Rio Carnival Tickets & Travel Packages

Date: February 9 – 14, 2018
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Travel to Rio de Janeiro for the ultimate party filled with music, dancing, and fun! Experience the luxury of Carnival as you attend the Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace, and even dance in the Samba Parade with this exclusive travel package.

Rio Carnival is the world’s biggest celebration! The festival is held before Lent every year, and it is considered the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day in the streets. It will be five days and four nights of non-stop parties, exotic samba music, and thousands of performers in dazzling costumes! The Rio Samba Parade takes place in the 1 kilometer long Sambadrome in front of 200,000 spectators. The parade consists of more than 80,000 performers, along with elaborately decorated floats.

Available Add-ons

  • Additional nights/Room Upgrades
  • Private Transportation throughout your stay
  • Full/Half day Private Guided Tours with transportation within Rio de Janeiro
  • Access to unique culinary experiences, Samba dance lessons, Live Bossa Nova performances and more
  • Commercial/Private Air

Preferred Seating for the Rio Carnival

Superior Accommodation for the Rio Carnival


Superbly positioned overlooking Copacabana Beach, this is the best place to stay in Rio. Soak up the sun in the magnificent pool or join Brazil’s style setters at the Piano Bar. And don’t miss the hotel’s top restaurants, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant.


Nestled on the beach, this Rio de Janeiro hotel is within minutes of Praca General Osorio, Arpoador Beach, and Devil’s Beach. Also nearby are Girl from Ipanema Park and Leblon Beach. Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Hotel Fasano full service spa.

Sample Itinerary for The Rio Carnival Experience

This is just a preview of what we can help you build your experience to be. Contact us for additional options and customization.

Day 1

  • Airport Meet & Greet upon arrival to the Rio de Janeiro International airport.
  • Private transportation to your 4 or 5 star hotel, where you will have time to relax and get acclimated.
  • Enjoy dinner at your leisure in one of Rio de Janeiro’s many fine restaurants.

Day 2

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Depart for your early-morning helicopter tour of beautiful Rio de Janeiro, then visit Sugar Loaf.
  • Spend the rest of your day enjoying the opening day of Rio Carnval. The Opening Ceremony begins with the crowning of the Carnival King by the city mayor.
  • In the evening, get into the Carnival spirit and attend the Cordao do Bola Preta Ball.

Day 3

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Attend the Cordao do Bola Preta street party, which parades through historic downtown Rio.
  • Afterwards, a convertible Jeep will pick you up at your hotel for a tour through the Tijuca Forest. Explore this tropical forest in the middle of a city as you ascend to the 40-meter tall statue of Christ with all of Rio at your feet.
  • In the evening attend the legendary Magic Ball at the glamorous Copacabana.

Day 4

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Spend your morning and afternoon taking a guided tour through the Hippie Fair in Ipanema.
  • In the evening, participate in the unparalleled experience of dancing the beats of the drums in the 2018 Rio Carnival Samba Parade! At 7:00 p.m., you will meet your samba school in costume for warm-up.
  • At 9:00 p.m., the parade starts, and you will be singing the samba and dancing to Carnival’s rhythms while thousands of people cheer you on.
  • If watching the parade is preferred over dancing in it, then enjoy the Samba Parade from Front Boxes or Luxury Suite.

Day 5

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Recuperate from the Carnival festivities with your choice of full-day or half-day private tour of Rio de Janeiro.

Day 6

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Transfer to Airport for your trip home.

Need A Unique Tailor Crafted Rio Carnival Experience? Chat with On Point Experience Consultants Who are Sure to Help You Make it Unforgettable.


Feb 09 2018 - Feb 14 2018
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