We all know Rio’s best known for its colorful, world-famous carnival, but the city boasts plenty of other exciting events, such as its New Year’s Eve celebrations. December’s one of the best times of year to explore this vibrant city, and party with the locals as the New Year rolls round: taking place in the midst of the Brazilian summer, spending New Year’s Eve on beautiful Copacabana beach is nothing short of spellbinding.
Arrival - Rio de Janeiro
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your 3 star hotel located on Copacabana. Check-in and overnight.
Rio de Janeiro – Highlights of Rio de Janeiro with lunch
Breakfast and full day tour visiting the main sites of Rio de Janeiro with lunch in a barbecue restaurant. Pick-up at your hotel from where it should take no longer than 30 minutes to get to the train station of the Corcovado Mountain; Towering 700 meters above the city with the 30 meter statue of Christ the Redeemer on top, the Corcovado offers a 360 degree view of the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’, that is simply breathtaking. Once our visit of the Corcovado is finished our bus will take us for a panoramic visit of Rio’s most exquisite beaches; Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana. After lunch in a barbecue restaurant, a short drive to the Sugar loaf. Upon arrival we board the cable car up to the first level; we give you some time for pictures and proceed to the second cable car to ascend, the over 300 m high, Sugar Loaf Mountain. From its top, you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of Copacabana beach and downtown Rio de Janeiro. After returning to ground level, we continue our journey with a panoramic city tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro; this is where the city was officially founded in the middle of the 16th century, and is now mainly its financial district. The Avenida Rio Branco with its financial buildings offers a stark contrast with the historical buildings of Cinelandia, Praca XV and the multitude of colonial churches and buildings. We will also be driving by some of the most famous landmarks of Rio: Sambadrome, Maracanã Stadium, the Metropolitan Cathedral … to name just a few. Return to your hotel and overnight.
Rio de Janeiro - Departure
Breakfast and transfer to the International Airport to your return flight. Check in assistance.
IncludedBASED ON 2 PASSENGERS IN DOUBLE ROOM, RATE PER PERSON
- All ground transportation
- Private guide and staffs
- Entrance fees
- Meals as mentioned
- Domestic and international flights
- Extras and tips