Later this month I'm hoping to travel from Rio to Iguazu via Ilha Grande and Paraty. Ideally I will do this en route without having to backtrack. I recently watched a documentary on the Travel Channel in which the reporter did the trip that I essentially want to do. Frustratingly, few details were given.
Bascially, I'm aware of how to get from Rio to Ilha Grande (bus to Angra dos Reis and ferry across). However, from thereon the reporter simply took another ferry West to Paraty but I'm having trouble finding any information on this on the internet.
Has anyone done it themselves? Is it something that is only advertised there or is this not a service regularly offered? If possible, I'm hoping to avoid having to get the ferry back up to Angra dos Reis and get another bus down as it seems like an unnecessary detour.
Having visited Paraty, can I then get a bus all the way to Iguazu directly or do I need to head to Sao Paulo before getting a sleeper/overnight bus?
If anyone has bothered to read this far, thank you! Now for some suggestions if possible!!