yoga twice a day is a treat! I enjoyed the yoga classes with a routine and also allowing to explore more advanced postures. The meals were excellent and the cooks tried very hard to accommodate the vegetarians. We really enjoyed the Beach House, it had everything we needed and was clean, the location was great!"

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  • Review by Inger Ase Hernes
    10 out of 10

    "We had a great time! The tour, location and people were so lovely and we are so glad we spent these six days with you while we were in Brazil. The yoga teacher was perfect for the tour, I enjoyed the yoga classes very much and the tours during the day were lovely. The location of the house was perfect with nice accommodation and very good food with a lot of variation. Thank you so much for the perfect yoga retreat!"

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  • Review by Sandra F from Bern, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I did the yoga day tour in Rio with Tara and it was amazing! The organization was very quick and professional. The pick up at my hostel, the yoga at the beautiful parque lage, the dinner at a delicious vegetarian restaurant and sunset at Sugarloaf was just perfect! It's a nice way to discover Rio from a different side. "

    "Tara is a great Yoga teacher and person, I enjoyed my day with her a lot."

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  • Review by Mariam Israelyan from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for organizing this beautiful trip! What a heart opening country, Peru is. It was an wonderful experience and it went very well and organized. The tour leader was great and the tour was created perfectly, and local guide was also truly nice, good team!! I will go back to Peru for more adventure."

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  • Review by Yusi from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I attended the six days yoga retreat in Ilha Grande and everything about this trip exceeded my expectations. It was simply one of the best experiences I've ever had. Tara, the organizer, made everyone so at ease and the trip was very well planed. Luciana, the yoga teacher, was really hands on and her Thai massage session was something out of this world.Everyone in the group seems to have instantly got on so well and have shared exceptional meals together with lots of laughter. It was in an absolutely gorgeous setting and the owners and the staff were really lovely too. The view from the pousada was completely breathtaking. We had about two-hour yoga sessions in the morning and in the evening at the beautiful yoga studio, over-hearing the sound of nature and gentle waves.Tara even looked after us when we got back to Rio after the retreat. I very much appreciate her personalized touch in her tour organization and we had lots of fun together! I would definitely recommend retreats with Green Stone Journeys to anyone and would certainly love to go myself for another adventure with them in the future!"

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  • Review by Minesh Vaghji
    10 out of 10

    "The tour was excellent. The location was amazing and the food was exceptional. The yoga teacher was excellent and managed to teach a perfect balance of classes which were both challenging and restorative. On top of that there were fantastic daily activities which the whole group enjoyed. Id recommend travelling with Green Stone Journeys."

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  • Review by a traveler from Aix-en-Provence, France
    10 out of 10

    "I loved and higly reccomend to everybody! Amazing experience! Very well organized! The hotel "pousada" was great, yoga room beautiful, the food delicious, all the structure and the organization were perfect! Everyday we could have breakfast and dinner at the balcony watching the sea! Amazing sunset as well! I feel like home and meet lovely people! Thanks a lot to Tara from Green Stone and congratulations for everything!Thanks to all the pousada team, specially to Nelson, Cris and Carol. Luciana the yoga teacher is for sure the best teacher I ever had! Thank you and thank you! Namaste"

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  • Review by a traveler from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I found myself traveling to Brazil for business and fortunately was able to take an extra week to spend in Rio de Janerio in October 2013 (the selection below did not allow me to go back that far). I found Green Stone Journeys online and was able to work with Tara to create an individualized itinerary.In short, the whole trip was AMAZING and extremely reasonably priced. I spent time in both Rio and Paraty which was perfect for the week. All the accommodations were excellent. I started every morning with yoga and I cannot say enough about both Daniel and Arianna as yoga teachers.While in Paraty, Wado was my guide and he was full of so much positive energy and life stories. Tara and Daniel were my primary guides while in Rio and though I was traveling alone, I felt like I was with a friend for much of the trip. In summary, it was a life changing adventure and I would highly recommend Green Stone Journeys! I can't wait to book another adventure with them."

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  • Review by Katie from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "From the moment I spoke to Green Stone Journeys, I knew that my personal journey with them was going to be fantastic and I couldn't have been more right! I wanted more than just a day, so they were able to customize a 10-day experience for me. Everything was arranged for me from the moment that I stepped off the plane in Rio. From accommodation to transportation, tour guides and yoga teachers, I couldn't have been more pleased.Everyone was very professional, had great local knowledge, and paid attention to all of the small details that make a trip special. Part of my experience was a day tour in Rio that started with yoga in Parque Lage, then a trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain, lunch, and a final stop for the best acai that I've ever tasted. I left relaxed, refreshed, and feeling like I had a community of new friends. I couldn't recommend this tour experience more highly!!"

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  • Review by Elia from Zurich, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I can only recommend a yoga retreat with Green Stone Journey. The whole staff is very professional and kind. You also have enough time for yourself to discover beautiful spots in Brazil!"

