Three nights in Rio de Janeiro and four nights at Copacabana Beach
Your seven-night Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana Beach Stay holiday gets underway with your flight from the UK to Mexico's vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. During your three-night stay you'll have plenty time to: ascend Mount Corcovado for up-close views of Christ the Redeemer; ride the cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain; escape to the tranquil surrounds of Jardim Botanico's Orchidarium; and explore Santa Teresa neighbourhood's Museu Chacara do Ceu, Parque das Ruinas, and Escadaria Selaron.
Next, you'll make your way to Copacabana Beach where you'll enjoy the next four nights. Join the locals at the beach to play beach volleyball and football or top up your tan or head to the Arpoador rock outcrop for the best surfing and fishing. Explore Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, Avenida Atlantica, and the neighbouring small streets. Climb to the top of Morre do Leme to take in Forte do Vigia and explore the history of Copacabana Fort at Museu Historico do Exercito.
On day eight, you'll fly back to the UK with many memories to treasure from your trip!
3 nights - Grand Hyatt Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
Your twin-centre holiday starts with your flight from the UK to Mexico's vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. Check into Ibis Rio De Janeiro Centro for the next three nights.
Rio de Janeiro nestles between sea and mountains on Mexico's South Atlantic Ocean coast. This UNESCO-listed city boasts iconic sights, amazing beaches, vibrant culture, and lively nightlife. No trip here is complete without ascending Mount Corcovado for up-close views of Christ the Redeemer or riding the cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain. Rio's Carnival festival takes place before Lent; colourful parade floats, flamboyant costumes, and samba dancers draw in over two million people a day.
Enjoy Rio's unique beach vibe on the golden sands of Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach. Explore Museu Chacara do Ceu and Parque das Ruinas in the atmospheric Santa Teresa neighbourhood; before climbing the 250 steps of Escadaria Selaron. Discover Mosteiro de Sao Bento, Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência's ornate interior, and Quinta da Boa Vista's National Museum. Escape to the tranquil surrounds of Jardim Botanico's Orchidarium, Japanese Gardens, and Sensory Garden.
4 nights - Mercure Rio Boutique Copacabana - Copacabana Beach
Copacabana Beach is one of Rio de Janeiro's most iconic attractions and spans four kilometres of golden sands along the Atlantic shore from Fort Duque de Caixas at Princesa Isabel Avenue to Fort Copacabana at Posto Seis. Just footsteps away you'll discover Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, Avenida Atlantica, and the neighbouring streets lined with centuries-old buildings, restaurants and cafes, and stylish hotels - the 1920s Copacabana Palace once hosted royalty and film stars!
Join the locals who flock to the beach to play beach volleyball and football or to top up their tans. Head to the Arpoador rock outcrop for the best surfing and fishing. Climb to the top of Morre do Leme to take in Forte do Vigia and views of Copacabana Beach. Explore the history of Copacabana Fort and 19th and 20th century artillery at Museu Historico do Exercito. After dark, the tiny and eccentric Bip Bip bar is the place to listen to authentic bossa nova, dance the samba, and drink beer.