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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 2015: Carnival Costume Parade

Christ the Reedemer, Rio de Janeiro
Rio Carnival Parade
LUSH Pathways group wearing Carnival Costumes
Brazil Adventure Travel - Special Deal
$ 210 USD
per person

Book your Carnival tour in Brazil

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

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* The price above is subject to change without notice.

RIO CARNIVAL 2015 - 13th to 18th February 2015

Rio's Sambadrome is considered the greatest stage on Earth and delights more than 80 thousand spectators. We offer the chance for you to experience the Sambadrome Parade completely! We provide you with the unique chance of becoming part of the show and performing in a full costume with other Carnival participants in the Sambadrome Parade!

In Rio de Janeiro, the samba schools lead the famous Sambadrome Parade in a frenzy of colour, action and emotion that is broadcast live to Brazilian states and to several countries. You'll perform in one of the most famous Samba Schools, parading on Saturday night and will be part of an "ala" (wing), with a group of more than 70 people dressed in the same costume. There’s no age limit and no specials skills are required apart from your enthusiasm and excitement. You will parade along the Sambadrome for about 40 minutes and simply follow the instructions given by the ala's coordinators.

Smaller parades called "blocos" are held on the streets during Carnival week. These marches are a lot of fun, free, and happen all over the city. Everyone is welcome to participate! There are also many Carnival Balls at night with live music and the samba drumming that is loudly contagious!

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This is the actual 2015 costume. Click on the picture.
Our Carnival Costume is for the Access Group Parade on Saturday, February 14th
This Costume serves as your "ticket" to parade with the Samba School. You simply make your booking and we'll get back to you with a 'Costume Size Table' so that you can tell us your sizes. You will also be informed about details of the times and the ala's name (wing postion).

We’ll meet on Saturday morning (place and time to be advised), when you will collect your Carnival Costume!

On Saturday night you'll have one of the best experiences of your lifetime by dressing in a costume and performing with other Carnival participants in the Sambadrome Parade! Feel the happiness and emotion growing inside you as you dance along the walkway of the Sambadrome, lit by the lights of glory and carried by the contagious sound of the drums. Joining a Samba School is the best way to feel the passion behind Rio’s Carnival Parade.

Experience Carnival to its fullest with LUSH Pathways!

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See a few testimonials of people who have participated in Carnival with us!

"After an incredible journey through Brazil with LUSH, I had the once-in-a- lifetime experience of dancing the samba as a member 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, United States

"Performing at the Carnival Parade was a totally unique and very exciting experience. The energy flowing from inside and those around us was an experience that I have not felt on any other trip. Dancing at the Carnival Parade was my best experience while travelling." Nanko, Canada

"Being part of Carnival in Rio was an exceptional experience! Having the opportunity to dance in the parade and wear the elaborate costumes gives you an experience like no other- I would certainly recommend it and its much more fun than just watching Carnival cause your actually in it!." Danica, Australia

"Being at Carnival in Rio, was by a mile, the best travel experience I’ve ever had. Being able to dance in the sambadrome, in full costume, was the most incredible experience. I’ll forever remember the feeling of having thousands of people singing and cheering as I danced my way through the parade. Renata was amazing in organising everything for us, and I’m so grateful to her for making my trip an unforgettable holiday." Narelle, England

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.


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Full Carnival Costume, participation and performing in the Sambadrome Parade on Saturday night.

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Where do we take you?
Inside the Rio Samdabrome!

Not Included
- Travel Insurance
- Any accommodation
- Delivery of the Costume
- Transportation to the Saturday Costume Parade
- Arrival and departure transfers in Rio
- Any meals, beverages
- Any other item / service not mentioned in this package description
- Any personal expenses
- Gratuities

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