Carnival Celebration: Rio de Janeiro

Are you ready to feel the heat of Rio’s Carnival as you samba through the streets of Brazil?

Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth

Join us in the dazzling costumes, vibrant parades, and electric energy of Rio, Brazil

This February 15th - February 25th

Step into a world where every moment is a celebration, where the vibrant rhythm of Rio’s Carnival pulses through your very soul. Cloud Connections invites you to a luxury experience like no other, a curated journey for the location-curious, to immerse themselves in the heart of Carnival’s magic.
Picture yourself in the Sambadrome, VIP style, a party within a party, surrounded by the grandeur of the world’s most incredible event. You’ll bask in unlimited delights of food, drink and endless Samba views, enjoying Carnival to the fullest possible potential.
Delve into the heart of Rio’s culture with a historical exploration of one of the largest favelas, Rochina, gaining a deep understanding of this vibrant community. Your journey continues with a private boat experience, sailing towards Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you’ll witness Rio’s stunning skyline from a unique perspective.
Each morning, awaken to mouthwatering breakfasts lovingly prepared by your gracious hostess, setting the tone for your day of adventure. From here indulge in a ritual of yoga to stretch out the body from the previous evening’s festivities.
Indulge in a welcome dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, where delectable cuisine pairs with a breathtaking view overlooking the Sambadrome. Your accommodation in Santa Teresa, Rio’s bohemian and artsy neighborhood, offers the chance to explore the favorite “bairro” of Anthony Bourdain and a place celebrated by The New York Times as the sexiest neighborhood in Rio. Dive into the flavors of Brazil with a visit to Bar do Mineiro, renowned for serving the best Feijoada, Brazil’s national dish.
Optional activities abound: From a thrilling helicopter ride around Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, to a two Michelin-star reservation for the discerning foodies among us!
Rio is a city with endless possibilities for your adventurous soul to uncover.

This is for you if you’re keen on an authentic Brazilian experience, immerse fully in Carnival and create lifetime memories.

First 3 to apply receive a complementary helicopter tour around the world wonder – Christ the Redeemer


(Subject to change)
  • Check-in and settle into your beautiful home for the next 10 days!
  • Welcome and Intros
  • Welcome dinner at Michelin Star resturant Aprazivel with stunning Sambradome views to get to know your fellow retreat participants and check out a taste of Carnival
  • Morning shopping excursion to local markets for carnival costumes and accessories.
  • Samba lesson with a professional instructor performing at the Sambadarome with a little history and caipairinhas
  • Enjoy a stroll around the neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa as you get ready for the greatest show on Earth
  • We'll head down to the incredible Sambadarome for our VIP Champion's parade witnessing the best performers that Carnival has to offer.
  • Get prepared to put the moves you learned the other day and watch the sunrise as you indulge in unlimited and food and fun for an unforgettable Carnival
  • Morning relaxation with an optional massage session.
  • Spend the afternoon winding down at the famous Copacabana or Ipanema Beach.
  • For those who are partaking: Helicopter tour to Christ the Redeemer statue - one of the seven wonders of the world.
  • Cablecarto Sugar Loaf Mountain to witness the breathtaking sunset.
  • Evening group discussion and reflection on your experiences.
  • Take what you discovered in our intro skillshare mapping and learn from your fellow retreat goers in this beautiful exchange of talents.
  • Evening visit to a Churrascaria, a Brazilian barbecue restaurant.
  • Guided tour of a local favela (community) to understand life in these unique neighborhoods.
  • Afternoon unwind relaxation at the beach and find dinner on your own.
  • Begin your day with an adventure! Take a scooter with locals and hike to Dos Hermanos Hill for panoramic views.
  • Enjoy a snazzy local spot for a well deserved meal.*
  • Evening gourmet dinner at a 2 Star Michelin-starred restaurant for those who have signed up.
  • From day to sunset boat trip along the beautiful coast of Rio.
  • Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and even dancing on board.
  • Morning explorations and refelections with the group.
  • Evening dinner with the group to celebrate the journey.
  • Morning breakfast at the accommodation.
Potential for Football Match (Once match schedule is confirmed, can be included)

*Optional activities, please inquire for further details

Rio Carnival Experience Starting at $1499

(All prices are in USD)
***Early Bird Pricing Available!***
Regular Pricing starts 21/12/23

