By Nicole Eberhard, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While your Carnival week in Rio will (and should) inevitably revolve around samba beats and endless parties, in a whirl of parades, blocos, balls and costumes, don’t miss the opportunity to see more of the Marvelous City at the same time.
One thing to keep in mind is that many tours shut down during Carnival as the entire city embraces the Carnival fever. Luckily there is still plenty to see and do, but remember to confirm availability during this busy time by booking in advance. Here are five alternative things . . .