2016 Summer Games Sample Itinerary

The Ultimate Summer Games Experience

With Rio’s six million culturally diverse residents and its rich natural beauty, it is no surprise why its popularity continues to grow. Not only does Rio annually host the exciting and colorful Carnival, but it is also home to the impressive Sugarloaf Mountain, a collection of world-class galleries and museums, historic colonial architecture and the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Despite Rio’s continued modernization, it also embraces its natural beauty and diverse past, making it an exciting and distinctive destination.

From the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the tops of the scenic outlooks of Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar, this world-class city is the perfect backdrop for you to experience in person, the biggest and most anticipated sports experience in the world, the Summer Games.

Below you will find a suggested sample itinerary, please remember we will work with you to completely customize your preferred experience based on your tastes, desires and budget.

Day 1 – Tuesday, August 16, 2016Rio Facts
Today you arrive in Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival at the airport of your choice (commercial or private), you will be met by a Roadtrips representative and transferred to the luxurious Caesar Park Ipanema by Sofitel, your home for the next 6 nights. Ideally located facing the upscale Ipanema beach, this 5-star property is a true oasis, and one of the finest hotels in Rio.

This evening, we suggest a relaxed dinner at Alessandro E Frederico just a few blocks away from your hotel. The restaurant features a menu of Brazilian and International cuisine, and treats its guests to al fresco dining, or if you prefer, a table in the elegant dining room where you can savor the tantalizing array of grilled meats in addition to a wonderful assortment of risottos and homemade pastas.

Day 2 – Wednesday, August 17, 2016SummerGames_Rio
After enjoying breakfast at your leisure, you will meet with your Roadtrips onsite host to review your personal itinerary. Your knowledgeable host will be available to you throughout your stay, acting as your personal concierge, to provide assistance with suggestions, access to Rio’s best tables and a wealth of optional day tours. After the short review, take a stroll along stunning Ipanema Beach before your private car arrives to take you to Barra and the Olympic Park for your afternoon event. After the event, your chauffeur will be ready and waiting to return you to your hotel. Tonight you will dine at the trendy Brigite’s on Rua Dias Ferreira, one of the neighbourhood’s best streets to enjoy Rio’s vibrant local culture.

Day 3 – Thursday, August 18, 2016CT-boucherie
After the excitement of yesterday’s event, you may want to sleep in this morning and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before catching a little sun poolside or enjoying a relaxing spa treatment. This afternoon your private transfer will again take you to your chosen event. With the vast amount of sporting and cultural event options during the Summer Games, your customized itinerary allows you to create your perfect sports travel experience. Tonight is a great evening to enjoy dinner at CT Boucherie where you can sample more of the world-class cuisine Brazil has to offer. Located in nearby Leblon, the most exclusive and affluent area of Rio, patrons are treated to some of the best quality cuts of meat, which continue to entice patrons to return to this French inspired gem again and again.

Day 4 – Friday, August 19, 2016Corcovado
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at your leisure before being met in the lobby for your private afternoon half-day tour of Corcovado. Led by one of Roadtrips’ local Carioca hosts, you will visit the most famous statue in all of Rio – Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain. Drive through the exotic Tijuca National Park to reach the most famous outlook in the city. You will be taken to the summit, where standing on the viewing platform you will take in the gorgeous panoramic view, including downtown Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana beach. The view is breathtaking and you are sure to take some unforgettable pictures from this iconic South American peak!

Day 5 – Saturday, August 20, 2016Baycruise
Enjoy breakfast and the morning at your leisure. You may want to join residents and visitors of Rio alike for a short walk along the spectacular crescent of Ipanema beach before being transferred to your chosen event for today. After a morning of excitement you will enjoy a new perspective of Rio this afternoon with a half-day cruise of Guanabara Bay. A schooner will guide you through the Bay as you pass by sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Flamengo beach, the Fortress of Sao Joao and Fiscal Island. This unique, aquatic perspective of Rio is a great way to explore this coastal city. For those seeking the ultimate in luxury, we can arrange a private yacht charter, so you can spend a relaxing day exploring the coastline in style, or just enjoying the amenities onboard.

This evening, we suggest heading over to Zuka in Leblon, a hip restaurant offering Brazilian fusion cuisine with a foodie flair. On the menu is contemporary and sophisticated dishes prepared in a kitchen designed for patrons to view Chef Ludmilla Soeiro create their meals on the grill. The restaurant also boasts a varied wine list to compliment every meal (ask for a recommendation and you may be rewarded with a special South American reserve that has been set aside for such a request).

Day 6 – Sunday, August 21, 2016Copabeach
After enjoying breakfast at your leisure, why not head to the beach and relax in the sun. Take advantage of the Sofitel’s exclusive beach service with sun loungers, umbrellas and beach assistants to look after your belongings while you take a dip in the glistening water.

Today you will again enjoy the exclusive experience of your choosing, after which your private transfer will provide you the opportunity to explore more of Rio. For a glimpse into Rio’s vibrant history, we suggest taking a half-day private tour of Colonial Rio. On this tour, your expert guide will take you back in time to visit colonial Brazil. You will see the Gloria Church and nearby aqueduct on which a tramway now runs to link downtown with the artsy neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Visit the 15th November Square, the historic center of Rio, as well as the Sao Bento Monastery, one of the finest examples of baroque art in the city. You will also experience Rio Branco Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares of the city, which is the scene for many important events in Rio’s past and present. This tour will show you a remarkable contrast of four centuries of architecture and will surely satisfy the history enthusiasts. For a unique perspective of the Rio, we can arrange a private helicopter tour for you to see the city in a way that only an exclusive few have been fortunate enough to experience.

Tonight we suggest enjoying an intimate dinner at Restaurante Aprazivel, in Santa Teresa, overlooking Botafogo and the lights of Rio. See for yourself why it was voted the top restaurant in the city by the New York Times and enjoy one of the most unique dining experiences in the city.

Day 7 – Monday, August 22, 2016iguazufalls
Today you check out of the Caesar Park Ipanema. After experiencing the excitement of the Summer Games, you may want to consider adding an excursion to your package to experience even more of spectacular South America, including:

Iguazu Falls
Amazon Jungle Lodge
Brazilian Beach Resort
Machu Picchu including Lima and Cusco

Custom 4-night packages available from $3,975 per person. The 6-night Ultimate 2016 Summer Games experience as described is $28,450 per person. Rates do not include cost of dinner recommendations. However, our specialty is custom packages tailored to fit you perfectly. To customize the 2016 Summer Games experience of a lifetime, please contact one of our sports travel specialists at 1-800-465-1765 (weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST) or submit a custom trip request.

*All rates are listed per person in USD (based on double occupancy). Rates include all local and state taxes. A 50% deposit is required to secure your package. Final balance is due April 1, 2016.

Summer Games Ticketing Notice

Roadtrips is no way affiliated or associated with the IOC, the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Jet Set Sports or CoSport. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games official site is www.rio2016.com. In Canada and the USA the official ticket provider is Jet Set Sports. When available, tickets can be ordered separately, direct from the Rio 2016 website. Roadtrips base packages do not include tickets.

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