Carnival is a genuine national celebration, which for the Brazilians is more important than Christmas, New Years and Easter rolled into one, is a celebration that has become the big draw for the tourism industry. More than anywhere else in Brazil, Carnival in Rio is a spectator event, but it's fantastic spectacle nonetheless. Every year, wealthy and spaced-out foreigners descend on Rio en mass, to celebrate the biggest Brazilian festival. Rio de Janeiro's Carnival is larger, livelier, louder and more incredible than anything one can possibly imagine. It has 3 major ingredients and they are the Parade, the balls and the street.
01-07 March 2019
|R22,200 p.p. Ex JNB (includes approximate taxes)|
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The long-lasting impression most visitors leave Brazil with is of carefree, colourful people dancing and celebrating in the street parades at Carnival, and of a passion for life and exuberance of spirit that charms visitors from around the world.
The country has much to offer visitors at all times of year, however. Tourists descending on the country's exciting cities, such as hedonistic Rio de Janeiro, can enjoy the five-star hotels, shopping malls, pristine beaches, sunny skies and bustling nightlife without really having to confront the hundreds of shantytowns (favelas) where the poorest of the poor eke out a living in the shadows of the skyscrapers. Although, tours and meals in the favelas, parts of which are colourful, vibrant and friendly, are becoming increasingly popular.
With booming mining, agricultural and manufacturing sectors, Brazil has the highest GDP in Latin America and is expected to be one of the world's dominant economies by the middle of this century. Brazil also caters well for business tourism and is a favoured destination for conventions, congresses and expos, particularly the city of Sao Paulo, which is the country's largest city and the business capital of Brazil.
Being so vast, larger than the continental United States, Brazil offers a variety of cultures and topographies. The range is evident in the contrast of the Amazon and Pantanal rain forests to the mountain towns of Minas Gerais, the urban jungle of Sao Paulo and the vast central plateau around Brasilia, and the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. It all adds up to an exotic and exciting Latin American mix where the common denominators are samba, sunshine, sultry smiles and soccer.