Day 29-30: (xxx) llha Grande Brazil (Januar 2013)
Description: Day 29-30: (xxx) llha Grande Brazil (Januar 2013) My rating: Paraty is geat but touristik and Ihla Grande you shoun't miss .as well ... We head north to the quaint colonial town of Paraty, an architectural gem famous for its churches. Located on Brazil's Costa Verde or "Green Coast," UNESCO World Heritage Paraty is known equally for the cobblestone streets and cafés of its historical centre, the natural beauty of its surroundings and its excellent cachaça. 125 miles from Rio de Janeiro, on the edge of picturesque Ilha Grande Bay, Paraty is a lovely colonial town. On the border between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states, it is a favourite with those looking to 'get away from it all'—Brazilians and visitors alike. Considered one of the world's most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO, the historic centre is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambience. After a visit to Paraty, head out to one of the picturesque, laid-back islands on the coast, llha Grande. Relax and walk the clean sand beaches or bathe in the warm waters of this island paradise. Options include hikes through the jungle to waterfalls, a nearby black sand beach, boats or hikes to other secluded beaches or just hanging out in the laid-back World Heritage town centre. The island is a Nacional Patrimony protected area and its fauna and flora are extremely diverse. The state park was created in 1971 and encompasses 4.500 hectares of wilderness. Mountain range, coastal, mangrove and prairie vegetation are all found here, along with an astonishing collection of bird life, including parrots, woodpeckers, Brazilian thrushes and saracuras. There are also different kinds of monkeys, squirrels, armadillos, pacas, hedgehogs and snakes, as well as endangered species such as the Alouatta Fusca, generally known as Bugio monkey. Optional activities are hikes, snorkeling, diving and biking. You can also take a boat ride that takes you to some of the beaches of the island and try caipirinha, Brazil's national drink. Have a look at all the videos, I took in 49 days South America: www.youtube.com/user/1989ews Have a look at all the pictures, I took in Colombia: https://picasaweb.google.com/11227720... Please join us on facebook to follow our holiday steps to come: www.facebook.com/wolfgangschneider08011951 Trip details: http://www.gadventures.com/trip_detai... + http://www.gadventures.com/trip_detai... + http://www.gadventures.com/trip_detai...
Uploaded: 2013 Jan 14