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2018 BRAZIL Carnival Vacation Trip

2018 BRAZIL Carnival Vacation Trip

08/Feb/2018 - 15/Feb/2018

Funky People® Online heads back to South America’s hottest destination:

2018 Rio Brazil Carnival

….another unforgettable Brazilian cultural experience

Thursday February 8th – Thursday February 15th, 2018

[Depart US on Thur eve 2/8, land in Rio 2/9. Leave Brazil 2/14, arrive back home 2/15]

*This trip is OPEN to anyone ready for a great time; couples, groups & singles*

 

BRAZIL CARNIVAL:

Brazil is the largest Latin country in the Americas and the seventh biggest economy in the world. It is home to many rare natural gemstones, large oil and natural gas reserves, the mighty amazon and dozens of still isolated indigenous Indian tribes. The nation produces top world class athletes and championship teams in every major sport, annually. Most recently, Brazil hosted to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The cultural influences of this country are a blend of Native American, African, European and Portuguese customs. Brazil still maintains the distinction of having the largest populous of African descendants outside the continent of Africa; the US has the second largest. As an added fact, it claims the most recognized and uninhibited of all Carnival celebrations on the globe. The two most popular Carnivals in Brazil take place in Salvador and Rio. For both cities it is an enormous festival of pride, culture and party energy before Lent each year.

The final days leading up to Ash Wednesday are the most intense, but that is where the similarities end. The Guinness Book of World Records considers Carnival in Salvador to be the biggest street party in the world, but Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the most revered and famous without question. The lavish Masquerade Balls, massive Street Parties and prestigious Samba school competition make it an epic televised event around the world! Showcased are large, hand-crafted, visually impressive parade floats from each Samba school, led by a beautiful “Samba Queen”. The Samba Queen is accompanied by thousands (yes, thousands) of male & female singers, drummers and dancers in dazzling costumes performing choreographed routines to the Samba beat. It is such an overwhelming, exuberant display of artistry & showmanship – that if you look closely, you’ll even spot several Samba dancers with absolutely no costume at all! (WHOA) The parades in Rio’s Sambadrome Stadium go late into the night where the top 14 samba troops contend fiercely for the annual championship crown. Your cultural, historical and social perspective will NEVER be the same after this experience. We can tell you that the last few years did not disappoint! It’s time to check that bucket list – join us for Carnavale 2018! (2017 Carnival Group Video | Samba Parade Video)

CITY PROFILE:

Rio de Janeiro is located on the southeastern coast of Brazil. Once the capitol until 1960, Brazil’s second largest city has still retained its’ major cultural significance for tourism, trend-setting fashion, jazz, samba, entertainment and art. With over 6 million inhabitants, Rio is one of the most densely populated in the world. It boasts a distinct topography that includes mountains, a lagoon, an urban rain forest and golden sand beaches. Rio’s residents or “Cariocas” define much of what the city is known for – warm hospitality, a passion for life and free-spirited social energy.

Upon arriving in Rio de Janiero, you’ll want to take in its’ natural settings. Get outdoors – stroll about the diverse neighborhoods and romantic lush green parks. Find the stunning panoramic views that exist throughout the city limits or tan like the natives on one of the 15 popular beaches. The legendary Copacabana beach is always lively, with people sunbathing, surfing, picnicking, playing beach volleyball, soccer & baile funk or bossa nova music blaring in the background. The beach sidewalks are filled with joggers, cyclists, pedestrians, drink stands and peddlers hawking everything imaginable you might need. Ipanema beach, however, is widely known for its exclusive shops, cafes and attraction to the young, fashionable and wealthy. Legend has it that a famous model inspired the popular “Brazilian tanga” (or tiny thong bikini) at this very same beach location. See for yourself! After visiting a beach in Rio, you’ll understand why the endless sunshine and tropical temperatures help sustain the furious beach culture and sizzling nightlife all year-round.

Besides the allure & excitement of Carnival, there’s plenty more to see & do while visiting the city. The list includes the Botanical Gardens, several art displays, cultural museums and landmarks of Brazilian history, shopping for exclusive finds at the Hippie Fair or at boutique and designer shops, Brazilian style pampering at a day spa, wining & dining with the locals, and seeing a live entertainment show. Or make some time for golfing, fishing, hiking, biking, surfing, sailing and even hang gliding! (how cool was this?) Yes, you can do it all – see why couples, singles and travel enthusiasts alike fall in love with Rio de Janiero!

