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, witness the festivities reach their dizzying climax, move and shake among the drum-fuelled street parties 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.

Start
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Countries
Brazil
Themes
Festivals and Events
Code
GDSB
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1, Max 22
Carbon offset
182kg pp per trip

Join the world's greatest party on the streets of Rio!


Highlights

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

Itinerary

Welcome to Rio. Feel the air bristle with electricity and excitement as the city gets ready for the world’s biggest party!
Join in a guided walking tour of Rio, then greet the Rio sunshine and decide whether to join the locals on Ipanema beach, people-watch over a leisurely coffee in a local cafe or perhaps watch a spirited game of football.
Get a different view of the city with a trip to the top of Corcovado Mountain and the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. 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!
Perhaps spend the day sleeping, sunning on Copacabana Beach or finding a street party to join. If game, it’s time to get the Carnival costume on and join the parade! Get in amongst the action and dance, sing and parade with the samba schools – it’s a truly once in a lifetime experience!
Spend the morning relaxing – or recovering – before visiting the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Still got some party left? A wild Carnival Ball may be just the thing – glitter is mandatory!
Say goodbye to Rio and the Carnaval. Or perhaps stay on to see more of fabulous Brazil.
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Inclusions

Meals
5 breakfasts
Transport
Metro, Private vehicle, Train
Accommodation
Hotel (5 nights)
Included activites
  • Sambadrome Ticket
  • Visit Pao de Azucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain)
  • Visit to Corcovado

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Notes

1. While there will be one leader for every 24 travellers, there may be more than 150 travellers joining you on this experience.
2. 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.
3. Please note the order and days of the activities may change.
4. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman.

Important notes

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Reviews

Our Rio Carnaval Package Original trips score an average of 3 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.

Rio Carnaval Package Original, February 2015