Brazil

2025 Rio Carnival Party Like A Local Tour

6 days | 5 nights
Private tour
From 1200USD per person
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Welcome to an immersive Rio Carnival tour, where you’ll dive into the vibrant heart of Brazilian culture! Experience the pulse of the city with our 2025 Rio de Janeiro "Party like a local" tour with exclusive access to the city's most iconic festivities.

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as you parade alongside a samba school at the legendary Sambodromo during Carnival, adorned in dazzling costumes and vibrant makeup, immersing yourself in the electrifying energy that defines this celebration.

Delve deeper into Brazilian traditions with an interactive costume and makeup session, where you'll learn the artistry behind the carnival look, embracing the spirit of the festivity.

Expand your culinary horizons with an authentic Brazilian cooking class, learning the secrets of beloved dishes that tantalize the taste buds and savor the richness of Brazilian drinks in a lively tasting session, discovering the tantalizing flavors that define this colorful culture.

Embark on a unique excursion to a safe Favela, experiencing the warmth of the community with a guided hike, gaining a new perspective on local life and the rich tapestry of Rio's neighborhoods.

Of course, you won't miss the classics! Marvel at the breathtaking views from the Sugarloaf Mountain, relax on the sun-kissed Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches, and behold the iconic Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado.

Come and immerse yourself in the pulsating heart of Rio Carnival, where every experience promises to be an unforgettable celebration of Brazilian culture and joy.

Destinations

Brazil

Trip at a glance

Visits

LOCAL EXPERIENCES: parade at the Sambodromo together with a Samba School (upon availability), 'blocos' street parties, local drinks tasting, churrascaria lunch, Brazilian cooking class, Morro Dois Irmãos hike, favela of Vidigal

RIO DE JANEIRO: Sugarloaf, Corcovado, Christ The Redeemer, Guanabara Bay, Copacabana, Ipanema Beaches

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).

Evening

Blessed with kilometers of sandy shorelines, spend your evening watching a fiery sunset while sipping on refreshing caipirinhas at a beachfront bar.

Day 2 CHRIST THE REDEEMER AT THE CORCOVADO, SUGARLOAF

Morning

Journey up 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.

Afternoon

Ride by cable car to the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you will enjoy the amazing views.This afternoon, embark on a walking tour through Rio's historic center and discover how life has changed in the city since it served as the nation's capital between 1763 and 1960. Following a visit to the heart of Rio, 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.

Evening

Enjoy your first 'bloco' street party! 

MEALS
  • Lunch included

Day 3 BLOCO STREET PARTY, PARADE AT SAMBODROMO

Morning

Embark on a joyous journey through the heart of Rio's Carnival, where instead of being a mere spectator to the renowned parades, you become an integral part of the vibrant party. Joining a "bloco," a spirited ensemble of people in a specific street or neighborhood, allows you to dive into the true essence of the festivities. This experience unveils the authentic Rio Carnival, a hidden gem overlooked by most visitors.

Picture yourself immersed in the lively rhythm of the bloco, where the streets transform into a canvas of exuberance and celebration as you dance to the beat of samba. It's a kaleidoscopic adventure through the genuine soul of Rio, an enchanting Carnival experience that transcends the ordinary.

Afternoon

Afternoon at leisure to explore the city and its surroundings.

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.

MEALS
  • Lunch included

Day 4 Free morning, Morro Dois Irmãos hike, Vidigal favela

Morning

Afternoon at leisure to recover from the party on Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon beaches with your new Brazilian friends!

Afternoon

This hike will give you magnificent views of the city of Rio. Along the way, a view of the Rocinha favela, one of the largest in Brazil. You can also admire the Pedra da Gavea and the Pedra Bonita, in addition to the famous Corcovado. Arriving at the highest point, enjoy the incredible view over the southern region of the city, from the districts of Leblon to Botafogo. You will walk down through the Community of Vidigal

Evening

Free evening to relax or join another street party. 

Day 5 FREE MORNING, COOKING CLASS

Morning

Free morning.

Afternoon

Discover the mysteries of Brazilian cuisine in a cooking class. Classes feature ingredients that are readily available in the United States 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.

MEALS
  • Taste what you cooked during the lesson!

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

Transportation

Train
Train to Corcovado Mountain
Bus
Shuttle from/to your hotel/Sambodromo on the night of the parade
Car
Cable car to Sugarloaf

Orientation

Guide
'Carioca' Local English-speaking private guide on excursions in Rio de Janeiro for 4* Guests / Shared English-speaking guide on excursions in Rio de Janeiro for 3* Guests

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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