Exotic Dream Honeymoon 11 Days
Priced from: $1475
Let us spoil you on your exclusive, romantic honeymoon or anniversary… A perfect escape for those looking for privacy to fully enjoy the priceless moments celebrating your love while being completely pampered. Indulge in unforgettable sightseeing, exquisite fine dining and relaxation experiences when you spend your special honeymoon in the “Marvelous City” of Rio de Janeiro.
A magnificent VIP villa* awaits you next in the trendy and exotic beach village of Trancoso, an oasis of unspoiled nature and turquoise waters. Offering you the utmost tropical luxury along with intimacy and privacy, relax on a gorgeous beach, splash and play in warm tropical waters of the ocean, and enjoy a romantic sunset walk. World Class Golf, a spa retreat, helicopter rides, horseback riding, kayaking, and eco-adventures are just a few of the options available for you on your journey. Fall in love with Brazil together with the one you fell in love with.
Charming Destinations does not have fixed departure dates, and any of our suggested private luxury trips to Brazil can be easily customized for you. Please call our Destination Specialist at +1 (415) 871-0531 or e-mail us at email@example.com. If you are outside of the US, please dial our office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at +55 (21) 99595-6057.
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Your journey begins when you arrive in Rio de Janeiro, the “Marvelous City” known for its stunningly beautiful beaches and culturally rich heritage. At the airport you will be met by your private driver who will bring you to the Copacabana Palace Hotel, an exquisite Orient-Express landmark hotel on the famous Copacabana Beach. After check in, take the rest of the day to enjoy a spa treatment at the hotel or explore and people watch at Copacabana Beach. Spotting a movie star in the vicinity would not be surprising!
As the sun starts to set and you begin to make your dinner plans for the evening, we recommend dinner at one of Rio de Janeiro’s best steakhouses. You will find the finest cuts of beef served up one after another. Our favorite is picanha, a lean, tender rump steak that will melt in your mouth.
Note: Sample some of the finest restaurants on your trip with Charming Destinations. We will provide you with a complete list of fine dining suggestions as part of your pre-departure package. Please advise on your preferences, and we will be happy to make reservations for you at the top dining establishments of Brazil.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast, meet your private guide and start your day at one of the most beautiful beach viewpoints of Rio, which is only the beginning of an adventure filled day. You will see the famous Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, then travel to the heights of Corcovado Mountain, located inside the world’s largest urban Atlantic rainforest , the Tijuca National Park. Here you will see the spectacular views of Rio sprawled out below as you stand next to the one of the new seven wonders of the World, the Christ the Redeemer statue that towers 120 feet above. For an even higher vantage point, take an unforgettable helicopter ride over the Corcovado Mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches (optional).
Upon landing, you will get a taste of old-world Brazil when you continue on to the historical part of the city, and pause for traditional Brazilian pastries and coffee at the elegant Confeitaria Colombo Restaurant, a part of Rio since 1894. As you walk around and explore this part of the city, you will come across buildings dating back to 16th and 17th century when Brazil was a Portuguese colony, as well as landmarks like the Cathedral at Lapa Arches and the Opera House. Complete your tour in the picturesque Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to many of Rio’s artists and writers.
For your night out we recommend you head out to the exclusive neighborhood of Leblon. Defined by locals and tourists alike as one of the best Portuguese restaurants in Rio, soft candlelight at each table combined with a fine bottle of wine will make this a night to remember.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
What better way to begin your day than with a relaxing stroll through the stunning grounds of Botanical garden (optional tour), one of the most beautiful and best preserved green areas in the city and home to more than 6,000 different species of tropical and subtropical plants and trees, including 900 varieties of palm trees.
Then, be sure to stop for a delicious lunch at Cafe Celeiro in Leblon, considered to be one of the best organic cafes in town and often frequented by Brazilian movie stars. Then visit Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views of Guanabara Bay and Rio’s famous sandy beaches (optional tour). While here, take in a stunning sunset and reflect on all you have seen and imagine all of the possibilities the rest of your trip holds in store.
After freshening up at your hotel, treat yourself to a culinary delight by sampling the Amazonia menu at the award-winning restaurant led by French chef Roland Villard. Chef Villard spent years traveling all around Brazil to perfect his recipes, which will amaze and satisfy the most demanding taste.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 4: Trancoso
You and your sweetheart will take a flight to Porto Seguro, located in the sunny state of Bahia, where a private driver will be waiting to jet you to the Brazilian hidden gem of Trancoso. Discovered in the year 1500, Trancoso is where Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral made Europe’s first encounter with Brazil. This fabulous clifftop village of single-story colorful houses fringed with coconut palms, tamarind and cashew trees, is where the most renowned artists, designers, and architects come searching for inspiration. The climate here is perfect, and ocean waters are warm year-round.
Once you’ve arrived in Trancoso, you’ll head straight for the Villas de Trancoso, your luxurious and romantic retreat. Set on an unparalleled location on one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, this boutique pousada is a true piece of paradise – everyday life will seem far away the moment you step in. The inviting grounds are kept to top standards – manicured gardens, a white marble pool, and glorious cabanas all await your attention.
