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Rio: Carnival 2024 Samba Parade Tickets with Shuttle Service

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65 reviews

Activity provider: Rio Carnaval Tickets
Entry ticket

Rio: Carnival 2024 Samba Parade Tickets with Shuttle Service

Activity provider: Rio Carnaval Tickets

From US$ 90 per person

Watch the biggest show on Earth, the Carnival Samba School Parade in Rio's Sambodrome. Benefit from pickup and drop-off from your hotel or cruise ship and the expertise of a professional tour guide.

About this ticket

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
Please note you have to first exchange your voucher for the Official Entry ticket prior to the visit at a different location. You can find more details of the ticket collection points in your voucher information. For shuttle transfer, pickup is included only at a specific list of hotels in touristic areas such as Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon, Flamengo, Botafogo, Centro, Barra da Tijuca and at Rio Cruise Port. Please specify your hotel name and address, or Cruise ship details so we can confirm if your hotel is a valid pick up point. You will receive the exact pickup time by email. If you are staying in a private apartment or at a hotel outside the pickup route, we will provide you with the closest meeting point available.


  • Experience the largest Parade on Earth in Rio's incredible Sambodrome
  • Watch the Carnival Parade with the comfort and security of a professional guide
  • Feel the rhythm of the drums and enjoy the colourful and creative performances
Full description

Secure your ticket to Rio's Carnival, the most popular parade in the world. Named the “Largest Carnival in the World” in 2004 by the Guinness Book of World Records, this cultural event is characterized by its freedom of expression through samba school parades, carnival balls, and street carnival. 


Start your day with a shared shuttle transfer to the Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome, where the official parade takes place. Created by renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, this awe-inspiring location features a capacity of 80,000 visitors.

The parade lasts for five days, divided into three categories: Access Group, Special Group, and Parade of Champions. No matter what day you join in the festivities, there's something special for everyone to experience.

Access Group

February 9 and 10 - In the Access Group, the Samba Schools do their best to enter to the Special Group for the following year. You will see 12 schools (6 per day) parade with enthusiasm and beauty. This is perfect for those who want to see the magic of carnival on a budget.

Special Group

February 11 and 12 - These are considered the main days of the Carnival Parade. The best 14 Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro (7 per day) show all their creativity and innovations. These are the true magical nights of the Sambadrome. Tickets are more expensive for these days as it is the most popular parade with major league schools.

Champions Parade: February 17 - On this night, the top six Special Group schools perform along with the Access Group Champion repeating their performances. This is an extraordinary night to see the carnaval champions of the year.

At the end of the parade, enjoy a return shuttle transfer back to your hotel.

  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • Shuttle transportation to Sambadrome
  • Guide on board
  • Carnival Samba School Parade entry tickets
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The GetYourGuide voucher will not be accepted as your entrance ticket; you must change your voucher for the official entry Ticket to the Rio Carnival Parade
  • You must present an official passport or ID to redeem your entrance ticket
  • For shuttle transfers, you will receive exact pickup details and time by email; in case your hotel is not included in the pickup points, the closest meeting point will be provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

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Experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime event at Sambódromo was a dream come true! We loved every second of it :) The activity providers were really helpful and helped me to get seats next to my friends who bought their tickets later. Pick-up and drop-off was smooth, but there was a long waiting time for the van that would bring us home (1h+). Despite that point, I would 100% recommend this!

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March 1, 2023

The Carnival was amazing but hugely disappointed with the transport which hadn't anticipated the amount of traffic. They arrived late to our hotel and we were an hour and a half getting there (should have been around 20-30 minutes). Also, we were just abandoned by the guide, we had no idea where our seats were in Sector 9. I will be requesting a part-refund as we paid a good amount of money for the carnaval and were hugely disappointed. The only plus side was the return guide who was there to direct us. Again a long journey home at almost 3 in the morning. I don't have any advice for other travellers as every situation is different. The carnaval is a "must see" when in Rio.

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February 27, 2023

If you love samba as we do- it’s a must! It was very busy for the first 3 schools but then lots left. By the last school (the Champions), there was lots of space and very good views. It didn’t finish til about 5am so you need to be well rested in advance

February 27, 2023

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