Luxury city break: Rio to Buzios beach

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Duration (in days): 8

From: Rio

To: Rio



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Rio is one of the world’s most iconic cities, thanks to its unique location between lush green mountains and crystal clear waters and this luxury city break is the ideal way to experience this destination.

Known to Brazilians as Cidade Maravilhosa (marvellous city), the sparkling waters, beautiful people, historic neighbourhoods and museums combine with the rich sounds of Samba and a thriving nightlife to give Rio its reputation as a must-visit destination for any traveller. Included in your stay is a full day guided tour that will take you to the city’s most famous sights including Corcovado and Sugarloaf.

You’ll stay at one of Latin America’s most iconic hotels, the Belmond Copacabana Palace. Set in front of Copacabana beach, it offers traditional luxury and one of Rio’s largest swimming pools – the ideal place to relax and enjoy a Caipirinha.

Leaving the city behind, you’ll be driven along the coast from Rio to Buzios for a relaxing beach break. Buzios is a peninsula with more than 20 stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and plenty of local bars and restaurants.

Your next stay is in the charming Vila da Santa. With 19 suites, this boutique hotel combines Mediterranean and Brazilian touches with refined and personalised service – the perfect place for an unforgettable Buzios beach break.

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


  • Combine a city break in Rio with a Buzios beach break
  • People watch at the famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches
  • Drink a Caipirinha as you dance the night away in true Brazilian style
  • Admire the views at the Corcovado and from Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Discover the bustling town of Buzios and its nearby beaches



Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
  • 4 nights Buzios


Day 1: Arrival in Rio

On arrival, you will be met by your private driver and driven to your hotel for a three-night stay at the famous Belmond Copacabana Palace hotel.

You can spend the rest of the day at leisure relaxing by the hotel’s pool, or you might choose to soak in the sunshine in the world famous Copacabana beach, just in front of your hotel.

Day 2: Full day tour: Corcovado & Sugar Loaf

Today, we’ve arranged a guided tour to the statue of Christ the Redeemer and a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain. Stood at the top of Corcovado Mountain, the statue of Christ is one of the most recognised landmarks in the world, and from his feet, you’ll have unrivalled views over the city and its bay.

Next, you’ll take the cable car up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, another icon. At the summit, you’ll have 360 degrees view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana beaches, Corcovado and Rio’s downtown. During the tour, you will also stop for a delicious BBQ lunch in Brazilian style.

After the tour, you’ll be driven back to your hotel with the rest of the day and evening at your leisure.

Day 3: Rio

You have today to explore Rio at your own pace. Look out for the beautiful people at Copacabana Beach, visit the Maracana soccer stadium, indulge in one of Rio’s vibrant restaurants, or explore the historic neighbourhoods, colonial architecture, museums and natural sights.

For an authentic night out, we recommend the bohemian Lapa neighbourhood where Caipirinha and Samba go hand in hand and where thousands of Cariocas start their evening.

Day 4: Rio to Buzios

After breakfast, you’ll be collected for a private transfer to Buzios, further along, the coast. The journey is around 3 hours, and once you arrive, check in with the rest of the day at leisure.

Days 5-7: Buzios

Enjoy a few days of downtime on the beach. Buzios is a bustling town with plenty of restaurants, boutiques and bars. You could explore the peninsula which has more than 20 stunning, powdery-white beaches with crystal clear waters. It’s easy to explore by bus, or you can hop on board a Schooner o take you off the beaten track bays and inlets.

Day8: Depart Rio

After breakfast, you’ll be collected and driven to Rio de Janeiro airport for your onward flight.



Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings are famous for being sunny all year round and temperatures reach up to 30°C in summer time (November to February), however, being a tropical climate, summer can also bring some rain too.               

This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you

What's included: 

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast              
  • Full day private tour to Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountain with lunch   
  • Return private transfers       

Not included: 

  • Flights
  • Any meals other than breakfast
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities


7 nights in luxury and boutique accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro

  • Vila da Santa Boutique Hotel and Spa in Buzios


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