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Rio: Carnival 2024 Samba Parade Tickets with Shuttle Service

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Activity provider: Rio Carnaval Tickets
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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.

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This activity is non-refundable
Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
You must exchange your voucher for the official entry ticket to the Rio Carnival Parade. The GetYourGuide voucher will not be accepted as your entrance ticket. Please bring your voucher number and passport or ID card. Tickets won’t be redeemed without documentation. Tickets must be exchanged at the following location: The local partner's office in Copacabana. Address: Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 195 Loja F Dates: February 6-12 and February 15-17 Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For shuttle transfer, pickup is included only at a specific list of hotels. Please specify your hotel name and address, or cruise ship details. Pickup time is 7:30 PM at the lobby of the chosen hotel. Shuttle leaving from the Rio de Janeiro Port is only available for cruise ship passengers and will leave from Warehouse 4 at 7:30 PM. If you are staying in a private apartment or at a hotel outside the pickup route, you should go to the closest hotel on the list.


  • 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: in case your apartment or hotel is not included in the pickup points, your should go to the closest meeting point (hotel) on the list
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 57 reviews

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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.

March 31, 2023

Go to the Sambadrome early and just book the transfer to return to the hotel only, if possible. We were picked up at 8:15 and it was really difficult to get a good seat when we got to the Sambadrome. Also, bring a seat cushion or 2 if seating in the grandstand.

March 31, 2023

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.

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March 31, 2023

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