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Rio Carnival Package

6 Days FROM £ 1,369

Overview

Choose this Tailor-Made itinerary or customise to create your own unique journey. Departs daily to suit your travel plans. Price based on Standard accommodation. Superior or Deluxe also available.

Rio Carnival has become world-famous through the Samba Parade, a show, a competition and an incredible display put on by the Brazilian samba dance schools. Carnival, the famous Brazilian festival, will take place between the 19th February 2020 and the 25th of February 2020 (approximately). During the festival there is a huge contest among the samba schools. These samba communities all have their own distinguishing, colourful, costumes and will parade at the "Sambodromo" where people can either watch from the grandstands or, if planned well enough ahead, even dress up and participate in the parade themselves. This festival has become known as one of the greatest parties in the world. Each samba school's parade takes around 90 minutes and there is only one winner. Each night the parade starts around 8:00 PM and continues until 6:00 AM the next morning. On this itinerary Chimu will take you to the heart of this spectacular event, choose this suggested package or ask us and we’ll tailor it to suit your style.

Trip Code: BRTSRCP

Travel Style: Tailor Made Journey

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Flights: Ask us to help book your flights to/from South America.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Experience the incredible cultural infusion of the Carnival, an event that is an intrinsic part of the identity of Rio. 

  • You will experience Rio come alive like no other time of the year as the sounds of Samba and vibrant colors begin to overwhelm the streets. 

  • This itinerary is perfect for combining other beautiful parts of Rio, such as a trip to the roaring cascades of Iguazu or the mysterious and incredibly bio-diverse Brazilian Amazon. 

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

On arrival, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.
He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Please note this service is with a driver only.

Arrival transfer in Rio de Janeiro

Known as the ''Cidade Maravilhosa'', or Marvellous City, Rio never fails to amaze with its sandy beaches, carefree lifestyle and unparalleled natural beauty. As the capital of Brazil until 1960, Rio is today one of the most culturally and economically prominent cities in the country, receiving more tourists than any other part of Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro

After an early pick up from your hotel, this tour makes its way to the bottom of Corcovado Hill, where we ascend the mountain by vehicle. Climbing 4km through the Tijuca Forest, the world’s largest urban National Park, we will arrive at the statue of Christ the Redeemer. After taking in the panoramic views, continue to the Maracana Stadium. We also pass the Sambadrome and the Metropolitan Cathedral, before passing through the bohemian neighbourhood of Lapa and its famous arches en-route to Copacabana. Enjoy a traditional Brazilian BBQ lunch (beverages not included) before visiting the famous Sugarloaf Mountain with views across the entire city. After descending the mountain, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Please note this is a private tour.

Private Full Day Corcovado & Sugarloaf with Lunch

Today is a free day for you to relax on one of Rio’s famous beaches such as Ipanema or Copacabana, or explore the city further at your leisure.

Rio de Janeiro - Free Day

You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the Sambadrome, the venue for the Parade. This is a shuttle service that includes a pick up from your hotel and drop off safely within the gates of the Sambadrome within 2 blocks of the entrance to the sector booked.
On completion of the Parade, please make your way to the pick up location for the shuttle service back to your hotel.

Return transfers to Sambadrome

The highlight of Rio Carnival is undoubtedly the Rio Carnival Parade called the Samba Parade or Samba Schools Parade, a totally unique event in the world.
The Rio Samba Parade is the review of a fierce competition between the Rio samba schools. The judges and spectators watch the principal parades in the Sambodromo which was especially built for this event.
The Samba Parade is something everybody should experience at least once in their life. Mingle with the crowds and join the Brazilians and Cariocas (the people of Rio) in the world’s biggest party.

Samba Parade

Today is free to enjoy the rhythm of this vibrant, bustling city. From spotting the “beautiful people” on the legendary beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, to exploring the famous favelas on a tour there is always something to do in Rio.

Rio de Janeiro - Free Day

You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Departure transfer from Rio de Janeiro

This is a suggested itinerary. All Tailor-Made journeys can be customised to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Latin America or Antarctica.

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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Located a short distance from Rio is the tropical peninsula of Buzios. The perfect break from the hustle and bustle of Rio this exceptional paradise features more than 20 magnificent beaches, complete with crystal clear waters and landscapes of exotic vegetation. Explore this quaint and pristine paradise. Find out more.

     

  • Amend your Rio itinerary to include the incredible and awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls. Situated in two UNESCO World Heritage-designated National Parks these amazing falls completely dwarf Niagara Falls. Witness one of the most incredible displays of cascading water the world could produce. Find out more.

  • Experience the mysteries of the Brazilian Amazon. This 5-day Amazon cruise will lead you on a deep and mysterious forest exploration. An incredible ecosystem, you will be on the lookout monkeys, three-toed sloths and even Collared Anteaters amongst gargantuan and stunning vines and trees. Find out more.

WHY TAILOR-MADE?

  • Personalise your itinerary
  • Access to great flight deals
  • Choose your accomodation
  • Tailored travel insurance options
  • Choose your preferred dates
  • Cater to your travel needs

Pricing & date

Travel Style Departing Duration PRICE FROM
Standard Daily 6 £ 1,369
Superior Daily 6 £ 1,555
Deluxe Daily 6 £ 2,025
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Important Information

  • Private transfers from airport  
    Accommodation with breakfast daily 
    Return shuttles from Sambadrome
    Full day private tour Corcovado & Sugarloaf with lunch
    Carnival Maine Parade-Grandstand Section 9 ticket

    Exclusions 

    International flights
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • Please contact us to check availability of hotels during Carnival Period.  Alternate hotels may be used if hotels shown in the accommodation tab are not available and this could increase the price.

    Please note Rio Carnival bookings have strict booking conditions and are non refundable, contact us for more details.

     

     

  • Hotel availability. 

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Your Destination Specialists will turn your South America adventure dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first-hand experience, our Destinations Specialists will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore remain culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE