The Rio Carnival is of course the best and the biggest festival of Brazil, but the country has much more to offer. You have the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio city itself. Visitors with more time can extend their vacation and take a trip to the Sugar Loaf Mountains.
Carnival extensions covering trips to the above places are available as part of carnival deals for tourists.
To the south of Rio is Angra dos Reis, another Carnival extension. It is known for its over 300 beaches, with a lot of them privately owned by famous personalities.
A visit to it could be one of your Carnival extensions. Buzios, with its many beaches is a definite Carnival extension for surfing aficionados. While some beaches are surfers’ paradise, others are family beaches. The main road has plenty of food choice, besides nightclubs and bars.
Once again to the south of Rio, with a lush green coast, mountains and rainforests, the island of Paraty is definitely worth a visit.
Leave the hustle and bustle of Rio city and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Paraty. It has turned during past few years into a favorite Carnival extension. Trips to the Cairucu Environmental Protection Area, Park Reserve of Joatinga, Serra da Mar State Park and the Serra da Bocaina National Park all located around Paraty, are ideal for relaxing Carnival extension vacations.