Visit Rio carnival: samba and street parties

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Duration (in days): 5

From: Rio de Janeiro

To: Rio de Janeiro



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience - see the Rio carnival! Watch as the entire city comes alive and the music, costumes and scenery depict local stories that are set to driving rhythms and colourful backdrops. Rio is a buzzing city to visit at any time of the year, but during carnival, its energy definitely goes up a notch or two! This package includes four nights in a hotel near Copacabana or Ipanema beaches, with entrance to the Sambadrome where you’ll watch the marvellous Winners Parade. With the guidance of a local guide, you will also take part in one of the blocos – the famous street parties so loved by Cariocas. And to ensure you don’t miss any of Rio’s year-round highlights, we’ve included a guided tour to Sugar Loaf and Corcovado to see the iconic statue of Christ.

This Brazil itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


  • Experience Rio carnival first-hand!
  • See the winners’ parade in the famous Sambadrome
  • Party like a local at one of the blocos (street parties)
  • See Rio’s star attractions including the Statue of Christ and Sugar Loaf


Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro   

On arrival at Rio de Janeiro airport, you will be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel where you will check in for a 4-night stay.            

Day 2: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf        

Today you’ll take a guided tour to the city’s famous landmarks and get unrivalled views over its stunning peaks and bays. First, head up Corcovado Mountain and admire the majesty of Christ the Redeemer while taking in the beautiful views of the city and bay below. Next, you’ll take a cable car up to the top of Paco de Azucar – Sugar Loaf Mountain – for more stunning views.

Day 3: Sambadrome Winners Parade   

Today is your big carnival experience. With a local guide, you’ll join in one of the local street parties or blocos that take place all over the city during carnival. After partying like a local, this evening you’ll be driven to the world-famous Sambadrome to watch the colours, sounds and samba moves of the Rio carnival Winners Parade!

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro

You have today free to either explore Rio further or simply relax on Copacabana or Ipanema beaches after yesterday’s celebrations.

Day 5: Depart Rio de Janeiro       

Today you will be collected from your hotel at a suitable time and driven to Rio de Janeiro airport to connect your onward travel plans. 



Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings are famous for being sunny all year round, and temperatures reach up to 30°C in summer time (November to February), however, being a tropical climate, summer can also bring some rain too.                 

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Return airport transfers
  • Shared transfers to Sambadrome
  • Ticket to Sambadrome for the Winners Parade for one day
  • 4x breakfasts 
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Flights
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Any excursions not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities


4 nights in 3* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Windsor Copa
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