I'm looking to book a ticket to Brazil for the 2012 Carnival and hope that someone can advise me on the best options for my trip. I'm from London UK and It'll be my very first time there. I'm looking to stay there from the 16th to the 22nd Feb 2012. I've been studying a few Brazilian Portuguese phrases so I'm not completely lost when I get there. I'll have roughly £1000 excl. ticket i think and I'll be travelling alone.
I really hope someone can help me with the following:
1. Specialist Travel Agent (Should I get a Plane ticket or package?)
2. Carnival ticket
3. Good priced(cheap) best location hotel (pref. near beach)
4. Places to visit (I will plan to go to Ipenema or Copacabana beaches)
Thanks so much for your advise!