Travel to South America and visit Brazil to experience the dynamic atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro's legendary Carnaval. Spend the days enjoying the best of Rio from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the architecture of colonial Rio and the waters of Guanabara Bay. By night, soak up the pulsating rhythms and bright hues of lively street celebrations. After a lively lead up, witness the climactic finale - a furious blend of music, culture, lavish fashion and heaving masses of party people all out to celebrate life. With comfortable hotels providing a deluxe haven to recharge and revive, this is a chance to do Carnival in style.

Start
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Countries
Brazil
Themes
Festivals and Events
Code
GDKA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1, Max 22
Carbon offset
410kg pp per trip

Visit Brazil and experience the spectacle of Rio De Janeiro's Carnaval.


Highlights

  • Revel in the colourful spectacle of the Sambadrome
  • Check out colonial Rio de Janeiro
  • Marvel at Brazil's legendary Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Ride a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Cruise Guanabara Bay at sunset
  • Meet locals at a community project
  • Join in lively and lavish street celebrations

Itinerary

Welcome to Rio! Settle in, feel the excitement in the air and get ready for the world's biggest party! Thrilling bursts of colour, electric energy and wild dancing all combine to create Rio's captivating Carnaval. Liberate your hips and join this epic celebration full of saucy South American passion and excitement
Take an introductory walking tour through Rio, and then in the afternoon, perhaps join the colourful crowd at a football game.
Catch a morning tram to Corcovado Mountain and take a train through lush rainforest to the Christ the Redeemer statue, seeing spectacular 360-degree views over Rio. Take some time to relax as then it's time for night one of Carnival and the party lasts well into the next morning! Get caught up in the frenzy of dancing, drumming, music and sequins, and watch Brazil's best samba schools wow audiences with their Samba skills.
Relax on Ipanema beach, people-watch over coffee or simply sleep in after an amazing night. Visit Sugarloaf Mountain in the afternoon, taking a cable car over the treetops with spectacular views of the ocean and city below. Dress up fancy as it's time for night two of the Sambadrome - and this time it's possible to join in the parade! Taking part is glorious chaos and something that won't soon be forgotten!
There's ample time to relax this morning before an afternoon visit to the fascinating favela project, Morrinho. Want more of Rio's spectacular party atmosphere? Tonight there's the opportunity to go to a Carnival Ball - glitter, glam and outrageousness is compulsory!
Farewell this magical city or perhaps stay on a few days to see more of colourful Rio.
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Inclusions

Meals
5 breakfasts1 dinner
Transport
Metro, Private vehicle, Train
Accommodation
Hotel (5 nights)
Included activites
  • Churrascaria welcome dinner
  • Historical Samba Tour
  • Morrinho Project Tour
  • 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. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman.

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