Rio Carnival & Beyond - Feb 18-26, 2012
- Saturday, February 18, 2012
Experience the celebration of a lifetime! Every year during Carnival the Samba drumbeats, the elaborate costumes, and the parties fill the streets of one of the most vibrant cities in the world: Rio de Janeiro. Join Unravel in February 18-26, 2012 to experience the vibrant Brazilian culture. In addition to the decadent food, flashy culture, beautiful beaches and the celebration of Rio Carnival, we will venture to the reclusive island of Ilha Grande and the colonial town of Paraty. Explore as you want, choose your own adventure!
What the trip includes:
~Exploring Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande, Paraty
~8 nights accommodation including 8 Breakfasts
~Transportation: Rio - Ilha Grande - Paraty
~Sambadrome Carnival parade ticket and transportation
~Half day excursion to Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, etc.
~24/7 presence and services of a world-class leader
~Heaps of free optional activities daily
There is no other city in the world like Rio de Janeiro. No where else are the beaches a beautiful, the mountains as prominent, the culture as jovial as Rio de Janeiro. Experience it for yourself!
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
As the third largest island in Brazil, this is also quite phenomenon because of how sparsely populated it is and its intriguing history. Its countless hidden coves have sheltered pirates, the far side of the island has hosted and infamous prison, and to this day pristine beaches and jungle hiking trails reveal the unique biodiversity of this region!
Days 5-8 we will unwind from the festivities of Rio, explore the mid-atlantic rainforest of the island, and enjoy the beach culture.
- Saturday, February 25, 2012
This colonial town reveals the charm of over 500 years of history of Portuguese colonization. Originally a port from which the Portuguese shipped gold back to Europe before Rio de Janeiro was settled, this small town retains its architectural charm to this day largely because it was forgotten by time and not accessible by road until after WWII.
Days 8-9 we will see another side of Brazil and explore its colonial past and how it mixes with present day culture.
- total distance: 98 miles (158 km)