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Brazil Costa Verde Kayaking Tour in Saco de Mamangua

Brazil Sea Kayaking – The Costa Verde

March - October
Trip Length
10 Days
Skill Level
National Geographic Traveler 50 Tours of a Lifetime - Winning Trip

Perfect Tropical Kayaking

Discover some of the many wonders of Brazil on one of our newest trips. We’ve paddled all over the world and “perfect” is not a word we use lightly, but 150 miles west of Rio de Janeiro on Brazil’s southern coast we’ve found an area that is very nearly perfect for sea kayaking.

Kayaker paddling the green coast of the Costa Verde and Brazil kayaking tour.

The Green Coast

This is the Costa Verde, a verdant swath of Atlantic rainforest bordered by warm aquamarine water protected from the open Atlantic by Ilha Grande, literally “the Big Island.” Steeped in history and rich with wildlife, this area includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paraty and the Ecological Reserve of Juatinga and Cairucu.

Ipanema Beach at sunset on Brazil kayaking tour

The Greatest Beach City in the World

The journey starts with an exploration of the iconic sites and vibrant culture of Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s great cities, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rio was the #1 destination on the New York Times’ ”46 Places to Go in 2013.

Rio like a Local

You’ll have a special city tour that includes Rio’s most iconic sights and some of its hidden treasures. The lively and remarkable cuisine of Brazil is the product of Portuguese Colonial, Indigenous, and African elements influenced by successive waves of immigration, and on this trip, you’ll experience cuisine that will both surprise and delight you.

Kayaking the Costa Verde

Our paddling trip departs from the beautifully restored town of Paraty, which is the site of the world’s most intact set of Portuguese colonial buildings. It is our launch point for a boat-supported kayaking journey that takes you to Saco de Mamanguá, Brazil’s tropical fjord, along a stretch of tropical coastline dotted with tiny fishing villages, exquisite beaches, and waterfall swimming holes.

Kayaks landing at Pouso da Cajaiba

Our Favorite Place

With accommodations at comfortable eco-lodges and guesthouses, this boat-supported trip blends comfort with a genuinely authentic sea kayak travel experience. We stay in the tiny fishing village of Pouso da Cajaiba, which Outside Magazine cited as their ”favorite spot” in Brazil in a March 2014 “Destinations” article about the country. Experience for yourself this magical corner of Brazil, a place where nature, fun, and music are never far apart


Brazil sea kayaking tours kayakers on Costa Verde boat ride.

I had a wonderful time and I’m so glad I decided to go! All three of my kayak excursions with Tofino Expeditions have been more than vacations, they have been life enriching and educational. A joy, thank you!!

Brazil Kayaking the Costa Verde

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Tofino Expeditions was the highest rated sea kayaking adventure travel company in a National Geographic Adventure survey of international outfitters based on:

  • Quality of Service
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