Nothing else in the world compares to Carnival in Brazil. Experience the great Rio de Janeiro on this 4-Day Carnival immersion! Party at the best Blocos in Rio with fun local guides, experience the energy of Carnival Parade in the Sambadrome, take in beautiful views on a boat cruise through Guanabara Bay, and capture the magical vibes in Rio.
Begin you time in Rio with a samba class and Caipirinhas, then cruise around Guanabara Bay during an exclusive boat party. Go to the Sambadrome on the biggest night of Carnival. See Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Santa Teresa, and the Lapa Steps in lively Rio de Janeiro. Guides will be on-hand day and night to accompany you to Blocos (street parties) and Carnival events.
Day 1 - Friday, March 1
Check in upon arrival, and then meet your group and guide in the lobby around 5pm for a welcome drink and a group samba class. Go out to party at Av. Presidente Vargas, where the samba schools prepare for the big parade.
Inclusions: Orientation walk, welcome briefing (Caipirinhas and Samba Class included), partying with the samba schools on Av. Presidente Vargas accompanied by guides, and night out in Rio accompanied by guides.
Day 2 - Saturday, March 2 (B/L)
Have breakfast, and then indulge in more Carnival celebrations with your local guides at ‘Céu na Terra’ Bloco, which performs in Santa Teresa. Walk down to Gloria Maria to have lunch, and board a private schooner boat to spend the next 3-4 hours cruising around Rio’s spectacular Guanabara Bay. Go out again at night accompanied by your guide.
Inclusions: Breakfast, Bloco street party accompanied by guides, lunch, boat party cruise around Guanabara Bay (with 1-hour open bar), and night out in Rio accompanied by guides.
Day 3 - Sunday, March 3 (B/D)
Free morning to explore Rio, or book an optional city tour. Tonight is the Sunday Night Sambadrome Parade. Enjoy pre-party drinks and face painting, and then have a hearty dinner at a famous Churrasco BBQ restaurant. At the Sambadrome, you will have Section 12-13 tickets located at the end of the runway. (Ticket upgrades available at an additional cost.)
Inclusions: Breakfast, group trip to the beach, Bloco street party accompanied by guides, Sambadrome Parade Tickets Sectors 12-13 with group escort to and from accommodation with pre-drinks, face painting, and all-you-can-eat Brazilian Churrasco BBQ dinner.
Day 4 - Monday, March 4 (B)
Your tour finishes after breakfast today. Check-out is at midday.
Inclusions: Breakfast, guide on-hand to give tips and advice if you’re staying longer.