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Rio de Janeiro Vacation Packages

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Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

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Top Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from May 2 to May 3
4.4/5Excellent! (949 reviews)

"The location is fantastic. The housekeeping staff was professional and courteous. The front desk knew.my name and made me.feel like i was family. The only drawn back is their menu for.food was limited. Not sure if that was due to covid or just did not have a good variety. I would like.to see a larger ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Arena Copacabana Hotel
Arena Copacabana Hotel
4 out of 5
Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $47 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
4.4/5Excellent! (961 reviews)

"I loved that I choose this hotel especially when the country was on lockdown. They allowed us to check in early and also gave us a room upgrade on the same floor of the pool overlooking the Copacabana beach. Also they were able to get us PCR testing that did hotel visits with 24 hour results. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Arena Copacabana Hotel
Américas Barra Hotel
Américas Barra Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Av. das Américas, 10.500, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $33 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
3.8/5Good! (944 reviews)
Pretty good

"The hotel was pretty good, nothing much to complain about, good breakfast and bed"…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

Américas Barra Hotel
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Top things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (state) Vacation Packages

Discover a fascinating blend of sun-soaked beaches, jungle-clad mountains and tropical islands all within a short drive from the pulsating city of Rio de Janeiro. Standing at the feet of the mighty Christ the Redeemer statue, the jaw-dropping scenery of Rio de Janeiro state fans out in all directions. Undulating hills swathed in rainforest roll down to an impeccable coastline framed by vibrant cities and quaint fishing villages. Beaches run as far as the eye can see and idyllic islands sit peacefully in perfect-blue water. This alone makes Rio de Janeiro state one of Brazil and the world’s most-loved travel destinations.

The obvious starting point, and for many travelers the first introduction to Brazil, is the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro , the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) or simply Rio. Experience the swagger of world-famous beach suburbs such as Copacabana Beach , Ipanema and Leblon. Enjoy unbeatable views from Sugarloaf Mountain and the 125-feet (38-meter) tall statue of Jesus Christ, perched atop Mount Corcovado .

Wander the colorful streets of Santa Teresa and hike in Parque Nacional da Tijuca. Cross the Guanabara Bay and relax at the lesser-visited beaches of Niteroí. Escape the city bustle by catching a boat to the traffic-free Ilha de Paquetá (Paquetá Island).

With a good network of buses, it’s easy to get out of Rio and explore the state’s coastline. Travel east along the Costa do Sol to Cabo Frío for snorkeling, surfing and superb seafood. Nearby is Búzios, a peninsula with almost 20 beaches to choose from.

West of Rio is a postcard-perfect stretch of fjord-like coastline called Costa Verde. Board a boat bound for Ilha Grande, an island getaway with pristine beaches, snorkeling spots and jungle hiking routes. Visit Paraty, one of Brazil’s best preserved colonial cities. Trek to waterfalls and spot exotic wildlife in Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina.

Take a break from the coast and visit the pretty hill towns of Petrópolis and Teresópolis. Trek in the mountains ranges of Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos.

Flights to the state arrive regularly from major worldwide cities at Rio De Janeiro International Airport. You’ll feel the state’s infectious charm as soon as you exit the plane. Witness the Brazilian passion for parties at annual celebrations including the Rio Carnival and Rio Réveillon (New Year’s Eve).

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Rio de Janeiro (state) vacation package cost?
Much less than you might think — from only $570, actually! By combining flights, hotels and car rentals into a custom-made travel package, your getaway to Rio de Janeiro (state) is just clicks away.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Rio de Janeiro (state) vacation package?
Whether it’s your hotel or flight, you can cancel or amend it. Booked your Rio de Janeiro (state) vacation package in the last 24 hours? You may be able to make changes or cancellations at no cost. For bookings older than that, you may incur a fee from your airline, hotel or car rental company. For more information, browse our Customer Service Portal. We’ll help you every step of the way.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Rio de Janeiro (state)?
Bundle, bundle, bundle. Hotels, flights and rental cars — combine whatever you need into a Rio de Janeiro (state) vacation package and save as much as $583. Score even more discounts when you include extras such as tours or experiences to your booking. But here’s the most impressive part. You have the flexibility to customize your vacation your way. We offer more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 hotel options across the globe, so that everyone has an opportunity to travel and fulfill those vacation fantasies.
Where should I stay in Rio de Janeiro (state)?
There are plenty of great places to stay in Rio de Janeiro (state), including Rio de Janeiro. This city is home to favored attractions such as Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Another option is to make tracks to Buzios, where you’ll discover Geriba Beach and Forte Beach. If you have the time, journey to both exciting cities!
What are the top hotels in Rio de Janeiro (state)?
For properties in Rio de Janeiro with friendly service and comfy beds, check out Miramar Hotel by Windsor and Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort. If you’re stopping by Buzios as well, you can look forward to a wonderful night’s sleep at Casas Brancas Boutique-Hotel & Spa or Pousada Abracadabra.
When is the best time of year to visit Rio de Janeiro (state)?
Rio de Janeiro (state) is a bustling place in January, February, March. If you’re not a fan of big crowds and prefer a calmer pace, book your getaway for September, October, November. Need to keep a careful eye on your finances? Nab one of the bargains on offer in September. February is typically when prices skyrocket and hotel rates are at their peak.
How far in advance should I book my Rio de Janeiro (state) vacation?
While prices do change, we generally recommend booking your seats as soon as possible. Most international airfares become available on Expedia up to 12 months in advance. If you’re booking last minute, you might still be in luck. Discount prices to Rio de Janeiro (state) occasionally appear just weeks before departure.
What does an Expedia Rio de Janeiro (state) travel package include?
Rental cars, flights and hotels — we’ve got them well covered. With Expedia, you can create your Rio de Janeiro (state) package just the way you want. All you have to do is decide exactly what you need. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add on extras like tours and activities. The more you bundle, the greater your savings!
What should I know before booking a Rio de Janeiro (state) travel package?
You’ll save plenty with an Expedia travel package. Combine your airfares, rental cars and hotels and be rewarded with terrific discounts. You’re not restricted to hotels, however. Book with us and select from beachside villas, creek-side mountain cabins and even castles and houseboats!
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Rio de Janeiro (state) vacation packages?
If you’d like to split the price of your hotel and activities over a few installments, Expedia can help you out. Paying the full amount for your travel upfront isn’t always the best way to pay for your getaway, so we’ve joined forces with online lender Affirm to give you financial flexibility. Book Now, Pay Later and reduce the stress of saving to travel.
Can I choose my airline with a Rio de Janeiro (state) Expedia vacation package?
Yes — that’s the beauty of an Expedia vacation package. You’re the boss! We have more than 550 airline partners throughout the world, so you have options galore when arranging your Rio de Janeiro (state) adventure.

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