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Rio Carnival Expericence
  • English English
  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

They say everyone should experience the Rio de Janeiro carnival at least once in their life. With this activity, you'll get the opportunity to see the parade in the unique Sambódromo Carioca.

Rio Carnival Experience

When reserving your activity you can choose between two options to enjoy the Rio carnival.

Watch the Sambódromo Parade

If you choose this option, we'll pick you up from the hotel and take you to the famous Sambódromo, which is a full 550 metres long! Once you're there you'll fall in love with the music and the dances on display in one of the most impressive spectacles in the world!

Samba dancers on the top of fabulous floats, and breathtaking costumes full of glittering colour. You'll be witness to one of Rio's most famous experiences, the annual Brazillian carnival festivities. You'll see six of the most prestigious samba schools in the city as you dance to the sound of the drums! We'll watch from sections 4 and 5 of the stands. 

Take part in the Sambódromo Parade + Costume

With this option, when arriving at the Rio de Janeiro Sambodromo you should head directly to the changing rooms to try on one of the very costumes the professional dancers wear during the show.

Then, when you're well and truly in the role of a professional samba dancer, you get to take part in the parade, being one of the stars of one of the most televised spectacles in the world! Want to feel like one of the dancers? This is your chance!

Hotel Pick Up

This activity only includes pick up in some of the areas of Rio de Janeiro: city centre, (Flamengo, Botafogo, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana) or from the cruise port. If your accommodation is not located within these areas, please tell us when making your reservation, so that an alternative meeting point can be arranged.

Once we get to the sambódromo, we'll give you instructions as to where to go to enjoy the activity, as well as pick up times and location for the return journey.

Carnaval 2021

To make sure you don't miss your chance to take part in the 2021 carnival, on the 14th and 15th of February, you can reserve now!

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 30% of the total maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Per person
Watch the Sambódromo Parade
US$ 141.20
Take part in the Sambódromo Parade + Costume
US$ 271.20

Watch the Sambódromo Parade

  • Per person

    US$ 141.20

Take part in the Sambódromo Parade + Costume

  • Per person

    US$ 271.20

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8 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Entry to the Rio Sambodromo.

Attend the parade (optional).

Costume and parade participation (optional).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Rio de Janeiro).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).

US$ 141.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.