Land Package Details:

  • Take the trip of a lifetime – see the world famous Rio de Janiero Carnival celebration !
  • AVAILABLE: 6 days/5 nights TRPL/DBL/SNGL stnd rooms at Hilton Rio De Janeiro Copacabana Hotel [5* Copacabana Beach, Post 2]
  • AVAILABLE: 6 days/5 nights TRPL/DBL/SNGL stnd rooms at Rio Porto Bay International Hotel [4* Copacabana Beach, Post 4]
  • AVAILABLE: 6 days/5 nights TRPL/DBL/SNGL stnd rooms at Windsor Martinique Hotel [4* Copacabana Beach, Post 5]
  • AVAILABLE: 6 days/5 nights TRPL/DBL/SNGL stnd rooms at Golden Tulip Rio [3.5* Copacabana Beach, Post 5-6]
  • AVAILABLE: 6 days/5 nights TRPL/DBL/SNGL stnd rooms at Augustos Rio Copa [3* Copacabana Beach – Supersaver location]
  • AVAILABLE: Condo & Apartment Rentals around Rio [Different deposit rates apply]
  • Each modern room appointed with a bathroom, A/C, clock radio, TV, safe, etc.
  • All packages include Daily Breakfast Buffet at the hotel
  • All packages include Airport Transfers for Pick up & Drop off
  • All Local Hotel Taxes and Fees included
  • 1 Half-Day Sightseeing tour to the Christ Statue at Corcovado Mountain included
  • Choice of either: 2 VIP Special Access Carnival Events or 1 bleacher seat ticket to the Sambadrome Parade on Sunday or Monday nite inlcuded [vip preview]
  • Plan out your days and nights. Relax, Shop, Dine, Explore Rio. Meet the Cariocas! [example]
  • Not into partying? Substitute VIP Special Access Events and/or Samba parade tickets for other tours. Ask us about available options.
  • Hotels are close to Clubs, Casinos, Bars, Street Party locations & Masquerade Ball Venues
  • Hotels are in Copacabana Beach area. Near cafes, restaurants, shops, beaches & points of interest
  • Meet & Greet Reception upon arrival with bi-lingual guide & travel group hosts
  • Rio Carnival Street Party Survival Guide (Written) ~ Tips to make the most of your Carnival experience
  • Things Funky People® Do in Rio Guide ~ Tee Alford’s best bets of what to do, see and eat in Rio
  • Option: Want to compete with one of the famous Samba schools as a participant? Ask us. We can help you realize this dream!
  • Option: Add a Carnival Ball event, 2nd parade night or more tour activities (Sugar Loaf Mtn, Golfing, Biking, Hang Gliding, etc.)
  • Option: Add International round trip flights from NYC, Chicago, DC, Houston, LA, Miami or any US city to Brazil

Travel style:

Included tours/vip activities are escorted. Carnival is self-paced and self-guided for all international visitors. It consists of consecutive days & nights of energetic, celebratory private events, club parties, beach parties and street parades. Public festivities are free. Expect stadium-sized crowds along the neighborhood parade routes.

6dy/5nt Land Only~No Air~Rio Package
$1499pp(triple) | $1599pp(double) | $2199(single)
Land Package only. No quad occupancy. Add air. Use airport code: GIG

<> Early Bird Pricing – Group Rates will increase soon! <>

6dy/5nt Land + Air Rio Package **
starting at $2300pp (triple)
starting at $2400pp (double)
starting at $2900 (single)
Includes Land Package and Int’l Rndtrip Flight. No quad rooms.
** Airfare rates can fluctuate daily, so Land+Air combo prices will vary

Custom Package:

Plan a longer stay in Rio. Add more sightseeing tours, recreational activities or carnival events to your package. You can also add travel to other South American cities & countries. Inquire about quotes/fees early. Minimum deposit amounts will differ.

* Prices can change without notice – rates guaranteed with deposit *

NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES:
Personal travel and trip cancellation insurance, tips, any airline baggage fees, preferred items, spending

cash, Brazil Tourist Visa & connecting transportation/flights to your US outbound/inbound departure city.

~ANYONE can attend; Trip packages are exclusive for paid participants of the Funky People®
Travel group and cannot be transferred or exchanged in whole or in part~

 

Entry Requirements for Brazil:

A valid passport and a Tourist Visa are required to enter Brazil. US citizens must acquire a Brazil Tourist Visa

after your travel has been confirmed and prior to your US departure.

Checks, Money Orders, Credit/Bank Card Payments Accepted
** All trip payments are Final. (see TGW Travel refund policy) **

Recommended trip insurance can be purchased at Travelex

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Ready to Book? Have Questions? Read these FAQs First!

Contact our Rio Carnival Trip Agents

Travel Group Code: FUNKY PEOPLE

Terry “Tee” Alford
347.903.8659

brazilcarnival2018@funkypeopleonline.com