Carnival Drummers


Join the world's greatest party on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

Take center-stage in this epic annual event and let the rhythm of Rio take over. Don an elaborate costume 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. Witness the festivities reach their dizzying climax, join the conga line with the locals, move and shake among the drum-fuelled street fiestas and revel in the magic celebration of life. With a mix of festival-specific activities and iconic Carnival experiences – you don’t want to miss the party of a lifetime.

Why you'll love this trip

  • Perfect your samba steps at a local club and learn how to blend in with the Carioca crowds, a great introduction for your first night in this pulsating city.

  • Witness a parade of elaborate floats and costumes as samba dancers show off their moves in the Sambadrome – a party that stretches well into the early hours.

  • Leave the guidebook at home and get to know the rhythms of Rio on a city tour of the top sites. See Christ the Redeemer up close and soak up sweet views from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.

  • Be a part of the biggest stage in the world – don a costume and take part in the parade – dancing your way down the Sambadrome runway, a truly once in a lifetime experience.

  • Experience the best of Carnival under the safe and knowledgeable guidance of your expert leader. They’re on hand to make sure you have a hassle-free, fun-filled adventure!

Is this trip right for you?

  • Carnival in Rio is a busy, hectic and chaotic time, which is all part of the fun; however, this means there can be long queues and delays when joining included and optional activities. The concept of personal space may also be quite different to what you’re used to at home – particularly at crowded street parties.

  • While one of Intrepid’s local leaders will be with you throughout the entire trip to help you understand what's unravelling in front of you, plenty of patience and flexibility will help you make the most of the Carnival experience.

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5 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private Bus, Metro


Hotel (5 nights)

Included activities

  • Rio de Janeiro - Welcome dinner

  • Rio de Janeiro - Samba Club visit

  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer

  • Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Rio de Janeiro - Bloco experience

  • Rio de Janeiro - Sambodrome (Seating in sector 11)

* This trip is customizable 

* Guaranteed departure