Rio de Janeiro Carnival Experience

Classic, Rio de Janeiro to Rio de Janeiro

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Experience Rio's biggest party! Dance the night away and see the sights and sounds of this truly epic annual event. From the street parties to the immense Sambadrome parade, this is something not to be missed.

What’s included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Rio de Janeiro city tour (full-day)
  • Carnival festivities
  • Sambadrome tickets in Section 5
  • Carnival parade
  • Experience Carnival with other G Adventures travellers
  • Additional CEOs and G Staff available to offer assistance and support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Revel in one of the biggest parties on earth
  • Witness the spectacular scenery of rio
  • Experience the craziness of the sambadrome
  • Relax knowing you have local support taking care of all the details

Itinerary

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: On Day 1, upon arrival at your hotel, there will be note at the reception letting you know the time of the Welcome Meeting, at which you will receive the welcome package providing a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. It also will contain contact information, should you have any questions about your tour. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Enjoy a city tour, visiting Rio's most iconic sites including Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and Maracanã stadium. Free evening to relax or search for Carnival street parties as the city gears up. Use the centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base for your time in Rio. Included Activities: Rio de Janeiro City Tour
Day 3 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Free day in Rio to explore the city or take optional excursions or a favela tour. Many visitors head to the famous Copacabana beach, although the combined beaches of Ipanema and Leblon can be less crowded and are equally well garnished with vendors selling food, jewelery, sarongs, and anything else you might want. Opt to enjoy some of the Carnival street parties in the evening.
Day 4 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Take it slow today because the parade literally lasts all night. This evening between 6-7:30, we transfer to the Sambodrome where we have reserved seats in section 10. G Adventures representatives will accompany you throughout the evening and after the parade you'll transfer back to your hotel. Samba Schools are an association of people from the same neighbourhood or community (favela) who get together on a regular basis for samba meetings and rehearsals. Samba Schools provide valuable jobs to the community in the production of costumes and floats. Each year, schools choose a different theme and may take to the parade from 3,000 to 5,000 members, and 6 to 8 floats. They have to make it through the runway in a period from 60-80 minutes, which means each member will spend only about 25-30 minutes inside the Sambodrome. Included Activities: Carnival Parade Transport: Minibus (0.75-1.00 hours) Minibus (0.75-1.00 hours)
Day 5 Rio de Janeiro (1B) After an all-night samba party, relax and enjoy the sun and surf of the city. Take a book to Copacabana beach, shop along the main streets of Ipanema and Leblon, try some Brazilian beef at a churrascaria, or just sleep in and get some rest.
Day 6 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Depart at any time.
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