Started by Aussie-Irish couple, Jane and Jonathan, Cruz the Coast Brazil is a unique tour company operating tours along Brazil´s beautiful coastline in comfort and safety. You will travel in the company of experienced guides who will take you to fantastically off-the-beaten track beauty spots as well as major points of tourist interest.
Cruz the Coast run trips between Rio de Janeiro and Salvador (and vice versa) as well as loops within beautiful Rio de Janeiro State, party-packed Carnival tours, and there are a range of packages planned around the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Cruz the Coast trips are aimed at travelers who want to make the most of every second – and every centavo – in this spectacular part of the world. You won´t find a better value trip in Brazil!
The idea for Cruz the Coast came about when Jane and Jonathan were running a hostel in the beautiful Bahian beach town of Itacare. With guests frequently asking about the best overland routes between Bahia and Rio, the couple realised there was a demand for a service that would cut out all the hassles of public transport – the long waits, the communication breakdowns, and the concerns about safety. And so Cruz the Coast was born, with the aim of taking all the hard work out of travelling this stretch of coast, and bumping up the fun factor along the way.
Cruz the Coast’s third partner, Jorge, is a Chilean Carioca (having lived in Rio for several years). Between the three partners they have over a decade´s experience working in South American tourism – from leading tours to running hostels, tourism agencies and event companies. Their expert knowledge – combined with a real passion for travel in Brazil – has helped them to create a tour company that really caters to what travelers want.