EXPERIENCE THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
This fun-packed 7 day Sacred Mythic Journey takes place in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival celebration is undoubtedly the planet’s most ostentatious, bombastic, mind-blowing spectacle, uniting millions of Brazilians and visitors within the lush environs of the Marvelous City in rapturous merriment over the 5 days preceding the pious Catholic season of Lent. The party happens every February or March, ending 40 days before Easter and commemorating the close of the long, hot Brazilian summer with a lavish, world-renowned Carnival parade in the Sambadrome. Also on tap are popular itinerant street parties called blocos, and chic, high-gloss costumed balls called bailes. Non-Carnival-related commerce and industry in Rio is completely shut down for the fun, so there is no escape from the intense debauchery.
A TRUE MELTING POT OF CULTURES
Rio de Janeiro is home to over six million people with no particular race, religion or creed that dominates, making it a unique gem in the heart of South America where everyone is welcome. Brazil is a country of continental dimensions and Rio is the perfect starting point to get a clear glimpse of what this culture has to offer the World. There is just so much to do and see here!
THE NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
This mountain is crowned by the statue of Christ the Redeemer, 30 meters high with an 8 meter pedestal with a chapel to honour our lady of Aparecida, patron Saint of Brazil. This is one of the main scenic spots in the city, located at the Tijuca National Park, 710 meters high and giving a sweeping panoramic of sea and mountain – a world famous vista. The imposing statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado embraces the city of Rio.
JUST SO MUCH BEAUTY AND ADVENTURE IN ONE PLACE
Brazil is famous for its thriving beach scene, and Rio offers no shortage of chances to get in on that. Copacabana and Ipanema are the city’s premier beaches. Built in the 18th century, the beautiful district of Santa Teresa offers the opportunity to see colonial architecture as well as Rio’s underground artistic culture. Rio’s nearby National park Tijuca is simply delightful. Home to many different types of wildlife and offering breathtaking views over the city.
ONE OF A KIND EVENT THAT WILL SIMPLY BLOW YOUR MIND
The highlight of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is definitely the Samba Schools’ Parade. The Samba Schools’ Parades are a competition between the Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools, which has been built specially for this occasion. Each Samba School Parade is very thought out and organized. They align in a unique way to present their show. Between the wings, there are the floats. Most of them are hand pushed by men of the Samba School community, but some of them function with motors.
The costumes of the samba parade are full of details and colors. They are true masterpieces, concepted out of nothing every year. They have mirrors, feathers, metallic fabric, silk and some of them may have jewels or coins. These costumes take months to be made. This work begins about eight months before Carnival.
A CARNIVAL FIT FOR THE GODS
“Momo” is the name of the god of mockery in Greek mythology. According to Carnival tradition, the Momo King must be happy and as big as a house. The legend says that he has been exiled from Olympus to establish in Rio, the Carnival City. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival officially begins with the delivery of the city keys to King Momo. It is when King Momo starts to dance the Samba that everything – ornaments, feathers and everybody at the party – must dance with him. He opens every big Carnival event, including the Parades.
A CARNIVAL OF A QUEEN AND HER PRINCESSES
The Carnival Queen is chosen meticulously by her beauty, self-confidence, sociability, nice expressions, charisma and samba skills; but above it all, she must have the “Carnival Spirit”.
The candidates in the second and third places are crowned as Carnival Princesses, a recently created title.
- Comfortable accommodations throughout the journey
- All in-country local ground transportation
- Healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices and herbal teas
- Welcome celebration meal and farewell meal
- Local national park entrance fees
- Transformational workshops and/or ceremonies
- Inspirational facilitators, guides and shamans
- Private one-on-one consultations (if requested)
- 15% of your total contribution goes towards supporting local indigenous communities
What’s NOT IncludedInternational and in-country domestic flights
Personal travel and medical insurance (optional)
Essential kit list items
Private taxi to/from local airport before and after the journey
Terms & Conditions
Cancellations made more than 2 months from the journey start date will be fully refunded but excluding a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations made within 2 months of the journey start date are fully non-refundable.
Up and Coming Journey Dates
New Moon of the 11th February – First Quarter Moon of the 17th February 2021
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
STEP 1: Schedule Your Sacred Mythic Journey Interview Below
STEP 2: Secure Your Place
STEP 3: Prepare For The Journey Ahead!