8. Rio Carnival 2023: Samba Parade Tickets with Shuttle Service
Experience Rio's Carnival, the most popular and the best parade in the world. This incredible cultural event is characterized by its freedom of expression, and creative and fun atmosphere represented through samba school parades, carnival balls, and street carnival. The official parade takes place in the Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome, created by renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer with capacity for 80,000 spectators.
Start the tour with a shared shuttle transfer to the Sambodrome, from main hotels in Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon, Lapa, Barra da Tijuca, Centro, and Rio Cruise Port. Choose to spectate the incredible event from 5 days of the parade which are divided into 3 categories: Access Group, Special Group and Parade of Champions.
– February 17th, 2023 (Friday): Access Group (2nd league)
– February 18th, 2023 (Saturday): Access Group (2nd league)
– February 19th, 2023 (Sunday): Special Group (1st league)
– February 20th, 2023 (Monday): Special Group (1st league)
– February 20th, 2023 (Saturday): Champions’ Parade (“All-Star Parade” with the 6 best schools)
Access Group - Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th
On these dates, watch as some schools compete to get access to the main league for the following year. This event is perfect for those that want to experience the magic of carnival but have a limited budget.
Special Group - Sunday, February 19th and Monday, February 20th
With this option, experience the main days of the Carnival Parade. Marvel at the best Samba Schools in Rio de Janeiro showing all their creativity and innovations as you enjoy a magical night in the Sambadrome. Tickets are more expensive for these days as it is the most popular parade and features the major league schools.
Champions Parade - Saturday February 25th
On this night, the top 6 Special Group Schools plus the Access Group champions repeat their performances. This is an extraordinary night to see the carnival champions of the year.
At the end of the tour, take the return shuttle transfer back to your hotel.