We all know Rio is best known for its colorful, world-famous carnival, but the city boasts plenty of other exciting events such as its New Year’s Eve celebration on Copacabana beach. December is one of the best times of year to explore this vibrant city and party with the locals as the New Year comes round. Taking place in the midst of the Brazilian summer, spending New Year’s Eve on world famous Copacabana beach is nothing short of spellbinding.
PP in DBL room
4 days / 3 nights
29 December 2019
Arrival - Rio de Janeiro
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your 3 star hotel located on Copacabana. Check-in and overnight.
30 December 2019
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.
31 December 2019
Rio de Janeiro - Free Day
Breakfast and free day at leisure. Overnight.
01 January 2020
Rio de Janeiro - Departure
Breakfast and transfer to the International Airport to your return flight. Check in assistance.
- All ground transportation
- Private guide and transportation
- Entrance fees
- Meals as mentioned
- Domestic and international flights
- Extras and tips