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Carnival in Rio Good Value - Ipanema Plaza


5  nights   Children Friendly Featured, pleasant property Each City Package includes transfers and the must-do-tours and was carefully selected and negotiated for you. All participating service providers have been chosen for their quality service. So, unless you have specific plans, trust us. It's all prepared. Should you stay extra nights, book the city package and add hotel. Price Busters

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Enjoy the an exuberant celebration of the carnal sins, combined with an explosion of joy. The most important and bigger popular festival that mixes emotions, creativity, plasticity, colors, sounds and many costumes. Unique records of the melting pot that is Brazilian culture. The moment comes when all participants are the protagonists of their own play, costume, plot, and samba. This is carnival year after year.

"Carnaval", as spelled in Portuguese, is a 4-day celebration. It starts on Saturday, and ends on Fat Tuesday or Mardi gras. Besides, little need be said about Carnival in Rio; come and see for yourself! We prepared a fantastic package so you can enjoy and feel how big is Carnival in Rio!
1 Day - Rio de Janeiro

Friday 12.Feb.10

Early arrival in Rio.
Carnival approaches and it’s time to check from inside and feel the rhythm!
From the airport, depart to a half day city tour that includes Rio’s highlights plus Carnival attractions. A Costume designer customizer will show you her atelier and you will see how they build those incredible costumes to the Carnival Parade. Then, a short historical tour to downtown Rio. This tour will show you the busy mixture of historic buildings overshadowed by high rise office blocks. The historical centre of Rio houses an impressive complex of colonial Baroque architecture, including the Royal Palace, the National Historical Museum, the Candelaria Church and the monastery of Sao Bento, considered by some to be the city's richest historical building.

From there, stop lunch (optional) at one of Rio's most traditional restaurants and tea rooms, Casa Colombo. After lunch depart by subway to a Samba Lesson! Samba is the spirit and soul of Brazilian music and dance. The fascinating rhythms and bodily expressions make the Samba one of the most popular ballroom dances. The simple steps and distinctive music makes the Samba very easy to learn. Come and learn a few dance moves!
Transfer to hotel.
Dinner on your own.
2 Day - Rio de Janeiro

Saturday 13.Feb.10

After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel to a departure to the Sugar Loaf Mountain. You will go up by cable car and be able to appreciate the fantastic view of the Guanabara Bay.
Return to your hotel.
Lunch is on your own.
This afternoon you will have the first opportunity of exercising all you have learn about the samba. Get ready and lets go to join the Carlinhos de Jesus street block. Carlinhos de Jesus owns a Dance House and Course and since 1992, as a carnival fan, he created his street block. You don’t have to be an experienced dancer to take part on it, just let the music reach your heart and move your body accordingly. The Carnival troupe has a shirt with exclusive drawing, the perfect souvenir. (Each passenger receives a Carnival kit containing 1 T-shirt from the street block and 2 tickets to the subway).
Return to the hotel.
Dinner is on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
3 Day - Rio de Janeiro

Sunday 14.Feb.10

After breakfast, morning visit to the Corcovado Mountain to see the Christ, the Redeemer, statue and have a great sight from the city.
Return to the hotel.
Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Afternoon is at leisure.
Depart for a night visit to the Samba Schools´ parade concentration. But before, you will enjoy a typical barbecue in a restaurant near your hotel. Then, walk to the subway station to experience driving with locals wearing their carnival costumes to the parade, as most of them do not stay to see. We could not see the parade and miss to watch the schools line up at the concentration. It’s your chance to see all costumes and floats together for the first time, even before the TV cameras! And you can take your own cool backstage photos.
Return to the hotel.
Change your clothes and by midnight we will pick you up at the hotel and take to a Carnival Ball. Rio offers a selection of Carnival balls you really should not miss.
Return by taxi (on your own) and overnight at the hotel.
4 Day - Rio de Janeiro

Monday 15.Feb.10

Breakfast and time for leisure or sleeping morning, that’s up to you!
Enjoy waking up late but also going to the Copacabana beautiful beach.
Lunch is on your own.
Return to the hotel.
Dinner is on your own.

OPTIONAL: Night departure to the Samba Schools parade. You will now discover why it became too big for improvisations!
Return to the hotel in regular transfers
5 Day - Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday 16.Feb.10

Breakfast will be served at the hotel restaurant.
You will have a leisure time or sleeping morning, that’s up to you!
Lunch is on your own.
In the afternoon, feel like a real native and enjoy the most famous and traditional of the street bands of Ipanema district (walking distance from the hotel).
Dinner and night is on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
6 Day - Rio de Janeiro

Wednesday 17.Feb.10

Ash Wednesday... don’t be sad! You can come back next year!
Breakfast will be served at the hotel restaurant.
Morning suggestion: relax but enjoy. You can rest when you are back home!
Noon checkout at the hotel.
If your flight is leaving later today, you can ask at the reception desk to keep your luggage and do some shopping (as most of the shops open after lunch).
Transfer from your hotel to the airport.

We sincerely hope you have a wonderful time and return for other Carnivals!
Please get in contact with us and we will be pleased to find the best deals and suitable flights!

General Conditions:
- All prices are expressed in US Dollars, net, Carnival Packages in double accommodation. Single Supplement available.
- Accommodation at Ipanema Plaza Hotel in standard category; daily breakfast is included above.
- Ground services are based on air-conditioned transportation with English speaking assistance and transfers rates include luggage handling/porters at the airport and hotel. Sugar Loaf and Corcovado city tour is seat-in-bus regular service.
- For some countries an Entrance-Visa is required for Brazil. BIT although not responsible for Visa and Vaccination policies. Please contact your air carrier or the Brazilian authorities in your country for information.

- Cable car entrance fee for Sugar Loaf during city tour in Rio de Janeiro;
- Entrance fee for Corcovado train during city tour in Rio de Janeiro;
(Entrance fees are under the control of the respective municipal government and are based on actual amounts. Changes without previous notice on these amounts may occur and can therefore not be guaranteed if the booking is not paid. It will be adjusted in your final invoice immediately after our advice of increase.

NOT INCLUDED in our quotation: entrance tickets and transfer to the Sambodromo, optional tours, room tax/city tax, airfares, airport taxes, meals (if not mentioned) and drinks during meal, tips, early check-in and late check-out at hotels, or any other item not mentioned on the program. (Please be aware that many Brazilian cities do have a Room tax (or city tax) with is not mandatory. It is not included in our hotel daily rates and it will be charged to the passenger directly at the hotel checkout. Room taxes rates vary from USD 1,00 - 3,50 per room per night).

- Full payment non-refundable is required upon booking confirmation (Kindly note that bank wire expenses should be covered by the client). Reservation will be automatically cancelled if payment is not received 5 days after booking request.
- Hotel is subject to availability on the category quoted. In case of non-availability of rooms or category in the requested hotels, B.I.T. will offer an alternative hotel with similar not equal rates as the originally offered hotel.

This is a escorted tour, group of people traveling together having a local tour guide escorting on the pre-arranged itinerary.