• Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration: 5 to 8 hrs

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Attend the Samba Parade (aka Rio Carnival Parade) while taking in Brazil's biggest festival in Rio de Janeiro. Carnival revolves around these two nights when six of the best samba schools in the First League (the Special Group) march. Choose either the Sunday or Monday performance in February 2018 to enjoy what is often referred to as 'The Biggest Show on Earth'. Includes entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off from zones in central Rio.


  • Carnival parade of Special Group Schools in Rio de Janeiro
  • Watch as six of the best samba schools compete in the parade
  • Enjoy the parade from Sector 4 of the Sambodromo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are inlcuded
  • All entrance fees included
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

What You Can Expect

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade Special Group School Nights


Be ready for pickup at 9pm from hotels in Barra, Centro, Flamengo, Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, or the cruise ship port, and ride in an air-conditioned van to the Samba Parade.

Choose to attend one of the most important nights of Carnival, either Sunday February 11 or or Monday February 12, 2018. The two nights are similar, with six of the best samba schools in the First League (the Special Group) marching on both days.

Enjoy a highly orchestrated show of vast proportions for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your Rio Samba Parade ticket is valid for one night only and is designated for Sector 4 of the Sambodromo. See the Itinerary section below for schools performing each night.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Incredibly interesting and beautiful parade of Schools of Samba. The costumes were out of this world and the participation of people in the celebration were enjoyable. I believe no culture or country in the world offers what Brazil does.


4 star rating: Recommended February 2018

The carnaval was spectacular.
The only thing is the person who picked us up or brought us back to the ship spoke only portuguese and it was difficult to communicate.

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