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After an incredible journey through Brazil with Renata, our group had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of dancing the samba as members of one of Rio's great samba schools in one of the world's great spectacles, the Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome. At 3 a.m., dressed in blue and white ostrich feathers and in front of an audience of 70,000 cheering fans, we danced and sang for an hour. It was a wild sensory overload and remains the highlight of my world travel experiences.
Jon T - United States
Wandering the cobblestone streets of the Pelourinho, dancing the night away in the Pre-Carnaval parades and enjoying all of the incredible food, art, and music on offer in Salvador during my tour in Brazil are memories that I will always cherish... My guide was excellent! She was extremely knowledgeable, well organized, and always cheerful. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!
Paul M - Canada
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RIO CARNIVAL 2013: Rio Carnival Ball Tickets

Carnival Ball
Carnival Scala Ball

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Carnival festivities attract thousands of people from all over in an explosion of happiness, colours, rhythm, song and dancing that take over Brazil.

Rio Carnival is considered the biggest party on Earth! During the week long Carnival festivities, besides the famous Sambadrome Parade, there are many Carnival Balls at night with live music and samba drumming that is loudly contagious! A Carnival Ball features live music, usually 2 bands taking turns to perform samba music. Balls usually start to pick up by 12am and go strong until sunrise.

The Scala Night Club has become an important centre for balls and has hosted famous Carnival balls for the last few years. Most of the balls are quite informal affairs, open to the middle and upper-middle classes. Costumes are usually not mandatory, but many people like to dress up to help get in the right mood.

Choose your prefered Carnival Ball Party and type of ticket to order your tickets with us! All we need is your full name, nationality and passport number. We’ll meet on Friday morning (place and time to be advised) in order for you to collect your tickets.

SCALA Ball Party Standing Ticket
VIP Box Seat*
(up to 12 people)
Bloco Cordao do Bola Preta
Friday, 8th February 2013
$110 USD --
Mangueira Samba School
Saturday, 9th February 2013
$105 USD $1650 USD
Marvelous City Ball
Sunday, 10th February 2013
$80 USD $1520 USD
Free Beer Ball
Monday, 11th February 2013
$110 USD $1680 USD
Gala Gay Costume Ball
Tuesday, 12th February 2013
$135 USD --
*Includes: table with 12 seats, water, soft drinks, beer, caipirinha and a buffet with Brazilian pastries, pasta, japanese food and fruits.
**These prices are subject to change without any notice.

City tours, favela tours, or a football game can also be organised. Talk to us about organizing these optional activities!

» You can also order grandstand Sambadrome Tickets with us! Make your enquiry.

Experience Carnival to its fullest with LUSH Pathways!

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Things may change with little or no notice due to local circumstances such as weather conditions, difficult access and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances, events or any factor that might put the safety or well-being of our clients at risk.

*For all tours/programs/packages, “Force Majeure” applies, as explained in our Booking Conditions.


All prices on our website are stated in $ American Dollars (USD). Please contact us prior to booking for prices in £ British Pounds (GBP) or € Euros (EUR). We do not accept other currencies.

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Where do we take you?
The Scala Rio Balls

Not Included
- Delivery of the Tickets
- Any accommodation
- Any transportation
- Travel Insurance
- Arrival and departure transfers in Rio
- Any other item / service not mentioned in this service description
- Any personal expenses

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