Plan Ahead: New Year's In Rio

Because I receive emails about New Year's in Rio on an hourly basis, I got together with the agents from Brazil's Flex Voyage last week, and we put together some special packages for those of you who are planning to visit the city.

We selected four hotels at different price points, making sure that all of them are used to catering to a gay clientele. I highly encourage you book your trip with the agents from Flex Voyage as I have received excellent feedback from all the people who have worked with them recently (and because I think it is better to deal with a Brazilian agent if you are coming here). I guarantee you they can cater to every need or request you may have while in the country.

In the next few weeks I will be featuring guides to all the parties, as well as information on restaurants and bars to check out while in Rio. Tickets to all the events can be purchased in advance through Flex Voyage.

The four packages for New Year's in Rio are listed after the jump with additional information as to how to book your trip.


Located right across from Ipanema beach, Caesar Park is the most luxurious address to stay while in Rio, next to the best boutiques and restaurants in town. All rooms and suites feature air conditioning and high speed internet connection.

Prices below include 4 nights at Caesar Park Ipanema, starting December 28 or 29. Additional nights can be arranged in advance.

Single: USD $5,945
Double: USD $2,998


Conveniently located less than 100 meters from the beach on Farme de Amoedo street (the epicenter of gay life in Rio), Ipanema Plaza features a swimming pool with breathtaking views of Ipanema and Cristo Redentor, as well as a fitness center. All rooms are equipped with central air conditioning, 2 telephone lines, internet access, cable TV, mini bar, and electronic safe.

Packages below include 5 nights at Ipanema Plaza, starting December 28.

Superior Apartment
Single: USD $2,506
Double: USD $1,284

Luxe Apartment
Single: USD $2,842
Double: USD $1,452

Luxe Ocean View Apartment
Single: USD $2,980
Double: USD $1,521

Ipanema Floor Apartment
Single: USD $3,234
Double: USD $1,648

Please note that Ipanema Floor Apartments also include a 29" flat screen TV, DVD, wi-fi internet access, bath robes and slippers, and personalized services.


Located less than 100 meters from the beach, Mar Ipanema is an excellent option if you want to stay in a convenient area without spending too much. All rooms feature air conditioner, cable TV, telephone, and mini bar. There are facilities for internet connection at the hotel.

Prices below include 3 nights at Hotel Mar Ipanema. Additional nights can be arranged.

Standard Suites:
Single: USD $1,113
Double: USD $582

Superior Suites:
Single: USD $1,232
Double: USD $642


Located just between Ipanema and Copacabana on a quiet residential street, the Atlantis Copacabana Hotel has very reasonable rates for New Year's in Rio. All rooms are air conditioned, with cable TV and mini bar. Hotel facilities include a rooftop pool with panoramic views, and a cyber cafe.

Prices below include 3 nights at Atlantis Copacabana. Additional nights can be arranged.

Standard Suite:
Single: USD $904
Double: USD $477

Ocean View Suite:
Single: USD $1,472
Double: USD $762


All prices listed are per person. All packages listed also include breakfast, tickets for R:evolution, and tickets to the famous Pool Party.

Airfare is not included. Transportantion from the airport to the hotels is not included, but can be easily arranged in advance.

All packages listed are subject to availability at the hotels, so I highly recommend you book your trip asap. Additional nights and services can be added to any of the packages above.

To contact Flex Voyage about our packages for New Year's in Rio, email Andréa Ulian at [email protected], and include "Made In Brazil" on the subject to guarantee the prices above.

All readers who purchase the packages listed on Made In Brazil through Flex Voyage, and email me the confirmation, will also receive an additional gift from the blog (let's just say for now that it has something to do with my obsession for swimwear). If you purchase other packages through the agency for New Year's, email me as well to qualify for the promotion.

Feel free to hit me up me at [email protected] with any questions you may have. If the idea works well, we will start offering new packages for upcoming events such as Carnival and Gay Pride, and possibly also organize a few events to entertain you while you are in Brazil. The idea is to offer a more personal approach to your trip, and to make sure that all your needs are met.


Email Andréa Ulian at Flex Voyage at [email protected] and include "Made In Brazil" on the subject.

Packages for Florianópolis and Búzios coming throughout the week.


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