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Rio and beach holiday in Buzios

Highlights of this tour:

Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana, Buzios.

This package holiday includes the following:

  • Return flights from the UK to Rio de Janeiro
  • Private transfer to and from the airport in Rio de Janeiro
  • Transport between Rio de Janeiro and Buzios, with a private driver
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Rio de Janeiro
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Buzios
  • 10 x breakfast (days 3–12)
  • Emergency hotline staffed 24/7 throughout your trip
  • ATOL certificate included
  • Departure guarantee – the tour will take place regardless of the number of participants
  • Daily departures

Single room supplement: £615
Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more people

Choose this tour because…

This trip starts in Rio de Janeiro, home of the samba. The locals call it ‘the fairytale city’ – and they have every reason to do so. The city is set in magnificent surroundings, with the giant Guanabara Bay to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Here, Rio spreads out over the towering verdant mountains and down to the broad sandy beaches. The city has been shaped by its natural setting, which adds a very special character to the urban landscape. You will have the opportunity to experience an authentic samba show, featuring infectious music and dancing, the 270-metre-high Sugarloaf Mountain, which provides a fantastic, panoramic view out over Rio, and Corcovado Mountain – 710 metres high and home to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, which is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Your holiday finishes off with time to kick back and relax in wonderful Buzios, a town famous for its culinary treats, excellent shops and magnificent beaches that line the bays of the peninsula.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Brazil

Departure day, where you will fly to Rio de Janeiro with connecting flights along the way.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

At the airport in Rio de Janeiro, you will be met by a driver who will accompany to your hotel that is located close to the famous Copacabana beach.

The rest of the day is yours to do with as you wish: go swimming in the blue waters of the Atlantic, for example, or stroll along the beautiful promenade by the famous sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. For the locals, beach life is an actual lifestyle. They spend time here hanging out with friends and family, playing volleyball and football, weight training and so on.

It is no accident that Rio de Janeiro is universally recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Not only does it enjoy a unique location, but the ‘cariocaerne’ (as the residents of Rio are known) also spread fantastic joie de vivre through their music and dancing. The atmosphere in Rio is both very special and remarkably relaxed.

To the east lies the giant Guanabara Bay, while to the south is the Atlantic Ocean – and in between, Rio spreads up and over the tall, fertile green mountains and down to the broad sandy beach, where many of the city’s finest buildings are located.

Overnight stay Hotel Copacabana Mar

Days 3-6: Experience Rio de Janeiro

There are no excursions planned, so the days are yours to do with as you wish.

These tours will be conducted in small international groups with English-speaking guides. We recommend that you book these tours from home.

However, there are several Rio tours to choose from:

Overnight stay Hotel Copacabana Mar

Day 7: Buzios

The time has come to head for Buzios, which is located around 180 km north of Rio. The town was once a small fishing port, but has since grown appreciably larger on account of its magnificent location. There are more than 20 beautiful beaches situated all around the peninsula in different and distinctive bays.

It was the French diva Brigit Bardot who sparked international interest in Buzios and its wonderful setting back in the 1960s. Today, you can see a statue of her on the beach promenade in the town centre, which the locals erected to express their thanks. The town itself is a charming place, with fine shops, tempting restaurants and interesting art galleries.

There are no big hotels here, just small, inviting ‘pousadas’ (traditional inns). We will be staying at one of them, the Pousada Vila Do Mar.

Overnight stay Pousada Vila Do Mar

Days 8-11: Experiences and beach holiday in Buzios

You can spend the days in Buzios relaxing on one of the many beaches, sailing in the bay, or riding around in a rented beach buggy – which is a great way to get around. Of course, you can also make the most of Buzios’ many interesting shopping options.

Overnight stay Pousada Vila Do Mar

Day 12: Return flight

In the afternoon, transport has been arranged to take us to the airport in Rio de Janeiro for the trip home. You will fly to the UK with connecting flights along the way.

Day 13: Return trip

Return flight to the UK.

Highlights of this tour:

Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana, Buzios.

This package holiday includes the following:

  • Return flights from the UK to Rio de Janeiro
  • Private transfer to and from the airport in Rio de Janeiro
  • Transport between Rio de Janeiro and Buzios, with a private driver
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Rio de Janeiro
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Buzios
  • 10 x breakfast (days 3–12)
  • Emergency hotline staffed 24/7 throughout your trip
  • ATOL certificate included
  • Departure guarantee – the tour will take place regardless of the number of participants
  • Daily departures

Single room supplement: £615
Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more people