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Tag 1 Rio de Janeiro

Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich. Beziehe deine Unterkunft im Schlafsaal. Dein Hostel liegt im Zentrum von Rio, nur wenige Gehminuten von der Metro und den berühmten Straßenfesten entfernt.

Arrive at any time to your hostel. We have reserved 6-, 8-, and 9-bed dormitory rooms at a hostel in Santa Theresa, located within walking distance to street parties and the metro. Please note that the dorms are mixed dorms but we will do our best to separate the rooms by sex for people not travelling together. Settle in and meet some of your fellow G Adventures travellers.

Tag 2 Rio de Janeiro (1F)

Bei einer ganztägigen Entdeckungstour bekommst du einen ersten Eindruck dieser wunderbaren Stadt. Du besuchst unter anderem den Zuckerhut, den Corcovado mit der Statue von Christus dem Erlöser und das Maracanã-Stadion. Der Abend steht zur freien Verfügung

Today we will be introduced to some of the city's best features including Sugar Loaf, Corcovado and Maracanã stadium. The Sugar Loaf, known world over as Rio's postcard and a must to visit. Since the best time of the day to go up the cable car is later in the day, the tour will end at the Sugar Loaf. Sugar Loaf is reached on a two-stage cable car ride. This cable car takes 80 people per trip on a 2-minute ride, each stage. The first stage, Morro da Urca - barely 170 mts high, has a restaurant, amphitheater, a helipoint for scenic rides and a privileged view of the Yacht Club and Botafogo Bay. The second stage takes one up to the Sugar Loaf - thus named because of the loaves of sugar that were commonly used by the Portuguese at the time of the discovery of the city. The all-encompassing view of this privileged 270-meter high lookout is unrivaled. Corcovado's summit, home to the Christ the Redeemer statue is reached by taking a Swiss made cogwheel train that climbs the mountain from its base at 15 mts to near its summit at 670 mts. The very top is reached by climbing a flight of steps reaching the base of Christ the Redeemer statue. This statue covered with a mosaic of soapstone is one of Rio's finest Art Nouveau monuments. The view, from this vantage point, with the surrounding Tijuca National Forest spreading below and a circle of mountains closing the horizon at the very back of the Guanabara bay. Maracanã stadium, named for the surrounding neighbourhood was built by the Brazilian government to host the 1950 soccer World Cup. With an original capacity of 200 thousand spectators it was the world's largest stadium at the time. Even though greatly reduced, the stadium's capacity is still 90 000 spectators and it plays host to Rio de Janeiro's best soccer teams.

Tag 3 Rio de Janeiro (1F)

Du hast einen Tag zur freien Verfügung, um die Stadt zu erkunden. Optional kannst du eine Tour in die Favelas machen oder drachenfliegen. Abends wartet der Karneval auf dich.

Free day in Rio to explore the city, or take optional excursions like hang gliding or a favela tour. Carnival street parties in the evening.

Tag 4 Sambadrome/Rio de Janeiro (1F)

Heute solltest du es ruhig angehen lassen und dich auf die große Karneval-Parade vorbereiten. Du wirst in das weltberühmte Sambadrome gebracht, wo du die großartigen Kostüme und Tänzer beobachten kannst und dich im Rhythmus verlieren kannst. Feure deine L

Take it slow today because the parade literally lasts all night. It might be a good day to relax on one of the many beaches on offer in the city. Most tourists head to the famous Copacabana Beach although the combined beaches of Ipanema and Leblon can be less crowded and are equally well garnished with vendors selling food, jewelery, sarongs and pretty much anything else that you might want. CARNIVAL PARADE NIGHT 18:00/19:30 You will be transferred to the Sambodrome to see the Carnival Parade from Section 10. Be prepared for a very late night. G Adventures representatives will accompany you throughout the evening and after the parade you'll transfer back to your hotel. Since 1984, the Samba Parade found a permanent home at the Sambodrome, in the downtown area. It consists of several independent concrete structures along both sides of Av. Marquês de Sapucaí, the samba runway. They lead to the Apotheosis Square, crowned by a concrete M that brings to mind the symbol of a fast-food chain. During the school year, parts of the structure are used as classrooms by public schools. The Square often acts as the stage of shows, and major bands have performed here. When Carnival magic takes over, the Sambodrome is the setting for the greatest show on earth. It's very safe inside the Sambodrome, and you are welcome to bring your camera or camcorder. There are plenty of snack bars with drinks, sandwiches, fries, but extra rolls of film and batteries are really hard to find. Bathrooms are kept relatively clean, under the constant care of janitors. The Samba Schools Parade at Rio's Sambodrome is something everybody has to experience at least once in life. The event is broadcast live to several countries, and all Brazilian states. Watching on TV is cool, but not half as much fun as being there! You have to mingle with the crowd, sweat and maybe even march with a samba school. In case you are getting completely mixed up, Samba Schools are not teaching institutions. A Samba School is an association of people from the same neighbourhood, usually a popular community (favela) or suburban area. They get together on a regular basis for samba meetings and rehearsals. Samba schools provide valuable jobs to the community in the production of costumes and floats. Each year schools choose a different theme. Samba schools may take to the Parade anything from 3,000 to 5,000 members, and from 6 to 8 floats. They have to make it through the runway in a period from 60 to 80 minutes. This means each member will spend only about 25-30 in the Sambodrome. The experience is so intense that memories will last a lifetime.

Tag 5 Rio de Janeiro (1F)

Heute kannst du dich von der Nacht erholen. Nachmittags und abends bevölkern schon wieder die Paraden die Stadt.

After an all-night samba party and a city tour you now have free time to enjoy the sun and surf of the city. Take a book to Copacabana beach, shop along the main streets of Ipanema and Leblon, try some Brazilian beef at a churrascaria or just sleep in and get some rest.

Tag 6 Rio de Janeiro (1F)

Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.

Depart at any time.

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