Carnival 2018 is here! Brazil’s world-famous festival of samba music and competitive revelry is set to reach its culmination on February 13, which is Fat Tuesday and the last day before the beginning of the traditional fasting season of Lent. Carnival parties are held in various cities and countries throughout the world, particularly in Catholic nations, but none are capable of surpassing Rio de Janeiro’s sensational street festivities, wild parades, and glamorous masquerade balls. Anticipation for this raucous event begins building months in advance, when the Carnival theme is announced and local samba schools begin practicing their carefully choreographed routines.
Would you like to visit the host city of great sporting spectacles like the 2014 FIFA World Cup or the 2016 Summer Olympiad?
Can you see yourself dancing the samba or drinking caipirinha on Copacabana Beach?
Rightfully known as Cidade Maravilhosa, or "The Marvelous City," Rio de Janeiro is known as the most beautiful, vibrant and culturally rich city in Brazil. Boasting a fascinating blend of African, Portuguese, and South American cultural influences and a gorgeous setting surrounded by mountains on Guanabara Bay, Rio is renowned for its spectacular natural setting, famous beaches, deep blue seas, samba, bossa nova, and of course, Carnival!