Rio Carnival Parade tickets and transportation
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Rio Carnival Parade tickets and transportation

Language: English , Spanish , Portuguese
Availability: February (on selected dates)
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 24 hours
Do this because
  • The greatest Carnival Parade on Earth
  • Discover the best Samba schools of Rio
  • Safe and convenient transportation (if option selected)
What to expect

Renowned as one of the Most famous parties on Earth, Carnival in Rio is well known amongst locals and foreign alike as the stage for excitement, energy and beauty in Rio. Over four nights each year, Samba Schools parade on Sambadrome in a competition to settle which one earns the right to be called “ the champion” of Rio’s Carnival. On Friday and Saturday, Samba Schools from the Access Group compete to have a change to parade on the Special Group on the following year. And on Sunday and Monday, the main event: the Special Group.

Each school has little over an hour to go through the Samba Avenue and convince the crowd that their cars, melody, lyrics, drums and energy are the best and biggest. Every night from early evening to early morning you are invited to be a part of the party and watch as they come and go one by one from your seats in Sector 9 (if option selected), from where you can catch the best views from the cars and dancers passing by.

On the parade days of the Special Group Schools (14,15 February in 2021 and 25, 26 of February in 2022) and Champions’ Parade (20 of February in 2021 and 5 of March 2022), there is also an option for Sectors 3 (near the beginning of the parade and near the first Samba Drums retreat), Sectors 5 and 7 (more in the middle of the Sambadrome, but with a good view of the parade). Such sectors do not have numbered seats; they are not marked and therefore free to choose.

After the two days of parading (Monday and Sunday), the contest results are announced live on Wednesday afternoon to define the best school. The five best schools go back to the Sambadrome on Saturday as the best returns to celebrate their spots in the final results.

The shuttle transport goes by hotels at the appointed times below to drop you in front of your entrance to the Sector 9. (if option selected) Times subject to change upon confirmation of the parade times:

  • Around 6:00pm
  • Around 8:00pm
  • Around 10:00pm
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What's included
  • Tickets to Carnaval
  • Roundtrip transportation from selected hotels (if option selected)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
Meeting point:

Pick-up at your hotel to the Sambadrome

What to remember
  • Pay atention for different options: Ticket and transportation included OR Ticket only OR Tranportation only
  • You have to collect up credentials and/or tickets to the day before your selected Parade date, from 10.00am to 5.00pm (for access and special group)
  • Address for collection: Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort at the Gray Line desk at the Lobby - Avenida Niemeyer, 121 – Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
  • Pickups for options that include transportation start at 6.00pm, 8.00pm or 10.00pm
  • You have to be in the lobby at the start of the hour of the selected time slot. You will be dropped off at a point and must return to the same point for the return transfer that will take place at the final of each Samba School parade
  • The local operator offers seats for different Sectors (3, 5, 7, or 9) on Special Group Parade days (14-15 February in 2021 and 25-26 February of 2022) and Champions’parade (20th of February 2021 and 5 March). The choice must be made at the time of purchase
  • You might be upgraded to a better sector if your chosen ticket is unavailable
  • Children under 5 years of age are not allowed
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  • 12, 13, 14, 15 and 20 February 2021
  • 25, 26, 27, 28 February and 5 March 2022
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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