Private Flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Destinations > South America > Brazil

Book your private charter flight to Rio de Janeiro, a huge seaside resort city in Brazil. Most famous for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and its epic Carnaval festival, Rio is also home to Christ the Redeemer, perched atop Mount Corcovado, and Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable car rides to its summit.

Hiring a private jet into Rio de Janeiro’s (SBGL, GIG) Galeão International Airport is the most comfortable, convenient and stylish way to arrive, and our team at Air Charter Advisors offers the highest standards in executive and leisure travel.

Air Charter Advisors offers on-demand private jet charter service to/from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and with access to thousands of private aircraft around the world, we’re confident we can arrange the right aircraft for your trip, whether you’re flying internationally or domestically.

Rio Air Charter Advisors

ACAACA is Wyvern-certified, giving us some of the highest standards for safety and due diligence in the aviation industry. All of the private planes we use for private flights to Brazil and surrounding areas of South America are operated by FAR Part 135 (or foreign equivalent) air carriers. Our clients have grown to include royal family, politicians, C-level executives, celebrities, personal assistants and leisure travelers from around the world.

Enjoy the peace of mind you get from working with a company you can trust, and Air Charter Advisors will become your aviation solution for luxury air travel, aircraft acquisition and private jet management in Brazil, South America, and around the world.

Call us at 1-888-987-5387 or request a quote for your upcoming charter flight to Rio de Janeiro. Our team is here to help you with all of your private aviation needs, from booking your private airplane and creating its flight itinerary to arranging gourmet in-flight catering, luxury ground transportation or meeting any other requests you may have – consider Rio de Janeiro Jet Charter your one-stop shop for all things private aviation in Brazil.

Airports for Charter Flights to Rio de Janeiro

(SBGL, GIG) Galeão International Airport
Longest Runway: 13,123 feet
Also known as: Rio de Janeiro International Airport

(SBRJ, SDU) Santos Dumont Airport
Longest Runway: 4,341 feet

(SBSC, SNZ) Santa Cruz Air Force Base
Longest Runway: 8,986 feet

(SBJR) Jacarepaguá Airport
Longest Runway: 2,953 feet

(SBAF) Afonsos Air Force Base
Longest Runway: 6,565 feet

Visit Rio de Janeiro

Destinations > South America > Brazil

The lush mountains and golden beaches in Rio de Janeiro create some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Whether you’re riding a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain to check out the Cristo Redentor or basking in the sun across from the Dois Irmãos mountains, the sights are inspiring and dramatic.

However, it’s the sounds that provide a wild and create vibe – Rio de Janeiro is the home of Samba, which led to the creation of Bossa Nova, blending with other genres such as Choro, Sertaneja, Pagode to create a distinctly unique soundtrack for life in Brazil, one that is over 500 years in the making.

The perfect blend of these sights and sounds is achieved every February during the biggest party in the world, the Carnival.

Attractions & Landmarks

Rio de Janeiro is a massive seaside city in Brazil, famous for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Christ the Redeemer statue, and Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite monolith where you can ride a cable car to its summit.


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The city is also known for its favelas, or shanty towns. The Rio Carnival features parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba, and is the largest celebration of its kind in the world.

Located in Zona Sul, the beaches of Copacabana are among the most famous and most beautiful in the world. The beach stretches for 3 miles, while dense residential areas and lush mountains provide a dramatic backdrop. The best shopping, nightclubs and theaters are all within walking distance.

Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill)
The Two Brothers Hill is situated behind the neighborhood of Vidigal in the south zone of Rio. Considered on of the more interesting hiking tours in the city, providing views of the Rochinha favela, one of the largest Latin slums. Views of Pedra da Gávea and Pedra Bonita are also enjoyed, in addition to Corcovado in the other direction. From the summit of the hill, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Rio’s beaches.

Sugerloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain lies on a peninsula stretching out from the mouth of Guanabara Bay into the Atlantic Ocean. You can ride a cable car to the top of the mountain for beautiful panoramic views.

Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)
Voted as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. The Art-Deco statue is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and measures 98 feet tall – not including the 26-foot pedestal – with its arms stretching 92 feet wide atop the Corcovado Mountain. The statue was designed by French sculptor Paul Landowski in 1922, as was completed in 1931. Christ the Redeemer has become a cultural icon of Brazil, and a Christian symbol world-wide.

