Carnaval Rio de Janeiro 2021

Come to the Greatest Show
on Earth!

There is no party on earth quite like Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – a party so raucous that it has come to define the image of Brazil around the world. Culture Trip takes a look at the customs, culture and things you need to know to live it up at Carnival like a local..

Main Events Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2021

Main Events Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2021

  • Tuesday , February 16st.
    13:00 – Opening Ceremony – The King of Carnival (King Momo) is crowned by the city mayor and receives the city keys
    21:00 – Preliminary Schools’ Parades in Sambodromo


  • Wednesday, February 17nd.
    09:30 – Street Band Cordão do Bola Preta (Downtown)
    16:00 – Ipanema’s Band, meeting point at General Osório square, Ipanema
    20:00 – Street Bands’ Contest at Av. Rio Branco, Centro
    21:00 – PreliminarySchools’ Parades in Sambodromo
    23:00 – Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace Hotel


  • Thursday, February 18rd.
    21:00 – Main Schools’ Parade in Sambodromo


  • Friday, February 19th.
    21:00 – Main Schools’ Parade in Sambodromo


  • Saturday, February 20th.
    16:00 – Ipanema’s Band (last Carnival presentation)
    21:00 – Children’s Samba Schools Parades
    23:00 – Gay Ball at Scala Rio

Carnival Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Day 1: Sunday February 14, 2020 – Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

Upon your arrival at Rio de Janeiro Airport, a driver and a logging guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel.

He will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding your stay in Rio.

You are transferred to your hotel located on the famous Copacabana Beach. Depending on the time of day when you arrive, you may have the chance to witness a superb sunset … Whatever time you arrive, you can already feel the frenzy of the Cariocas as the big one approaches carnival day,

Day 2 : Monday February 15, 2020 – Visit  the must-sees of rio de janeiro
Today, you will explore Rio de Janeiro with your  billingual -speaking guide. From Cosme Velho station, you take the cogwheel train to cross the largest urban forest in the world, Tijuca forest, then arrive at Corcovado the symbol of Rio who dominate the entire city.

In the afternoon, you continue your city tour with the ascent of Sugar Loaf. From these heights, the view of Rio is breathtaking, from the beaches of Copacabana and Botafogo to old Rio, you can see everything! Return to the hotel at the end of the day.

Night in Copacabana Palace.

Day 3: Tuesday February 16, 2021- Rio de Janeiro Tour & Carnival Evening

Accompanied by your French-speaking guide you will discover the historic heart of Rio de Janeiro, the districts of Santa Teresa and Lapa  These favelas built on the mountainside offer superb views of the city of Rio. , you will discover street art and colorful frescoes. Most often caricatured, street art is one of the pride of Rio de Janeiro. They embellish the city, thanks to their colors and their stories.  You will finish your tour by  visiting the famous Selaron staircase, in  the districts of Santa Teresa and Lapa. Rest of the afternoon free.

In the evening, it will be time to get to  the heart of the matter.  the purpose of your trip to Brazil … you will attend the famous Rio carnival !!.

Disguise yourself and take the direction of the famous Sambodrome and attend the unique show in the world of a night of parades of traditional samba carioca schools. Lively music, colorful costumes, great artistic performances by thousands of dancers. A real show made in Brasil, unforgettable!

Night in Copacabana Palace

Day 4 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – Free day in Rio de Janeiro

After an eventful and very colorful night, which certainly extended until the early hours of the day,

this day in Rio is free. Take the time to rest or join the Carnival blocks taking possession of the streets around Rio de Janeiro

in the afternoon possibility of organizing a bike tour along the beaches of the southern zone (copacabana, ipanema, leblond)

Night in copacabana palace.

Thursday February 18, 2020 – Departure from Rio de Janeiro

at the scheduled time a driver will wait for you at the reception of your hotel to take you directly to the airport of rio de janeiro