Rio de Janeiro 3 Days

Priced from: $640

All of our suggested private luxury trip extensions in Brazil can be easily customized for you. Please call our Destination Specialist at +1 (415) 871-0531 or e-mail us at 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.

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. Or, 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 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.

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. 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, take in a stunning sunset and reflect on all you have seen on your trip…

Depart beautiful Rio de Janeiro this evening, and say tchau to Brazil and hello to the unforgettable memories you have made.

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Four Star Superior/Deluxe
  • Porto Bay Rio
  • U$640
  • Five Star Deluxe
  • Sofitel Copacabana Hotel
  • U$733
  • VIP Premier
  • Copacabana Palace
  • U$980

Land Only. Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges may apply.

Packages Include:

  • Luxury accommodations in Hotels mentioned in the program based on your selected Category (VIP, Five Star, or Four Star)
  • Two breakfasts
  • Private transfers mentioned in the itinerary in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private sightseeing 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


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, 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 Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro are optional and not included into pricing.

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