Posted by on Aug 11, 2010 in Events | 1 comment

Carnival is celebrated all over Brazil, but the two most common Carnivals are Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia. I’ve been to each and had the time of my life. It truly is incredibly difficult to choose which is greater, but I’ve compiled a list of components that could influence your selection in deciding on the proper 1 for you personally!

In Salvador, you really feel as that you are in an enormous non-stop party simply because you’ll find millions of individuals on the street – dancing, drinking, following their preferred bands – it is really the biggest street party on the planet based on the Guinness Book of Globe Records. In Rio de Janeiro, it is literally among the most remarkable shows I’ve noticed in my life – the costumes, choreography, music, passion – It beats the hell out of any Vegas Show (makes a Vegas Show appear like a high school play).

Below I’ve compiled a comparison of each Carnivals.

Weather: Winner – Tie
It truly is late summer time in each destinations. Anticipate climate within the high 70s to high 80s.

Flight Time: Winner – Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Rio de Janeiro
is really a significantly bigger airport than Salvador and you can find direct flights to Rio or Sao Paulo from all over the globe. The only direct flight from the US to Salvador is on AA by way of Miami and there some flights from Spain and Portugual that fly straight there too. The flight time in between Sao Paulo and Salvador is 2.five hours vs. a just 45 minute from Sao Paulo
to Rio.

English Spoken: Winner – Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Rio de Janeiro
is really a a lot bigger city and English is spoken a lot more in Rio, but typically you are going to not come across a whole lot of English speakers in Brazil in common.

Food: Winner – Rio de Janeiro Carnival
The Salvador cuisine is globe re-known and delicious. If this was any other time besides Carnival, I would go with Salvador, but
throughout Carnival, you’ll have a whole lot far more choices in Rio for food since it’s a bigger city.

Beaches: Winner – Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Salvador has a ton of beaches, but in between each cities, you cannot top Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro,
particularly due to the eye candy.

Party Atmosphere: Winner – Salvador Carnival
No doubt it is Salvador. Imagine millions of
folks just going definitely nuts.

Sophisticated Partying: Winner – Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Rio is
surely much more sophisticated than Salvador due to the fact it truly is a bigger city and does have much more exuberant parties like the Copacabana Palace Ball for example. Despite the fact that Salvador does have parties which can be crème of the crème, like the Salvador Camarote. In each instances, all the exuberant parties are extremely high-priced, but Rio takes the cake due to the fact you may see the likes of Naomi Campbell, Giselle, along with other International stars at the parties in Rio.

For Singles: Winner – Salvador Carnival
The most effective carnival for singles is in Salvador. You’ve got Brazilians from all over the nation that go to this Carnival along with the principal slogan is “Solteiro em Salvador!” which signifies everybody is Single in Salvador!

For Couples: Winner – Tie
In case you want a a lot more romantic expertise, I would surely go with Rio since you will find a lot more touristy items to complete as well as the party is not as wild. If you’re a crazy couple (and I’ve observed a ton inside the years), then you are going to take pleasure in Salvador Carnival.

For Households: Winner – Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Hands down, Rio de Janeiro
will be the greatest carnival for households unless the children are over 18. You will find a lot more items to complete in Rio and also the Samba Parade is jaw dropping even though it does finish quite late.

For Brazilians: Winner – Salvador Carnival
Salvador is hands down probably the most
well-liked Carnival for 18 – 35 year old Brazilians. You’ll meet individuals there from the South, Huge Cities, Interior, Amazon and Northeast.

For Ages 20 – 30: Winner – Salvador Carnival
Certainly Salvador, if your young and desire to party, this may be the location to be.

For Ages 30 – 45: Winner – Tie
It all depends
should you want a crazy party or a much more sophisticated expertise.

For Ages 45 Plus: Winner – Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Usually, you are going to get pleasure from Rio de Janeiro a lot more as it is a bit bit a lot more tame, while do not get me incorrect, Rio de Janeiro in common is just not at all tame, it is just a bit tamer than Salvador Carnival plus far more tourist attractions are open and also the primary event is far more of a sit down and watch event vs. becoming on the street and participating.

Tourism, Internet sites: Winner – Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Salvador has some historic
internet sites, but in the course of Carnival every thing is fairly significantly closed. In the event you do need to check some internet sites out, it is undoubtedly much better to obtain there a few days prior to Carnival.

Hotels: Winner – Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Rio de Janeiro
will be the 2nd biggest city in Brazil and # 1 city for tourism, so it’s going to have way greater hotels. You’ll find some very good hotels in Salvador, but usually do not anticipate the five or even four star hotels you might have at house.

Music: Winner – Tie
Axe (Salvador) vs. Samba (Rio). Samba is globe reknown and has some crazy beats. You
surely must have rhythm to dance. What I’ve noticed is that the ladies normally get it as well as the guys just move their feet. Axe can be a mixture of Brazilian pop, rock and Afro-rhythms and literally by the finish of Carnival you will know the words to a good deal of the songs.

Overall should you be an enormous party animal, I would recommend traveling to Salvador, Bahia for Carnival. Do not get me incorrect, Rio de Janeiro also has a great deal of partying as far as street parties and carnival balls, but it is a good deal crazier in Bahia. When you are much more into sightseeing and need to take a look at among the greatest shows on the planet, I would recommend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Carnival in Salvador for 2011 begins on March 4th and Carnival 2011 in Rio de Janeiro begins on March 5th. When you are seeking an extraordinary package deal for Brazil Carnival Travel Packages, surely have a look at Tours Gone Wild. They’ve fantastic packages to each carnivals as well as present the Ultimate Carnival Package, which goes to Salvador, Bahia for Carnival and then Rio de Janeiro. You’ll be able to basically see two Carnivals on 1 trip due to the fact the Saturday following Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, they’ve the Winner’s Parade, which is often a parade that attributes the top 6 Samba Schools from that year’s Carnival.

Below are the Brazil Carnival dates as much as 2020:

Brazil Carnival 2012 dates: February 17 – 21
Brazil Carnival 2013 dates: February 8 – 12
Brazil Carnival 2014 dates: Feb. 28 – Mar. 04
Brazil Carnival 2015 dates: February 13 – 17
Brazil Carnival 2016 dates: February five – 9
Brazil Carnival 2017 dates: February 24 – 28
Brazil Carnival 2018 dates: February 9 – 13
Brazil Carnival 2019 dates: March 1 – 5
Brazil Carnival 2020 dates: February 21 – 25