Your honeymoon home will be Villa Sky, the VIP villa, an incredible two-story beach retreat that includes a downstairs veranda, private dinning area, bar, excellent entertainment center and living room with fireplace. Upstairs is the dramatic master suite with king-size bed, Jacuzzi tub, reading area and deck overlooking the pool, beach, and gardens. A central atrium rises to a glass skylight on the second level.
The Villa and its furnishings have been fashioned from rare and exotic Brazilian woods. Special lighting, candles and open design make this villa a favorite for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic holiday escape.
Put your swimsuits on and plunge into the inviting warm waters of the ocean right in front of you. Or enjoy a relaxing massage, manicure, or pedicure around the cabana and pool, on the beach or in the comfort of your incredible Villa.
Spend your first night here at a romantic candlelit dinner for two, savoring the refined dishes created for you by the amazing pousada’s chef.
This is the perfect place for you and your betrothed to celebrate your love…
Meals Included: Breakfast
Days 5-10: Trancoso
The village of Trancoso and the nearby beaches are perfect for making your honeymoon dreams a reality. The villa’s concierge is committed to ensuring the utmost in romance and pleasure, and will happily help you plan fantastic day trips and romantic nights out. All activities in Trancoso are your choice – if you’d like to go golfing on verdant lawns near lush forests, kayaking through lazy rivers, mountain biking on local trails and more, it’s all possible and just moments away. Take a horseback ride through the beach together, play tennis on the clay court surrounded by jungle, explore the treetops of the rainforest on a thrilling ropes course called Eco Ventura.
The Trancoso area, also called “Brazil’s Discovery Coast,” is home to beautiful beaches that will leave you speechless. Perhaps the most famous coastal getaways are Praia dos Nativos (The Natives’ beach) and Praia do Espelho (Mirror Beach), that you can visit either by boat or car.
The village of Trancoso is only a mile away from your villa, so it is easy to explore everything in the town’s Quadrado (“Square”), from the houses that still maintain their original style, to the shops that are full of delightful arts and crafts.
Finish every evening with a romantic dinner at one of the excellent restaurants in Trancoso, a treat for all senses. Try the exotic moqueca com camarao, the star dish of Bahian cuisine, paired with piquant pirão (a sauce of tomato, puréed fish, garlic, and olive oil), and you will want it for every meal! After dinner you might choose a leisurely stroll through the many lovely shops, admiring local ceramics and woodwork, and exploring the local arts.
While Trancoso contains excellent restaurants itself, you could easily make daytrips to nearby Porto Seguro, where a wide selection of dining spots and art galleries are located.
With so much to do, the days will fly by – savor every moment of this heavenly tropical paradise.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 11: Trancoso/Rio de Janeiro
You will take a private transfer to Porto Seguro, and then fly out and away from this memorable paradise. Time to say “tchau” to this exotic dream, and start planning your next amazing trip with Charming Destinations!
Meals Included: Breakfast
If you’re looking to add even more adventure to any of our incredible packages, consider adding one of our trip extensions.
- Four Star Superior/Deluxe
- Rio Porto Bay
- Pousada Ethnia – Deluxe Room
- Five Star Deluxe
- Sofitel Copacabana Hotel
- Villas Trancoso – Deluxe Villa
- VIP Premier
- Copacabana Palace
- Villas Trancoso – VIP Villa
Land Only. Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges may apply.
- Luxury accommodations in Hotels and Lodges mentioned in the program based on your selected Category (VIP, Five Star, or Four Star).* Exclusive Honeymoon Option is included with all Categories.
*Accommodation in VIP villa at Villas de Trancoso as part of the VIP package. Five Star package features Deluxe Villa at Villas de Trancoso, and Four Star package features a Deluxe Room at Pousada Etnia.
- Exclusive Honeymoon option includes: champagne at Villas de Trancoso; or 1 bottle of sparkling wine at Pousada Etnia.
- All breakfasts
- Private transfers mentioned in the itinerary in air-conditioned vehicle. Private transfer by helicopter between Porto Seguro and Trancoso can be arranged, please inquire.
- Private sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro as indicated in day-by-day itinerary.
- English speaking guide during sightseeing and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to Corcovado
- Pre-departure travel package, which includes detailed day-by-day itinerary, fine dining recommendations, suggested packing list, suggested reading list, information on recommended vaccination, contact information for hotels and lodges on your itinerary, and Charming Destinations’ 24-hour emergency contact line in Brazil
Additional fees and/or charges not included in the package
International flights, domestic flights, airport taxes, excess luggage charges, travel or medical insurance, passport and Brazilian visa fees, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, drinks, tips for drivers or guides, laundry, personal expenses.
Note: Guided tour and entrance fees to Botanical Garden and Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro, and all tours during your stay in Trancoso are optional and not included in the pricing. Depending on your taste you might decide to take different tours, or spend your days leisurely, in a state of pure relaxation. Please inquire with our Destination Specialist at a time of booking.
Please inquire about:
- Panoramic Helicopter Rides over the Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro beaches and the Lagoon
- Visiting Samba Schools rehearsals in Rio de Janeiro (pre-Carnival only)
- Rio’s Favelas (slums) tour
- Tickets to Soccer games in Rio de Janeiro
- Private transfer by helicopter or private jet between Porto Seguro and Trancoso