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One of our groups in Rio this year

One of our groups in Rio this year

One of the floats in the Sambadrome

One of the floats in the Sambadrome

What do you think of when you hear the word “Carnival”? Bright colours? Crazy dancing? Costume Parades? Revelling in the streets? Carnival in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro, Nike Air Max 2017 combines all this – and more!!

Carnival has been happening since the 18th Century, although they have evolved somewhat! When the Portuguese settled in Brazil, they brought with them Catholicism, which in turn introduced Brazil to Lent, Dallas Mavericks or “Quaresma”. During Lent, the Catholics were expected to abstain from certain luxuries for 40 days, and meat was one of them. NIKE AIR PRESTO Flyknit Ultra Indeed, the original meaning of “carnevale” is to stay away from meat. To relieve the anticipated tensions, a feast was celebrated and enjoyed before Lent. Over the years this became a party, or “Carnaval”, with street parades and costumes; ideas borrowed from the European carnivals. Carnival is now a huge celebration, Black White Jordan Shoes one where everyone can relax, have fun, Air Max TN celebrate, and enjoy a party where even the laws are temporarily laxed!

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Some of the costumes from Carnival!

Some of the costumes from Carnival!


The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is one of the biggest parties in the world! Not only are there street parties all over the city, famously on the steps of Lapa, in Ipanema and at Copacabana beach, but the best Samba schools from all over the country come to strut their stuff through the Sambadrome.

  • Dance and music are essential ingredients in any celebration, NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 33 but the Samba, Kentucky Wildcats Jerseys a Brazilian dance with African influences,

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    Experiencing Carnival is a must if you like all things bright and party, and Oasis Overland can help you get there! We have trips in South America which either end or begin with the Rio Carnival; you can visit Christ the Redeemer statue or Sugar Loaf Mountain; sunbathe at the beach, go hand gliding over the city, party at the Sambadrome, or even check out the favelas with a local! The great thing about doing it with Oasis means you can share it all with new friends as well!

    Oasis Overland Group ready to party at the Sambadrome!

    Oasis Overland Group ready to party at the Sambadrome!

    Fancy joining the party?! You can choose to travel from Santiago, Lima or Quito to reach Rio for Carnival:

    Coast to Coast (51 days) Expedition: Santiago to Rio Kingdoms & Carnivals (12.5 weeks) Expedition: Lima to Rio Kingdoms & Carnivals (15 weeks): Quito to Rio

    These trips also run in the opposite direction, so if you fancy starting your trip with a bang,

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