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Rio Carnival - calling all party animals - 09 to 14 Feb.18

Rio Carnival - calling all party animals - 09 to 14 Feb.18

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

From: R 22,865.00
 
  • Prices

    From: R 22,865.00
  • Trip Reference

    #6768
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    6 Days
  • Valid From

    8th of February 2018 (Thursday)
  • Valid To

    14th of February 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Need Visa's

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

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Witness the world's largest street party in Rio de Janeiro in 2018 or 2019. 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. 

About the Holiday

Itinerary

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

Favela tour & Sambadrome Parade

Sunday is Sambadrome Night - the true highlight of Rio Carnival! We begin the day with an excursion to Rio’s largest favela, Rocinha. Perched on a steep hillside overlooking the city you will enjoy fantastic panoramic views over Rio and get under the skin of the city during this tour. Afterwards, why not lunch at one of Rio’s many steakhouses, for an authentic all-you-can-eat rodizio feast, or make your way back to the beach for some rest and relaxation to prepare yourself for the high energy of the Sambadrome parade?

This evening we 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

Days 4-5

Free time in Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy the next two days at leisure exploring this captivating city at your own pace. Why not visit the famous Lapa Steps, enjoy the view from Corcovada (Christ the Redeemer) and take the cable cars up to the top of Sugar Loaf. Alternatively the famous ‘Beatles bloco’ or official Bloco do Sargento Piminta is on day 4 in the Gloria Cinelandia area usually starting early afternoon.
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro |  Breakfast x 2

Day 6

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.
Breakfast

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1
  • 5 Nights accommodation in a 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 Welcome dinner
  • Tour guide
  • Orientation tour
  • Ticket to the famous Sambadrome parade in Sunday night in sector 11 (or equivalent) and transfers from/to the hotel. 

This tour is semi-independent in style and does not include the services of a tour leader 

Excludes
  • International flights to Rio de Janeiro
  • Meals and beverages not specified
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Yellow fever certicate
  • Services of a tour leader outside of the welcome dinner, orientation tour and optional sightseeing
Package Conditions:

Set arrival date in Rio - 09 February 2018

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. 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.

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is the second major city of Brazil, behind only S„o 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 įC 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 29 November 2017.

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