Kirsty Aldous

Silversea's Exclusive Carnaval Experience in Rio

About Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Join BestTrip.TV  and guests on Silversea's Grand Voyage in this exclusive experience: behind the scenes in Samba City, where Rio's best dozen Samba Schools work in top secrecy on their Carnaval parade entries.  BestTrip.TV gets a private glimpse of a float in the making, and we get into Carnaval action: caipirinha cocktails, glittery make up and dress up in hand-made costumes, trying our hands at making our own costumes, and of course! learning to samba.

We won't be recruited to join a competitive Samba School for the Carnaval parade in the Sambadrome, but as a taste of Rio's throbbing Carnaval atmosphere, it can't be beat.  What a thrill for us and our fellow Silversea Grand Voyage guests; it's an exclusive shore excursion for the luxury cruise line's Grand Voyage guests while the ship overnights in exciting Rio.

And as a special bonus, money raised through the year-round Carnaval Experience finances the Youth Samba School that educates thousands of the community's less-privileged kids, teaching them languages, construction, sewing, performance and other skills that will help them be a part of Carnaval... and set them up for a future as bright as Rio's famous Carnaval.