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The Rio Carnival - 6 Days of Partying from 12 Feb to 17 Feb.21

The Rio Carnival - 6 Days of Partying from 12 Feb to 17 Feb.21

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

From: R 22,900.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices From

    From: R 22,900.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    6 Days
  • Valid From

    12th of February 2021 (Friday)
  • Valid To

    17th of February 2021 (Wednesday)
  • Expires

    31st of August 2020 (Monday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: No
    British: No
    European Union: Yes
    American: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview

Come and join the world’s biggest party for six days of street festivals, pulsating samba rhythms and vibrant parades with sightseeing to the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain, as well as time to unwind on Copacabana Beach.

Trip highlights:

  • Blocos - dress up and join in the dancing at one of the famous Rio carnival street parties
  • Corcovado - marvel at the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue and spectacular views of the city
  • Sugarloaf Mountain - catch a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and soak up the breathtaking city views
  • Rio Scenarium - enjoy a night out at one of the most famous samba clubs in Rio with live music and DJ's
  • Sambadrome Parade - get close to the action and see the colourful floats and costumes from Sector 11
  • Copacabana Beach - enjoy free time to unwind on one of Rio's most famous beaches
About the Holiday

Itinerary :

Day 1 Rio De Janeiro

Welcome to Rio Carnival, the world's biggest party! Please make your own way to our joining hotel. At 5pm or 6pm we have an important meeting where you receive your tickets, T-shirt, maps and souvenir booklet and have a full briefing on how to make the most of your time in Rio.

Following the meeting we have a table booked at a buffet restaurant nearby, so you can spend some time getting to know your fellow travellers. If you’re arriving early in Rio, we also have plenty of optional activities available including a walking tour of downtown Rio and a half-day Brazilian cooking class.

Overnight: Rio De Janeiro

Day 2 Corcovado & Sugarloaf Mountain

Today we enjoy a tour of Rio, visiting the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain, which rises almost 400 metres above Rio’s harbour and offers stunning views over the city and Copacabana beach. There will be plenty of free time to explore these iconic sites and we also aim to take in other landmarks such as the Maracana stadium, the iconic Selaron Steps and the impressive Lapa Arches.

Tonight we head to the vibrant neighbourhood of Lapa for a night of live samba music and DJ’s at Rio Scenarium. One of the Rio's greatest nightspots, this venue is an antiques warehouse, bar and restaurant all housed in one three-storey dance club.

Overnight: Rio De Janeiro   |  Breakfast

Day 3 The Sambadrome Parade

Join us this morning at one of Rio’s local ‘blocos’! These street parties are crowded, hot and lively, with live music, dancing and plenty of opportunities to get to know Rio and its people. The local ‘cariocas’ will be all dressed up, so be sure to glitter up and come dressed to impress!

Tonight we have the biggest event of the week – the Sambadrome parade! Situated in Sector 11, close to the action, we see the top samba schools of Brazil parade their elaborate floats and costumes, with the party going on well into the early hours.

Overnight: Rio De Janeiro   |  Breakfast

Day 4 Copacabana & Ipanema

This morning is free for you to recover after an unforgettable night in the Sambadrome. Perhaps explore more of the city, hit one of Rio’s famous beaches or simply have a lie in! In the afternoon we have the option of a walking tour to Copacabana and Ipanema to give you a deeper insight into Rio’s diverse districts.


Tonight you have the option to re-visit the Sambadrome to see the last seven of the elite samba schools parading. This time we’re in Sector 5, in the centre of the parade runway, and to top it off you even have the chance to take part in the parade yourself. Dancing your way down the Sambadrome runway in costume is certainly a once in a lifetime experience! (It is important to pre-book these activities, see the Trip Notes for prices.)

Overnight: Rio De Janeiro   |  Breakfast

Day 5 Free day

Today offers free time to explore the sights and sounds of Rio at your own pace. Perhaps relax on Copacabana beach, join another buzzing street party or ride the tram to the charming, hill-top neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. There are also some fun optional activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding or a jungle hike (prior booking is essential). Then this evening, why not catch a cultural dance show or enjoy a Caipirinha under the famous Lapa arches?

Overnight: Rio De Janeiro   |  Breakfast

Day 6 Rio De Janeiro

Today marks the end of our time together in Rio! Hotel check-out is at 12pm. If you would like to extend your trip in Brazil and discover other sights such as the wildlife-rich Pantanal wetlands or the magnificent Iguazu Falls we offer tailor-made holidays and our reservations team can make the arrangements for you.


Includes & Excludes
  • 5 nights 3 star hotel in Rio's Flamengo district (twin/triple rooms)
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Transportation by private bus and metro
  • Street party experience at one of Rio's famous Blocos
  • Sector 11 ticket for the Sambadrome parade
  • Evening of live music and dancing at Rio Scenarium
  • Rio city tour of Corcovado Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain (unguided)
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas and passports if required
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
  • Items of a personal nature
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is the second major city of Brazil, behind only So Paulo. The city is capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is famous for its spectacular natural setting, its Carnival celebrations, samba and other music, hotel-lined tourist beaches.

Guanabara Bay was reached by Portuguese explorers in an expedition led by Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos on January 20, 1502; hence Rio de Janeiro, "January River". There is a legend that the mariners named the place thus because they thought the mouth of the bay was actually the mouth of a river, but no experienced sailor would make that mistake. At the time, river was the general word for any large body of water.

Rio has a Tropical climate. Though it can occasionally reach 40 C in inland areas of the city, but in the main tourist areas (south zone, where the beaches are located), the temperature is moderated by the cool sea breezes from the ocean, even during the warmest months.

Rio de Janeiro is among the biggest cities in South America, but the city is more widely renowned for the various cultural celebrations that are held there every year. The most popular of these is the Carnival, held two weeks before the traditional Christian fasting of Lent. Apart from the Carnival, New Year is also a big deal in Rio and is also one of the other major festivals. It's celebrated with several concerts and firework displays all around Rio.

Almost every kind of international cuisine is available in Rio, but the local dishes here reach their culinary heights. The diva of Rio's dishes is feijoada, a black beans and pork dish that comes with rice, kale, and manioc. Churrasco is another favourite. Waiters slice off huge hunks of barbequed beef, pork, and other meats, serving them with manioc and onions. Being close to the sea of course means an unsurpassed selection of fine sea food.

Beer seems to be served at all hours of the day and locals can often be seen enjoying a drink with friends at the corner bars that open out onto the streets in all parts of the city. Many bars and pubs have happy hours for people returning from work or the beach and most serve snacks and light meals. But the real action does not really start until around 2300, when the clubs open their doors for music and dancing and stay open until around 0400.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.

Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 19 June 2020.

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