A January River Calls: Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, meaning January River, is the second largest city in Brazil and one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Once you discover the gorgeous beaches, carnival celebrations, excellent dining and natural beauty, it’s easy to see why this city is such a popular destination. As the Winter Olympics in Sochi have recently come to a close, everyone is poised to turn their attention to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. So beat the rush and head south. Diners Club offers members unique privileges that will help to make your trip to the Cidade Marvilhosa truly marvelous any time of year.


After the long flight, what better way to celebrate your arrival than by sampling the local cuisine while enjoying some of Rio’s hottest restaurants? Check out Roberta Sudbrack, a modern Brazilian bistro that makes artful use of traditional produce. Not only is it featured on The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy – Global Selection, but it came in at No. 10 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013. And don’t forget to check out our Diners Club Privileges for exclusive clubmember offers on dining in Brazil.

Start your first day in Rio by visiting one of the most acclaimed attractions, Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain). Two cable cars take you up to the summit where you can then enjoy spectacular views of Christ the Redeemer, the city of Rio, and Copacabana Beach. After your descent from the summit, head to Ipanema Beach and enjoy life in Rio.

Not sure where to stay? Let our partnership with The Travel Attaché assist you with hotel reservations. Interested in staying at the world renowned Copacabana Palace or on the pristine Ipanema Beach at Fasano Rio de Janeiro? Maybe you’re looking for a 5, 7, or 10-night tour package to make the most of your time? The Travel Attaché will make your dreams a reality.

Resolve to travel more in 2014 – just don’t forget your Diners Club® card; we love coming along for the ride!