Hotel Ipanema + Big Five Rio Tour Package


In this super package we have included a hotel with a truly truly privileged location in the middle of Ipanema and only 2 blocks from Rio’s beach with the most famous and spectacular sunset. Ideal for couples or anybody who wants to stay in a more upscale, cleaner and less touristy part of Rio. The package also includes our most in demand private tour, Big Five Rio, Top Rated on Trip Advisor/Viator, with a $100 discount with this package, as compared too if buying on Trip Advisor.

Included in Package ( for 2 ppl ):

  • Accommodations at Hotel Mar Ipanema
    • 2 Nights in Std Dbl room ( each additional night = $70 )
    • Breakfast
    • WiFi in room
  • Big Five Rio Private Tour ( sells for $460 on Trip Advisor/Viator ) with Brazilian BBQ Lunch included

UNBEATABLE PACKAGE TOTAL PRICE: $ 550 ( aprox. $200 saving )

Terms and other info:

  • Cancel with a full refund up to 72 hours before check in time
  • Cancellation Fee of 50% ( of total price ) is charged if cancelled 72 hours or less after check in time
  • Prices valid during 2020 and depends on availability, so book early. ( Carnival period 22-24 already sold out ),
  • If your group is larger than 2 people then please contact us for a customised quote.

hotel mar ipanema

Only a 100 meters from Ipanema Beach ( Posto 10 ), 300 meters from The Lagoon and 2 blocks from the Metro station Nossa Senhora da Paz, Hotel Mar Ipanema is a newly renovated contemporary design hotel that is known for it’s great service and fun Dj events on the weekends, mainly frequented by locals.

The hotel has a roof top terrace where you have a panoramic view over Lagoon and Christ the Redeemer Statue; an excelente place for a drink or just to relax. Here is also where the Hotel fitness center is located.

From here you have 2,5 km to Copacabana Beach and are just a couple of blocks away from the most famous shopping street in Rio, Garcia D’Ávila and Shopping Leblon.

Services included in the Hotel:

  • Wi-Fi & Cable Internet
  • Safe-deposit Box
  • Breakfast
  • Air Conditioning in the rooms
  • LCD TV in the rooms
  • Bathrooms with shower & hairdryer
  • Connected fun restaurant with a great ambient
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Borrow Beach Char & Umbrella ( upon availability )

Check-In 14pm and Check-Out 12 noon.

included big five rio tour

In this full day exclusive private experience we will visit the top 5 picks of the most important places for you to visit in Rio: Vista Chinesa inside the Tijuca Rain Forest, Parque Lage, Christ the Redeemer Statue, Selaron Steps / Santa Teresa Neighborhood with Brazilian BBQ Lunch included, Sugarloaf Mountain. These places are chosen because of their cultural heritage importance and because they give you the best experiences and photos in Rio.

We will pick you up at Hotel Mar Ipanema and along will be a Rio Official Certified Local Guide to explain to you all the curiosities and to facilitate the experience to make it as comfortable as possible.

We aim to have fun and leave you with great memories and photos. Our Official Guide can pass the public ticket lines at the attractions, so you have more time enjoying them and less time in lines.

Duration: Approx. 8 hours with no rush and many photo opportunities
Start Time: 9:30 ( if you want to start earlier or later just let us know and we will adjust )


After we pick you up we head to our first amazing view/experience: Vista Chinesa, and to get there we will go into the great Tijuca Rainforest, the largest urban forest in the world and home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many threatened by extinction. Once we get to Vista Chinesa we marvel of the view of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, from this historical and iconic construction. We will know the story of Vista Chinesa and take some great photos, before we head off for our second great experience.

Stop Two - Parque Lage

This historical mansion, right below Corcovado mountain and the Christ Statue, used to be a sugar farm in the 16th hundred century and is inspired by Italian architecture. It is one of the most iconic places in Rio and have been the stage of many cultural events such as the end scene of Snoop Dogg's video "Beautiful". In the surroundings you find waterfalls, a beautiful garden and visitors that come for the amazing ambient and great photos.

Stop Three - The Selaron Steps

In 1990, Selarón began renovating dilapidated steps that ran along the front of his house. At first, neighbours mocked him for his choice of colours as he covered the steps in fragments of blue, green and yellow tiles – the colours of the Brazilian flag. It started out as a side-project to his main passion, painting, but soon became an obsession. He found he was constantly out of money, so Selarón sold paintings to fund his work and also tiles were donated from all over the world. It was long and exhausting work but he continued on and eventually covered the entire set of steps in tiles, ceramics and mirrors.

Lunch at Santa Teresa

We will have a tasty Brazilian BBQ lunch at the historical and bohemian neighbourhood Santa Teresa. This part of town is also famous for artistry, culture and great views over Rio.

Stop Four - Christ Redeemer Statue

Next we go up Corcovado Hill to see Brazil's greatest national icon and on of the new seven wonders of the world. This is the highest point we will visit during this day, with 710 meters.

Our Rio Official Guide will facilitate your entrance tickets, avoiding the long lines to acquire them.

Stop Five - Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak that rises 396 meters high and presents a bird’s eye view of Rio de Janeiro from the mouth of Guanabara Bay. To get to the top we take two cable cars called "bondinhos". The first cable car takes us up to the Urca Mountain and the second to Sugarloaf.

Our Rio Official Guide will facilitate your entrance tickets, avoiding the long lines to acquire them.

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Top Rated Tours

Thanks so much to our clients who have taken the time to review our tours on Trip Advisor and Viator.

What does our customers say about us?

We used Rio Love Story to organize transportation, tours and hotel for our group, 28 people.
With large group It is always difficult to find something everyone like. Rio Love Story organised a great tour in Rio everyone liked on short notice. Great knowledge of Rio!! He arranged good tickets to a soccer match with transportation, recommended!
He also organised transport on short notice during our stay around in Rio.
If you need help to organize your tour I would recommend you to give Rio Love Story a call!!! I will definitely use them again!
Thomas / Norway

I would whole heartedly recommend this AMAZING 5 Star Tour ⭐️ The guide Tavi was sooooooo knowledgable, kind, attentive to our needs & made us feel so welcome. The History of Rio flowed with verve & fascinating facts. The vehicle was very comfortable, air conned & spacious. Perfect for our tour. Our friends wheelchair fitted well in the boot. The guided tours of the five fantastic locations were superb. Get to Rio, book Tavi & have the best tour, tailor made just for you ❤️
Peter / England

Tavi is knowledgeable, personable, and made our first day (and first time; 7 of us!) in Rio an unforgettable experience!

I would not hesitate to book a tour with him next time I’m in Rio. If you’re looking for someone who knows and loves the city and can educate you while still having fun, Tavi is your guy!

Tameir / USA

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