Rio Carnaval Package Basix Overview

Join Carnival, the greatest party on earth! The famous festival of Rio de Janeiro is an unmissable event. Amid celebrations, visit the best tourist attractions in Rio.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Rio Carnaval Package Basix.

Trip Validity

  • 2013-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Visit Rio during Carnaval and have the time of your life!

Fancy dancing samba in the street from dusk 'til dawn? There's no greater party on earth than this iconic festival of Rio de Janeiro, so focus on perfecting those saucy samba steps. Join the conga line, move and shake in the drum-fuelled street parties, witness the festivities reach their dizzying climax and get swept up in this magic celebration of life. This is the ideal extension to any South American trip or a great adventure in its own right. Sign up for the party of a lifetime and join the spectacle of Rio Carnaval.

  • Witness the kaleidoscopic colours of the Sambadrome
  • Experience the pulsating energy of Rio
  • Soak up spectacular views from Corcovado Mountain
  • Marvel at the legendary Christ the Redeemer monument
  • Ride a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Cruise the waters of Guanabara Bay
  • Dance up a storm in Rio, the world's samba capital

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Finish:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 24
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (6 nts)
  • Transport:

  • Included activities:

    Sambadrome Ticket

  • Notes:

    1.A discount is available if booking this trip in conjunction with another Dragoman-operated Overland style trip starting or finishing in Rio de Janeiro. 2. You may be joined by up to 140 fellow travellers on this trip however will be split into smaller groups of up to 24 for included activities. 3. There are several optional activities available with this itinerary, and which must be booked in advance. These are listed under each day in the trip notes. Please see Trip Notes (Optional Activities) for booking instructions. 4. In 2015 this trip will change to be 6 days instead of 7.

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Day 1 Arrive Rio

Welcome to Rio. Feel the air bristle with electricity and excitement as the city gets ready for the world’s biggest party!

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro

Today is free for you to rest up in preparation for a big week! Explore the surrounding area in the lovely Flamengo district, head to the beach, or people-watch over a coffee in a nearby cafe.

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro

Take the train up to the Christ the Redeemer statue for stunning 360 degree views over Rio. Then get ready for the first big night of action at the Sambadrome! Party with 70,000 others as Brazil's top samba schools battle it out in a parade of colour, music and flamboyancy. There is nothing like the atmosphere here – be prepared for an awesome night!

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro

Opt to visit the Morrinho community favela project. Then perhaps gear up for night two at the Sambadrome - this time be part of it all! Dress up, dance, sweat, and parade among the colour, sound and magic of Carnival – a never to be forgotten experience.

Day 5 Rio de Janeiro

Sleep in after a fabulous night and perhaps ease into the day lazing on Copacabana Beach. Still got some party left in you? It’s time to experience a wild Carnival Ball – glitter mandatory!

Day 6 Rio de Janeiro

Take the opportunity to see another side of Rio on a Colonial Tour and learn about the city's colourful heritage. As the sun sets, cruise around Guanabara Bay and let the beauty of Rio sink in from the water. Raise a glass with new friends and toast this once in a lifetime adventure.
    • 7
    • GDRA
    • Total price tool tip
    • Festivals and Events
    • Basix