Who wouldn’t want to go to the biggest party on the planet? Travellers descend on Rio de Janeiro’s carnival each year, keen to dance the night away and celebrate life. The first Rio Carnival took place in 1723, conceived as the final chance to feast before the 40 days of Lent, with ‘carnival’ deriving from the Latin ‘carne vale’ aka ‘farewell to the meat’. The party has grown ever since and now two million revellers hit the streets to samba in style each day. This is where you go to party with the best of them.