Rio Carnival 2018 w/ Sambadrome

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Rio Carnival 2018 w/ Sambadrome

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Carnival festivals take place in cities across the globe, from Paris to Venice and from Trinidad and Tobago to the Cape Verde Islands in Africa — but the largest and most widely known of all the world’s Carnival celebrations happens each year in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The Carioca Carnival takes place in the period leading up to the Catholic observance of Lent and is truly unique, unlike any other Carnival on earth!

Tradition and culture make Rio Carnival stand out from the rest as more than half a million traveler’s flock to the marvelous city from around the world. On any given day, more than 2 million people, Cariocas, tourists and people who travel to Rio de Janeiro from cities across Brazil and throughout South America to take part in the events of Rio Carnival. Revellers flock to the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema as the streets, bars, nightclubs and restaurants of Rio De Janeiro flood with revellers attending street parades, blocos and street parties held in every corner of the city.

Rio’s Carnival should be on everyone’s travel bucket list! We want to make the most of your carnival experience and try to make the process as seamless as possible. Don’t miss out!

DATES: FEB 9-13th, 2018, with option to extend to other destinations in Brazil. Contact info@finisterra.ca for more information.

Description

RIO DE JANIERO
Beach, history, nature, samba, football, happiness and even Carnival – this is Rio. Known as Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City), Rio is one of the most desired cities in the world to be visited by all kind of travellers. Do not miss it ! Come to Rio and enjoy it as a local. FEB 9th-13th, 2018

BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL
The world’s best-known popular festival is the Brazilian Carnival. Since the 18th century it has taken place 40 days before Lent. This great fiesta is more alive today than ever, with more than 1 million people enjoying Rio’s street parties, known as blocos, each day. The samba parade is Carnival’s main event and the most important time of the year for the city’s samba schools -this is their chance to show the world the true meaning of spectacular as they perform in the Sambadrome. You can simply watch or even join the parade! Elsewhere in town, everyone from kids to their grandparents, celebrate Carnival for 5 days and nights -it is an essential part of Rio life. Come and enjoy the greatest party on earth it at least once in a lifetime!

Friday RIO DE JANEIRO (D)
Arrive at airport. Pick-up and transfer to hotel. Check-in. Be welcome, meet your group fellows and have general briefing about the trip. Depart to have a welcome dinner (included) with your guide.

Saturday to Monday – RIO DE JANEIRO (B)

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES (schedule to be determined)

BLOCOS TOUR 3 hours – Walking tour around the Copacabana and Ipanema finishing in one of the hundreds of blocos (street parties) that take place in Rio during Carnival time.

SUGAR LOAF 3 hours – Sugar Loaf visit start at Praia Vermelha where a cable car (bondinho) connects to Urca Hill, located at 215 meters of altitude but this is only the first stop. From there another cable car goes up to 395m from where you can see the entire Guanabara Bay and its islands, Flamengo landfilling,
the Corcovado and Rio-Niterói bridge, besides the majestic mountains that protect and embellish the city. Also a unique perspective of Copacabana beach, Santa Cruz Fortress and some beaches of Niterói complete the experience.

CHRIST THE REDEEMER 3 hours – Located at Corcovado Peak (700m) with 30m height, 635 tons Christ the Redeemer was considered one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Only that would make a visit worth, but also the views of Rio from there complete the reasons for the visit.

SAMBADROME PARADE – Sector 11 – 12 hours – During the evening depart with your host by metro to the Sambadrome (SECTOR 11 TKT is included) to see the most famous party all over the world. The Sambadrome is a special tiered street specifically designed for the Samba parades. From the top 12 schools 6 perform on the Sunday and 6 on the Monday at the Sambadrome. Each school can have more than 3000 members and the school is judged on the song, costumes, choreography and other 7 items. Your host will be with you all night.

Tuesday RIO DE JANEIRO / NEXT DESTINATION (B)

INCLUDED
Private transfers
4 nights based on double occupancy here (Windsor Hotel)* option to upgrade
Walking Introductory / Blocos Tour
HD Tour to Sugar Loaf with Entrance fee
HD Tour to Corcovado with Entrance free
Night at Sambadrome with Ticket for Sector 11 with guide at disposal full time (round trip by metro)
Metro tickets for the Sambadrome and Blocos Tour
English Speaking Guide

Not Included
Flights
Beverages and meals which are not specified
Phone calls and personal expenses
Travel insurance
All other services stated as optional or not explicitly stated as included

Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to airport to take your flight or continue the adventure to: Paraty, Lencois, Salvador, or anywhere else you’d like to go! Contact us HERE for more information.

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