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Carnival 2011.......Any other lone travellers??

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1. Posted by leonie2011 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y


I will be in Rio for 2 weeks around the Carnival festival. I am a 25 yr old female, travelling alone. As of yet have not booked any tickets or accom, any advice would be great. Would also love to hear from anybody else who is going??

I will be moving onto Buenos Aires after Rio also, anybody else??

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3. Posted by Dave101 (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y


Im off an a year's sabbatical next year and starting at the Carnival in Rio!

Staying at El Misti Hostel in idea what its like, but hope its worth the money...carnival seems to raise the prices everywhere by ten fold...

I'm a 28yr old male from the UK; was going to be travelling alone, but have since had a friend decide to come along too for a few weeks. Always like to met up with other travellers though so if if you fancy chatting then let me know.


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5. Posted by leonie2011 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y


I will check El Misti out online, but they all seem so expensive for what your getting!!

Have you ever been Carnival before??

6. Posted by Dave101 (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

Tell me about everywhere demands that you book the whole week for Carnival!

I think everywhere even slightly cheaper sells out about a year in advance though! Eventually I just got sick of looking so booked El Misti...

Never been to Carnival before but can't four months can't go fast enough.

You staying in Rio for two weeks or looking at seeing a couple of other places before Buenos Aires?

7. Posted by Tory-Vic (Budding Member 87 posts) 6y

I tink i want to go,
can you give me more details?

8. Posted by Loldutch (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

id love to go to carnival.. what date does it start?

9. Posted by leonie2011 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

Yeh the carnival starts on March 5th, for about 3 days, but there are still things going on just before and after those dates (eg....street parties etc).

Dave, I think I will end up staying in Rio, I am doing peru, bolivia, paraguay before I do Rio, so unless anything else comes up I will prob stay in Rio, from what iv heard its an amazing place, so there will prob be quite a lot to do. What ur plans after Rio??

10. Posted by clare456 (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Hi Leonie,

I am also heading to Rio alone in March, heading over there alone feels quite daunting! I am a 25yr old female from London, where abouts are you from?

Did you have any luck finding rooms at a decent price?