Experience the Glamour, Sensuality, and Fantasy of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival in 2008

August 30, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil — August 30 — Images of beautiful dancers, pulsing samba rhythms, and the joie de vivre of Rio’s Carnival celebration have given Brazil and Rio de Janeiro its fantastic reputation as a land of dancing, revelry, and extraordinary musical traditions. There is something about the energy and magic of Rio de Janeiro that is beyond words; the only way to truly understand it is to feel it, and the best time of the year to experience Rio’s magic is during Carnival.

Intelligent Leisure Solutions, and internet-based luxury travel company, is now offering a 6 Day / 5 Night luxury Rio de Janeiro Carnival travel package that gives the elite traveler an opportunity to become part of Rio’s exclusive Carnival festivities. Due to limited quantities and high demand, this luxury vacation package is available for pre-booking only until October 15th . Accommodations for the Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro at the Copacabana Palace Hotel book up 6 months in advance.
The package features luxury accommodations at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel- the perfect place to rest after hours of dancing and celebrating with the beautiful Cariocas (residents of Rio). The Copacabana Palace Hotel traditionally hosts the most glamorous Carnival Gala party, attracting international celebrities dressed in luxury Carnival costumes or black-tie attire. The Gala features an open bar and a lavish buffet catered by world-famous chefs. This elegant, glittering affair continues to be the most famous and exclusive Carnival Ball in Rio de Janeiro. During the Carnival week, you will be swept away by the Carioca spirit as you learn to samba, don improvised costumes, and dance through the streets behind Carnival bands and groups. Rio’s Samba Schools parade into the “Sambódromo” and compete to have the most original floats and the most agile and beautiful “sambistas” (samba dancers). Rio de Janeiro is a wondrous mixture of African, indigenous, and European styles and influences manifested in arts, crafts, dances, melodies, rhythms, beliefs, gastronomy and other cultural expressions that are the heart and soul of this vibrant area of Brazil.

The Luxury Rio de Janeiro Carnival Vacation Package begins on February 1st 2008
as you arrive in the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (the Marvellous City, as Rio is called) and settle
in at the Copacabana Palace Hotel on the famous Copacabana Beach. You will enjoy six days and five nights of world-class service at one of the world’s most opulent hotels,
serving the rich and famous since 1923. Choose from three luxury rooms- City View, Beach View Deluxe, or the Top Floor Ocean View Suites, and countless services, including two of the best restaurants in Rio, The Cipriani Restaurant and The Pergula Restaurant. Also included in the package is a day of sightseeing in and around the city of Rio in a private, air-conditioned Land Rover with your own English-speaking guide. You will visit the most famous and unforgettable sights of Rio de Janeiro: Mirante Dona Marta (Dona Marta Lookout) point, where you will contemplate a wonderful panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro, Mesa do Imperador (the Emperor's Table), and the Vista Chinesa (Chinese Lookout point). Your visit will end at Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you will be able to watch the magnificent sunset over the city and the bay, falling in love with this enchanted city. You may also visit the Corcovado (the Christ statue) upon request during your stay. However, the majority of your time and the focus of this luxury journey to Rio takes place at the Sambódromo and in the streets during the Carnival festivites. The delight and charm of the party is infectious as you dance for hours, marveling at the colors and spirit of Rio de Janeiro during the Carnival week. On Feburary 6th, 2008, the party ends and you return home energized and enchanted with Rio and the creative soul of Brazil.

All transfers are provided in luxury, private, air-conditioned vehicles with professional bi-lingual guides. Photos and more extensive information regarding this luxury Carnival experience, as well as the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, and Brazil can be found on Intelligent Leisure Solutions website, www.ils3.com. Click on the Travel Vacation Packages link, then choose South America, Brazil, and then the Carnival and New Year’s link. You can also contact Intelligent Leisure Solutions by phone to speak with their Rio de Janeiro luxury travel specialists, all native speakers and fluent in English, in the United States, 1-888-ILS3-COM (457-3266), in Europe, 44-20-7669-4493, or in Brazil, 55-71-3113-4203 ext 24.
Intelligent Leisure Solutions is a web-based Destination Management Company (DMC) for Latin America that offers only luxury, custom-made trips from pre-selected destinations, accommodations, packages and tours to travelers and MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Events) clients seeking differentiated travel experiences. Intelligent Leisure Solutions has been selected by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism as an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. They are also Authenticated by the Tralliance Corporation and the .Travel Registry.