Rio Carnival: Sequins & the Sambadrome (Hostel Experience)

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Overview

Carnival: There’s really no party like it. If you’re looking to get right down into the colourful thick of things, look no further than this compact six-day trip that includes a tour of Rio and tickets to the Sambadrome. You’ll be seated in Section 11, which will give you a stellar view of all the feathers and sequins on display in the parade, and you won’t need to worry about a thing — local support from G Adventures will take care of the details. So settle in, but don’t get too comfortable — soon you’ll be off your feet and dancing up a storm to Latin rhythm.

Itinerary

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time and settle into a dorm in a hostel, located within walking distance to street parties, the beach, and public transportation. Meet some of your fellow G Adventures travellers.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a city tour that visits some of the city's best features including Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer. Admire the cityscape from different viewpoints and be sure to snap a few photos. After, get ready for the huge private G party on Copacabana beach, be sure to put on some purple flair.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

The day is yours to explore the city. You can go hang gliding, or head out on a favela tour. G Adventures staff will keep the group updated and in the know regarding the hottest Carnival street parties — opt in at any time.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro

Head to the Sambadrome to watch the parade from section 11, dance with friends and admire the flashy costumes passing by.

Take it slow today because the parade literally lasts all night. This evening between 6-7:30, transfer to the Sambodrome where we have reserved seats in section 11. G Adventures representatives will accompany you throughout the evening, and after the Parade you'll transfer back to your hotel.

Samba schools are associations 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.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 5: Rio de Janeiro

Free day to relax and recover from a late night out. Afternoon and evening street parties are ongoing for the brave and strong.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 6: Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.

Includes: Breakfast

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