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This short but very sweet itinerary will leave you feeling like a star; specifically the star of Rio de Janeiro’s world famous Carnival.

Begin you trip with a private transfer to your chosen hotel, from the exclusive Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema to the stunning Fasano Rio, both are located on the beautiful Copacabana beach and will ensure you have the most exquisite of stays in Rio.

Begin your carnival experience with an exciting costume fitting where you shall find your perfect costume before any final adjustments are made once you arrive at Rio’s most exclusive costume design studio.

Next, to help you prepare for you time to shine, and really get into the festivities, you shall watch the world famous Carnival street parties known as Blocos. From samba to the Beatles to road blocking dance parties, your guide will help you find the best Bloco fit for you.

By evening, you shall be given VIP treatment at the renowned Copacabana Palace Ball here you will party the night away at Rio’s most so sophisticated Carnival event.

Next up you’ll learn the intoxicating rhythm of samba and the drums in an hour private lesson, before finally becoming a part of the show after a day of relaxing in five-star luxury.  Your hair and makeup will be professionally done by top Brazilian artists to ensure you look Carnival ready. After dancing away in front of over 90,000 spectators you’ll head to a VIP hospitality area known as ‘Camerote’ to watch the rest of the carnival from the best seats in the house.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1 - 5

Rio de Janeiro

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel

Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro

'Carnival Costume fitting' 'Carnival Costume fitting'

To truly immerse yourself in the carnival experience you need to be dressed for the occasion. Today you will find your perfect costume to help you feel as fabulous as the carnival itself. Your host will firstly talk through your upcoming experience before you then try your unique carnival costume on. Any final adjustments will be made once you arrive at Rio's most exclusive costume design studio where you will be able to select masks and headpieces to wear at the Copacabana Palace Ball.

'Watch Rio Carnival & Copacabana Palace Ball' 'Watch Rio Carnival & Copacabana Palace Ball'

See some of the world famous Carnival street parties known as Blocos, with your exclusive guide you will have all the knowledge as to where and when all the best parties are happening. With thousands of Blocos happening in the city over Carnival there is literally something for everyone, from samba to the Beatles to road blocking dance parties, and your guide will help you find the best Bloco fit for you. There are blocos created especially for families and suitable for young children with fancy dress, where the whole family can get into the Carnival spirit.

Come night time it’s time for the Copacabana Palace Ball here you will party the night away at Rio's most so sophisticated Carnival event with your VIP tickets.

'Samba school' 'Samba school'

Today you’ll be immersed in the tradition of Carnival through the intoxicating rhythm of samba and the drums in an hour private lesson. The Queen of the drumming section and/or the Master of the Drums, which are the two highest positions that can be held within in a samba school, will instruct your lesson. These two gurus will take you through the principles of samba and drumming and you’ll experience first-hand the magic and intense energy of this Brazilian tradition.

Dance in Rio Carnival Dance in Rio Carnival

Become a part of the show after a day of relaxing in five-star luxury. In the evening your personal glam squad will come to your hotel to get you parade ready and your hair and makeup will be done by top Brazilian artists to compliment your costume theme.

Your host will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Sambódromo where they will help you into your costume and onto the float ready for the most exhilarating experience imaginable as you perform in front of 90,0000 spectators. After parading you’ll be taken to a VIP hospitality area known as Camerote to watch the greatest show on earth from the best seats in the house. The bigger Camerotes can span over three floors, with full hospitality and famous Djs and bands. With the parades often not finishing until after 6:00am having the Camerote areas to relax, eat and drink whilst watching the incredible show unfold will keep you refreshed and dancing until the early hours.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to the airport

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