Feel the rhythm! Our favourite carnivals across Latin America

February 25, 2020
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Latin America hosts some of the most vibrant, colourful and exciting carnivals in the world, showcasing amazing costumes, delicious food, traditional dance and of course, Latin America’s famously lively and infectious enjoyment of life, so it’s no wonder the festivities draw visitors from all around the world, every year.

Rio’s incredible carnival, which is drawing to a close this week, is undoubtedly the most famous, but in a continent as lively as this you can rest assured there are plenty of other opportunities to experience the unparalleled buzz of a Latin America fiesta!

Here a few of our favourite carnivals across Latin America…

Rio Carnival, Brazil

Considered the biggest carnival in the world, this is the ultimate way to party in Rio! Ready to join in the fun next year? Speak to our Travel Specialists to feel the rhythm in Rio for yourself in 2021, with one of our Tailor-Made Holidays to Brazil.

Barranquilla, Colombia

Also taking place in February/March is the world’s second-largest carnival – Colombia’s four-day Barranquilla Carnival, including centuries-long traditions and strong African links, the fun includes dances originating from the Congo!

Inti Raymi, Peru

One of the most important festivals in Latin America’s calendar, Inti Raymi is a traditional religious ceremony held in honour of worshipping the sun. It takes place over 9-days across the Andes region, with the majority happening in Cuzco, Peru.

Buenos Aires Tango Festival, Argentina

The world’s largest tango festival takes place in August in Buenos Aires and attracts the world’s best dancers for an extravagant celebration. There’s also a dance competition, dubbed the World Cup of tango!

Tapati Rapa Nui, Easter Island

Easter Island’s iconic festival is a vibrant celebration of the island’s Polynesian culture. Taking place in February it involves dance, music and ancestral sports contests.

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