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Celebrate the holidays in the Amazon in Brazil and in Rio de Janeiro!

It’s not too late to start planning your getaways for US Thanksgiving and for New Year’s Eve, and we think Brazil is the perfect destination for your adventures.

For US Thanksgiving, take a trip to the Tapajós region of the Amazon!

amazon-in-brazilThe Amazon in Brazil is a year-round destination, although our favourite time of the year is between July and December, when it rains less, and the incredibly beautiful white sand beaches appear.

Described by Jacques Cousteau as the ‘Caribbean of the Amazon’ because of its rare ‘blue’ waters, the Tapajós region of the Amazon in Brazil gives the adventurous traveler a perspective of one of the most scenic and culturally interesting areas of the Amazon, and what’s best: still undiscovered by mass tourism. What’s special about this region is that, in a relatively small distance, you will find the three types of rivers present in the Amazon basin: black waters, yellow waters and the beautiful and rare blue waters, each with its own ecosystem. This is one of the most beautiful and well preserved areas of the Amazon.

The Amazon cruising experience is about blending with nature, treks in the forest, exploring rivers, lounging on the beach and visiting indigenous communities. Cruising the Tapajós region is a perfect family holiday, completely off the beaten track. Watch this video to take a virtual journey through the Tapajós.

See a Tapajós Itinerary

Spend New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro with our amazing luxury hotel packages!

Fireworks BrazilAny time of the year is great to visit Rio de Janeiro, but New Year’s Eve in Copacabana is a must. For anyone who wants to start the forthcoming year in style, Rio is the place!

New Year’s Eve is Rio’s second most popular celebration, runner-up only to Carnival. People from all over the world, and Brazilians from all states, flock to the “Marvelous City” this time of the year. Copacabana is where the festivities happen, attracting over 2 million people every year. At midnight, with the turning of the year, the fireworks festival begins, lasting for about 15 to 20 minutes. Spectators on the beach, in buildings along the Copacabana ocean avenue and on board the giant cruise ships, have different points of view of the spectacle, but share the same exciting atmosphere and cheerful spirit that only Rio knows how to provide.

We have some incredible luxury hotel packages for New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro

Please note: All packages are for double occupancy. All prices include taxes and breakfast. Prices subject to change.

copacabanaCopacabana Palace

The iconic Copacabana Palace is certainly one of the most striking buildings on the Rio de Janeiro beachfront. Famous around the world, it keeps its charm from the twenties, with a glamorous and classic atmosphere.

4 night package: Dec 29th – Jan 2nd

Superior City View room: 6,125 USD   

Deluxe Ocean View room: 11,219 USD

Minimum stay: 4 nights – check in from Dec 29th

miramarMiramar by Windsor

The Miramar by Windsor is a 5 star, business like hotel right on Copacabana beach, with a beautiful panoramic view. It’s modern and sophisticated, with a really nice infinity edge pool on the roof and a gourmet restaurant with Brazilian cuisine. Its location guarantees a nice view over the fireworks during new year’s eve.

3 night package: Dec 30th – Jan 2nd  

Superior Executive room: 2,970 USD

Deluxe room: 3,475 USD

Minimum stay: 3 nights starting from Dec 29th or 30th

fasano-rioFasano Rio

The Fasano Rio is a contemporary world class hotel. It is located at Ipanema beach, near the Arpoador, within walking distance from all major restaurants and bars. It has a roof top swimming pool and bar with amazing views of Ipanema.

4 night package: Dec 30th – Jan 3rd

Deluxe Ocean View room: 12,810 USD

Ocean View Suite: 16,380 USD

Minimum stay: 4 nights starting from Dec 30th or 31st


Caesar Park

With the best location in Rio and a breathtaking view, the Caesar Park is in the center of Ipanema Beach. Its location allows superb views over Arpoador, Leblon and Ipanema beaches. Ipanema is one of the most fashionable areas in Rio, and the hotel is located close to a variety of restaurants and shops. Most floors have been recently renovated into beautifully decorated suites with a Brazilian twist.

3 night package: Dec 30th – Jan 2nd:

Side Ocean View room: 2,425 USD

Ocean View Deluxe room: 2,676 USD

Minimum stay: 3 nights starting from Dec 29th or 30th

santa-teresaSanta Teresa

Hotel Santa Teresa is the only truly upscale boutique hotel in town. It brings contemporary design and lifestyle to this bohemian and stylish neighborhood. Member of Relais & Châteux, it is a small 44-room property built in a former coffee plantation mansion surrounded by tropical gardens. It is away from the Copacabana & Ipanema buzz. 

4 night package: Dec 30th – Jan 3rd

Superior room: 2,999 USD

Deluxe room: 3,375 USD

Deluxe suite: 4,945 USD

Minimum stay: 4 nights and must include Dec 31st

grand-hyattGrand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro is the best option to stay in the Barra da Tijuca area, which is a perfect location for those who want to enjoy beach time in Rio away from the larger crowds, but still want to be close enough to enjoy day trips to Rio’s main sights.

3 night package: Dec 30th – Jan 2nd

Pool View room (not ocean view): 1,010 USD

Ocean Front View room: 1,165 USD

Grand Ocean Front View Suite: 2,049 USD

Minimum stay: 3 nights with no check out on the December 31st


As always, we can customize these trips for you. Please contact us to start the conversation!

Celebrate the holidays in the Amazon in Brazil and in Rio de Janeiro!