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Rio de Janeiro Carnival Experience

6 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro
Get an introduction to the city's iconic sights including Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer on an included guided tour. In the evening, get ready for the huge private G party on Copacabana beach, be sure to put on some purple flair.

This massive city gets as many as five million international tourists every year to sip caipirinhas on the beach, dance the samba in the city’s streets, and ascend Corcovado Mountain to see the truly monumental Christ the Redeemer up close. Experience Rio at its finest, full of energy during this crazy, colourful, epic party. Get into the Carnival spirit with a private beach party. Make sure you find something purple to wear! (B)

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy free time in this vibrant city, get out and explore. Opt to take a favela tour or soak up some sun on the famous Copacabana beach. In the evenings dance in the streets with the locals and other G travellers.

Many visitors head to the famous Copacabana beach, although the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon can be less crowded and are equally well equipped with vendors selling food, jewellery, sarongs, and anything else you might want. Opt to enjoy some of the Carnival street parties in the evening. (B)

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro
Head out to the Sambadrome to watch the parade. Marvel at the sights and sounds of Carnival and dance the night away with new friends.

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 5. Your CEOs will accompany you throughout the evening and after the parade you'll transfer back to your hotel. Samba Schools is 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. (B)

Day 5 Rio de Janeiro
Free day to relax and recover from the night before. Afternoon and evening street parties are ongoing for those who still haven't had enough of Carnival.

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. (B)

Day 6 Rio de Janeiro
Depart at any time. (B)
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All This Included
Experience Rio's biggest party with the best group of people ever! 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. In between the parties, explore the fantastic city of Rio and soak up the sun on the famous Copacabana beach.
  • Your Discover Moment: Rio de Janeiro
  • Arrival transfer
  • Rio de Janeiro city tour (half-day)
  • Christ the Redeemer visit
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain visit
  • G Adventures beach party (purple costumes)
  • Carnival festivities
  • Sambadrome tickets in section 5
  • Carnival parade
  • Experience Carnival with other G Adventures travellers
  • CEOs and G Adventures Staff available to offer assistance and support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotel in Copacabana (5 nts)
  • 5 breakfasts.
  • Transportation: Public bus, private van, taxi.
  • A team of Chief Experience Officers (CEO).
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 fantastic Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) taking care of all the details
Accommodations
Hotel in Copacabana (5 nights)
Rio de Janeiro: Royalty Rio Hotel (or similar)
Notes
  • Small group experience; G party with around 80 like minded G travellers.
  • Light walking, few climbs more challenging than a flight of stairs. Easy does it.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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