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Rio Carnival Superior Package

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6 days between Rio De Janeiro and Rio De Janeiro
The Rio Carnival is the greatest party on earth - an amazing spectacle of colour and costumes set to the sultry sounds of samba music. It's a once in a lifetime experience, joining thousands of Cariocas in a six-day frenzy of dancing and celebration! Our Superior Package is the ultimate Carnival experience, with centre-stage tickets to the most mind-blowing parade you’ve ever seen at the Sambadrome, a half-day guided tour of Corcovado and another to Sugar Loaf Mountain, a visit to an award-winning model Favela, ‘Project Morrinho’, a walking tour, and accommodation in a lovely 4-star hotel just a stone’s throw from Copacabana beach. This is our Superior Rio Carnival package. Great inclusions – and a great price! We also offer a few optional activities such as tickets to the Gay Ball and heading out to an exhilirating football match, which must be requested before carnival starts.

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A glamourous performer at the Sambadrome during the Rio Carnival
Rio De Janeiro

Border information: if you are joining in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport.

The first day of Rio Carnival is free time as everyone will be arriving at various times throughout the day to start the package. Our hotel check-in is from midday, and Dragoman staff will be on hand to give you assistance.

There will be a joining meeting at 5:30pm, after which we will go for dinner in one of the famous Brazilian churrascarias (barbecue restaurants) to sample the local delicacies and get to know each other a bit better!

In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel along the front of the world-famous Copacabana beach.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Get a transfer from the airport to your hotel for the start of your Carnival experience

TBC
Included

Head out for a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers in a Churrascaria, a famous Brazilian-style restaurant

TBC
One of the phenomenal floats at the Sambdrome during Carnival, Rio de Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro

This morning we will go on an introductory walking tour with our local guide to get to know the local area and orientate ourselves. We will then head to one of the local 'blocos' (street parades) with the guide, who will show us the ropes!

In the afternoon there is the option to go and see a football game in the world-famous Maracana stadium.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Take an introductory walking tour to get to know the local area and to get orientated

Included in Kitty
Optional

Make a pilgrimage to the iconic Maracana stadium, and watch a fast-paced match in the heart of Brazilian football

TBC
The statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcavado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro

Early this morning we will head to Corcovado and its world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer for a half-day guided tour. The statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of the most iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro, and if the weather is clear there is a fantastic view over the rest of the city including Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain). 

In the afternoon we will take a fascinating tour with our local guide, learning about the roots of samba and the history and tradition of Carnival. 

In the evening it's time for the main event of the week - the parade in the Sambadrome. The top samba schools parade their fantastic floats and costumes and the party goes on well into the early hours of Monday morning. You'll be situated in sector 11, towards the end of the runway and opposite a judges' booth. This is one of the best sectors to be located, with a close view of the parade and is perfect for those interested in photography as you can get excellent pictures of the costumes and floats.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Take a Historical Samba Tour to learn about the origins of the carnival and the traditions and evolution of samba

TBC
Included

Take a half-day tour the amazing statue of Christ the Redeemer on the top of the Corcovado mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a world-famous icon of Brazil - taking in the breathaking views of Rio de Janeiro and the bay below

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Included

Get closer to the incredible action in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome with a ticket to Sector 11, and party all night to the fantastic and eclectic sounds and sights of the Samba parade from up close

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Included

Party all night to the fantastic and eclectic sounds and sights of the Samba parade at Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome

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A hang-glider soars high over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio De Janeiro

This morning is free for you to recover from last night in the Sambadrome! It's a great chance to hit the beach, explore the city or simply have a lie in!

In the afternoon we have a guided visit to Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), rising almost 400 metres above the harbour. We will take the cable car up to the top, from where there's a chance of seeing the wonderful vistas over the city and Copacabana beach. If the weather is clear you will also be able to see Christ the Redeemer looking down at the city from the top of Corcovado mountain. 

In the evening we have the chance to re-visit the Sambadrome to see the last 6 of the elite Samba schools parading. You even have the option to don a costume and take part in the parade itself, dancing your way down the Sambadrome runway - a once in a lifetime experience!

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Get some of the most phenomenal views of Rio de Janeiro on a half-day guided tour up to the Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

Included in Kitty
Optional

Take a second visit to the Sambadrome, and get a closer view of the action in Sector 5

GBP 240
Optional

Join in and be part of the Sambadrome Parade, an absolutely unforgettable experience of a lifetime!

GBP 500
The stunning vista of Rio from the Sugarloaf Hill at sunset
Rio De Janeiro

Today is another free day to explore Rio de Janeiro further, and perhaps to find one of the blocos (street parades) that take place during the Carnival and continue the party.

In the afternoon we will have a guided visit to the Morrinho Project, a favela community project supported by Dragoman. 

In the evening we have the chance to put on our most outrageous outfits and head to the Gay Ball!

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Visit one of Rio de Janeiro's famous favelas and the Project Morrinho, a Dragoman-supported community project and art installation run by the youth of the area

Included in Kitty
Optional

Get dressed up in your most extravagant outfit and head out to the Gay Ball, the most colourful and exhuberant ball at the Carnival!

TBC
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