Hosted Inspired Traveler Experience – Rio Carnival, 2020

Join Our Fellow Inspired Travelers in Rio de Janeiro for Carnival 2020!

Brazil

  • Nights 4
  • Days 5
  • Things to Do 3
  • Dates Feb 28 - March 3, 2020

Carnival is a national celebration, which for the Brazilians is more important than Christmas, New Year’s and Easter rolled into one! More than anywhere else in Brazil, Carnival in Rio is a spectator event, but it’s fantastic spectacle nonetheless.

People speculate that the word Carnival derives from caro-vale, meaning “good-bye meat”. The reasoning goes something like this: for the 40 days of Lent, Catholic Brazilians give up liver or flank steaks. To compensate for the big sacrifices ahead, they rack up sins in a delirious carnal blowout in honor of King Momo, the King of Carnival.

Every year, locals and foreigners alike descend on Rio en mass, to celebrate the biggest Brazilian festival of the year! Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is larger, livelier, louder and more incredible than anything one can possibly imagine. It has 3 major ingredients and they are the Parade, the balls and the street. It begins with the crowning of the Fat King (King Momo), who is presented with a giant silver and gold key by the city’s mayor. Then, the Banda da Carmen Miranda stages its own procession in Ipanema , a few days before the big Parade. Its name comes from the famous samba singer of the 1940’s known for his lavish style of costumes.

The non stop Carnival celebration starts on the Friday before Ash Wednesday – usually late February – early March, the hottest time of the year in the Southern Hemisphere when summer is at its peak, with the first major ball of the season kicking off on the first Friday night and the celebration continues until the final winner’s parade held on the following Saturday.

Itinerary

Day1
Friday, Feb 28, 2020
  • Arrive into Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG)
  • Upon arrival transfer by coach (English speaking guide) to the
  • Hilton Hotel Rio de Janeiro on world famous Copacabana Beach.
  • Check in for 4 night stay.
  • The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day2
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
  • Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.
  • Morning: At your leisure
  • Afternoon: Sightseeing – Visit Christ the Redeemer – one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • In the evening, you will transfer to Rio’s Sambadrome to experience the excitement of the 2020 Rio Carnival Winner’s Parade
  • Hotel – Hilton Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Day3
Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.
  • Morning: At your leisure.
  • Afternoon: Choice of sightseeing options
    • Optional – Visit some of  Rio’s iconic sights:
      • Boat ride around Guanabara Bay
      • Corcovado and Tijuca Forest by Jeep
      • Hang gliding from Gavia Rock
  • Hotel – Hilton Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Day4
Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.
  • Morning: At your leisure.
  • Afternoon:
    • Visit the world famous Sugar Loaf
    • Optional: Visit some of  Rio’s iconic sights:
    • Tapas and drinks on the beach
  • Evening: At your leisure.
  • Optional: Dinner at Fogo du Chao
  • Hotel – Hilton Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Day5
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
  • Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.
  • Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodations

Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Hotel

4 Nights at Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana with breakfast daily.

Things To Do

Sugar Loaf

Known world over as Rio's postcard and a must to visit! Sugar Loaf is reached on a two-stage cable car ride. This cable car, in operation is of Italian... More

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is a colossal statue of Jesus Christ at the summit of Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil. Completed in 1931 it stands 98 feet (30... More

Samba School

Depart to the Sambadrome to see the Carnival Parade!!!!!!! A samba presentation takes 80 minutes showing off the joint effort of a staff that has dedicated itself to long... More

Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Hotel

Sugar Loaf, Brazil

Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-255, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer

Cristo Redentor próximo ao N/D - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil

Samba School

R. Marquês de Sapucaí, 21 - Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20220-007, Brazil

Included

  • 4 Nights at Hilton Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  • 3 Things to Do :
    • Visit to Christ the Redeemer 
    • Visit Sugar Loaf
    • Carnival Parade – the Samba School (Sunday Night)
  • Enhance your experience with these optional add ons: (Please contact your Distincte Travel Advisor for pricing)
    • Visit the Corcovado and Tijuca Forest by Jeeps
    • Marius Degustare Restaurant
    • Rubaiyat Restaurant
    • Guanabara Bay
    • Corrientes Restaurant
    • Fogo de Chão Barbecue
    • Tapas and drinks on the beach
    • Sugar Loaf
    • Hang gliding from Gavia Rock
  • Motor Coach & Driver throughout your stay in Rio (scheduled events / tours only)
  • Round Trip Transfers to Rio Airport – GIG
  • Full Brazilian Buffet Breakfast Daily

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner Daily where not stated as included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips/ Gratuity for Caddies, Transport Drivers
  • Access to any events not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature

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Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

February 28, 2020 — March 3, 2020
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copcabana $1,835.00 $550.00
Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana $2,035.00

Starting From

$1,835.00

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