Brazil

2025 Rio Carnival Luxury Tour

6 days | 5 nights
Private tour
From 3650USD per person
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Welcome to the ultimate Rio de Janeiro Carnival experience, where every moment pulsates with the rhythm of samba and the vibrant energy of this iconic celebration! Our Rio Carnival 2025 Luxury tour invites you to immerse yourself in the electrifying festivities and luxurious delights of Brazil's most dazzling event.

Begin your journey in opulence at the illustrious Copacabana Palace Ball, a soirée where elegance meets the contagious beats of carnival. Sail away to the breathtaking Cagarras Islands aboard a private sail boat, indulging in exclusive views and serene moments amidst nature's splendor.

Feel the heartbeat of Rio at the world-famous Sambodromo with coveted 'Camarotes' tickets, offering prime seats to witness the spectacular samba parades. Ascend to the skies on a helicopter ride, capturing panoramic views of Rio's stunning landscapes and iconic landmarks like Sugarloaf and Corcovado.

But the experience doesn't end there—immerse yourself in Brazilian culinary delights with an immersive cooking class, mastering the art of authentic flavors. And amidst the revelry, embrace free time to unwind on the sun-kissed beaches, replenishing your spirit for the next round of festivities.

This exclusive tour is a seamless blend of luxury, culture, and the unbridled joy of Carnival, ensuring an unforgettable journey through the heart of Rio de Janeiro's pulsating soul. Join us for an unparalleled adventure that captures the essence of this exuberant festival while indulging in the finest experiences this vibrant city has to offer.

Destinations

Brazil

Trip at a glance

Visits

CARNIVAL: Copacabana Palace Ball, VIP/Luxury/Camarote tickets for Sambodromo

RIO DE JANEIRO: Helicopter Ride, Sugarloaf, Corcovado, Christ The Redeemer, Guanabara Bay, Copacabana, Ipanema Beaches, Cooking Class

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN RIO DE JANEIRO

Meet and greet your guide upon arrival at Galeão International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, and transfer to your hotel in Copacabana or Ipanema district.
With the remainder of your day at leisure, opt to explore your neighborhood on foot or soak in the sun at the city's iconic beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. For passionate football fans - tour Rio's Maracanã Stadium, host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final and a key player in the 2016 Olympic Games (not included).

Day 2 CORCOVADO, CHURRASCARIA, COPACABANA PALACE MAGIC BALL

Morning

Early in the morning, hop on the train up the rack railway to the Corcovado Mountain for a spectacular glimpse of Rio, and an up-close look at the majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Enjoy a traditional churrascaria in Rio de Janeiro: Be seated at your table and get ready for the impressive parade of all-you-can-eat meat borne on sizzling skewers by skilled waiters. This traditional Brazilian style of service keeps the food coming until you say stop by turning your table card to red. Sample all types and cuts of meat and side dishes that often include salads, collard greens, fried potatoes and black beans and rice. Be sure to bring your appetite.

Afternoon

Afternoon at leisure to explore the region and its surroundings.

Evening

Every year the legendary playground of carioca's glamour celebrates carnival once again with a historical ball that takes place at Copacabana Palace: the Magic Ball. 

Rio's energetic party spirit comes to life at Copa, where our famous parties have become legends. Get ready to dance until dawn and share unforgettable moments with friends! The ballrooms of the city's most iconic hotel are filled with colors and costumes to celebrate the most desired party of the year, where our seaside palace becomes the brightest star. 

Full open bar and buffet dinner.

Age rating: 18+

Dress code: tuxedo with black tie for men, gala dress for women. You cannot enter wearing flip-flops, shorts, jeans or a tank top. However, to truly experience the party, a luxury costume is the way to go.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Churrascaria (Traditional Brazilian all you can eat meat restaurant)
  • Buffet dinner and full open bar at Copacabana Palace

Day 3 FREE MORNING, SUGAR LOAF, HELICOPTER RIDE

Morning

Spend a leisurely morning to recover from the ball, lie on the beach or enjoy a stroll through the neighborhood.

Afternoon

Reach the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain at 396 meters by cable car, and toast the sunset while drinking in the splendid views of the city's golden beaches and soaring skyscrapers.

Enjoy 9 to 10 minutes in a helicopter flight over Praia Vermelha with view of Sugarloaf Mountain and touristic sights of Rio with Copacabana on the left and Botafogo on the right, also Christ the Redeemer, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Jardim de Alah, and beaches such as Leblon, Ipanema, Arpoado, Copacabana and Leme.

Evening

Free evening in Rio.

Day 4 PRIVATE CRUISE, FREE AFTERNOON, SAMBODROMO PARADE IN VIP BOX

Morning

The Cagarras Archipelago is located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro and can be seen from Copacabana beach. To reach our destination, we set off from Guanabara Bay towards the ocean. On the way out of Guanabara Bay we'll see the São José, Laje and Santa Cruz forts and on the approximately 90-minute journey we'll pass by Vermelha, Leme, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. A different look at the Marvelous City and the Serra do Mar. When we reach the Cagarras, we'll make a stop where we can dive in and take some special photographs.

The Cagarras Islands Archipelago Natural Monument was created in 2010 with the aim of being a conservation and integral protection unit. Its clean waters are home to a huge variety of fish, crustaceans, molluscs and algae, as well as constant visits from turtles, dolphins and even whales.

Afternoon

Afternoon at leisure. 

Evening

Seating some 90,000 spectators, the Sambódromo hosts Carnival's main event. Tonight, experience the raucous energy in this stadium as you watch elaborate floats parade through the venue and Rio's top samba schools compete for the prestigious title of first place, all to exotic beats of percussion instruments and a colorful display of twirling dancers in lavishly feathered and beaded costumes.

VIP Box Tickets ('Camarote')

The Camarotes or luxury VIP boxes are the most exclusive and luxurious tickets to Rio Carnival Sambadrome parades. These private indoor suites offer a truly royal experience, as these are the seats of choice for the rich, famous and well-connected. Luxury suites are also widely used for corporate events. In the Camarotes you get true VIP service with amenities that include sofas, TV’s and top-of-the-line catered food.

MEALS
  • Dinner buffet with drinks

Day 5 FREE MORNING, COOKING CLASS

Morning

Spend the morning sleeping in, as the parades at the Sambódromo carry on late into the night, often until 5 a.m.

Afternoon

Discover the mysteries of Brazilian cuisine in a cooking class. Classes feature ingredients that are readily available in North America and Europe so that travelers will be able to recreate the recipes they learned back at home. You will learn how the Indian, African and Portuguese people influenced Brazilian culinary culture and learn to cook one of our typical dishes.

Evening

Free evening. 

Day 6 DEPARTURE

Check out at your hotel this morning and transfer to Galeão International Airport for your onward journey.

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Services

What's included

Meals

Bed & Breakfast plan
Dinners included at Copacabana Palace Ball and in VIP box during Sambodromo Parade, 1 Churrascaria lunch (Traditional Brazilian all-you-can-eat meat restaurant)

Transportation

Train
Train to Corcovado Mountain
Boat
Private sail boat cruise to the Cagarras Islands
Car
Private transfers
Vehicule
10' Helicopter Ride

Orientation

Guide
Private English-speaking guide for all activities except during Copacabana Palace Ball

Entrance Fees

Entrance fees to all mentioned sites

What's not included

  • Accommodation
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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