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Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.
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Go to Rio Carnival Brazil
5 days / 4 Nithgs
It's party time in Rio! The legendary Rio Carnival is famed as the world's greatest street party. The highlight of our 5 day trip is the spectacular Samba Parade where we witness hundreds of fabulous floats cruising the streets whilst dancers dressed in sensational costumes samba along to the infectious rhythm of the percussion bands.
Day 1 : Rio de Janerio
The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see more of the sights you may wish to add extra accommodation.
Fantastic Rio de Janeiro has many things to see and do. Perhaps explore this colourful Brazilian city by taking a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain or head to Corcovado to witness the famous statue of Christ and great city views. You could take a walking tour of Rio's historic buildings or spend the day soak up the sun on the legendary beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Overnight - Rio de Janerio (B)
Day 2 : Party time
Enjoy the excitement of the world’s biggest party at Rio Carnival. Your time is free to explore Rio de Janeiro at your leisure.
Rio Carnival is a spectacular event that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. The party starts on the Friday before Shrove Tuesday. All the main avenues are colourfully lit and full of people wearing fancy dress. Special bandstands are erected throughout the city and its suburbs for public dancing of the samba. Free street parties, also known as carnavalescos or blocos can be found everywhere, with local people dancing, drumming and singing late into the night – you are welcome to join in the festivities. Overnight - Rio de Janerio (B)
Day 3 : Samba Parade
There are numerous samba schools in Rio which are divided into two leagues. Each school's position in the league determines whether they parade in the famous “Sambadrome” (the top schools) or
in Avenida Rio Branco (not so spectacular but free!). Some schools have up to 5,000 people in them with as many as 30 floats. Each school chooses a theme, composes a samba song and designs the floats and costumes to fit the theme.
Then there is a competition to choose the best schools in each league. They have up to 90 minutes to reach the other end of the Sambadrome (which is 600 metres long and holds up to 60,000 spectators) and they are judged for their costumes, designs, music, energy and dancing. The winning schools get a monetary prize which comes from the entrance fees and the lower schools are relegated to the lower league. Parades in the Sambadrome run from Thursday to Tuesday night, but the 2 most spectacular are on the Sunday and Monday evenings. A ticket to the famous Sambadrome parade is included for Sunday night.
Apart from the flamboyant parades and colourful street parties, Rio Carnival also has an extravagant side, with lavish fancy dress balls held throughout the city in famous nightclubs and hotels. The most famous balls are the Red & Black Ball (Friday) and the Gay Ball (Tuesday), both of which are held at the famous Scala in Leblon. These and all the other balls are a lot of fun and become more wild and raunchy as the night goes by! Carnival balls occur each evening and range in price from US$30 to significantly more expensive. Carnival balls are an exciting optional activity and are not included with this package. Overnight - Rio de Janerio (B)
Day 4 : Fancy dress balls Monday.
Free time to further experience carnival.
A variety of themed carnival balls are also on offer.
Lavish fancy dress balls held throughout the city in famous nightclubs and hotels. The most famous balls are the Red & Black Ball, hosted on Friday and the Gay Ball on Tuesday evening, both of which are held at the famous Scala in Leblon.
These and all the other balls are a lot of fun and become more wild and raunchy as the night goes by! Carnival balls occur each evening starting from as little as US$30 to significantly more. Carnival balls are an exciting optional activity that you may wish to arrange independently. Overnight - Rio de Janerio (B)
Day 5 : Rio de Janerio
Tuesday. Our Go to Rio Carnival tour concludes today.
Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today; please confirm with reception the check out time.
If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights. If you have booked a departure transfer, you will be driven to the airport. Otherwise this is the end of services.(B)
• Rio de Janeiro - party capital of the world
• Being at the Carnival! Free time to sing, dance, party or simply soak up the carnival atmosphere
• Attending the famous Sambadrome Parade on Sunday night What's Included
• 4 breakfasts
• 4 nights Comfort (similar to 3 star) hotel
• Ticket to the famous Sambadrome parade on Sunday night in sector 13 (or equivalent).
What's Not Included
• Services of a tour leader, tour guide or guided sightseeing.
• International flights to/from our tour start/ end points and visas
• Items of a personal nature and additional meals
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