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Carnival in RIO – 6 days


Cost: from $ 1590 AUD - incl. carnival ticket!
Flights: no flights included
Duration: 6 days
Departure: 27 February -6 March 2014
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Tour Description

Who would hasn't heard about the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro? It is a euphoric, wild, 4 days long event where people dance, sing, party and have tons of fun. It not only provides entertainment for many people around the world but it also gives a chance to learn about the true culture of Brazil. Come with us and experience the highlight of Rio Carnival, the Samba Parade - the review of a fierce competition between the Rio samba schools. It is something everybody should experience at least once in their life. And you will also have plenty of time to relax on the beach.

Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laidback beach culture, carnival and samba. Its landmark is gigantic statue of Jesus on Corcovado hill. The Brazilians have their own explanation for the beauty of the city: God created the world in 7 days, two of them devoted to Rio. Set out for a journey to experience the real Brazilian lifestyle!

Itinerary

Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. You will be met by an English speaking tour guide at the airport. On the way to your hotel on Copacabana or Ipanema beach, you will start experiencing the amazing natural beauty as you ride around Guanabara`s bay, through the Corcovado Mountain, by Rodrigo de Freitas` lagoon until you reach your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to relax on the beach or at the rooftop of your hotel, and start to get acquainted with this new life style.

Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro - Corcovado, Tijuca; Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema beaches (B)
Get ready for a morning tour. You will be taken on a ride through the city to a 19th century train station to go through Tijuca Forest, on a cogwheel train, to the top of Corcovado Mountain, to visit the statue of Jesus Christ at 2,330feet above sea level. From there, you will be able to see why people kindly say that God is a Carioca (a local from Rio). After that, you will go to Sao Conrado`s beach to see the hang gliders land on the sand, and after that you will ride along the beaches of Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and back to Copacabana. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening you can join in the whirl of the carnival and enjoy the unforgettable and magical atmosphere. Celebrate with people from all over the world in the Samba rhythm on the streets until the morning!

Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro (B) - Carnival - Ticket to Sambadrom
The day is at leisure. You can relax on the beach and go for a swim, or take part in one of the many football or volleyball matches on the beach. We will drive you in the evening to the Sambadromo (Carnival`s dome). You will get a ticket to a tribune from where you will admire Samba dancers in wonderful costumes and the richly decorated floats in included. The shows lasts late into the night. Afterwards we will transport you back to the hotel.

Day 4 – Rio de Janeiro (B)
Today you are free to explore the city on your own. We can arrange an optional excursion or tour for you on request. And in the evening the Carnival night awaits you again.

Day 5 – Rio de Janeiro - Sugar Loaf; Botafogo and Flamengo beaches (B)
This morning you can sleep in late. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Guanabara`s bay and the downtown of the city. Your sightseeing will continue along Botafogo`s and Flamengo`s beaches until you reach the downtown area of Rio de Janeiro, where, amongst other places, you will visit the ultra modern Cathedral.

Day 6 – Rio de Janeiro (B)
Time to say good-bye and hope to see you back soon. We will take you to the airport, so that you can continue with your travelling.

Package Inclusions

All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the program; Carnival Ticket!, Local English speaking guide during tours; Meals detailed in the program (B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner); National Parks entrance fees; 5 Nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel near Copacabana or Ipanema beach; Taxes.

Price per person (2 people in double/twin room)

Package Exclusions

Airfare; Meals and services not detailed in the programme; Tips; Insurance; Personal expenses; Optional excursions

Supplements

Single supplement – $ 899 AUD

4* hotel upgrade - ask for more details

Rio de Janeiro - Samba show with traditional dinner and transfers - $ 130 AUD

Maracana stadium excursion - $ 29 AUD

Soccer match in Maracana - from $ 95 AUD

Full day boat trip along the coast - ask for more details

Domestic flights to other sights and locations in Brazil

Note

We recommend to combine this package with our "Break in Paraty" package.

This package is subject to availability, make a booking today!


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