Rio de Janeiro is a city rich in culture and surprises around every corner. Dramatically set between the mountains and the sea, Rio is home to so much. The world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Major landmarks including the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado mountain, the winding streets of beautiful Santa Teresa, the Lapa Arches, countless historic theatres, acclaimed museums and art galleries and of course, the mighty Maracanã Stadium, home of the 2016 Summer Games. The excitement of the Carioca spirit is infectious and there is no better time to experience this than during the miraculous and memorable festival of Rio Carnival.
Get swept up into the electrifying energy of the Sambadrome, the official home of Rio Carnival, as the elite Samba Schools of Rio de Janeiro compete in a spectacular performance of rhythm and dancing, dazzling costumes and colossal floats in the Sambadrome Parades of Rio Carnival 2015. Experience the mystifying celebration of New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro, dedicated to Lemanja, Goddess of the sea and culminating in one of the best fireworks displays in the world over Copacabana Beach. Treat your tastebuds to the flavors and traditions of Brazilian cuisine, including rodízio-style Churrascaria restaurants, feijoada — the national dish, Caipirinha — the national drink, and much, much more! What are you waiting for? Explore Rio today!