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Rio de Janeiro Carnival Travel Package


The next Rio de Janeiro Carnival will take place February 21 - 26, 2020. If you are looking for a No-Hassle, Time of Your Life Rio Carnival Trip, You have Come to the Right Place! We have been offering Rio Carnival since 2004 and have a sister office in Rio de Janeiro to make sure everything goes smoothly while you are there. We offer exclusive access to Carnival’s hottest parties (where locals go, not tourists), tickets to all Samba Parade sections (bleachers, frisas, VIP boxes), 24/7 on location staff, top notch accommodation, flights, tours and much more.

Our Rio Carnival Package is designed for you to get the most out of your trip and can be fully customized to your liking. If you are not interested in the parties, we can replace them for the Samba Parade and additional tours. Also, if you are looking to travel to other destinations, no problem, we can provide add-ons to any city in South America! Another great thing about the package is that you will meet incredible people from all over the world looking to experience the same thing - the Time of their Lives! Carnival in Rio is the ultimate #1 Bucket List event for most people and our company will make sure you do Carnival in Rio right!! Come experience Carnival in Rio with us!


Rio de Janeiro Carnival Travel Package Includes:

  • Round Trip (Return) Airfare to Rio de Janeiro (Optional)
  • 5 Nights Rio Hotel  Accommodation
  • Carnival Opening Party (Friday of Carnival)
  • 2 Exclusive Private Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parties
    • Tables/VIP Sections at all parties (where applicable)
    • Drinks Nightly at Venues
    • Bilingual Company Guides present at all venues
    • Transportation to events
  • Half-Day City Tour of  Christ Statue Rio 
  • 24 Hour On-Location Staff
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet
  • Airport Transfers in/out of Rio Airport
  • All Taxes & Fees

*Starting Price is based on 3-star option with NO flights **Packages can be customized  (number of nights/number of parties/Trip Extensions etc) ***We can provide  airfare from any city in the world *** Samba Parade Tickets sold separately or can be traded in for the  parties, Learn More about the Samba Parade *** Drinks  included at most events.  Click HERE for Package FAQ’s



Sample Day by Day Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2020 Group  Itinerary:

Day 1 : Thursday (Feb. 20, 2020) – Depart on an overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Day 2:  Friday  (Feb. 21, 2020):  – Arrival/pickup from airport and check into your hotel. Afternoon at your  leisure. At night, we will have a welcome mixer  (Carnival Opening Party) for the group to meet each other and our local staff at one of Rio’s top Carnival parties on Friday night.

Day 3:  Saturday (Feb. 22, 2020) :  Morning at Leisure to relax by your pool or explore Rio’s world famous beaches. In the afternoon, you will be picked up for your ½ day city tour  of the world famous  Christ Statue. The tour will last approximately 4 hours (depending on traffic conditions).  At night, we will make a reservation for the group at one of Rio’s Top Steakhouses as an option for that night.

Day 4: Sunday (Feb. 23, 2020): Day at Leisure. We recommend adding the Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour in the morning. The guides will pick you up in the evening (about 10pm) for an  incredible Carnival themed party. Previous parties have included a pool party at one of Rio’s most exclusive sunset clubs, or a masquerade Ball with amazing panoramic views of all of Rio de Janeiro with a VIP Area for our guests.

Day 5: Monday (Feb. 24, 2020)  – 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 the night we recommend adding the samba parade. We recommend Monday as you get to see the winner of last year’s Samba School Competition plus one of the VIP Parties included in your package will be on Sunday night.

Day 6 : Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2020) – Morning at Leisure to relax after being at the Sambadrome all night.  In the afternoon, we will pick you up for a traditional Brazilian “Feijoada” Party at one of Rio’s top venues.  It’s an incredible way to celebrate Fat Tuesday and close out Carnival with an awesome party thrown by one of Rio’s hottest local promoters.

Day 7: Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2020) – 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 .


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  • Sugarloaf Mountain Tour

    Besides Corcovado, the Sugarloaf Mountain Tour is a must do and one of Rio de Janeiro's main attractions. Riding the Cable Car up to Morro de Urca & Pao de Acucar you will experience some of the best views of the city!

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  • Rio Bike Tour

    By riding a Bike in Rio, you´ll explore the city on a very different perspective than on a regular guided tour, experiencing the carioca´s way of life and really interacting with the environment, better understanding why Rio de Janeiro is a unique combination of urban center, nature and leisure.

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  • Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Aartee G. Toronto, Canada – TGW Travel Testimonials

    "Booking Carnival in Rio with TGW was one of the best decisions I've ever made! As someone who often travels alone and plans my own trips, I was weary of joining with a group but facing the daunting task of planning Carnival in Rio, I decided that it was probably the best option for me. I didn't regret it for one moment! The trip was well organized, professional but most of all, the time of my life. The TGW team is helpful, fun, and vibrant. They were able to cater to groups of all ages and partiers of all styles, from those wanting to go to bed early to those wanting to party until the sun rose. I cannot describe the accommodating nature of this team and how smooth everything went - I can't wait to travel with TGW again

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  • Curtis H. – TGW Travel Group Testimonials

    This tour/service was flawless from beginning to end. All the transports were timely and courteous. The tour events were remarkable .. and the service provided by TGW staff was second to none. I plan on making Rio an annual trip through TGW, will also use them to book trips to other venues and recommend them to all my friends! Those guys (and gals) REALLY ROCKED!!!

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  • Herman & Carla B. Age: 60 Switzerland & France

    "We loved our holiday to Rio(Carnival), Brasila and Iguazu falls, booked with TGW. Art and his team take perfect care of your trip and you from A-Z. And whenever during your holiday something might go wrong, they solve it immediately. We felt we were in good hands."

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