Rio de Janeiro Carnival Hostel Experience

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Rio de Janeiro to Rio de Janeiro
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Tour description

Carnival: There’s really no party on Earth like it. If you’re looking to get right down into the colourful thick of things, look no further than this compact 6-day trip that includes a tour of Rio and tickets to the Sambadrome. You’ll be seated in Section 10, which will give you a stellar view of all the feathers and sequins on display in the parade, and you won’t need to worry about a thing – local support from G Adventures will be taking care of the details. So settle in, but don’t get too comfortable – soon you’ll be off your feet and dancing up a storm to Latin rhythm.

What's included

  • Your Discover Moment: Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio de Janeiro city tour (full-day)
  • Carnival festivities
  • Sambadrome tickets in Section 10
  • Carnival parade
  • Experience Carnival with other G Adventures travellers
  • Additional CEOs and G Staff available to offer assistance and support


  • 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


Day 1: Day 1 Rio de Janeiro Arrive at any time and settle into a dorm in a hostel in Rio's centre, located within walking distance to street parties and the metro. Meet some of your fellow G Adventures travellers. 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. We have reserved 6-, 8-, and 9-bed dormitory rooms at a hostel in Santa Theresa, located within walking distance to street parties and the metro. Please note that the dorms are mixed gender but we will do our best to separate the rooms by gender for people not travelling together. Included Activities: Arrival Day Transport: Minibus

Day 2: 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. Enjoy a free evening to relax or search for Carnival street parties as the city gears up. Included Activities: Rio de Janeiro City Tour

Day 3: Day 3 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Enjoy a free day in Rio to explore the city, 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: Day 4 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Take it slow today because the parade literally lasts all night. This evening between 6-7:30, 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 associations 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: 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: Day 6 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Depart at any time.