Extravagant Carioca Honeymoon 9 Days
Priced from: $1369
True love finds true bliss on this indulgent and extravagant honeymoon…
First, fly to the beautiful, tropical city of Rio de Janeiro. The two of you will spend your honeymoon like a real Carioca (Rio native), enjoying stunning views and vistas of this marvelous city, strolling the amazing grounds of Rio’s Botanical garden, sampling the exotic local cuisine and visiting colonial landmarks. Find adventure as you leave footprints on exclusive beaches. Ascend to the heights of Corcovado Mountain and visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take an exciting helicopter ride over the Statue and the famous Rios’ beaches. Once you return from sightseeing, you can lose yourselves in the privacy and bliss of your luxury room at the landmark Copacabana Palace Hotel. After you have tasted what Rio de Janeiro has to offer, you will jet to “The Brazilian Saint –Tropez,” Buzios, Rio’s premier beachside resort town. One of the top romantic and extravagant beach destinations, Buzios is known for its unique boutique style and gorgeous setting. Together, you and your betrothed will stroll on warm sands, languish on beaches too perfect for words, and relax in your luxurious retreat, all in a place that was tailor-made for love like yours…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 repose in absolute luxury. Enjoy exquisite spa treatments at the hotel, or take a pleasant walk and explore the famous 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 a dinner at one of Rio de Janeiro’s most chic and talked-about 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. You’ll feel yourself unwind in the presence of so much natural beauty. Visit 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 enjoy 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. Pause for a moment to taste traditional Brazilian pastries and coffee at the elegant Confeitaria Colombo Restaurant, a part of Rio since 1894. As you stroll 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, and things moved a little slower than they do now. You will see magical and dazzling 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, where you will dine at one of the most sophisticated 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 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. You will literally have to stop and smell the flowers!
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 celebrities. Then visit Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views of Guanabara Bay and Rio’s famous sandy beaches (optional tour). While here, you breath deeply, relax, and take in a stunning sunset… 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 refined and cultured taste.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro/Buzios
This morning you will embark on a private scenic drive towards Búzios, the premier beach side resort just 80 miles (160 km) away from Rio. We can thank Brigitte Bardot for discovering this picturesque fishing village in the 1960s, set amidst the lush rainforest and surrounded by over 20 amazing beaches – Buzios is like a postcard from every angle. Don’t be surprised if you and your partner want to stay forever – many people came here for vacation, and stayed for good. Today more than 50 nationalities call Buzios home. Buzios is lovely and lively in its diversity.
Insólito Boutique Hotel is a fashionable chic retreat perched on the edge of Ferradura beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Búzios. This incredible hotel features Brazilian architecture with design objects and landscaping by the famous Anouk Barcat and Maneco Quinderé. Every detail in the gorgeous architecture and incredible surroundings will further transport you to the world of tropical romance that you won’t ever want to leave. Your amazing master suite will satisfy even your wildest dreams. You might have a hard time leaving your room to make it to the beach, with every surface dedicated to romance and pleasure. The spacious and sophisticated suite features excellent views, a king-sized bed made up with top-quality white sheets and duvets, luxury robes by Trussardie and Karsten Zero Twist, a large bathroom with a stylish rainhead shower, and heavenly toiletries on the stunning glass-tiled sink panels. Everything is made to add to the feeling of privilege, romance, and luxury. Relax, unwind, and explore the wonderful amenities of Insolito. Pamper yourself in Insolito’s Wellness Center, which offers body and facial treatments, massages, and Indian rituals meant to rejuvenate your life force. Lounge with your loved one by one of the pools on the panoramic deck, then take a unique culinary trip, an opportunity to explore the flavors of the Franco-Brazilian fusion developed by Insolito’s excellent chef.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 5-8: Buzios
You will be spending your days in Buzios relaxing and celebrating your new, deeper connection with one another. Sooth your body and soul with a romantic couples massage. Then, set sail on a private yacht and discover your own personal paradise on one of the 23 beaches in the peninsula. Every beach will have something special and divine for you to explore with one another – the water is always pristine, and the Atlantic Rainforest is always lush. The area has breathtaking snorkel opportunities on Praia Tartaruga, and you can always surf, jet ski, or dive with any of the private boats in the area. Every day can end with a romantic kiss while you watch a mesmerizing sunset on Azeda beach…
The local town is an excellent place for you and your love to walk hand in hand. Together, you can stroll through the charming village, admiring the clay roofs and rustic wood that made up simpler times. The nearby golf course is also a gorgeous place to challenge one another – every hole has an amazing ocean view.
At night, Buzios comes to life, and the whole city feels like it is congratulating you on your new life together. You won’t want to miss the famous Rua das Pedras, the charming cobblestone street lined up with excellent cafes, restaurants, and boutiques open until dawn!
Sample the freshest seafood at the beach, or dine at the best of the local restaurants that serve both local flavors and international delights. Head to Praia Gerica for drinks to share, stare at the water or into each other’s eyes at beachside restaurants. Stroll the scenic Brigitte Bardot boardwalk. You will be enchanted!
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 9: Buzios/Rio de Janeiro
Depart (if you haven’t already bought your Summer home here!) beautiful Buzios for Rio de Janeiro this afternoon. Later that evening you board your international flight home and say “tchau” to Brazil, already reminiscing together about the unforgettable memories you have made.
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
- Porto Bay Rio
- Vila d’Este
- Five Star Deluxe
- Sofitel Copacabana Hotel
- Casas Brancas
- VIP Premier
- Copacabana Palace
Land Only. Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges may apply.
- Luxury accommodations in Hotels mentioned in the program based on your selected Category (VIP, Five Star, Four Star). Exclusive Honeymoon Option is included with all Categories.
- Exclusive Honeymoon option includes: fruit basket in your hotel in Rio de Janeiro; 1 Breakfast served in the privacy of your room and 1 bottle of champagne in Insolito hotel; or 1 Breakfast served in the privacy of your room and a fruit basket in Casas Blancas Hotel; or Welcome drink and flowers in your room, as well as 1 bottle of champagne and 1 couple’s massage in Vila d’Este Hotel
- All breakfasts
- Private transfers mentioned in the itinerary in air-conditioned vehicle
- Private sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro as indicated in day-by-day itinerary
- English speaking guide during sightseeing
- Entrance fees to Corcovado
- Airport check-in assistance by your English speaking driver, handling of 2 luggage pieces per person
- 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, vaccinations cost, 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 Buzios 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 beaches and the Lagoon
- Visiting Samba Schools rehearsals (pre-Carnival only)
- Rio’s Favelas (slums) tour
- Tickets to Soccer games