Did you miss the Rio Carnival celebration this year? Now is the time to plan ahead for Rio Carnival 2013!
The Rio Carnival is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Called the World’s Biggest Party, this massive festival is full of colorful costumes, samba music and dancing, and late-night parties. But hotels and tours for Rio Carnival always get filled months in advance, so make sure to plan ahead and book well in advance for the Rio Carnival 2013, which will take place February 9-12, 2013.
Rio Carnival – The World’s Largest Party
While Mardi Gras celebrations and other Carnaval festivities are held throughout the world the week before Lent begins, the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro has become the most colorful, elaborate, and wild of all Carnival parades. For the pre-Lenten week, Rio de Janeiro transforms into a city-wide party, complete with costumed dancers, blocos street parties that continue long into the night, masquerade balls, and the central event – the Carnival Parade in the Sambadromo. Samba schools practice their dance and music routines months in advance, in anticipation of winning the Rio Carnival 2013 Samba Parade and marching in the Champion’s Parade in the Sambadromo.
It’s never too early to book a vacation package for Rio Carnival 2013. All-inclusive Rio Carnival packages include Rio de Janeiro hotels, tickets to the Sambadrome, flights to and from Rio de Janeiro, and transfers within the city. But if you are traveling to Brazil to experience Rio Carnival 2013, why not also visit some of the nearby highlights, such as the Iguassu Falls, the Atlantic Rainforest, as well as Buenos Aires? Spend some time relaxing on the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, take a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain to see the beautiful coastline of Rio de Janeiro, take a train ride through the lush Atlantic Rainforest, see the mighty Iguassu Falls, and finish with a Buenos Aires city tour.
See our all-inclusive Tango, Samba, & Rio Carnival 2013 tour package. Also read our 3 South America Carnival Tours Beyond Rio Carnival blog post.