Famous for it’s world famous carnival, pulsating samba rhythms, lush landscape, sugary beaches and party spirit. Up In The Air Life leads you through Rio’sCarnival experience  including samba school, bloco parties, parades, and a full evening at the Sambadrome where you get to see last years 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.  Extend your trip through the weekend to attend the full Carnival performance at the Sambadrome. 

February 22 – 28, 2019

February 21 – 27, 2020


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 for a while, take a swim; grab an acai or caipirinha in Rio’s most iconic beach neighborhood. At nightfall, we’ll gather for a true Carioca Night with a visit to Rio’s greatest nightlife district for Brazilian food, live music and dancing.


Awaken to the fresh ocean air & expansive fresh breakfast on the rooftop of your luxury Rio De Janeiro to 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 body builders, guys and gals playing pickup soccer or volleyball and samba performers while you sunbathe & in the warm South American sun.

At nightfall prepare to experience an authentic Brazilian cuisine with its roots directly from Africa before we journey to the magical heartland of Carnival Samba where we’ll join thousands of revelers in enjoying the night of Brazilian carnival rhythms.


To attend carnival in Rio De Janeiro without experiencing an authentic Street Bloco Party would be sacrilegious.

But first 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 shipped until you dropped we’ll head over for lunch to an iconic restaurant to nosh on a famous stew with African & Portuguese influences.

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.


We’re having a lot of fun and action packed so far so we’re going to let you sleep in. Breakfast in bed or on the rooftop at your leisure always sounds good. And with the beach & boutique shopping steps away perfect time to soak in more Rio vibes.

Today we’ll have a mix of culture & sightseeing as we head to one of Rio’s most recognizable sites –perched on the mouth of Guanabara Bay. We’ll take a cable car to reach the top where you’ll find birds-eye views of downtown Rio. Afterwards, take a short stroll from its base to walk along the water in the residential neighborhood of Urca before heading to two of the most important sites for Black Brazilian culture in Rio De Janeiro to tour and party into the night at the birthplace of Samba.


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 one of the most iconic Rio sites snagging a ticket aboard the red-hued trem do Corcovado, an electric train that takes passengers up to one of the new 7 wonders of the world.

We’ll stop for lunch at one of Rio’s most scenic and unique dining experience before passing through Corcovado Mountain, through the lush vegetation of Atlantic Forest before immersing yourself in the city’s outdoorsy side in one of the cities national parks. Nature lovers can hike its peaks and watch for playful monkeys. Get more incredible vistas of the city from Vista Chinesa.
Named after the vaguely Asian design of the pagoda-inspired architecture, tourists hound this spot to take photos of the city. After a busy day, 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 tasty breakfast and enjoy your day with anything you desire all steps away from your luxury hotel. Your intimate farewell dinner at one of Rio’s most famed restaurants will commence in the evening so plenty of time to enjoy more of Rio.


Rise and shine for an optional-self guided tour or shop and visit your favorite shops or acai or caipirinha spot one more time.  Up in the Air Life private drivers will sadly whisk you away for Tom Jobin International Airport.