Rio Carnival 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil

  • Nights 4
  • Days 5
  • Things to Do 3
  • Dates Feb 21 - Feb 25, 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
  • Arrive into Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG)
  • Upon arrival transfer by coach (English speaking guide) to the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro on world famous Copacabana Beach.  Check in for 4 night stay in standard double or twin room.
  • The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day2
Saturday
  • Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.
  • Morning: At your leisure
  • Sightseeing: Visit Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Evening: At your leisure
    • Suggested / Not Included:
      • Attend the Carnival Gala Ball at Belmond Copacabana Palace
  • Hotel –Fairmont Rio de Janeiro
Day3
Sunday
  • Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.
  • Suggested / Not Included:
    • Private boat tour of Guanabara Bay. Drinks at the boat included.
    • Lunch – Corrientes Restaurant
    • Dinner – Fogo de Chão Barbecue
  • 8pm – Transfer by coach to Rio’s Sambadrone to witness the 2020 Carnival Parade
  • Hotel –Fairmont Rio de Janeiro
Day4
Monday
  • Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.
  • Private transfer to visit Sugar Loaf 
  • Suggested / Not Included:
    • Helicopter flight from Sugar Loaf
  • Evening at your leisure.
  • Hotel –Fairmont Rio de Janeiro
Day5
Tuesday
  • Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Breakfast Buffet at the hotel.
  • Relax on Copacabana beach
  • Check out and transfer to the airport

Accommodations

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

4 Nights at The Fairmont Rio de Janeiro with breakfast daily.

Things To Do

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

Carnival – Sambadrome

CARNIVAL PARADE The 'Sambadrome', or samba parade avenue, is where the samba schools parade over Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Built in  1983,  the Sambadrome was designed by the famous... More

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

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Christ the Redeemer

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

Sambadromo - Carnival Parade Avenue

Sambódromo da Marquês de Sapucaí - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sugar Loaf, Brazil

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

Included

  • 4 Nights at Fairmont Rio de Janeiro
  • 3 Things to Do :
    • Visit to Christ the Redeemer 
    • Tickets to the 2020 Rio Carnival Parade
    • Visit Sugar Loaf 
  • Transfers throughout your stay in Rio (scheduled events / tours only)
  • Round Trip Transfers to Rio Airport
  • Full Brazilian Buffet Breakfast Daily

 

Not Included

Other Attractions Available / Things to Do:

  • Carnival Gala Ball
  • Guanabara Bay
  • Helicopter Flight from Sugar Loaf

 

Also 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 21, 2020 — February 25, 2020
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
City View room $2,125.00
Deluxe Front Ocean room $2,225.00

Starting From

$2,125.00

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