Be part of the greatest show on earth and experience the unforgettable drama of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
Take the party to the next level as you Enter the Rio Carnival’s purpose-built stadium, the Sambódromo, not as a spectator, but as a performer! The Rio Parade Experience offers you the chance to join a group of performers positioned on a float in the magnificence of a bespoke costume, handmade just for you. By choosing this experience you’ll be one of a handful of people selected to wear this costume and for this privilege you’ll take a premier spot on the most extravagant float!
Samba is the lifeblood of Carnival, but there is no dance ability required, you just need masses of enthusiasm! If you want an authentic experience and a chance to get your hips and feet moving pre-party, we can organise exclusive classes taught by renowned samba and drumming experts to get you feeling carnival ready.
This unique experience will guide you through the costume curation process from start to finish, from selecting your exquisite costume to becoming immersed into the history of your samba school and their 2019 theme. You’ll be able to visualise yourself living out the carnival dream, before you even touch down in Rio.
Day 1: Friday 1st March
Upon your arrival into Rio de Janeiro you’ll be transferred by executive car to the five star Fasano Hotel, where you’ll check-in to your deluxe beachfront room. Once you’ve settled in, you will have access to VIP concierge service with bespoke costume fittings and alterations alongside the opportunity to meet Rio ́s most exclusive costume ateliers. Here, you will be able to select masks and headpieces to wear at the Copacabana Palace Ball. In the afternoon you’ll head to the stunning Ipanema beach for some much needed relaxation with a cocktail in- hand.
Day 2: Saturday 1st March
Enjoy the vibrancy of Rio with your exclusive guide as you bare witness to the world famous Carnival street parties (known as Blocos). With thousands of parties happening all over the city, there is plenty of fun to be had by all. Come sunset, your Saturday night will come alive at the Copacabana Palace Ball where you will party the night away at Rio’s most sophisticated carnival event with your VIP tickets.
Day 3: Sunday 2nd March
(This can be swapped with Monday’s itinerary, so guests can parade on either day)
Immerse yourself in the traditions of carnival and the intoxicating rhythm of samba with an hour private lesson lead by the Queen and Master of the drumming section, the two highest positions within the samba school.
Day 4: Monday 3rd March
In preparation for the big show, you will enjoy a full day of chilling by the pool, before you are whisked away by your personal glam squad for full hair and makeup prep. You will be styled by top Brazilian artists to compliment your fabulous costume theme. Your host will collect you from your hotel and take you to the Sambódromo, where you will be helped into your costume and positioned on the float. Now you are ready for the most exhilarating party experience with 90,000 spectators!
After parading you’ll be taken to a VIP hospitality area known as Camerote to watch the greatest show on earth from the best seats in the house. The bigger Camerotes can span over three floors, with full hospitality and famous Djs and bands. With the parades often not finishing until after 6 AM, having the Camerote areas to relax, eat and drink whilst watching the incredible show unfold will keep you refreshed and dancing until the early hours.
Day 5: Tuesday 4th March
After all the excitement of the parade today is a day to relax and see some of this beautiful city in a private helicopter tour. You will see Carnival from a unique perspective, as you fly over the bustling street parties and watch the parades snake their way through the city. You will then take an aerial tour over Rio, offering breathtaking views of the iconic skyline and famous sites. You will then fly down the coast to the stunning island of Ilha Grande on the Costa Verde. There you will stop for lunch and spend the afternoon on this paradise island before being flown back to Rio to see the sun setting over Ipanema beach.
- Parade Experience – Costume curation, personal styling (hair & makeup) & parade participation
- 5 Night 5 -Star Accomodation – All prices are per person but based on a 2 person occupancy
- Samba Submersion
- Copacabana Palace Ball – Golden Ticket VIP
- See the Show Access
- Private Helicopter to Ilha Grande
Request a call back from The Sybarite Team for more details regarding an extended 10 night stay. Head off to the beautiful coastal resort of Buzios where you’ll spend your days relaxing in a stunning private villa. In Buzios you can enjoy idyllic beaches, boat rides to hidden coves and the famous cobbled streets packed with boutique shops, fantastic restaurants and bars.
You will have to be a member of The Sybarite to take advantage of this experience. For more information regarding hotel upgrades or a private villa stay, kindly email us at [email protected] Please read our terms & conditions before booking.