This is the year to leave your inhibitions along with the cold weather and fly down to Rio for the best Carnival of all. From March 4 through March 8, My Exclusive Journeys, personalized tour planners, have designed a special vacation experience in one of the world’s most dazzling cities. Celebrate with parties day and night, dance in the streets, savor fantastic cuisine, and socialize with the beautiful Brazilians, at quite possibly, the world’s greatest four-day party.
The rates start at $1,940 per person, double occupancy, and include four nights in a four-star hotel with daily breakfast, private roundtrip airport transfers, and a full day private tour of Rio, including Sugar Loaf and Corcovado with its famous statue, Christ the Redeemer, that majestically overlooks the harbor and the city. You’ll be escorted by guides or a round trip shuttle to the Sambodromo where the hottest Samba parades take place, and My Exclusive Journeys has assigned seats for the parade on Sunday March 6 at the coveted Sector 9 to ensure you see it all from the best perspective.
Most of the dances during Carnival are sambas as Brazilians traditionally believe sambas invoke the spirits of their ancestors. During the Carnival parades, Samba schools from various neighborhoods in Rio perform their energetic dances in vibrant costumes. It’s all part of the rich Brazilian heritage and culture which will enhance a travelers vacation.
Carnival takes place only once a year concluding on Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) just before the start of lent on Ash Wednesday when the pleasures of the flesh are replaced by spiritual renewal for 40 days until Easter.
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