South American luxury is alive and well in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Between the beauty of the tropical landscape, and the crystal blue waters (known for having some of the best surfing waves), this breathtaking city is the perfect holiday destination.

The stunning beaches of Rio de Janeiro, backdropped by majestic mountains.
The enchantingly lush rainforests, silky white beaches, and historic landmarks peppered throughout the city, will have you never wanting to leave this world-famous South American gem. The most visited city South of the Hemisphere, Rio is undoubtedly a dynamic and busy place to be. However, visitors can find incredibly luxurious privacy and quiet on their tropical retreat, through renting one of many incredible rental villas throughout the city. Ultimate first-class beach luxury awaits you in Rio.

Charter a yacht in the Rio de Janeiro harbour. 

This larger than life city is home to countless world-class events, as well as one of the most well known sporting venues on the planet. In the days leading up to Lent in the spring, Brazilian tourists can experience the magic of the Carnival festival. Samba music echoes from corner to corner all over the country, and the elation is palpable. World-renowned athletic talent find themselves at Maracanã Stadium. Home to countless hair-raising football matches against internationally-known athletes, this iconic venue has been the designated host to the 1950 and 2014 Football World Cup events as well as the 2016 Summer Olympics. More than 100,000 spectators can experience the excitement of this all-encompassing, unique arena.
The stunning scenery in Rio allows for many magnificent sights you should be sure to make time for during your stay. For incredible panoramic views of all of Rio, visit Corcovado, one of the “new” Seven Wonders of the world. For an elite outing adventure, sail the high seas on your own private yacht through ECS Yacht tours. Take a day trip around the coast and arrive back to the stunning lights of the cityscape, or even rent a yacht for a few days to soak up the wonder of the enchanting South American waters.

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro. 

A shopper’s paradise, Rio is home to many boutique shops and malls that are sought out by the shopping elite from all corners of the globe. The Village is a stunningly modern mall in Rio where visitors can shop designer brands such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Versace. Then, unwind and relax in upscale comfort at the Copacabana Palace Spa. Receive a complimentary sparkling bottle of wine upon arrival, and enjoy limitless luxury accommodations destined to revitalize you within Copacabana’s seven treatment rooms, two double treatment suites, hair salon, fitness center, sauna, bath and relaxation area.
Experience authentic top-notch Brazilian cuisine while in Rio at Aprazivel Restaurant. Be sure to call ahead for reservations at this Brazilian hotspot – it is an incredibly popular eatery among elite travelers to the area. Although everything on the menu is undeniably mouthwatering, try the crowd-pleasing tropical fish featuring grilled salt-water fish and decadent baked plantain.

The famous statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro.
High-class Parisian elegance is served up at Casa de Arte e Cultura Julieta de Serpa in Rio. Opulent architecture and relaxed sophistication make this restaurant worth a visit for more than just its incredible food. Classic French cuisine with a Brazilian twist makes Casa Juliet Serpa a must-visit. Divine main courses include grilled coconut-infused salmon with a side of lemon-spritzed Sicilian risotto, and succulent duck breast with Italian lentils. 
Another area worth visiting is Ipanema. Ipanema is one of the city’s most upscale neighborhoods, where beautiful people, a white sandy beach, and tons of swanky nightlife hangouts reside. Cool off in the glistening blue waters of the ocean after getting some color from the bright Brazilian sun. Then, after nightfall, the fashionable hotel bar Baretto-Londra comes to life. Dress up in your very best attire as you will likely rub shoulders with A-list models, movie stars, and athletes from all over the world while sipping on a fruity cocktail, moving your body to the music, and having the time of your life at this exclusive spot.

Rio de Janeiro in the golden light of the dawn. 

Whether you’re seeking a relaxed beach vacation, a happening nightlife spot, or simply the best foreign shopping of your life, you’ll be sure to find what you seek in Rio.