The Rio Carnival Brazil 2014 best packages and dates

Rio de Janeiro is internationally regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World, and for good reasons too. The Rio Carnival is not only the biggest Carnival on the planet, but also the benchmark against which other carnivals are compared. Rio Carnival Brazil 2014 best packages and dates are out with the usual promise of a riotous, artistic carnival like no other, boasting two million people per day on the streets.

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Rio Carnival dates

The Rio Carnival is held annually 40 days before Easter in February at the peak of the Rio summer. The five days of wild celebrations usually start on the Friday to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent.

Although there are carnival celebrations in virtually every corner of Brazil during this period, the biggest and most famous carnival is undoubtedly the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

Other well-known carnivals in the country take place in Salvador in the northeast coast of Brazil and Recife and neighbouring Olinda in the North of Brazil.

Rio Carnival Brazil 2014 best packages are slated to run from Friday 28 February to Tuesday 4 March.

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Samba Parade in Rio

Central to the five-day hysterical mania in Rio is the Samba Parade. The Samba Parade is a spectacular show, display and competition where the twelve best Samba Schools in Rio compete for the coveted prize of Parade Champion.

Elaborate dance routines set to the infectious rhythm of samba drums are prominent features in the parade, not to mention outrageous costumes and fabulous floats.

The two major days to experience the best of the Samba Parade this year are Carnival Sunday and Monday night on March 2nd and 3rd, 2014.

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Rio Carnival 2014 packages

Many tour companies like STA Travel (statravel.co.uk), Tucan Travel (tucantravel.com) and Bookers International (bookersinternational.com) offer attractive Brazil Carnival packages, depending on factors likelocation and transfer services.

Look out for Rio Carnival Brazil 2014 best packages withcustomized carnival packages to the hottest Brazilian Carnival parties in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and or Bahia. Alternatively, book round trip or multi-city airfare packages to Brazil.

Just make sure you find packages with access to the Carnival's hottest parties, 24/7 on-site staff in Brazil, easy booking process and exceptional service to enjoy the trip of a lifetime in Brazil!

For more informationabout Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, visit the official website at www.rio-carnival.net

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