This ten day luxury itinerary gives you the best of both worlds in one of the most beautiful cities. Take in Rio de Janeiro in all its glamour and glory with five nights at the city’s coolest hotel. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the ‘Marvellous City’ in the coveted Zona Sul. Finish with three nights in Barra de Tijuca, Rio’s prime beach destination, at the city’s newest luxury hotel. This is a perfect trip combining city sights, beautiful beach and luxurious accommodation in Rio de Janeiro
After a flight from the UK you will arrive in Rio de Janeiro. You will be met by a private English speaking guide who will transfer you to your hotel for the next 5 nights.
The most luxurious hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Uber cool and super trendy the Fasano is the place to be seen in Rio and a favourite of young celebrities. Impeccably designed by Philippe Starck with an incredible attention to detail, it is directly opposite Posto 8 on Ipanema beach. The design harks back to the bossa era of the ’50s and ’60s and this, along with excellent service ensures that it is Rio’s hot property. The rooftop pool offers stunning views of the sea and surrounding city and the spa is the perfect place for complete realxation. Guests can dine in the Fasano al Mare restaurant serving haute cuisine with an emphasis on seafood or enjoy light bites by the rooftop pool. A nightclub serves delicious drinks with music and DJ every night.
Today your guide will accompany you on a private tour to another of Rio’s most famous sights, Sugar Loaf Mountain. You will ascend in a cable car and once at the top, will be amazed at the stunning views across the city and the sea beyond.
The next two days are free for you to relax and explore the ‘Marvellous City’. There is so much to see here including the botanical gardens, the historical centre and modern downtown. Wander along Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, stop for a caipirinha and enjoy people watching. Indulge in a spot of shopping or maybe take a favela tour. Don’t forget Rio’s fabulous nightlife. Nothing beats a night in a samba club – try your hand, or just enjoy watching the locals.
Today you will leave Ipanema and the South Zone and travel by private transfer for about an hour to Barra da Tijuca and your hotel for the next three nights.
The Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro is one of the newest 5 star luxury hotels to the Marvellous City and perfectly located on Barra da Tijuca beach. Although the hotel is away from the Zona Sul and the city’s main attractions it makes for an ideal beach hotel and is only an hour from the international airport. Modern and luxurious, the Grand Hyatt is all clean lines and fresh styling with beautiful views out to sea or the Marapendi Lagoon behind. It offers three signature restaurants encompassing some of Brazil’s main cultural influences. The seafront restaurant serves delicious Brazilian-inspired cuisine and there is also a Japanese and Italian restaurant. The spa is the perfect place to relax with a range of indulgent treatments on offer, specially designed to incorporate Brazilian traditions and help you to de-stress. Fully equipped yoga and gym facilities are also available as well as a swimming pool.
The next two days are free for you to relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Barra da Tijuca boasts one of Rio’s most pristine beaches and the white sand leads out to brilliant blue waters. Surfing, paddle boarding and swimming are popular along this stretch of coast and the beach is the perfect place to relax. Barra de Tijuca is one of the most sought after neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro with fantastic options for culture, dining and shopping.
Today, at the appropriate time you will take a private transfer to the airport for your flight home.
This is a guide price based on the use of standard rooms at low season, all transfers, domestic and international flights (from Europe).
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