Carnaval Champions Parade in Rio de Janeiro Travel

Carnaval Champions Parade in Rio de Janeiro

28 February - 1 March 2020

The Carnaval Champions Parade takes place the weekend after the main Carnaval Parade in Rio de Janeiro. The Champions Parade is an event for the best 6 samba schools from the weekend before, who parade through the Sambodromo once more in celebration. This tour also includes trips to the major highlights of Rio de Janeiro, the statue of Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf Mountain cable car ride. This weekend is a good way to see the Carnaval Parade in Rio de Janeiro in a slightly cheaper way, and without the huge crowds that flood the city and the country for the public holiday weekend before. Rio is still busy during the Champions Parade Weekend, but definitely a little calmer! In 2020, the Champions Parade takes place on Saturday 29 February.

Hotels in Rio de Janeiro for Carnaval Champions Parade Weekend require a minimum of only 2 nights, and without the expensive packages of the weekend before. Dates for the public holiday of Carnaval Weekend in Brazil differ every year. This Rio de Janeiro Carnaval Champions Parade Tour can be combined with any of our other destinations in Brazil, either before or after the weekend. Particular recommendations include a couple of days visiting one of the Natural Wonders of the World at Iguazu Falls, or spending some time on the beaches close to Rio de Janeiro such as Buzios, Paraty and Ilha Grande. Please bear in mind that the period immediately before the Champions Parade Weekend is very busy. Also, any coastal road journeys between Rio de Janeiro and the beaches will take a lot longer than usual, with heavy traffic as everyone heads away for their summer holidays.

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Carnaval Champions Parade in Rio de Janeiro

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Destinations Visited

  • Rio de Janeiro

Trip Style

Events & Festivals

Activities Included

  • Beaches

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Itinerary

Day 1
Rio de Janeiro from Sugar Loaf

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Friday 28 February 2020. Your Rio de Janeiro Carnaval Champions Parade Tour begins as our guide meets you at the airport and describes the Marvellous City during the journey to your hotel. After checking in and some time for lunch, you head out for your first look at Rio from the cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain guarding the entrance to Guanabara Bay. The views over Rio, along the beaches and to the mountains behind are spectacular. After returning to your hotel late afternoon you can enjoy sunset from Arpoador, the headland between the two main beaches, and enjoy your first evening in the city.

Day 2
Carnaval Champions Parade in Rio!

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Saturday 29 February 2020. The day is free to relax around the beaches. In the evening, you transfer to the Sambodromo where the largest festival in the world takes place. The best 6 of the 12 main Rio samba schools from the main parade the weekend before parade again, but this time more in celebration than competition, with spectacular floats of costumed dancers and drums batteries passing for hours. The parade is a riot of colours & costumes, feathers & flesh, the scale of the spectacle of Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro has to be seen to be appreciated, and the ideas seem to get wilder and more exotic every year!

Day 3
Carnaval Recovery

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Sunday 1 March 2020. With the Carnaval Champions Parade likely to last until early morning, you may be in need of an easy Sunday! Some fresh fruit juices from the colourful bars on every corner of Rio help to replenish your vitamins. Sunday in Rio, and the best day to have free in the city. You can spend your whole day with world-class people watching on the beaches, and break from there to visit the Ipanema Hippie Market in Praça General Osorio. The beach and a long lunch is the order of the day on a typical Brazilian Sunday though, and there is nowhere better to appreciate that than around Ipanema and Copacabana.

Day 4
Rio & Christ the Redeemer

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Monday 2 March 2020. Your final day in Rio takes you to see the historic side of Rio, the Municipal Theatre and the grand buildings from the 19th Century. The modern Metropolitan Cathedral and the antique Arches of Lapa are two more postcard sights of Rio before you climb up to Corcovado, the steep 710m mountain topped by the 31m statue of Christ The Redeemer. The views from the base across Rio, its beaches and mountains, the lagoon, Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are as spectacular as city views can be. Afternoon is free to enjoy the beaches, with sunset from the Arpoador headland one possibility.

Day 5
Flying Home from Rio de Janeiro

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday 3 March 2020. With your flight home likely to be overnight, you have the morning to relax, spend some final time on the beaches and enjoy lunch. There may be time for some activity, with a tandem hang-gliding lesson and jump one possibility for rounding off your trip in adventurous style. However you prefer to spend your final day, in the afternoon you transfer to the airport for your flight home. Your Carnaval Champions Parade Tour of Rio de Janeiro may leave you with the desire to explore more with Brazil Adventure Tours. This tour can also be extended to include trips to Iguazu Falls, the Costa Verde, Buenos Aires or the Amazon.

Prices

* Domestic Flights Estimated Price
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** Prices Per Adult based on two people travelling and sharing accommodation
Simple B&B
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3 Stars
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4 Stars
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5 Stars
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* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changed.

** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved six months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.


* Domestic Flights Estimated Price ** Prices Per Adult based on two people travelling and sharing accommodation
N/A
Simple 3 Stars 4 Stars Luxury
On Request
On Request
On Request
On Request
 

* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changed.

** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved six months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.