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When your flight to Rio de Janeiro touches down, the party begins—and it doesn’t end until sunrise. This city heaves with activity.

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You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, teenagers, children, and infants.

Each adult passenger can bring one infant.

Children traveling alone or in a different cabin class from their parents are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.

  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Rio de Janeiro

A sun-soaked metropolis that nearly 6.5 million people call home, Rio de Janeiro is one of South America’s most sought after travel destinations and one of its most recognizable. Along with the splendid beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, there’s the majestic Sugarloaf Mountain that guards the bay and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that towers over the city. Needless to say, your vacation photos will be spectacular.

Most people who have been to Brazil will tell you that it’s impossible not to have a good time here, whether you’re sunbathing on a perfect stretch of sand, socializing with the locals well into the early hours, or using the city’s improved travel infrastructure to explore what there is to see.

Rio de Janeiro is a foodie's paradise, with offerings ranging from quick and easy joints on the street or the beach to five-star high-class restaurants where the only thing better than the service is the food. A list of the best restaurants in Rio de Janeiro starts with Aprazível, hidden on a hilltop that overlooks the city, and Satyricon, which sits just off the water at Ipanema Beach and features fare so fresh you wouldn't be wrong to think it was caught right in front of you.

If you're after a more traditional local meal, order leão veloso, a seafood-based soup with lobster, olive oil, and onion frequently served with tomato and saffron. Another popular local delicacy is coconut water, which comes fresh off the many trees, while fresh fruit juices are just a bodega stop away. Make sure to have quindim for dessert, an egg yolk, sugar, and coconut cake.

When it comes to accommodations, most areas in the city have dozens of options for every price range. Chances are you want to be based by the beach; two of the best hotels near the sand and shore are Arena Copacabana Hotel and Hotel Maria Santa Teresa. Rio also has a lively and vibrant backpacking culture; it's not unusual to see happy tourists with large packs and a smile on their face.

What to do in Rio de Janeiro

Admire the view from Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is easily the most recognizable statue in Rio, perhaps the world. Built in 1931, it looks over the city from the peak of Corcovado Mountain. Take a 20-minute tram ride to the top or walk up 220 steps for the view of a lifetime.

Parque Nacional da Tijuca
Alto da Boa Vista

Learn about local history at the Museu de Arte do Rio

This popular museum, known as MAR to in-the-know locals, has a focus on up-and-coming Brazilian artists and international masters, as well as historical images from the country. Head here and you'll learn just as much about the history of Brazil as you do about the art on display.

Praça Mauá, 5
Centro
20081-240
+55 21 3031 2741

Explore Copacabana Beach

No trip to Rio is complete without a trip (or 12) to the most famous beach on the planet. Grab a chair (be sure to tip your server), stretch out, and enjoy the sunshine. Copacabana runs for 3 miles, with each segment offering something different to the eye.

Praia de Copacabana
Avenida Atlântica
22070-001

Where to eat in Rio de Janeiro

Aprazível (Brazilian)

This family-run restaurant sits on the side of a mountain overlooking Rio, and the stunning views are the only thing that can compete with the excellent food. Plus, the traditional Brazilian cuisine—think plenty of beef—is served on dining tables in treehouses. Stay at nearby Hotel Maria Santa Teresa for easy access.

Rua Aprazível, 62
Santa Teresa
20241-270
+55 21 2508 9174

Porcão Rio’s (Brazilian churrascaria)

The atmosphere is loud, fast, and lively at this popular spot for Brazilian churrascaria (barbecue). The Flamengo branch of the chain is the place to go, with a pace in the kitchen that matches the nonstop action you'll see through the huge windows looking out over the water.

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique
Aterro do Flamengo
+55 21 3521 2900

Bar do Mineiro (Brazilian)

A hidden gem in the cute neighborhood of Santa Teresa, Bar do Mineiro serves up simple, unpretentious food in a laid-back setting. Their feijoadas, a hearty stew of meat and beans that’s Brazil's national dish, ranks among the city's best.

Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 99
Santa Teresa
20240-290
+55 21 2221 9227

Places to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Arena Copacabana Hotel

Arena has 135 rooms, many of which look out over the water, meaning that you don't have to leave your room to feel like you're right on the beach. However, should you want to sunbathe, you’re literally just a few steps away from the sand.

Avenida Atlântica, 2064
Copacabana
22021-001
+55 21 3034 1501

Discovery Hostel

One of the best ways to experience Rio's happy-go-lucky vibe is by staying in a hostel. Discovery is the city's top spot for cheap rooms, adventurous guests looking to have a good time, and a cool location in the popular Glória neighborhood.

Rua Benjamin Constant, 26
Glória
20241-150
+55 21 3449 0672

Relais et Chateaux Santa Teresa

A hidden five-star gem set amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city. Slip behind the hotel's walls and relax as the attentive staff takes care of your every need. But don't worry about missing out; you're still close enough to all the action of central Rio.

Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 660
Santa Teresa
20241-260
+55 21 3380 0200

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