Experience two of the biggest shows on Earth this February on this once-in-a-lifetime Rio Carnival package, as you venture to see both Mother Nature’s finest spectacle in the depths of the Brazilian Amazon aboard a traditional Amazonian riverboat, and join the greatest party on Earth amid the filigree floats and samba schools parading through the “Marvelous City” of Rio De Janeiro.
Incredibly, 2023 marks the 300th anniversary of Carnival celebrations in Rio—from its humble and slightly less extravagant beginnings way back in 1723—so this year should prove to be one of the largest and most unique carnivals ever held!
A Tale of Two Wild Rios
This tantalizing trip is an epic tale of two Rios and experiencing Brazil’s wildest sides, from witnessing the remarkable wildlife of its rainforest realm along the banks of the Río Amazonas (the Amazon River) on the M/Y Tucano’s aptly named “Into The Wild” itinerary from Manaus, to participating in the pre-Lent revelry of Rio Carnival, the so-called “biggest show on Earth” attracting some two million people per day to party in its streets.
Head into the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, Manaus, and stay opposite its opulent and historical opera house, Teatro Amazonas, before embarking on a voyage of discovery aboard one of the region’s finest vessels, exploring the amazing Anavilhanas archipelago and witnessing the remarkable denizens of the Amazon Rainforest, a true natural wonder of the world.
Then let the rhythm of Rio take over you and experience the iconic annual pageant of passion that is Carnival. Synonymous with disinhibition and happiness, exhilaration and entertainment, spectacle and art, drum beats and dance, this is a show that has to be seen to be believed. Don your dancing shoes and samba your way through the non-stop action as you get swept up in the energy and euphoria of the biggest party on Earth, and witness first-hand the festivities of your wildest dreams.
Rio Carnival 2023 Dates
Officially, the annual Rio de Janeiro Carnival is held on the 5 days preceding Lent, alway the Friday through Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). In 2023 this Carnival takes place between Friday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 21. And you’ll be in Rio for all of it!
Any time of the year is a good time to visit Rio de Janeiro, but there are a few special dates during the year when the local “Cariocas” really celebrate, and excitement floods the city. One of these events is the Rio Carnival which is famous for the incredible celebration and spectacle of joy, color, and fun. Carnival in Rio is more than a party, it is a philosophy, a near timeless moment when the city loses itself in the pleasures of life, when every man and woman dance away their worries and become irresistible divinities.
Staying in a choice of select beachfront-base hotels on arguably the world’s most famous beach, Copacabana, or its quieter neighboring extension, Leme beach, you’ll have incredible views from infinity pools over the spectacular Guanabara Bay, and are in a prime location to explore the paradisiacal pleasures of their sandy shores and the Carnival celebrations.
After a samba lesson, you’ll have a ticket for the Carnival Parade in the salubrious Sambadrome itself on Sunday 19th February (in Grandstand sectors 9, 7 or 11), but there is the option to attend for a second night on Monday 20th February and upgrade to a “Frisa” box seat.
So, are you ready to unleash your wild side? Embark upon a journey like no other on this spectacular Amazon Rainforest and Rio Carnival package exclusive to Rainforest Cruises. You don’t want to miss the party of a lifetime!