Rio de Janeiro Carnival
By Viator, November 2013
The carnival has come a long way since it started in the 1830s. Today it is reflective of the Brazilian culture, complete with elaborate costumes, gala balls and colorful floats. Of course, no Brazilian party can be devoid of Samba, so not surprisingly, the carnival mega event is the Samba School Parade at the Sambadromo with over 60,000 participants and 14 top samba schools. As you can imagine, prices soar during the carnival period and it is advisable to book your air tickets and hotel room much in advance to avoid paying exorbitant season rates. Also carnival tickets tend to sell out closer to event dates and should ideally be booked before hand as well. When the time comes, put on your dancing shoes and don’t forget to pack your samba costume!
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