Rio de Janeiro is always listed as one of the Top 10 Places in the World to spend New Year's Eve. The event on Copacabana Beach is definitely a Bucket List item and the festivities are free.
During the day on the 31st of December people in Rio de Janeiro all dressed in white gather at the beach and honor Iemanjá, the Afro-Brazilian goddess of the sea goddess by placing offerings like flowers and candles into the ocean.
At midnight the fireworks begin launched from barges out on the ocean.
Click below, to view some examples of Rio de Janeiro New Year's Eve vacation packages and tours. These sample vacation packages are here to serve as references. We will create a custom-made vacation package to meet your needs.
Travel to Buzios – Experience this quaint little beach town near Rio de Janeiro with this 5 Nights Personalized New Year’s Vacation Package with Private Tours and Transfers
New Year’s Brazil Cruise Package with Royal Caribbean – Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Cabo Frio, Buzios, Ilhabela and Santos (8 Nights)
Travel to Brazil and cruise along the coast of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, enjoying spectacular views of the famous New Year fireworks along Copacabana Beach. Experience Brazil with this 8 Nights Cruise Vacation Package