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Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil until 1960. Often called “Cidade Maravilhosa” (The Marvellous City), Rio de Janeiro is world renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and location, nestled between lush, green mountains and crystal clear seas. Rio is one of the most culturally and economically prominent cities in Brazil and features some of the country‟s most famous tourist attractions such as Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer statue), and the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The city is full of energy and rhythm, and the locals of Rio, “Cariocas”, are known for their carefree spirit and charm. Whether you are looking to experience Carnaval, relax in a naturally stunning environment, or enjoy all the luxuries of a cosmopolitan city, Rio de Janeiro has it all!

Day 1 – Feb 25, 2017  RIO DE JANEIRO

Transfer in Rio airport to hotel with guide
Meet on arrival and transfer with English speaking tour guide to your hotel. (Standard check in time is at 1500)
Overnight at Porto Bay Rio Internacional DWB Sup. limited ocean view

Day 2 -Feb 26, 2017  RIO DE JANEIRO

HD Corcovado – private with English speaking guide Page 4

Depart from the hotel after breakfast to visit the most famous landmarks of the city and see the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro from up above. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, passengers arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. Embark on a comfortable train that ascends the mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located 2,300 ft above sea level. The Christ statue known as the “wonder of Rio” was recently elected one of the 7 “New Wonders of the World”. Upon arrival at the top, guests can use the panoramic elevators or escalators to arrive at the foot of the statute. There, passengers can enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is called the “Marvelous City”.

Trf in+out Htl/ Sambadrome/ Htl w/ guide (shared service- see specifications below)
Carnival Parade – Tkts. Grandstand (shared service-see specifications below)
Overnight at Porto Bay Rio Internacional DWB Sup. limited ocean view

Day 3 -Feb 27, 2017  RIO DE JANEIRO

Trf in+out Htl/ Sambadrome/ Htl w/ guide (shared service- see specifications below)
Carnival Parade – Tkts. Grandstand (shared service-see specifications below)
Overnight at Porto Bay Rio Internacional DWB Sup. limited ocean view

Day 4 -Feb 28, 2017  RIO DE JANEIRO

HD Sugar Loaf – private with English speaking guide

Over a million tourists each year visit the world famous „Pão de Açúcar‟, (Sugar Loaf Mountain), which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from a small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of a concentrated, refined sugar loaf. The journey to the top is made in glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay and its surrounding islands. From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable-car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado Mountain and downtown Rio de Janeiro

Overnight at Porto Bay Rio Internacional DWB Sup. limited ocean view

Day 4 – March 1, 2017  RIO DE JANEIRO

Transfer from hotel to Rio airport to private with guide
End of services

Inclusions:
-Accommodation at double superior limited ocean view room at Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel. This hotel offers a carnival package with a minimum of 04 nights of accommodation with buffet breakfast from Feb 25 till Mar 01´2017.
-Private round trip transfers, airport x hotel x airport, as well as, half day Corcovado and half day sugar loaf private with English car guide.
-Carnival services: included Grandstand tickets with shared round trip transfers hotel- sambadrome – hotel ( service delivery to hotel )

Not included:
-Flights
-Extras at hotels
-Meals
-Any kind of service not mentioned on itinerary

SAMBADROME MAP
TICKET SUGGESTED
Arquibancandas/Grandstand (bleachers) are the most reasonably priced seats. Their elevated position provides a better view of the school in its entirety. Standard bleachers are not numbered EXCEPT for the VIP bleachers in Sector 9, which are numbered and more expensive. Bleachers do not have individual chairs to sit in and are basically of open air large concrete steps. It is important to be careful when selecting the type of ticket you are buying, as there are a large variety of seats, which are very different from each other, as well as a huge variety of prices. Clients may find “unbelievable” deals on the internet for carnival tickets. There is a big black market operation for these tickets and a lot of unreliable suppliers. We strongly suggest that tickets should not be purchased unless from a very reliable source.

TICKETS & COSTUMES PICK UP
To distribute the tickets for the parade, Blumar will be attending at the office on Friday and Saturday: Location: Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 633, room 405 – Leblon – Shopping Leblon Offices Ticket Pick-up Time: Friday and Saturday from 09:00am to 05:00pm IMPORTANT: each pax needs to bring an ID to enter the building Page 7

Hotel Ticket Delivery: Service fee for delivery of the tickets at guests‟ hotels ( US25 per person ) is included in the proposal )
Optional USD 46.00 per costume ( not included in the proposal )

Because of security reasons, tickets can only be delivered directly to clients; therefore, a day and time should be scheduled by clients in advance. Blumar does not claim responsibility for delivery should the client fail to show up at the scheduled date and time.

HOW TO GET TO THE MAIN PARADE – we‟re considering round trip shared basis transfers
a) Round trip shuttle service
From hotels to Sambadrome
Pick up at all hotels in Rio (Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon with last stop at the Sheraton Rio/Niemeyer)
Pick up starts at 6:00 p.m. (exact pickup time at each hotel to be confirmed at time of ticket distribution)
Bilingual (Portuguese & English) speaking guides will assist guests.

Hotels in Ipanema
Guests of the Caesar Park Ipanema by Sofitel, Mar Ipanema, and Everest Rio & Park Hotels will walk to the Praia Ipanema Hotel accompanied by Blumar staff. From there, guests will be taken by shuttle to the Sambodromo.
Guests of the Sol Ipanema, Ipanema Plaza, Fasano, Atlantis, and South American Hotels will walk to the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Hotel accompanied by Blumar staff. From there, guests will be taken by shuttle to the Sambodromo.

From Sambadrome to Hotels
Return from Sambodrome to Hotels
After midnight, upon the end of each samba school presentation (each samba school lasts approximately 1 hour), a bus will be leaving from the Sambadrome to take guests back to their hotels. Drop-offs are done only at hotels located along the beach – therefore guests of hotels not located along the beach should get off of the bus at one of the beach-side hotels and walk and/or take a taxi to their respective hotels. Guests will not be accompanied by bilingual staff on the return bus ride to the hotel;
Blumar will provide a “Carnaval ” t-shirts for all passengers that buy tickets – the use of the t-shirt helps in the identification of clients by our staff; therefore, we ask that participants wear the t-shirts upon departure to the hotel

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