Rio Carnaval - Superior

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

Tour description provided by Intrepid

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
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
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro
Take an introductory walking tour through Rio, and then in the afternoon, perhaps join the colourful crowd at a football game.
Day 3 Rio de Janeiro
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.
Day 4 Rio de Janeiro
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!
Day 5 Rio de Janeiro
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!
Day 6 Rio de Janeiro
Farewell this magical city or perhaps stay on a few days to see more of colourful Rio.