Discover the secrets of coffee-making at historic Brazilian farms along Vale do Café in the countryside of Rio de Janeiro state. Get a genuine insight about coffee production from first hands. Try different coffee blends to decide which one is your favorite. Understand the production process from harvesting to grinding, and get a taste of rural life. You will visit Vale do Paraiba, a beautiful green region with impressive hills, hiding a rich and turbulent history. In the 19th century Vale do Café produced 75% of the world coffee, making Brazil the leader on the market. Travel back in time while visiting picturesque towns of the coffee barons, like Barra do Pirai, Vassouras, Valença, Rio das Flores and more. Stay at the beautiful old farmhouses which were once the most sophisticated aristocratic residences. After slavery was abolished in 1888, growing coffee was too expensive and the region started to decay. Take a journey through the Brazilian history, learn about coffee and enjoy the scenic region of Rio de Janeiro countryside. Here, the dark slavery past is in stark contrast to lush surroundings of rolling green hills and thick forest. The program is an excellent choice for those who like history and cultural experiences, for families travelling with children, a group of friends or couples, as well as for senior travellers. The program includes accommodation at small boutique hotels with a lot of comfort and charm. We can tailor this itinerary to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities.