Rio de Janeiro Carnival Experience

Experience Rio's biggest party with the best group of people ever! Dance the night away and see the sights and sounds of this truly epic annual event. From the street parties to the immense Sambadrome parade, this is something not to be missed. In-between the parties enjoy exploring the fantastic city of Rio and soaking up the sun on the famous Copacabana beach.

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Duration: 6 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Easy
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 149673
Starts: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Finishes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You will visit
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio de Janeiro



Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Additional Notes:
On Day 1, upon arrival at your hotel, there will be note at the reception letting you know the time of the Welcome Meeting, at which you will receive the welcome package providing a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. It also will contain contact information, should you have any questions about your tour.

Arrival Airport Transfer


Day 2: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Enjoy a city tour, visiting Rio's most iconic sites including Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and Maracanã stadium. Free evening to relax or search for Carnival street parties as the city gears up. Use the centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base for your time in Rio.

Included Activities:
Rio de Janeiro City Tour


Day 3: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Free day in Rio to explore the city or take optional excursions or a favela tour. Many visitors head to the famous Copacabana beach, although the combined beaches of Ipanema and Leblon can be less crowded and are equally well garnished with vendors selling food, jewellery, sarongs, and anything else you might want. Opt to enjoy some of the Carnival street parties in the evening.


Day 4: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Take it slow today because the parade literally lasts all night. This evening between 6-7:30 we transfer to the Sambodrome where we have reserved seats in section 5. Your CEOs will accompany you throughout the evening and after the parade you'll transfer back to your hotel.

Samba Schools is an association of people from the same neighbourhood or community (favela) who get together on a regular basis for samba meetings and rehearsals. Samba Schools provide valuable jobs to the community in the production of costumes and floats. Each year, schools choose a different theme and may take to the parade from 3,000 to 5,000 members, and 6 to 8 floats. They have to make it through the runway in a period from 60-80 minutes, which means each member will spend only about 25-30 minutes inside the Sambodrome.

Included Activities:
Carnival Parade

Minibus (0.75-1.00 hours)


Day 5: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

After an all-night samba party, relax and enjoy the sun and surf of the city. Take a book to Copacabana beach, shop along the main streets of Ipanema and Leblon, try some Brazilian beef at a churrascaria, or just sleep in and get some rest.


Day 6: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Depart at any time.

    • Arrival transfer
    • Rio de Janeiro city tour (full-day)
    • Sugar Loaf Mountain visit
    • G purple costume party
    • Carnival festivities
    • Sambadrome tickets in Section 5
    • Carnival parade
    • Experience Carnival with other G Adventures travellers
    • CEOs and G Staff available to offer assistance and support
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotel in Copacabana (5 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 5 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
    • Public bus, private van, taxi
    Group Leader
    • A team of Chief Experience Officers (CEO)
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Tour Highlights:
  • Revel in one of the biggest parties on earth
  • Witness the spectacular scenery of Rio
  • Experience the craziness of the Sambadrome
  • Relax knowing you have fantastic G CEOs taking care of all the details