Wondering what a tennis travel package to Rio might look like? We've compiled an example itinerary here. See our packages for more ideas, or contact us to build the custom package of your dreams.
Welcome to Rio!
On your first day, you'll arrive at the lovely Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort, a recently renovated 5-star oceanfront resort sitting on trendy Leblon Beach. Get settled; Topnotch and hotel staff will be close by to help with any requests you might have.
In the evening, join the tour host team and your fellow travelers as we enjoy dinner at a famous Brazilian Steakhouse, chat tennis and discuss the details of your time in Rome.
Experience the Rio Open
Over the next few days, you'll enjoy the tennis on Center Court from your reserved Italian Open Club seats. Plus, you'll have first-come, first-serve access to the outer courts. Many big names will be on Center Court, but don't miss the excitement of the outer courts!
Christ the Redeemer + Tijuca Forest
No trip to Rio would be complete without a visit to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Situated at the top of the 2,300 foot Corcovado Mountain, this pedestaled art deco statue of Jesus Christ stands 123 feet tall with 98 foot outstretched arms that symbolically hug the city and its residents below. The tour will continue with an immersion in Rio's green heart, the Tijuca Forest. This preserved area of Atlantic Forest is visited by Cariocas and tourists for the practice of sports, strolls and walking, or to simply enjoy the native plants and fruitful trees that compose its flora and fauna.
Sugar Loaf + City Tour
At the Sugar Loaf Mountain, we will board a glass-paneled cable car to the top of 2 hills, for a bird's-eye view of the Guanabara Bay and the city below. We will get to know the charming residential area of Urca, where the Sugarloaf is located, then onto the beaches and neighborhoods of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. This tour features some of their iconic sights including: the restaurant where poet Vinicius de Moraes and musician Antonio Carlos Jobim were inspired to write the famous song Girl From Ipanema; the rock of Arpoador, the best place to catch Rio's epic sunset; and the Copacabana Palace luxury hotel that has long a history of hosting the rich and famous including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Justin Bieber, Diana Princess of Wales and Luciano Pavarotti.
Days off and extra excursions
Add an extra day for some time to walk the 2-mile stretch of Ipanema Beach. If you’d like, we can also arrange tickets to a museum or perhaps a day trip for you.
Time to head home
It's time to check out and start your journey home or to your next destination. If you have time, do some shopping at Bazar Centro do Saara