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Rio de Janeiro Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Rio de Janeiro hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Rio de Janeiro trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Rio de Janeiro Vacation

Rio de Janeiro Beach Vacation

Relax on the shore as you watch the sunlight flickering on the water on your Rio de Janeiro vacation. If you're craving the complete beach experience, a trip to Rio de Janeiro will definitely deliver. You've probably heard of Icarai Beach (4 miles (7 km) away). We recommend booking your hotel nearby. However, plenty of sightseers also choose Rio de Janeiro vacation deals closer to Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach or Grumari Beach, two other magnificent nearby options.

Things You Should Know About Rio de Janeiro

  • Held on the 7th of September every year, Independence Day is one party you ought to check out in Brazil. Time your Rio de Janeiro vacation around this popular national event and join the locals in their festivities.
  • Planning your travel budget is easy when you're familiar with the currency of your destination. Here, it's Brazilian reals. Want some extra dollars to splash around on souvenirs and experiences? With our Rio de Janeiro packages, you'll have loads leftover to spend.
  • With a population of approximately 6,023,700, you shouldn't have any hassles finding some friendly faces to give you a quick tour around Rio de Janeiro.
  • You'll find tons of well-liked attractions to check out here, such as Christ the Redeemer. If you want to see more sights like this, take a look at our affordable Rio de Janeiro vacation deals.

Save Time and Money with Rio de Janeiro Packages

What is the best way to save money on my Rio de Janeiro vacation?

It's so easy to save with our Rio de Janeiro vacation packages. Combine your accommodations, flights and extras (like car rental and activities) into one booking and save up to $583. Expedia has 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties to select from, so you won't be short on choice! Not only that, there's no cancellation fee on most bookings if you need to change your plans.

Which airports can I fly into for a Rio de Janeiro vacation?

You can pick from two airports when flying into Rio de Janeiro:

  • Rio de Janeiro Airport (SDU-Santos Dumont): 4,332 flights per month.
  • Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.): 3,667 flights per month.

What are the most popular types of hotels for a trip to Rio de Janeiro?

With many tempting apartments and hotels to choose from, visitors to Rio de Janeiro are spoiled for choice. They're two of the most frequently booked options. If none of those catch your eye, perhaps you'll discover something that grabs your attention in our hostels and pousadas.

What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

From cars, hotels and flights to experiences and tours, it's all up to you. With our Rio de Janeiro vacation packages, you can lock in just one of these, all of them or any combination that suits you. The more options you bundle, the more discounts you earn!

What are the best things to do in Rio de Janeiro?

Vacations are all about downtime. They're also a terrific time to try out new things. Rio de Janeiro has both those bases covered. There is so much to do here, including:

For more options, check out our Rio de Janeiro things to do page.



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Best Lodging Options Near Rio de Janeiro

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Grand Hyatt Rio De Janeiro $118
Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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Grand Hyatt Rio De Janeiro

Grand Hyatt Rio De Janeiro

Av. Lucio Costa 9600, Barra Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
     
    4.6 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Likes - grand image, quality of finishes, black out curtains, exceptional service, good food, availabilty of lounge chairs and umbrellas, spa services with steam room, relaxing room. Amilcar, William and Rickerson provided excellent customer service! Dislikes - bathtub could be a bit bigger, didficult ...

    Hotel Atlântico Prime $18
    Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020
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    Hotel Atlântico Prime

    Hotel Atlântico Prime

    Rua do Resende 87, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
       
      4.0 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The hotel looks nice and new. The only thing is the location.

      Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro $64
      Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020
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      Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro

      Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro

      1430 Abelardo Bueno Avenue, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
         
        4.7 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The pool was fantastic and the shopping malls are near by.

        Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro $144
        Reviewed on Apr 4, 2020
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        Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

        Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

        Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
           
          4.4 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          The view to Copacabana Beach was amazing! The staff was very friendly. We will definitely be coming back soon. We recommend this hotel 100%.

          ibis Copacabana Posto 5 $38
          Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020
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          ibis Copacabana Posto 5

          ibis Copacabana Posto 5

          Rua Xavier Da Silveira 82, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
             
            4.4 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nice place to stay in Copacabana but rooms are small

            Mar Ipanema Hotel $78
            Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020
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            Mar Ipanema Hotel

            Mar Ipanema Hotel

            Rua Visconde De Piraja, 539 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
               
              4.0 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Walking distance to Ipanema beach, Staff are very helpful. It can get very noisy on weekends, but then Rio is a party town!!!!

              Miramar Hotel by Windsor $110
              Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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              Miramar Hotel by Windsor

              Miramar Hotel by Windsor

              Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
                 
                4.7 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Stunning roof top with infinity pool, sauna and gym. Right across a Copacabana popular beach. Amazing views. Good location.

                Hotel Atlântico Rio $19
                Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020
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                Hotel Atlântico Rio

                Hotel Atlântico Rio

                Rua Xavier da Silveira, 112, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Staff was fantastic. Due to coronavirus the pool was closed. Quality due to lack of guests deteriorated

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