Rio de Janeiro carnival
Welcome to the Rio Rio de Janeiro carnival. The anticipation of Carnival fills the air months before the actual event. A key feature here is the Brazilian bandas – street parties guided by drummers and singers through the streets of Rio and tailed by whoever wants to dance behind them. Some bandas require you to wear the right colours, others demand fancy (or cross) dress. Some simply sell you a T-shirt and welcome you along for the ride. No matter what shape, size and style of banda you boogie behind, they all lead to the heart of Carnival. There are also lavish Carnival Balls; glitzy, glamorous, outlandish, erotic and a sure way to rub the bare or bedazzling shoulders of the in-crowd. The climax of Carnaval is the samba parade. The sambodrome becomes the world’s longest and most outrageous runway in the world, flanked by stands from which thousands of people are conducted into reverie by the dancers and drummers who hold Rio hostage.At first you may be timid and opt to stick to the sideline but the spirit of Carnival may catch you, seduce you, and push the participatometer to 5 as you clamber to prime position in the parade.
Spend a day at Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous icons. You’ll take a breathtaking ride in a cable car to the top of the Sugar Loaf for panoramic views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This morning tour takes you to one of Rio’s most famous attractions and also includes a scenic tour of the city.
The morning tour starts with a panoramic tour of downtown Rio where you’ll pass by the infamous Sambadrome, the exhibition area for the renowned Samba schools in Rio. A brief stop is made at the Metropolitan Cathedral, made famous for its unusual pyramid shape. Admire its beauty and rareness from both the outside and the inside!
Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. You’ll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train to Corcovado Mountain for breathtaking views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This afternoon tour takes you to Rio’s most famous attraction, leaving you with time in the day free to explore Rio on your own.
Your half-day tour to Corcovado takes you to the Cosme Velho station to catch the cog train. The steep train journey takes you through the dense Atlantic rain forest of Tijuca to the Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain. You’ll spend up to an hour here with your tour guide, who will show you the sights of Rio from this incredible mountain-top vantage point.
After a wonderful experience, you will be taken back to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro
The tour includes
4 nights carnival experience
- Return air tickets from Nairobi
- airport taxes
- Airport and sambodrome transfers
- transportation for all tours
- Half day Corcovado tour
- Halfday sugar loaf tour
- Daily breakfast in your hotel
- Carnival parade ticket for 1 night
While here chance to visit Parque catacumba where you can walk short trails that lead up through rainforest to marvelous views overlooking the mountain-framed lake and southern beaches, Parque Lage one of Rio’s most tranquil corners, with tiny lakes, grottoes and beautifully landscaped gardens.Museu da República which served as the home of the president of Brazil for the first half of the 20th century and today contains a museum of artifacts from the nation’s early post-colonial days,Ilha Fiscal a fairy-tale-like palace looms large over this tiny island next to downtown Rio and last but not least Sítio Burle Marxwhich contains over 3000 plant species, including rare species from across the globe, making it a must-see for lovers of all things botanical.
See! You can never go wrong while in Rio. We are ready when you are.