The five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire's budget

A  UK pensioner, who recently won a huge sum of money in the Euro Million rollover  lottery draw, has expressed his long-held wish to visit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.   And the Brazilian Tourist Board Embratur  has seized upon this opportunity to outline the  five top things to do in Rio on a millionaire’s budget. Here are their suggestions:

Two-night stay at the Penthouse Suite, Copacabana Palace

Located right on Rio’s Copacabana beach, the Copacabana Palace Hotel is the most renowned hotel in Rio de Janeiro and has welcomed the rich and famous since 1923. On arrival you be welcome to your room with chocolate-dipped strawberries, a basket of fresh fruit and 1/4 bottle of Veuve Clicquot. You will be staying in the stunning penthouse suite, with a king-size bed, decorated with works of art and fine French fabrics and the benefit of a private pool and butler on tap to cater for your every wish. Total cost: £3050.

A night at the Fasano Hotel Lancôme Beauty Centre

At the glamorous boutique Fasano Hotel Brian’s wife Joan could relax in style at the beautiful Fasano Lancôme Beauty Centre with a deep cleansing massage or a rejuvenating facial. Total cost: £200 per night.

Private island escape for two at Angra dos Reis

Angra dos Reis is a paradise for sea and rainforest lovers, half-an-hour away from Rio by helicopter. It is the dream destination for those looking for deserted pristine beaches, untouched rainforest, picturesque colonial towns and an exclusive escape away from the crowds. The trip will include private guided tours, accommodation in luxury hotels and no private trip would be without a private yacht and helicopter. Total cost: £14,600.

Shopping trip to São Conrado Mall

Spend a day in this exclusive mall where A list celebrities when visiting Rio come to shop. You can wander the malls in search of designer brands like Calvin Klein and Armani to fabulous one off pieces by up and coming Brazilian designers.

A meal for two at the Antiquarius Gero Restaurant

Dine in one of Rio’s most famous restaurants, Antiquarius Gero, where you can sample Brazilian and Portuguese cuisine in a beautiful setting in Rio stylish area of Ipanema. It is an absolute must for the rich and famous visiting Rio.

Comments (3)

  1. The list is fine except for a glaring mistake: Gero and Antiquarius are two different restaurants! And Antiquarius isn’t even in Ipanema!!!!!

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Thank you, Alexandra. That explains why I couldn’t find a link, perhaps.

    How strange… that’s as per Embratur’s press release.

  3. Paul, I would be very wary of trusting Embratur press releases… a more reliable source of info on Brazil would be

    er… and that’s my own site! :)

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