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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

If you go for this option, you'll enjoy everything mentioned above, but there's more! In this case, when arriving at the Rio de Janeiro Sambodromo we'll take you 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. 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. You can also take advantage of this service from the cruise port.

Important Information

To make sure you don't miss your chance to take part in the 2020 carnival, on the 23rd and 24th of February, you can reserve now!


Per person
Watch the Sambódromo Parade
US$ 139
Take part in the Sambódromo Parade + Costume
US$ 266.80

Watch the Sambódromo Parade

  • Per person

    US$ 139

Take part in the Sambódromo Parade + Costume

  • Per person

    US$ 266.8

More Information


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$ 139
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.