At Wyntersun Carnival Holidays we have great value Rio Carnival 2018 packages available. Carnival is celebrated in many places around the world, but Brazil is thought of as the home of the carnival, and where the biggest and most vibrant, exciting and extravagant carnival celebrations take place. With our Rio Carnival 2018 Packages you can guarantee the experience of a lifetime. The Rio Carnival annual celebrations usually take place between the Saturday and the Tuesday that precedes Ash Wednesday. The celebrations originated from the Catholic countries of Europe as a party before Lent, traditionally ending on Ash Wednesday following the period of forty days of abstinence.
These days carnival is no longer seen as a religious celebration, but more of a street party with music and dancing. The Rio Carnival is such a massive event and so important to the Brazilians that they divide the year up into two parts:
i) Before Carnival, with preparations for the event beginning directly after the New Year, and
ii) After Carnival. The calendar year actually starts after carnival, and throughout the year preparations will begin for carnival the following year.
The most famous carnivals in Brazil take place in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. There are many other cities which hold local street parties during the carnival, with carnival goers and musicians taking to the street, singing, playing music and dancing, and samba parades showcasing the elaborate costumes designed and produced months in advance of the event. Our Rio Carnival 2018 Packages also provide you with the option to be involved with the carnival possession. Spectate or participate, you decide.
The Salvador Carnival is cited as being the biggest and greatest street party in the world. It is the most popular and dynamic carnival and unlike any seen anywhere else in Brazil. Although people generally believe that the carnival parade in Rio is the biggest, and it probably has more striking displays, the Salvador Carnival is much bigger and more of a “people’s party” with around 3 million people taking to the open streets to party.
The carnival parade in Rio lasts 2 days, while the celebrations in Salvador start on a Thursday and run officially through to the next Tuesday, and “unofficially” to the Wednesday ending at noon. The celebrations include music, dancing in the street with crowds jumping, and bands playing on big trucks moving along the streets as part of the parade. With our Rio Carnival 2018 Packages, we can also source event and night club tickets, so you can party till your hearts content.
You can also watch the carnival from a cabin called Camarote, located along the avenues and available at a price, which offer food, drink and dancing to DJ mixes.
Book one of our Rio Carnival 2018 Packages today, and let the experts create an experience of a lifetime.
– Direct Flights
BUFFET AND BREAKFAST
– In-Direct Flights
Visit the official carnival website for more information.