Over Land, Under Stars
FROM: USD $1,845

Rio Carnival City Break - 5 days

Witness the world's largest street party in Rio de Janeiro in 2018. Stay in the heart of the city and be submersed in the celebrations of Rio Carnival and witness the fantastic Sambadrome parade when dancers and musicians take to the streets in an incredible performance.

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Trip Highlights

Rio de Janeiro - Seaside city and party capital of the world
Stay in the Centro, close to the action of Rio Carnival
Being at the Carnival! Free time to sing, dance, party or simply soak up the carnival atmosphere
Welcome dinner on day 1 of your tour to meet some of your fellow travellers
Make your own way on Rio's public transport and get a glimpse at the local way of life
Attending the famous Sambadrome Parade on Sunday night in Sector 11


4 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Ticket to the famous Sambadrome parade in Sunday night in sector 11 (or equivalent)
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
4 nights 3 star hotel in the Centro
This tour is semi-independent in style and does not include the services of a tour leader

Not Included

Services of a tour leader outside of the welcome dinner, orientation tour and optional sightseeing
Items of a personal nature and additional meals
International flights to/from our tour start/end points and visas


Day 1

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro you will be met and transferred to your start hotel. We will meet in the hotel reception in the late afternoon for an orientation walk to show you some of the main sights, where you can find the nearest metro and how to use it, point out some of the best local street food and give you some ideas of how best to enjoy the city. In evening we'll enjoy a welcome dinner, offering you a chance to meet some of your fellow travellers and hear about the optional excursions you can do in Rio, plus get all the insider tips from our team who know the city inside out!
Overnight: Rio De Janeiro   |  Dinner

Day 2

Free time in Rio de Janeiro

This is one of the best days to simply enjoy the atmosphere of Rio Carnival and attend a few blocos. Banda Ipanema, one of the most famous of the blocos, starts in Ipanema late afternoon today. If you are an early riser Cordao da Bola Preta get started very early in the morning! With so many beaches to choose from in Rio each has its own personality - Flamengo is the place to go to relax and enjoy the sun, head to Copacabana for some beach volleyball and football with the locals, and the chic Ipanema for a little taste of how the rich and glamorous spend their time in Rio. Why not spend the day enjoying the beaches, have a relaxed lunch and then head to the bloco later?
Overnight: Rio De Janeiro   |  Breakfast

Day 3

Sambadrome Parade

Sunday is Sambadrome Night - the true highlight of Rio Carnival! Today is a good day to enjoy a tour of the city before the big night in the Sambadrome. Enjoy the view from Corcovada (Christ the Redeemer), visit the famous Lapa Steps and take the cable cars up to the top of Sugar Loaf, before returning to your hotel for a rest before the parade. We will meet in the hotel reception for our transfers to the Sambadrome. Get ready for the night of your life with singing, dancing, drumming and the most spectacular parade you will ever see!!!
Overnight: Rio De Janeiro   |  Breakfast

Day 4

Free time in Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a lie in after the excitement of the Sambadrome and then if you wish, take a favela tour this afternoon when it will be a little quieter as many people will still be recovering! Alternatively the famous 'Beatles bloco' or officially Bloco do Sargento Pimenta is on this day in the Gloria/Cinelandia area usually starting early afternoon.
Overnight: Rio De Janeiro   |  Breakfast

Day 5

Goodbye Rio de Janeiro

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies to travellers who would like the comfort of their own room (on all or many of the tour nights) and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

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In Brief

Trip Type
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
09 February 2018
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes - for dinner and orientation tour only
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 1
1st March 2017