Rio Carnival holiday in Brazil

“Nine days is more than enough time to take in the riotous Rio Carnival, so you have opportunities to see some of the city’s key sights, too. Relax afterwards at an Atlantic beach resort. ”

Highlights

Rio Carnival | Cocorvado Mountain | One night grandstand tickets in the sambodromo | Búzios | Optional activities include: Second night in the Sambodromo, Sugar Loaf mountain, Boat trips and snorkelling at Búzios

Description of Rio Carnival holiday in Brazil

Carnival 2020 begins on 21st February! Come to Rio and join the party.
Street bands and parties, parades, fancy-dress balls, impromptu and planned concerts and gatherings spring up all over Rio during five days of Carnival, the world's biggest party. The two-day parade of Samba Schools, in the purpose-built sambodromo, is the ultimate highlight, where the costumes, dancing and music of the competing schools whips the audience into a frenzy. We accompany you to your seats in the well positioned Sector 9 and see you back to your hotel safely at the end.

This good value holiday includes the price of the tickets to the parade as well as a guided excursion to the Christ statue on the top of Corcovado mountain. There's free time to enjoy the fun in the city independently. When the excitement is abruptly extinguished on Ash Wednesday you travel along the coast to the chic beach resort Búzios for a couple of days to relax and recover on a beautiful Atlantic Ocean bay.

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Rio Carnival holiday in Brazil

Carbon reduction

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.

Environment

We realise that travel and tourism can benefit as well as harm the environment, the economy and the social and cultural structures of communities. The concept of sustainable tourism - the travel trade’s principles of using tourism to benefit local communities, conserve natural resources, and bolster the survival of cultural heritage – lies close to our heart. Our love and passion for Latin America encourages us to do everything in our power to protect the destinations we take you to. As members of AITO, we are committed to AITO’s Sustainable Tourism Guidelines, which means that we ensure that environmental and cultural demands are kept as low as possible.

Furthermore, we’ve developed strong relationships with local suppliers who all share our vision and agree to uphold a commitment to the safekeeping of the environment and local communities. We will always encourage you to keep a few basic things in mind, including refilling your water bottle, disposing of rubbish in a responsible way and switching off the lights and air-conditioning in your hotel room when you’re leaving your room. Furthermore, we’ve partnered up with Water to Go in hope to reduce plastic waste by offering clients 50% discount on filtered water bottles.

During your holiday, you will enjoy an excursion to the Tijuca rainforest in Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s largest urban forests. The National Park is dedicated to protecting the forest and you will therefore be asked to keep to a few simple guidelines, all with the aim of conserving and protecting the flora and fauna of the park. Furthermore, you will also spend a few nights in Buzios, where there are several nature reserves that are home to a large variety of exotic plants and animals, including the last golden tamarind monkeys of the region.

Community

We pride ourselves on delivering our clients truly authentic and unforgettable experiences in Latin America which connect travellers with the people whose country they visit. This holiday is a great opportunity to get involved in arguably the most important and iconic festival in Brazil. See the local community preparing for the carnival parades, join in the numerous street parties and watch the parades from the grandstand with a good elevated view over the parades. You are welcome to stay all night and party with the community.

In addition, the local guides are on hand to provide advice on the best way to communicate with the local community, what and what not to buy, as well as acting in a respectful way while taking photographs. Furthermore, we as a company promote the use of local establishments including restaurants, bars and shops and are always happy to recommend a few tried-and-tested options.

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