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Sunset over Rio, the bay, and Christ the Redeemer
Experience Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 4 Days of Fun, Beach, and Sightseeing

Travel Number: 67378

Experience Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 4 Days of Fun, Beach, and Sightseeing Brazil | Rio de Janeiro

Experience Carnival in Rio de Janeiro together with your local English-speaking guide and become part of one of the largest celebrations in the world! On this tour you will not only get to know the highlights of Rio, such as Corcovado and Copacabana, you will also mingle with Cariocas, as the inhabitants of the city are called. Another highlight is a visit to the Sambadrome, where the huge, colorful parades of the big samba schools of Rio take your breath away.

Highlights

  • Be part of the "biggest party in the world"
  • Experience the street Carnival
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer
  • Enjoy the world famous Copacabana beach

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Included: Airport Transfer (private)

Saturday: Your English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at the airport. On the way to your hotel they will give you valuable tips and information about your stay in Rio de Janeiro and Carnival. The rest of the day is at your disposal.

Overnight: Hotel Arena Copacabana, Deluxe room with ocean view

Day 2: Corcovado and Street Carnival

Included: Day Trip to Christ the Redeemer and Street Carnival (private, 8h) | Breakfast

Sunday: After breakfast your English-speaking guide will pick you up at the hotel to go to Corcovado. You will reach the top via the rack railroad, where you will have a great view over the center of Rio de Janeiro and can admire the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer up close. Afterwards the first big carnival experience awaits you. Together with your guide you will go to one of the blocos, as the street parades in Rio are called. Here you will experience and celebrate Carnival just like many Cariocas do. After a day full of new impressions your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Arena Copacabana, Deluxe room with ocean view

Info: A private vehicle will be used for the first part of the excursion. For the carnival street events, you will walk or use public transportation together with your English-speaking guide.

Day 3: Sugar Loaf Mountain and Carnival in the Sambadrome

Included: Day Trip to Sugarloaf (private, 4h), Carnival Celebration (in-group) | Breakfast

Monday: Tonight you will visit one of the absolute highlights of the Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro. The parade of the best samba schools in the Sambadrome.

But before that, your guide will pick you up to visit Sugarloaf Mountain, where you can enjoy a great panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro. Afterwards you will return to the hotel where we recommend relaxing through the afternoon before the shuttle transfer picks you up in the evening and takes you to the Sambadrome.

At the Sambadrome you will have numbered grandstand seats in section 9 where you can join in the "biggest show on earth" and experience the colorful parade.

Overnight: Hotel Arena Copacabana, Deluxe room with ocean view

Info: The parades start at around 9:00 p.m. and end in the early morning hours. Shuttles return to the hotel at regular intervals so you can return earlier if you wish.

Day 4: Departure to Your Next Destination

Included: Transfer (private) | Breakfast

Tuesday: According to your flight schedule, your guide will pick you up for your airport transfer.

Included

  • All transfers detailed above
  • 2 day trips (with a private English-speaking guide)
  • Carnival in section 9 of the Sambadrome (in-group)
  • 3 nights at Hotel Arena Copacabana, Deluxe room with ocean view
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Entrance fees for all included day trips

Not included are airfare, insurance, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips, and personal expenses.


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