Museum of Modern Art
Rio’s Museum of Modern Art is located in Flamengo Park, and contains exhibitions, an art school, a theater and public services such as workshops and dining. Designed by Alfonso Reidy, the building features angled concrete ribs ordered in a row to support and enclose spaces hosting galleries.,_Rio_de_Janeiro

Teatro Municipal
The Municipal Theater can be found in Cinelandianear the city center. The theater was built late in the 20 th century and is considered to be the most important (and beautiful) theaters in Brazil. The design was inspired by Charles Garnier’s Paris Opera. The theater’s restaurant, Assirius, is located in the basement and features Assyrian décor.

You may have heard of a certain girl from here, perhaps to the tune of Stan Getz’s smooth tenor saxophone. Located in the Zona Sul between Leblon and Arpoador and adjacent to Copacabana, Ipanema is another famous beach, where samba, surfing, food and fashion all come together, so much so that Travel Channel awarded Ipanema with the title of “sexiest beach in the world”. By the way, “The Girl From Ipanema” would go on to become the second most recorded song in history. And for the record, the girl’s name is Heloisa Eneida Menezes Pais Pinto.

Tijuca Forest
The city can get overwhelming at times, and if you’re looking to get away for a little, sign up for a tour of the Tijuca Forest. This tropical rainforest is also the largest urban forest in the world, covering an area of 32 square kilometers. You can enter the forest through the neighborhoods of Tijuca and Barra da Tijuca. Corcovado Mountain is located in the forest, site of the massive statue Christ the Redeemer.

The most affluent neighborhood in the area, Leblon is located next door to its sophisticated neighbor Ipanema. Leblon is also the name of its local beach. The area is very cosmopolitan and home to upper class citizens, regarded as the most expensive in Latin America in terms of price per residential square meter. All of this means its a little more exclusive than other neighborhoods, but its also a little more quiet and relaxed, too.


Some of the world biggest and best events take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The world’s largest Carnival celebration takes place here every February, and whenever the Brazilian National Soccer Team plays, it’s a national event by itself.

Rio hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup, followed by the 2016 Summer Olympic Games – now that these events are over, now is the perfect time to enjoy the new facilities and attractions.

The world-famous Rio Carnival is an annual celebration held before Lent in the month of February. The city hosts the largest Carnival in the world, taking on more than 2 million people during Carnival. The streets line with revelers and the parades feature floats and numerous samba schools; there are more than 200, and they are divided into 5 divisions. Dancing and music are incorporated into every aspect of the carnival. Anyone can participate in street festivals – the only things it takes to join in on the fun is to jump in. Elegance and extravagance are usually left behind, but while the parade is taking place in the Sambadrome, upscale Carnival events take place throughout the city, including balls held in the Copacabana Palace and beach.

2016 Summer Olympics
Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, beginning on August 5th, 2016 with the opening ceremony.

Luxury Hotels

The beautiful seaside city of Rio de Janeiro has a lot to offer private luxury jet travelers, from world-famous beaches and an electric cultural scene amidst a dramatic mountain backdrop, to some of the best resorts in the world.

Whether you’re heading for a luxury getaway, business trip or events such as Carnival, there are a ton of options to choose from – sun seekers can stay along Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach, while Centro, Flamengo, and Botafogo provide better options for business travel.

Our private jet charter team has created a list of our top choices based on passenger feedback, location, amenities and online reviews. Once you arrive in Brazil via luxury private jet, our Rio de Janeiro Jet Charter service brokers can also arrange ground transportation to/from the hotel of your choice.

+55 21 3202-4000

Relais & Châteaux Santa Teresa
+55 21 3380-0200

Belmond Copacabana Palace
+55 21 2548-7070

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro
+55 21 3348-1000

Windsor Atlantica
+55 21 2195-7800

Miramar Hotel
+55 21 2195-6200

La Suite
+55 21 3259-6123

Marina All Suites
+55 21 2172-1001

Aircraft for Charter Flights to Brazil

ACA has access to the private planes listed below, many of which are Wyvern-certified for charter flights and operated by FAR Part 135 or 121 (or foreign equivalent) air carriers. We can provide several aircraft options based on your goals and budget, whether you’re looking for a cost-effective alternative to flying commercial, or for the most luxurious jet on the market.

Charter a Business Jet around the world

Check out our Aircraft Gallery for more details on all of the planes available for your private flight to Brazil. If you don’t see your preferred aircraft type listed below, speak to one of our brokers and they will locate one for you.

