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Brazil celebrates carnival each year with much pomp and glamor. Known as the City of Carnival, Rio De Janeiro throws one of the world's most vibrant parties, with dance and music filling the streets for five days straight. Carnival (or Carnaval in Portuguese) is the best-known outing of Brazilian popular culture. Held every year before Lent, Rio Carnival commences the Friday before Ash Wednesday. The 2019 Rio Carnival is scheduled to take place from 1st March, Friday to 6th March, Wednesday.

Experiencing Rio Carnival

There is a lot to do during the Rio Carnival, from parades, street parties, balls, to free concerts. Visitors will get to see some of the flashiest costumes on display during the festivities. The scale of the festivities is hard to imagine till you find yourself in the midst of all that loud chaos. The highlight of the Carnival is the Samba Parade. Visitors must make their way in a crowd of thousands to see the city’s 12 best samba schools display their artistic excellence. Several prestigious balls (ranging from formal black tie to costumed) with live music and dancing are held in upscale hotels and theaters. The city also hosts over 500 street parties across every neighborhood with thousands of partygoers. Be prepared to indulge in your share of Samba, Brazilian funk, and Caipirinhas!

Major Events

Friday, March 1st

1pm: Opening Ceremony - The King of Carnival (King Momo) is crowned by the city mayor and receives the city keys

9pm: Preliminary Schools' Parades in Sambodromo

Saturday, March 2nd

9.30am: Street Band Cordão do Bola Preta (Downtown)

4pm: Ipanema's Band, meeting point at General Osório square, Ipanema

8pm: Street Bands' Contest at Av. Rio Branco, Centro

9pm: Preliminary Schools' Parades in Sambodromo

11pm: Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace Hotel

Sunday, March 3rd

9pm: Main Schools' Parade in Sambodromo

Monday, March 4th

9pm: Main Schools' Parade in Sambodromo

Tuesday, March 5th

4pm: Ipanema's Band (last Carnival presentation)

9pm: Children's Samba Schools Parades

11pm: Gay Ball at Scala Rio

Rio Carnival 2019 Tickets

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The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Rio de Janeiro is during the months of September and October during the spring season. During this time the temperature ranges around 79º F (26ºC) with little humidity and is cool enough to hit the beaches.

Rio de Janeiro Festivals & Events

Celebrate the New Years Eve Brazilian style on the Copacabana Beach with live music, fireworks, and millions of people from all over. Plan your visit during the Brazilian Grand Prix Horse Race that takes place each year in August and is a major crowd-pulling event.

Tips to Save on Travel to Rio de Janeiro

Advance booking is the perfect way to get cheap flights to St Louis. Book your flights at least 45-20 days in advance and get the best discounts on your airfare. Top airlines like Air France, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines offer great travel deals to Rio de Janeiro. Once you reach the airport, you can opt for Bus Service, Taxis, and Car Rental to reach downtown.

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas- Located in the heart of south zone; Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas captivates visitors by presenting great views of Corcovado and Ipanema and Leblon beaches. The lagoon-side area serves an ideal base for jogging or cycling while lagoon is for paddle boating.

Museu Historico Nacional- Take the journey into the past of Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian past at large right from colonial to Imperial times at the Museu Historico Nacional. The museum houses a great collection of paintings and artifacts but paintings certainly supersede artifacts in quality.

Museu de Arte Moderna- Check the pulse of city’s art scene at the Museu de Arte Moderna or MAM. Apart from museum’s modern art collection, the architectural design of its building is also to watch out for.

Ponta Do Arpoador- None can beat the Ponta Do Arpoador as a spot to see stunning sunset views. The waterfront area is a favorite destination of couples who enjoy a walk along the shoreline. You can also do sea surfing and photography here

Facts About Flying to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the Last 30 Days:
  • Gol Transportes Aéreos, LAN Airlines, Azul Linhas Aereas were the top airlines travelers picked for flying to Rio de Janeiro.
  • 55% of Rio de Janeiro travelers were over 35.
  • 13% of travelers booked Business or First Class flights to Rio de Janeiro in the last 30 days.
  • 48% of Rio de Janeiro travelers were female.
  • 14% of Rio de Janeiro visitors spent less than 3 days in the city.
  • 6% of Rio de Janeiro visitors traveled with children under 11.
  • 3% of people who booked flights to Rio de Janeiro also rented cars with OneTravel.
  • 53% of Rio de Janeiro travelers booked flights 4 weeks in advance.

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