SPECIAL INVITE FOR MAN EXPEDITIONS

 
 
 

Our PRIVATE INVITE

Date: February 22, 2019

Who: 20 invited guests from Man Expeditions

Man Expeditions has been invited by one of the largest samba schools in Rio to join their float in the Carnival parade on February 22, 2020. We have be offered 20 spots on their float which we can extend to our invited guests. Float placements are on a first come, first serve basis due to limited space on the float.

THE EXPERIENCE

The Parade Experience takes us into the Rio Carnival’s purpose-built stadium, the Sambódromo, and unlike the thousands of people there to watch we’ll be performing on a float! 

We’ll join forces with other performers wearing the same incredible costumes to form a spectacular decorative effect.  

The School’s Carnival Consultant will handle every detail and work with us on selecting our costumes. The opportunity to represent a school at Carnival is a huge honor, rooted in years of tradition and each year’s theme is painstakingly created with every last detail executed to bring it to life. 

We’ll be immersed into this world by our Carnival Consultant and briefed on the 2019 theme and music so when you arrive we’ll already feel part of it and raring to go! 

On the day of the carnival we will be driven in via private transfer and our experience will be captured by one of the school photographers so we’ll have the memories to look back over for a lifetime. 

Our Parade Experience takes you into the Rio Carnival’s purpose-built stadium, the Sambódromo, and unlike the thousands of people there to watch you’ll be performing on a float! 

You’ll join forces with other performers wearing the same incredible costumes to form a spectacular decorative effect.  

An appointed carnival concierge will handle every detail and will work with you to select your costume. The opportunity to represent a school at Carnival is a huge honor, rooted in years of tradition and each year’s theme is painstakingly created with every last detail executed to bring it to life. Man Expeditions is honoured to be invited back to Rio Carnival to be part of Brazil's largest celebration. 

You’ll be immersed into this world by your Man Ex Carnival Consultant and briefed on the 2020 theme and music so when you arrive you’ll already feel part of it and raring to go! 

On the day of the carnival, we will drive you in via private transfer and your experience will be captured by one of our photographers so you’ll have the memories to look back over for a lifetime. 


PACKAGE OPTIONS

1) The Signature Parade Experience


  • Position on a float with a group of people dressed in the same costume

  • Bespoke costume made to measure

  • Carnival Consultant who guides you on the costume selection and briefing for the 2019 theme and music

  • Small alterations to your costume upon arrival in Rio

  • Group transportation to the Sambódromo

  • Carnival host to escort you onto your float

  • Photographs of your Signature Parade Experience

  •  Exclusive premium placement on the float. 

Pricing

- Float Placement Deposit: $995/person (Placements deposits are accepted on a first come, first serve basis due to limited space on the float)

- First payment installment: $2,995 (due 30 days after deposit payment is accepted)


- 2nd payment installment: : $2,995 (due 30 days after 1st payment instalment)

All payment installments must be paid before September 30, 2019.

Note: The above costs are based on 6 people minimum. This is the carnival participant cost price for a position on the float. This has been offered to us in support of the Man Expeditions Rhino Rescue Project, $1,000 less than what it would cost other participants. If the minimum booking of 6 people is not achieved we will lose our $1,000/person discount so be prepared to budget $1,000 extra should we not hit the minimum booking requirement.  


2) The VIP Signature Parade Experience

Includes everything in the Signature Parade Experience plus: 

  • See the Show from the famous Gay Camerote, a Private VIP hospitality area where the gay samba schools congregate before and after their parade boasting the best views in the stadium getting you up close with the floats and participants of the carnival experience. Alcohol and food included all night from dinner to breakfast the next morning

  • A special customization event for your Pra Poucos Gay Camerote experience (You will be custom fitted with Exclusive Camerote shirts to wear after your parade experience)  

  • 4-night stay at The Pestana beach-front hotel in a standard apartment


Pricing

- Float Placement Deposit: $995/person (Placements deposits are accepted on a first come, first serve basis due to limited space on the float)

- First payment installment: $3,995 (due 30 days after deposit payment is accepted)

- 2nd payment installment: : $3,995 (due 30 days after 1st payment instalment)

All payment installments must be paid before September 30, 2019.

Note: The above costs are based on 6 people minimum. This is the carnival participant cost price for a position on the float. This has been offered to us in support of the Man Expeditions Rhino Rescue Project, $1,000 less than what it would cost other participants. If the minimum booking of 6 people is not achieved we will lose our $1,000/person discount so be prepared to budget $1,000 extra should we not hit the minimum booking requirement.  


3) The Platinum Parade Experience

Includes everything in the Signature Parade Experience plus: 

  • See the Show from Pra Poucos hospitality area

  • Customization event for your Pra Poucos experience 

  • An Ocean suite in Rio’s 4-star Pestana Hotel

  • The highest, most visible, most extravagant position on the float 

  • The most elaborate costume made entirely for you and shared with only a handful of others

  • Your dedicated and expert Experience Carnival Consultant to guide you through costume selection and your chosen samba school’s 2020 theme and music.

  • Group transportation to the Sambódromo

PRICING

- Float Placement Deposit: $995/person (Placements deposits are accepted on a first come, first serve basis due to limited space on the float)

- First payment installment: $5,995 (due 30 days after deposit payment is accepted)

- 2nd payment installment: : $5,995 (due 30 days after 1st payment instalment)

All payment installments must be paid before September 30, 2019.


 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

SCHOOL COLOR: Red and White.

FOUNDED: 2nd August 1992. 

WINS: Two-time champions and three times vice champions. 

SYMBOL: White dove above flames. 

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COSTUMES

Images of the costumes will be available by the end of October. 

Two types available:

Signature-composition costume

Platinum– Principle costume. 

 

SAMBA 

This is the selected music for 2019 parade https://soundcloud.com/srzd/renascer-2019-samba-enredo

 

In each guest’s confirmation pack they will receive the lyrics translated into English and also phonetically to help be able to sing along on the day!

SUGGESTED TIMINGS:  

 

18:30 – Carnival host arrives at hotel with costumes to do final briefing and get everyone ready. 

20:00 – Picked up from hotel in private group transportation. 

21:00 – Arrive at the Sambódromo and escorted by Carnival host to the staging where preparations begin to get everyone dressed correctly and up onto floats. 

22:45 – Samba School Parade begins. 

23:20 – Float reaches the end where you’ll be greeted by Carnival host who will either a) escorted you to the private transportation to leave or b) walk you to the gay Camarote (hospitality area). 

23:30 – Arrive at hospitality area to get changed and ready to watch the rest of the show. 

23:45 – Next samba school begins their parade  - This will then continue throughout the night as the four remaining schools all take their turn parading. 

06:00 – Parades finish and hospitality area closes.