Rio de Janeiro
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  • Rio de Janeiro: Carnival 2022 Samba School Parade Ticket

    1. Rio de Janeiro: Carnival 2022 Samba School Parade Ticket

    Rio's Carnival is the most popular and the best Carnival in the world! No wonder it was named “Largest Carnival in the World” in 2004 by the Guinness Book of World Records. Carioca Carnival is a cultural event, where freedom of expression dominates in a creative and fun way, represented through samba school parades, carnival balls, and a street carnival. The official Samba School parades take place in Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome, created by the most renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1983 with capacity for 80,000 spectators. Every year, the Samba Schools compete for the Carnival Champion Title, one school will be chosen as the best of the best. More than 30,000 people perform throughout Carnival. Each school has between 4,000 and 5,000 participants. There are 5 days of parades, divided into three categories: Access Group, Special Group, and Parade of Champion...

    Una experiencia increíble, 8 h bailando sin parar y el espectáculo una auténtica pasada.

  • Rio Carnival 2022: Samba Parade Tickets with Shuttle Service

    2. Rio Carnival 2022: 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 25th, 2022 (Friday): Access Group (2nd league) – February 26th, 2022 (Saturday): Access Group (2nd league) – February 27th, 2022 (Su...

    Picked up at hotel promptly. Taken to Sambadrome and everyone dropped off at their particular ticket area. Guide explained exactly when and how our return transportation worked giving us all several time options. Everything worked like clockwork which was amazing considering the amount of people in the area.

  • Ginga Tropical: Brazilian Roots Shows with Optional Dinner

    3. Ginga Tropical: Brazilian Roots Shows with Optional Dinner

    Ginga Tropical: Brazilian roots will bring you a multicultural show with lots of joy and energy, gathering on stage various cultures of this tropical country. For about 3 hours, you are going to enjoy every Brazilian dance style. After your hotel pick-up, if you choose the show with dinner option, you will arrive at a traditional Barbecue Dinner, all you can eat style. Brazilian Churrascarias (barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options. In case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted. For those who preferred the show only option, they will be picked up at their hotels before heading to the show by bus.  You will get to know every Brazilian region through dance performance and clothing. Ginga Tropical: Brazilian roots combines diversity and culture with The Journal of Theatre, the Northeast, the Amazon and the Pampas with ...

  • Rio Carnival Parade 2022: VIP Lounge & All-Inclusive Service

    4. Rio Carnival Parade 2022: VIP Lounge & All-Inclusive Service

    During the famous Rio Carnival get a complete view of the festivities with a VIP experience. Enjoy Brazilian music, an acclimatized spaces with air-conditioning, TV’s to watch the parade, a beauty area, full covered panoramic area to watch the parade and zen area offering massages and sofas to relax. Benefit from an open bar and a catered buffet.  Understand each ticket: - The Folia Tropical allows you to move freely through the floors 1 and 2 plus the open lounge area. Folia is the regular ticket which grants you live shows, dance floor with DJs, catering buffet, open bar and entertainment services. - The Super Folia Tropical allows you to move freely through the 3 floors. In addition to everything included in the regular ticket, you’ll access to the restricted area on the 3rd floor, besides a VIP space on the open lounge, super-premium beverages and c...

  • Rio de Janeiro: Samba Dance Lesson and Night Club Experience

    5. Rio de Janeiro: Samba Dance Lesson and Night Club Experience

    Learn the basic steps of samba in one hour from a passionate instructor and experience a piece of the local culture. Gain enough confidence to head out to Rio's samba nights right after the class and mingle with the locals. Be guided through the moves by an experienced dance teacher, Bruno, who has been leading dance classes since 2006. After mastering samba, he made it his mission to develop a method of teaching that makes samba easier to learn for everyone. Spend an hour with Bruno and have fun unlocking the mysteries of solo samba, the Samba-No-Pé.  Then, head together to a samba club in Lapa. Sip on caipirinhas and try out your new samba skills to live music. Feel like a local and sample what life in Rio can be like.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Downtown City Tour and Samba School Visit

    6. Rio de Janeiro: Downtown City Tour and Samba School Visit

    Get picked up from your hotel and go on a journey through the historic center of Rio de Janeiro.  The long history of this city makes it almost an open-air museum. The unusual mixture of nearly five centuries of kings, emperors, slaves, artists, clerics, pompous buildings and major libraries can be seen in several corners of Rio de Janeiro.  Explore the most important sights and monuments of the city. See XV Square, which was the main place for arrivals in Rio during the time of the Empire. Admire the many historical buildings there.  Visit the Olympic Boulevard in the seaport region, which has been completely revitalized for the 2016 Olympic Games. Marvel at the world-famous Ethnicities Mural made by the Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra.  Pass by Maracanã, one of the biggest soccer stadiums in Brazil. See the Candelária Church, an important Roman Catholic church in Rio de Janeiro. Go ...

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 6 reviews

A unique experience, the first day of the parade was really good, too bad it rained throughout the parade but it was not a problem for the Brazilians the atmosphere was at the party in the stands, I recommend the central stands (grandstand 6 towards the jurors) the view is excellent. For the year 2021 take the tickets in advance because arrived on the spot all the places are sold friends whom I had just met could not attend the parade of the famous Sambadromo because all the places were sold, really go for it in advance and the metro places very convenient because the queue at the metro station counter was at least 40 mins 1 hour.

Sparkling show full of emotions, to try at least once. Very disappointed by the transfer, it practically does not exist .... some metro tickets (value € 1) are delivered, leaving everyone to get by themselves with fragmentary information. Really shameful, so much so that it was better to take a taxi and go to the area (cost from Copacabana € 5), more practical, precise and certainly less risky

The parade was absolutely brilliant, however the shuttle service was poorly organised especially the return journey. We finished up taking a taxi back which was more expensive but worth it. The guide on the coach spoke poor English and gave vague instructions on where to meet and how long we would have to wait. The parade was excellent but I would not encourage anyone to use this company.

Picked up at hotel promptly. Taken to Sambadrome and everyone dropped off at their particular ticket area. Guide explained exactly when and how our return transportation worked giving us all several time options. Everything worked like clockwork which was amazing considering the amount of people in the area.

Except for the weather, I can only recommend an all-round successful event. Will definitely go there again but hopefully in good weather