There is no better time to visit Rio than during Carnival, considered to be the largest in the
With Discover Corps, you’ll go behind-the-scenes as an invited guest of a local Samba school
to actually join in on the parade! Venture to local neighborhoods to experience blocos, or block
parties, tour the Grande Rio Samba School and learn how to dance samba.
Over the course of seven days, we’ll explore all that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Cruise high in a cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain, venture to the Christ the Redeemer statue, and relax on Rio’s iconic beaches. We’ll also dive into Brazilian culture with a private Brazilian cooking class & percussion workshop. Our boutique hotel located on the famous Copacabana Beach will put us in the center of all of the action.
- Unique behind-the-scenes experiences and access to the best of Carnival
- A curated itinerary that take you to all of the must-see sights of Rio
- Boutique 4-star lodging on the beaches of Copacabana
- Super small groups to allow for unique opportunities & access to events
- All-inclusive pricing covers most meals, lodging, expert guides, and excursions – hassle free!
- Full-service travel support from our U.S.-based headquarters
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Get your Personal Copy of our 2023/2024 Festivals Guide
Our Festivals Guide is where your dreams become reality. Browse our portfolio of festival journeys across the world’s most unique destinations.
- Detailed information on each of our trips including dates & prices
- Registration process & links to our day-to-day itineraries
- Post-trip extensions to make the most of your trip
- Ways to save on your trip including children’s pricing & group discounts
- And so much more…
Discover Corps Festival Journeys
Learn more about the following destinations by downloading our Festival Guide.
Brazil: Rio Carnival Festival
Dress up in costume and parade with a leading samba school. Rub shoulders with Rio’s leading samba schools. Uncover arguably the most beautiful city in the world. This is Discover Corps’ Carnival!
Oaxaca: Day of the Dead Festival
The Day of the Dead festival is one of the most recognized celebrations in Mexico. Meet locals, participate in festivities & see the best of Oaxaca!
Thailand: The Lantern Festival
Thailand literally lights up during the Loy Krathong & Yi Ping lantern festivals. Experience the best of this stunning Southeast Asian country while joining in on the festivities!
Cuba: Havana Jazz Festival
Havana’s Jazz Festival is an unparalleled wonder in the world of music. Experience a full spectrum of musical styles while exploring the sites of Havana & beyond.
Peru: Inti Raymi Festival
Experience Peru’s Festival of the Sun, meet fascinating locals & uncover Machu Picchu!
Morocco: Fes World Festival of Sacred Music
Morocco is an epicenter of Arab culture in North Africa. And during the Fès World Festival of Sacred Music the country lights up in dance, music and art. A truly remarkable time to visit this enchanting country!
Other Discover Corps Trips
Thailand: Elephants & Islands Expedition
Care for elephants alongside their caretakers, explore traditional island villages and swim in the turquoise waters of Southern Thailand.
Galapagos: Family Volunteer Vacation
Swim with friendly sea lions, snorkel with sea turtles, watch iguanas bask in the sun and meet wild giant tortoises while helping out at a tortoise reserve.
Cuba: Preserving Nature’s Wonders
Uncover the natural side of Cuba – lush countryside, tropical offshore islands and biosphere reserves.
Costa Rica: Family Volunteer Adventure
Visit rainforests, pristine beaches, volcanoes, cloud forests, and wildlife rescue centers. A family vacation that will inspire, delight and make a difference.
Why Discover Corps
Our mission is to inspire travelers to become advocates of our planet’s natural wonders, cultural treasures, and local communities through immersive and sustainable vacations
Our portfolio of locally-owned boutique lodges and expert local guides creates an experience that you’ll never forget.
Each festival itinerary is designed to immerse you both into the festival and the local culture. Through a combination of behind-the-scenes experiences and local connections, you’re in for the experience of a lifetime!
As an added bonus, families of 6 or more qualify for a Group Discount of up to $350 per person.
Get Your Free Festivals Guide Today!
Call 1-619-758-3030 or fill out the form below, and we’ll e-mail you a free Festivals Guide with more detail.