Relax, Relax, Relax 9 Days
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After a few perfect days in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most lively and beautiful cities in the world, head to Kenoa Exclusive Spa and Resort, the world-class luxury retreat on the beautiful and exotic Alagoas coast, only nine degrees south of the equator. This magical place will undoubtedly take your breath away… Total relaxation and pampering are waiting for you at this eco-chic modern hideaway, surrounded by tropical calm seas and lush forests, stunning lagoons and some of the most impressive tropical beaches on the Northeast coast of Brazil. Rediscover your serenity as you relax in the privacy of your villa with its own private plunge pool situated perfectly on the golden beach. Be spoiled. Be relaxed. Be carefree. Be on vacation. You deserve it.
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 with your private guide who will take you to discover 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. 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. Your guide will then take you to 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/Barra de São Miguel
This morning you will depart from Rio for Maceio, the tropical capital of the State of Alagoas. Only 9 degrees south of the equator, the region presents a tropical climate and a seawater temperature that is warm all year round. Your private driver will be greeting you in the arrival hall at the airport, and will take you to the Exclusive Kenoa Beach Spa and Resort. Imagine a private sanctuary of tranquility and balance on one of the most exclusive northeastern Brazilian beaches, where the smallest of details have been carefully crafted with your experience in mind. Imagine an escape destined to expand your journey, while ensuring your privacy. This is Kenoa, a first wave eco-chic design resort.
Embraced on the north by a splendid panorama of miles of virgin Atlantic forest and on the east by the turquoise water of the open sea, Kenoa Resort is a place where luxury is defined by its earth-given beauty.
The service style here is best described as residential luxury. Intimate without being intrusive and executed by impeccably trained attendants who capture your preferences and whim without perception.
The stunning Jaobi villas are surrounded by sand dunes and the ocean – each luxurious villa allows you to step into the sea from your bedroom. With a heated infinity edged border on the heated plunge pools, the Jaobi villas provide an extraordinary ambiance and direct access to the beach.
The Marajó villas are located right on the beach. Each villa features an oversized infinity-edged heated private plunge pool decorated in Balinese stone, giving the illusion that the pool blends with the sea and stretches to the horizon beyond. The space in these villas is harmoniously distributed between a bedroom, living room, bathroom with interior garden, and a terrace garden with external shower.
High above the neighboring natural reserve with a panoramic view of the unspoiled Atlantic coast, the Apoena suites offer a landscape vista with rare charm. The suite is generous with space divided into a bedroom, a bathroom with an interior garden, and a terrace complete with a traditional Japanese Ofuro tub made of fragrant cedar wood. Each terrace offers an incredible sweeping view.
Both Jaobi Villas and Marajo villas, as well as Apoena Suites, feature a king-size bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, goose-down pillows, double vanity bathroom basins, mini-bar, personal electronic safe, CD/DVD Player, LCD TV with USB connection, a memory card reader to enjoy photos on the TV screen, writing desk and Wi-Fi internet. The Villas also feature private wine cellars. A delicious breakfast is served at Kaama restaurant and is included into rates.
Upon your arrival, relax and refresh in your villa, then enjoy refined cuisine offered by renowned chef César Santos at Kaama restaurant, located in the central area of the resort with a distinctive decor and a view of the sea you can’t take your eyes from….
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 5-8: Barra de São Miguel
Spend your days in a total and complete relaxation. Kenoa Spa offers an excellent menu of treatments to pamper all five senses and help you regain your peace and serenity. The spa translates the elements of air, fire, earth and water into a single message of colors, flavors, scents, textures and sounds.
Lounge in a wine bar or relax by your private infinity plunge pool. Soak in Ofuro bath, or read a book while sunbathing on the beautiful Barra de São Miguel beach. Or, enjoy a fitness session with your personal trainer in the ocean-view fitness center.
For those looking for some activity and sightseeing, we highly recommend a visit to natural pools at Barra do Sao Miguel, with its transparent warm waters year around. Another wonderful day trip would be boarding a schooner and sailing out through the magnificent landscape of the Lagoa do Roteiro, landing at the gorgeous beach of Gunga. Located between the lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean and renowned for its lush coconut groves and extraordinary beauty, Gunga has been voted one of Brazil’s ten most beautiful beaches. Lounge on the beach, near the surrounding beautiful red, orange, and grey cliffs, called Falésias Praia Gunga. Or, take a buggy tour and visit the warm transparent waters of the neighboring beaches, and natural pools. Try sampling the freshest seafood dishes and sipping exotic cocktails in “barracas” (beach kiosks).
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 9: Barra de São Miguel/Rio de Janeiro
Depart beautiful Kenoa for Rio de Janeiro this afternoon, where later that evening you board your international flight home.
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 Hotel
- Apoena Suite at Kenoa Exclusive Spa and Resort
- Five Star Deluxe
- Sofitel Copacabana Hotel
- Marajo Villa at Kenoa Exclusive Spa and Resort
- VIP Premier
- Copacabana Palace
- Jaobi Villa at Kenoa Exclusive Spa and Resort
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)
- Private transfers mentioned in the itinerary in air-conditioned vehicle
- All breakfasts
- Sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro with an English speaking guide as indicated in day-by-day itinerary
- Entrance fee to Corcovado
- Pre-departure travel package, which includes detailed day-by-day itinerary, 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
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
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 at Kenoa Exclusive Spa and Resort are optional and not included into 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.