Rio Carnaval is a wild 4-day celebration, 40 days before Easter. It officially starts on Saturday and finishes on Fat Tuesday with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. “It is a great event where people dance, sing, party and have tons of fun. There are many parties that take place before, during and after Carnaval all night and all day. It allows travelers to see one of the world’s most remarkable events,” states Don Forster, Product Manager for Goway’s Latin America division.
“The showcase event of Rio’s Carnaval is undoubtedly the two-night parades put on by traditional samba schools—ornate spectacles costing up to $2.5 million each with thousands of drummers, dancers and meticulously designed floats that begin Sunday night. The Samba Parade—the central focus of the weeklong celebrations—is something everybody should experience at least once in their life. Watching on TV is comfortable but not close to as much fun as being there,” continues Forster.
Special prices for a Rio and Carnaval getaway start from $1,280 and include 5 nights of 4-star accommodations, all breakfasts, a full-day tour of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf, airport transfers and an H. Stern Jewelry Tour (City tours and Samba Drome tickets are all available on request.).
Goway has a wide choice of accommodation options for Rio Carnaval as well as some excellent pre- and post-options such as Amazon Jungle stays, Iguassu Falls visits as well as diving and beach options on the beautiful and famous Brazilian coast line. A copy of the Latin America travel planner is available online or by contacting Goway toll-free or by email.