Grab your masks, feathers, sequins and face paint and get ready for the start of your Carnival Experience! We will meet in the hotel reception at 5pm for our orientation walk. This is a chance to meet your fellow travellers and get all the insider tips from our team who know the city inside out! They will give you advice on when to use the metro, when to avoid it, which taxis are safe, good restaurants to try and where to find the best street parties, or as they are called in Rio, blocos! Blocos are one of the most exciting parts of the carnival celebrations with massive groups of revellers, all in costume, parading through the city, dancing singing and soaking up the atmosphere. We will run help desks at the hotel during the day, every day of carnival, the team are there to answer any questions, book excursions and provide advice on what events are on during your time in the city.
Enjoy a lie in after the excitement of the Sambadrome. Relax today and visit some of the beaches Rio is so famous for! Each beach has its own personality – Flamengo is the place to go to relax and enjoy the sun, head to Copacabana for some beach volleyball and football with the locals, and the chic Ipanema for a little taste of how the rich and famous spend their time in Rio. Or head to the famous ‘Beatles bloco’ , officially known as the Bloco do Sargento Piminta, which is usually held on this Monday starting in the early afternoon.