Famous for its world-famous Carnival, pulsating samba rhythms, lush landscape, sugary beaches, and party spirit. Up In The Air Life leads you through Rio’s Carnival experience on this luxury 7-days trip including samba school, bloco parties, parades, and a full evening at the Sambadrome where you get to see last year’s winners perform. We are up close and personal with its residents (Cariocas) from the iconic Christ the Redeemer down to the internationally influenced cuisine, bohemian boutiques, and edgy art scene during the peak of carnival season when Rio is at it’s most magical! Also, you can decide to extend your trip through the weekend to attend the full Carnival performance at the Sambadrome to have more of this amazing experience.
FEBRUARY 18-24, 2022
Arrive in style at the sparkling newly remodeled Tom Jobin International Airport where private Up in the Air Life drivers will whisk you away to your luxury beachfront hotel in Rio De Janeiro.
After your long flight, it’s time to unwind after you check-in to take a swim; grab an acai or caipirinha in Lapa, Rio’s most iconic beach neighborhood. At nightfall, we’ll gather for a true Carioca Night with a visit to the infamous Selaron steps in Lapa. Dinner will follow at one of the best views of the entire city while we have a gastronomic experience in nature., Rio’s greatest nightlife district for Brazilian food, live music and dancing.
Awaken to the fresh ocean air & expansive fresh breakfast as we prepare for a beautiful day Rio De Janeiro style on the beach.
Locals meet their friends at the beach in Brazil by letting them know which numbered post they are seated near, and the location of our posto is one of the most popular. You’ll spot swimmers along with bodybuilders, guys and gals playing pickup soccer or volleyball and samba performers while you sunbathe in the warm South American sun.
Tonight we’ll have an early dinner at a restaurant world-known for an international hit song about a girl. This place has some of the most delectable steak where you cook it over flame to your desired temperature.
At nightfall prepare to experience an authentic Brazilian Samba School with its roots directly from Africa
After replenishing yourself with a delicious breakfast we’ll head directly to Rio De Janeiro’s most beautiful and famous arts and crafts market, showing off the works of some of the city’s best artisans. After you’ve shopped until you dropped we’ll head over for lunch to an iconic restaurant to nosh on a famous stew with African & Portuguese influences.
This afternoon we will enjoy the infamous branch at Copacabana Palace with unlimited bubbly. This brunch is brilliantly different, indulgent, and classy served poolside.
Now it’s time to enjoy another side of Rio’s Carnival as we make our way to the most famous Black Brazilian Street Bloco Party in Rio for an evening of music, dancing, flirting and socializing with Cariocas in one of Rio’s most beautiful parks until the evening.
Tonight we will experience the dry run of Carnival at the epic Sambadrome. Imagine a stadium larger than several football fields and your front row hearing the bands and seeing the Samba School march across the half-mile strip experiencing
We’re having lots of action-packed fun so far so we’re going to let you sleep in. Breakfast in bed or by the pool at your leisure always sounds good. And with the beach & boutique shopping steps away, it’s the perfect time to soak in more Rio vibes.
Today we’ll visit Praca Maua for the amazing Street Art & Mural Outdoor Exhibition. There you will see cool murals and vibrant street art in the backdrop of magnificent beaches.
For sunset, we’ll head to Sugar Loaf Mountain, a world heritage site by Unesco, and grab a cocktail while we soak up the most breathtaking views of the city.
Tonight’s dinner is at one of our French restaurants inspired by Chef Claude who visited breeders of steak to identify the best producers of meat to serve with sides and sauces.
The night will end with a visit to Pedra Do Sal for the Samba Street Party in an area referred to as Little Africa. Here you can indulge in fine music and strong caipirinhas.
Today we’re taking your Up in the Air Life experience sky high. After a sumptuous breakfast at our luxurious hotel, get ready to be dazzled by the World Wonder, Christ the Redeemer. To get there we’ll snag a ticket aboard the red-hued tram to Corcovado in the Tijuca Forest National Park.
Afterward, we’ll explore the beauty of two parks where you can snap your most Instagram worth pics! First stop is Parque Lage, a public park in the city with a beautiful green toned pool and next door is the Botanic Gardens We’ll stop for lunch at one of Rio’s most scenic and unique dining experience at the horse racing facilities and the rest of the afternoon we’ll explore Parque Lague and the beautiful Botanical Gardens next door at our leisure. After we’re done exploring, we’ll head home for your free evening.
Today is a day of relaxation and reflection to catch up with people you’ve met in Rio or connected with on your trip. Wake up to a tasty breakfast and enjoy your day with anything you desire all steps away from your luxury hotel. Your intimate farewell dinner at our favorite cooking school with a quintessential Carioca. We’ll start with the signature Brazilian cocktail followed by learning how to make a Carioca meal from scratch.
Rise and shine for an optional-self guided tour or a visit to your favorite shops. Private drivers will sadly whisk you away to the airport.