Whimsical Queen Suite

(Private Room)

Brazil Casa Jomo Cloud Connections Carnival Collaboration Accommodations Triple

Triple Deluxe Suite

(Shared Price pp/3 Max)

Classical Double Comfort

(Private Room)

Brazil Casa Jomo Cloud Connections Carnival Collaboration Accommodations Twin

Twin Tranquility

(Shared Price pp/2 Max)

Premium Queen Suite with Balcony

(Private Room)

* Taste of Rio Pass

+ Ultimate Carnival Combo

Rio Pricing Details

(All prices are in USD)

Festival & Immersion Pass

$ 1099
VIP Carnival Experience
Private Boat Excursion/Fiesta
Favela Tour
Brazilian Churrascaria
Sugarloaf Cable Car
Football Match (pending availability)
Daily Gourmet Breakfasts
Optional Activities

Ultimate Rio Carnival Combo

$ 2199
starting at
Taste of Rio + Festival & Immersion

Taste of Rio Pass

$ 1499
starting at
Villa Accommodation
Daily gourmet breakfasts
VIP Carnival Experience
Private Boat Excursion/Fiesta
Favela Tour
Brazilian Churrascaria
Sugarloaf Cable Car
Optional Activities

All options include:

Experienced Retreat Host, Welcome Dinner, Guided Yoga, Pro Samba Lesson, Shopping Excursion, Use of Common Areas & Pool, Blocos, Beach Days, Skillshares/Workshops/Growth Immersion, Access to Community and WhatsApp Group

Sign up with a friend and get $400 off

Rio Activities

Brazil Rio Carnival Group Cloud Connections

VIP Sambradome Tropical Carnival Experience

(~$700+ Value)

Brazil Rio Carnival Samba Cloud Connections

Samba Lesson with Carnival Winning Instructor

What is the national drink of Brazil? The caipirinha with cachaca, lime and sugar

Caiprinha making lesson

finding the heart of carnival with cloud connections

Multiple Bloco/Street Parade Outings

Michelin star dinner with cloud connections

★ Michelin Star Welcome Dinner★

Rochina Favela Tour Rio Cloud Connections with local guide

Rochina Favela Tour with Local

Brazil Rio Boat Day Cloud Connections

Private Boat Day

Cloud cutting churrascaria steak

Churrascaria Famous Steakhouse

copacabana sunset cloud connections

Sunset Sugarloaf Cable Car Tickets

Beach day copacabana

Beach Day(s)

Group yoga by the beach

Guided Yoga Sessions

Brazil traditional meal

Daily Gourmet Breakfasts

Football Match with Cloud Connections

Football Match (pending availability)

Brazil Christ the Redeemer one of the seven world wonders

Helicopter Tour around Christ the Redeemer*

brazil fancy dinner

 Michelin Tasting*



About Carnival in Rio

  1. 2024 Carnival takes place February 9th – 17th, however events and street parades: Blocos can start as early as January and go through March.
  1. Carnival in Rio is celebrated throughout the city, with the most famous events happening at the Sambadrome, where samba parades occur. However, you can also enjoy street parties (blocos) all over Rio
  1. The Sambadrome is a purpose-built parade area in Rio de Janeiro where samba schools compete with elaborate floats and stunning costumes. It’s the heart of the Carnival parade and what makes Rio infamous to celebrate in.
  1. We offer exclusive VIP Sambadrome experiences as part of our Carnival in Rio package.
  1. A bloco is a street party or parade that takes place throughout Rio during Carnival. These are often spontaneous and feature live music, dancing, and colorful costumes.
  1. Joining a bloco is easy – just show up with your festive attire, and you’ll be welcomed with open arms. We can also provide recommendations for popular blocos to attend.
  1. Cloud Connections will be celebrating Rio Carnival during February 15st – February 25th. This serves to give you a robust understanding of roots of carnival and experience the flavors to the fullest. You are welcome to continue your carnival experience after getting a solid cultural foundation. We will be attending the Sambradome festivities for the Champion’s parade on the 17th. The best performances are reserved for this evening.

