Add a twist and spice up your holiday by attending one of South America's exhuberant festivals while you're away. Famed as the biggest, most colourful and best choreographed street carnival in the world, the legendary Rio Carnival is a time to sing, dance, party and have fun whilst immersing yourself in true Brazilian spirit. Our 5 day Rio Carnival Bolt-on is offered to travellers who are undertaking a group tour with us that starts or ends in Rio De Janeiro close to carnival time. See bolt-on details below. Or for those who just want to attend the carnival, without group tour arrangements we offer our Go to Rio Carnival - 5 day stand alone package.
Alternatively for something a little more unusual, combine a classic tour of Peru with Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun, which is the most important festival in Cuzco and the second largest festival in South America. Dating back to the 15th century this colourful festival is held at the end of June at the winter solstice. The festival celebrates the start of the Andean New Year, when crowds gather to dance and celebrate. Inti Raymi begins outside the Santo Domingo Church where the current Sapa Inca will call for a blessing from the Sun and is then carried aboard a golden throne in a procession, joined by high priests, officials of the court and nobles, all dressed in brightly coloured ceremonial robes, blessing the people.
It's party time in Rio! The legendary Rio Carnival is famed as the world's greatest street party. The highlight of our 5 day trip is the spectacular Samba Parade where we witness hundreds of fabulous floats cruising the streets whilst dancers dressed in sensational costumes samba along to the infectious rhythm of the percussion bands.
Combine your amazing Inca Trail journey with a visit to the famous Inti Raymi Festival in Cuzco. Celebrating the winter solstice and the start of the Andean New Year, this ancient festival is filled with brightly coloured robes, fire, a stage play and lots of singing and dancing. A sight to behold!
Before heading off on your expedition up to Macchu Pichu, take some time to explore Cuzco and attend it's greatest festival, Inti Raymi - Festival of Light! Brightly coloured locals, brilliant stage shows and heaps of singing and dancing are what makes this Peru's most famous festival!
Join us at the Rio Carnival this year with our Rio Carnival bolt-on. The bolt-on includes 4 nights hotel with breakfast daily in Rio and a ticket to the famous Sambadrome parade on Sunday evening. The most extravagant parades take place on the Sunday and Monday night of the carnival whilst outside of the parade ground, free street pageants and block parties revel from dusk till dawn. A variety of themed carnival balls are also on offer.