Rio Carnival Holiday
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
Overview & Highlights
At Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, the world's most colourful festival, you’ll have sector 9 seats at the Samba School parade. After five days of fun move on to chic beach resort Búzios to relax.
Come to Rio and join the party. This bold, vibrant and fun-filled holiday will see you partying five days straight at the world renowned Rio Carnival - the world's most colourful festival - then moving on to relax and unwind at chic beach resort Búzios.
The larger-than-life Rio Carnival 2023 begins on 17th February. You can find out more about the festival and why you should book your carnival tickets for 2023 here.
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. One of our expert tour guides will 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 Rio Carnival parade, as well as a guided excursion to the Christ the Redeemer statue on 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.
- Open-top jeep tour to Christ the Redeemer statue, Corcovado Mountain
- Tickets to the Carnival Parade at Rio's Sambadrome
- Beach time in Buzios
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Transfer from airport to hotel facing Copacabana beach.
Visit Corcovado Mountain and its statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Attend the Parade of Samba Schools in Rio’s Sambodromo.
At leisure in Rio.
Transfer by road to beach resort Buzios.
At leisure on the beach.
Transfer to Rio airport for international flight home.
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