Rio Carnival holiday, Brazil

“Add this six day Rio Carnival experience onto an existing holiday in Brazil or treat it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be enjoyed within its own right.”


Rio de Janeiro | guided tour | join a street parade | guided tour of Christ the Redeemer | guided tour of Sugarloaf Mountain | visit the Sambadrome via the Metro | Optional activities include: welcome meal, 2nd visit to the Sambadrome, guided tour of the favelas, museum tours and trips to the Tijuca urban rainforest |

Description of Rio Carnival holiday, Brazil

Samba dance in the streets of Rio on a carnival holiday in Brazil thatís as much about the party spirit as it is about unearthing some of the most iconic landmarks in the whole of Latin America.

A Rio Carnival holiday will leave you in no doubt as to the relationship between Brazil and bringing home the good vibrations, with the sound of steel drums echoing long into the night and well after the suntan finally fades.

From samba steps to conga lines, a Rio Carnival holiday brings out the Brazilian in everyone to complement a colourful celebration of all things fun and fabulous, which will leave reveller in no uncertain terms as to the never-ending love affair between Rio de Janeiro and its world-famous fiesta.

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Rio Carnival holiday, Brazil

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Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


As a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.

We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travellers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when travelling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment.
This trip experiences the ultimate iconic festival that will take you to the heart of Brazilian culture through its captivating dance and music.

We take care to use local transport throughout, including train, boat and Metro. We also stay in small, locally owned hotels which is a great way to put money back into the local economy. We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travellers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans.

As company our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.

The project we support in Brazil is the Roupa Suja Project. This project is working towards improving the lives of families living in the Favela in the Roupa Suja neighbourhood through education. This area is part of slum Rocinha which is the biggest one in Rio. There are over 250,000 people living in poor conditions. Roupa Suja works to improve the lives of families through day care, after school support classes, English classes, computer classes, social assistance for single mothers and job training and support. There will be an opportunity to visit this project on this tour.

As a company we aim to contribute to the environmental preservation of the destinations we visit and to reduce any negative impacts our operations may have. This translates to actions such as using local transport where safe to do so in order to reduce emissions, observing all national and marine park visitor rules and operating a Ďtake in, take back outí waste management system, to name but a few examples. Through our inhouse foundation we also invest money into environmental initiatives that benefit the planet, including restoring kelp forests to help reverse the effects of global warming and protecting endangered species such as sea turtles and elephants.

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