Sample Day by Day Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2019 Group Itinerary:
Day 1 : Thursday (Feb. 28, 2019) – Depart on an overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Day 2: Friday (March 01, 2019): – Arrival/pickup from airport and check into your hotel. Afternoon at your leisure. At night, we will have a welcome mixer for the group to meet each other and our local staff at an amazing rooftop lounge or outdoor lounge/venue with views of Copacabana beach or the Christ Statue.
Day 3: Saturday (March 02, 2019) : Morning at Leisure to relax by your pool or explore Rio’s world famous beaches. The guides will pick you up in the evening (about 10pm) for an incredible Carnival themed party. Previous parties have included a Brazilian Barbecue “Feijoada” at one of Rio’s most exclusive clubs, or a masquerade Ball with amazing panoramic views of all of Rio de Janeiro with VIP tables!
Day 4: Sunday (March 03, 2019) : You will be picked up for your ½ day city tour of the world famous Christ Statue at about 11:00am. The tour will last approximately 4 hours (depending on traffic conditions). Return from the Christ Statue tour and evening at leisure. Tonight is the official Samba Parade at the Sambadrome. Tonight may be an add-on Rio Carnival party so we recommend going to the parade on the next day (Monday).
Day 5: Monday (March 04, 2019) – Day at Leisure to explore Rio or simply get some more beach time. You can choose one of our optional excursions like Hang Gliding or visiting Sugar Loaf Mountain. Tonight is another night of the samba parade. It follows the same schedule as the night before. We recommend Monday as you get to see the winner of last year’s Samba School Competition.
Day 6 : Tuesday (March 05, 2019) – Day at Leisure to relax or catch an optional excursion in Rio. Depending on he party we choose, you will be picked up in the afternoon (if day party) or evening (around 10pm, if night party). You will be at one of Carnival’s hottest parties /Balls to celebrate Fat Tuesday and close out Carnival with an awesome party thrown by one of Rio’s hottest local promoters.
Day 7: Wednesday (March 06, 2019) – We will pick you up 3 to 4 hours before your flight and take you to the airport. End of tour
* Keep in mind that this is only a sample itinerary. Days and times of parties & tours may change.
***If you have extra vacation days, you may also customize your tour to add other parts of Brazil such as Iguazu Falls, Amazon, or even Buenos Aires .