Fly to Rio de Janeiro; Save up to $700

An unexpected and unadvertised sale just cut prices on flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from cities across the United States. Flights to Rio are now available starting at just $648 roundtrip, including taxes.

Seasonality South of the Equator

View of Downtown Rio

View of Downtown Rio

Travel August through November, play soccer or volleyball on famous beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana, and save up to $700 on typical peak season roundtrip pricing.

Don’t forget that Rio de Janeiro is south of the equator, so August is actually in the winter. Winters in Brazil are different than winters here in the United States, however. Average high temperatures for August in Rio are 78 degrees Fahrenheit. August is also the driest month.

Fare Details

The chart below details prices available for purchase today compared to average pricing over the past 12 months (source: Seasonality is a factor, but some of the prices available now are just insane, even for the low tourist season. Several cities offer more than 40% off the average price.

Click the city names or prices to see the best dates to travel using’s Low Fare Calendars:

From Average Price Price Found on
$ Savings % Savings
Atlanta $1,286 $959-$995 $291-$327 23-25%
Boston $975 $803 $172 18%
Chicago $1,164 $648 $516 44%
Dallas $1,299 $686 $613 47%
Houston $1,463 $687-$719 $744-$776 51-53%
Los Angeles $1,095 $795 $300 27%
Miami $774 $754 $20 3%
New York City $913 $720 $193 21%
San Francisco $1,083 $782 $301 28%
Washington, D.C. $1,259 $705-$721 $538-$554 43-44%

 Where to Go in Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer Statue

Christ the Redeemer Statue

Popular tourist attractions in Rio include the beaches, like Ipanema and Copacabana, the Christ the Redeemer statue (Corcovado), Maracana stadium, and Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). Extreme sports enthusiasts should look into hang gliding and paragliding.

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  1. AP 12:51 AM on June 29th, 2012 |

    $160 visa + $20 processing fee

  2. SB 2:43 PM on June 28th, 2012 |

    It was a credit card signup bonus I found for AA Citi card to keep my miles active 😉 Turned out to be a great deal 😉 United also has many routes with 40k miles to South America 😉 

  3. SB 1:42 PM on June 28th, 2012 |

    Flying to Rio from NY for $68;) 40k AA miles RT 😉

    • Team 2:01 PM on June 28th, 2012 |

       Wow! That’s awesome @102f51118807b03f35d9285e920d5823:disqus ! Got any tips for how to rack up those miles? Is it all from flying or you use a points credit card, too?