Piston | Turbo Props

  • Beech Baron 58
  • Cessna 340
  • Cessna Conquest II
  • Cessna Grand Caravan
  • Cessna Stationair
  • Cirrus SR-22
  • King Air 90
  • King Air 100
  • King Air 200
  • King Air 250
  • King Air 300
  • King Air 350
  • Piaggio Avanti II
  • Pilatus PC-12
  • Piper Cheyenne
  • Piper Malibu
  • Piper Matrix
  • Piper Meridian
  • Piper Navajo Chieftain
  • Piper Seneca

View all Pistons and Turbo-Props

VLJ | Light Jets | Super Light

  • Beechjet 400 / 400A
  • Cessna Citation Bravo
  • Cessna Citation CJ
  • Cessna Citation CJ2 / CJ2+
  • Cessna Citation CJ3 / CJ3+
  • Cessna Citation CJ4 / CJ4+
  • Cessna Citation Encore
  • Cessna Citation M2
  • Cessna Citation Mustang
  • Cessna Citation Ultra
  • Eclipse 500
  • Hawker 400XP
  • Honda Jet
  • Lear Jet 31 / 31A
  • Lear Jet 35 / 35A
  • Lear Jet 40 / 40XR
  • Lear Jet 45 / 45XR (SLJ)
  • Nextant 400XT
  • Phenom 100
  • Phenom 300 (SLJ)

View all VLJ | Light Jets | Super Light

Mid-Size | Super-Mid Size Jets

  • Cessna Citation Excel / XLS
  • Cessna Citation Sovereign
  • Cessna Citation X (10)
  • Challenger 300 / 350
  • Falcon 50 / 50EX
  • Gulfstream G150 / G200 / G280
  • Hawker 700
  • Hawker 800 / 800A / 800XP / 850XPi
  • Hawker 900 / 900XP
  • Hawker 1000 / 4000
  • Lear Jet 55
  • Lear Jet 60 / 60XR
  • Legacy 500

View all Mid-Size and Super Mid-Size Jets 

Large | Heavy Jets

  • Challenger 601
  • Challenger 604 | 605
  • Challenger 850
  • Embraer Lineage 1000
  • Falcon 900 / LX
  • Falcon 2000 / EX / LX / LXS
  • Global 5000
  • Gulfstream G450
  • Gulfstream GIV / G4
  • Gulfstream GIV-SP / G4 SP
  • Lear jet 70 /75 
  • Legacy 600
  • Legacy 650

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Ultra-Long Range Jets

  • Falcon 5X
  • Falcon 7X
  • Falcon 8X
  • Global Express / XRS
  • Global 6000
  • Global 7000
  • Global 8000
  • Gulfstream GV / G5
  • Gulfstream G550
  • Gulfstream G600
  • Gulfstream G650 / ER

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VIP Jumbo Jet Airliners

  • Airbus ACJ-318 Elite Corporate Jet
  • Airbus ACJ-319 VIP
  • Airbus ACJ-320 VIP
  • Airbus ACJ-321 VIP
  • Boeing Business Jet BBJ / BBJ2 / BBJ3
  • Boeing B-727 VIP
  • Boeing B-737 VIP
  • Boeing B-747 VIP
  • Boeing B-757 VIP
  • Boeing B-787 Dreamliner VIP
  • Bombardier CRJ-200

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Airports Options for Rio de Janeiro Private Flights

Air Charter Advisors utilizes the following airports to fly clients privately to/from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and neighboring areas of South America.

  • (SBGL, GIG) Galeão International Airport
    • Longest Runway: 13,123 feet
    • Also known as: Rio de Janeiro International Airport

Rio de Janeiro International Airport (IATA: GIG, ICAO: SBGL), also known as Galeão International, was built by the Brazilian Air Force in 1923 and is the largest airport in the city. After World War II, international flights were relocated here from Santos Dumont Airport, leading to the opening a new passenger terminal in 1952. By 1977 another terminal was built to meet growing travel demands, creating the (SBGL) Rio de Janeiro International Airport in the process.

  • (SBRJ, SDU) Santos Dumont Airport
    • Longest Runway: 4,341 feet
  • (SBSC, SNZ) Santa Cruz Air Force Base
    • Longest Runway: 8,986 feet
  • (SBJR) Jacarepaguá Airport
    • Longest Runway: 2,953 feet
  • (SBAF) Afonsos Air Force Base
    • Longest Runway: 6,565 feet

Request a Rio de Janeiro Jet Charter Quote

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