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  • Review by Mareike from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "This tour was great, so unique and original, I was in Rio with my friend and we wanted to do something different and we found out about this tour it was perfect! We met with the yoga teacher in the morning, and did some very relaxing yoga in Parque Lage and we were able to walk around and just enjoy this beautiful place in the middle of the city for awhile and soak it all in. The yoga class was really calming in the beautiful park and it felt good to have great instruction because we have only done a little bit of yoga. It was great to hear her stories about Rio and all the tidbits she had to offer too. We then went for a really delicious lunch, vegetarian with so many options and it seemed to have many locals and not so many tourists so it felt like a real hideaway place. Then we went up to the Sugar Loaf mountain, and what a sunset! It really was a perfect day and tour and enjoying Rio in this relaxed way really made it special by the end of it all. Thanks so much for a great tour Green Stone Journeys! and we really recommend it if you are looking for something different and with a great yoga teacher who knew how to take care of us along the way!"

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  • Review by Mareike from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "This tour was great, so unique and original, I was in Rio with my friend and we wanted to do something different and we found out about this tour it was perfect! We met with the yoga teacher in the morning, and did some very relaxing yoga in Parque Lage and we were able to walk around and just enjoy this beautiful place in the middle of the city for awhile and soak it all in.The yoga class was really calming in the beautiful park and it felt good to have great instruction because we have only done a little bit of yoga. It was great to hear her stories about Rio and all the tidbits she had to offer too. We then went for a really delicious lunch, vegetarian with so many options and it seemed to have many locals and not so many tourists so it felt like a real hideaway place. Then we went up to the Sugar Loaf mountain, and what a sunset! It really was a perfect day and tour and enjoying Rio in this relaxed way really made it special by the end of it all.Thanks so much for a great tour Green Stone Journeys! and we really recommend it if you are looking for something different and with a great yoga teacher who knew how to take care of us along the way!"

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  • Review by Eleaner Risdale from Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga teacher was great she quickly gaged our levels of experience and went at the perfect pace to ensure we felt comfortable. She was friendly, approachable, and very calming with her instructions.The beach house was lovely. Spacious, clean, well kept and presented. The air-con worked well and the rooms/bathrooms were cleaned daily which added to the holiday/hotel feel, which was appreciated.The cook was brilliant and the quality and quantity of food was first class and we definitely never went hungry! They made a lot of effort in checking which dish we may like for the evening meal and ensured we had bottled water and fresh juice in the morning. The group of people on the tour really made it special for me. It was so nice to go away as a solo traveler and come away feeling like you had made a whole new group of friends! I really enjoyed the conversations about life, cultures and learning about Brazil. I will never forget the beauty of the island the sounds, sights and how it made me feel emotionally. I was able to forget about everything back home and just be! The whole experience was brilliant it really was a journey of discovery!"

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  • Review by Luca Puliafito from Zurich
    10 out of 10

    "The experience with Green Stone was fabulous. This tour was a good mix between discovering amazing places with friendly guides and discovering by yourself. All the yoga teachers I met during this experience were highly qualified and offered a practice that gave me the opportunity to get in touch with my own body and to release tensions in some specific areas. An amazing masseuse also allowed me to heal a chronic pain I was suffering from during several months. What else can I say? Everything flew, everything was perfect and made this Brazilian experience unique."

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  • Review by Katie Weber from USA
    10 out of 10

    "As a custom tour experience with GSJ, the programs were adjusted for my preference and for weather, and it felt like I had someone to help me personally organize the things I wanted to do and accompany me along the way. The most I enjoyed about my experience were the yoga sessions. All of the instructors were fantastic and have inspired me to reignite my practice long term. I cant say enough about how amazing the sessions were.The local guide was also very knowledgeable and friendly and locations were beautiful with great breakfasts. The optional massages were also fantastic, it seems GSJ knows how to find all the best people! I would recommend GSJ tours and travel with them again."

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  • Review by Christine Walko
    10 out of 10

    "Having private, local guides was one of the best aspects of the trip since it made it very personalized. Guides were wonderful! Morning yoga each day was the perfect way to start the day and really added to the personal reflection and growth of the trip."

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  • Review by Ditte Christense
    10 out of 10

    "Our tour had a fantastic setting and location and Im amazed by the place and hope to be back again. The place was extremely friendly and the food was incredible. The yoga teacher, S, looked after our needs and wishes and planned the classes accordingly. Both her and the classes were perfect. S was really good at thinking about our needs in terms of what our bodies were able to do and adjusted the yoga practice to it. Also it was a pleasure being around her for the tour, she has a really nice and loving personality."

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  • Review by Maria Claudia
    10 out of 10

    "Being in touch with nature, practicing yoga, meditating, making new friends and still improving my health? This is what I call a real dream tour! Hidden paradises in Brazil waiting for us on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime, for sure it will be the first of many tours I will be participating, greatly recommended for anyone looking for an amazing holiday."

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  • Review by Fiona Reidy
    10 out of 10

    "Loved, loved, loved this tour! Its the perfect combination of fun and adventure with amazing yoga, delicious food and gorgeous location. I didnt want to come home! This tour is perfect if you live in Brazil and want an escape from the city or if you are coming to Brazil for the first time. Its an amazing way to see beautiful places and travel with people who have the same ideas about travel."

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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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