Ticket to the Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade at the Sambodrome - Transport Included

Highlights

  • Charged ambiance of Rio's Carnival

  • Numbered seats in the best located bleacher of the Sambodrome

  • Choice between different parades during the week

  • Transport to the Sambodrome included

Essential info*

Duration 8hrs

Languages
  • English
  • Portuguese

Starting time 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Come applaud the best Samba schools in Rio during the magical Rio de Janeiro Carnival!

Each year, between February and March, Rio goes crazy for Carnival. Let yourself be whisked away by the amazing energy during this unforgettable time!

While the show does take place on the streets with various "blocos", which bring together people and costumed dancers, your Carnival experience wouldn't be complete without an evening (or whole night) spent in the Sambodrome.

The Sambodrome Marquês de Sapucaí is an avenue surrounded by permanent bleachers built by the famous Brazillian architect Oscar Niemeyer, and is where the best samba schools perfom during Carnival. Up to 88,500 people are able to watch.

Following a specific oder, each Samba school (2,000-4,000 participants) presents their program for 1 hour, dancing along the 700 meter long Marques de Sapucai Avenue. Their presentation must please both the crowd and the judges, and is judged based on the general harmony of the dancers, the music, costumes, and energy they give off. The show begins beginning of the evening and ends sometime in the early morning, still full of energy.

The shuttle bus will pick you up along the Rio beach and take you to the Sambodrome. Thanks to your pre-reserved ticket, you will have a chance to see the show from "Section 9" bleachers.Located in the middle of the parade route, this section offers the best views, and is the only numbered section. You will have pre-reserved seats, and special assistance.

The shuttle bus will pick up visitors at the end of each parade after the 3rd one, and take you back to the beach.

Program and 2020 Dates:

Sunday 23 and Monday 24 February: Special Group schools parade (7 parades on Sunday, 6 on Monday). These schools are the best of the best, and are fighting to earn the supreme title of best samba school.

Saturday 29 Feburary: Champions Parade. The program consists of the 6 best schools of the year, pulled from the Secial Groups. They will return to the Sambodrome for a purely festive parade, filled with emotion. 

Good to know

Availability: February 23, 24, and 29 2020

The program begins around 9pm. The last parade enters around 5am-6am

Seats are numbered and reserved, and located in Section 9 of the Sambodrome

For the parades of the 23, and 24 of February: Please exchance your voucher for a ticket by the 21st of February, at the address on the voucher (Copacabana neighborhood). For the parade on the 29th, please pick up your ticket on the 28th, at the same address

You will need to present valid ID, only the person listed may pick up the tickets

Transport is provided by shuttle bus to and from the Sambodrome. The bus departs from hotels next to the beach in Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema and Leblon at around 6:30pm (exact time confirmed after reservation). If your hotel is located elsewhere, the meeting point will be at the closest hotel.

Return shuttle buses will leave after each parade, starting with the 3rd one

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted

Small restaurants, snacks, and drinks are available on site

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Transport by shuttle bus to/from the Sambodrome and central Rio
  • Ticket to the Sambodrome Carnival parade

Not included

  • All other extras

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