Street Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro Travel

Street Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

7-9 & 14-16 Feb 2020

The Rio de Janeiro Street Carnaval Weekend is a wonderful alternative to the main Carnaval weekend. Hundreds of bands pass through the streets of the city during the weekend, followed by large crowds of dancers. With most people being locals in fancy dress and all the bands being free, the weekend is much cheaper than the Carnaval Weekend but with similar amounts of fun. So bring or buy an outfit, get yourself a Carnaval mask and get out on those streets!

There are no requirements for hotels in Rio de Janeiro on the Street Carnaval Weekend, which takes place on the two weekends before the main event and two/three weeks before the Champions Parade. Dates for the public holiday of Carnaval Weekend in Brazil differ every year. This Rio de Janeiro Street Carnaval Tour can be combined with any of our other destinations in Brazil, either before or after New Year. 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 main Carnaval Weekend in Brazil is very busy. All flights and hotels will be reserved a long time in advance, so it is best to book as early as possible! 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 the busiest holiday weekend of the year in Brazil.

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Street Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

7-9 & 14-16 Feb 2020


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. Your Rio de Janeiro Street Carnaval 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 perhaps enjoy sunset from Arpoador, the headland between the two main beaches, and catch some of the building Street Carnaval atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro.
Day 2
Carnaval in the Streets of Rio!

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Street Carnaval Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. The morning is free, perhaps for memorable activities such as tandem hang-gliding from the mountain to the beach. In the afternoon Rio is taken over by various bands, who parade down the streets followed by hundreds of people dancing, dressing up and getting down. The street parades slowly work their way around their different routes, colouring the streets as they go, Banda de Ipanema and Simpatia é Quase Amor being amongst the best known. Celebrations continue in the samba clubs of the Lapa district across the city. Underneath the Lapa Arches, the party goes through until dawn...
Day 3
Sunday in the Streets

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Street Carnaval Sunday is left free to enjoy the day on the beaches of Rio. The Ipanema Hippie Market in Praça General Osorio, close to the Arpoador/Copacabana end of the beach, is worth a browse for an hour or two. The square and the surrounding streets will be busy with people, as will the closed beach roads. Over 100 different bands play throughout the city on each day, all of them attracting large crowds as this local celebration showcases a festival side of Rio that still belongs to the residents. Fancy dress is the order of the day for many people, with all kinds of crazy outfits, some very extravagant and some very small...
Day 4
Rio & Christ the Redeemer

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

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. Please remember that with roads blocked across the city during the Rio Street Carnaval weekend, journeys can take longer than usual!
Day 5
Flying Home from Rio de Janeiro

Destination: Rio de Janeiro & Away

With your flight home likely to be overnight, you have the day to relax, enjoy lunch and spend some final time on the beaches. In the late afternoon you transfer to the airport for your flight home. Here\'s hoping that your few days of Street Carnaval celebrations in the world\'s most exotic city will leave you with a love of Rio and a desire to explore more of the country with Brazil Adventure Tours. You may also like to extend your trip to visit Iguazu Falls, the beaches in Buzios or to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Costa Verde. We can combine your Rio de Janeiro Street Carnaval Tour with any of our other exotic destinations in Brazil.

Prices

* Domestic Flights Estimated Price
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** Prices Per Adult based on two people travelling and sharing accommodation
Simple B&B
On Request
3 Stars
On Request
4 Stars
On Request
5 Stars
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.


* 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.