About Rio

  1. Absolutely! Carnival in Rio is a vibrant and welcoming event, perfect for solo travelers looking to immerse themselves in the festivities. Our package includes opportunities to connect with fellow travelers.
  1. A caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça (a sugar cane spirit), lime, sugar, and ice. It’s a must-try during Carnival.
  1. Samba is a lively and rhythmic Brazilian music and dance style with roots in African, European, and Indigenous Brazilian traditions. It’s characterized by its infectious beats, colorful costumes, and energetic dance moves.
  1. Rio de Janeiro is famous for samba because it hosts the world-renowned Rio Carnival, where samba takes center stage in elaborate parades and celebrations. The city’s deep historical ties to samba and its vibrant samba schools contribute to its fame as the samba capital of the world.
  1. People from Rio de Janeiro are commonly referred to as “Cariocas.” The term “Carioca” is used to describe the residents of Rio and is derived from the indigenous Tupi-Guarani word “kara’i oka,” which means “white man’s house” or “house of the white man.” The origins of the name are connected to the arrival of the Portuguese in Brazil and their influence on the region. Today, “Carioca” is a term of pride for the city’s inhabitants and is used to signify the unique culture and lifestyle of those living in Rio de Janeiro.


  1. Like any major event, it’s essential to stay vigilant and take precautions. We prioritize your safety and provide guidance to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience. Please make sure to share your contact information and share where you are going with the group to mitigate any risk.

Yes, here are some safety tips:

  • Keep your belongings secure, especially in crowded areas.
  • Avoid displaying expensive items like jewelry and electronics.
  • Use reliable transportation options, such as registered taxis or rideshare services.
  • Be cautious with alcohol consumption, and don’t accept drinks from strangers.
  • Stay with a group, especially when attending street parties (blocos) at night.
  • Follow the guidance of local authorities and tour operators.
  1. In case of an emergency, dial 190 to reach the local police (Polícia Militar). Additionally, you can contact your country’s embassy or consulate for assistance.
  1. While Rio de Janeiro has many safe areas, it’s advisable to exercise caution in certain neighborhoods, especially at night.
  1. Stay informed by checking travel advisories and updates from your country’s embassy or consulate in Brazil. You can also follow local news outlets and trusted travel websites for the latest information.
  1. Official Carnival events, like the Sambadrome parades, typically have security measures in place, including the presence of law enforcement and event staff to maintain order and ensure the safety of attendees.
  1. Yes, you can generally trust registered taxis, rideshare services like Uber, and official public transportation options in Rio. Avoid unregistered or unofficial taxis and travel with the group when possible.
  1. It’s advisable to carry a photocopy of your passport and leave the original in a secure place, such as a hotel safe. You may also want to carry a copy of your visa and identification at all times.
  1. If you encounter a non-emergency issue or incident, you can contact the local Tourist Police (Delegacia de Proteção ao Turista) or visit their office for assistance. They are trained to assist tourists and can provide guidance.


  1. Santa Teresa is a popular choice for its bohemian atmosphere and proximity to many blocos. It’sWe offer luxurious accommodations in Santa Teresa as part of our Carnival package.
  1. Our Carnival in Rio package includes a VIP experience at the Sambadrome, accommodations, guided tours, samba classes, caipirinha-making sessions, delicious breakfast,pool and lounging areas and more.
  1. Airfare, airport shuttle, meals not part of activities, alcohol, drinks, and personal insurance are not included in the package.

Booking and Policies

  1. Booking your Carnival in Rio experience with Cloud Connections is easy. Visit our website or contact us directly to secure your spot.
  1. Our cancellation policies are outlined on our website. We understand that plans can change, so we provide flexibility to accommodate different situations. Please contact for cancellation inquiries.
  1. Our Carnival in Rio retreat is designed for digital nomads, travel enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a vibrant and memorable Carnival experience in Rio de Janeiro.

Before Departure

  1. 2 weeks prior, a whatsapp group will be created to introduce all members. 1 week before, a zoom call intro will take place.
  1. Flights are at your own discretion. Cloud Connections is happy to provide recommendations and assistance.
  1. Brazil’s visa policy has changed for Americans, Canadians and Australians and if you are from these countries and easy e-visa can be issued prior to arrival. Please check with your local embassy for most accurate information and please communicate travel plans with a member of Cloud Connections for specific visa requirements.

If you have more specific questions or need further information about our VIP Carnival experience in Rio with Cloud Connections, please feel free to reach out to our dedicated team. We’re here to make your Carnival experience unforgettable!

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