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from $288.00 USD

Feb 23, 2020
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Adult 12 - 99 years


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  • 5 to 8 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Join a group of 15 or less people on this 8 hour tour and be one of the stars at the Sambodromo. Get a gorgeous costume from the "Grupo Especial" and take part, like a native, in the Samba Parade with a real Samba School costume of União da Ilha. Transportation to the parade is provided by an air-conditioned minivan.

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Costume from the "Grupo Especial" União da Ilha
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai
  • Food and drinks
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Pickup from most hotels in Barra Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.

Departure Time

9:00 PM

Please note:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


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What to Expect What to Expect

Taking part in the parade in a beautiful costume, to the beats of samba, on one of the biggest ground stages in the world.

This one-of-a-kind costume package allows you to live all the thrill and the excitement of the Carnival celebration. Can you picture yourself parading with one of Rio’s famous samba schools, dancing to the rhythms of Carnival, and singing the samba with thousands of people watching? The event is broadcasted live to millions of people around the globe. Parading will boost your feelings from the time you dress in your costume, through the warming up time at the “concentracao,” to the end when your show is over. 

You will be dancing and singing while parading. It’s a mile-long runway that demands energy and the will to win. Each of the participants in every school has an essential goal. Each and every one must put their utmost energy into the performance for the school. Your performance will also be fundamental for your school’s scores, and they will count on you.

You will learn and sing the lyrics of your samba song. The chorus of all the participants and the power of the drums are what make the crowd in the bleachers go wild and will win points for your school. The judges will also take into consideration how well the paraders know the samba song and how well they sing it and dance to it. 

The cariocas, residents of Rio de Janeiro, will already know all the samba songs of the year. You should be as good as they are. Remember that you don’t need to know how to samba, just be willing to learn and give it your all.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Not Available

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Please let us know your size for the costume
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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