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Carnival Costume Parade & Sambadrome Ticket

Buy your Carnival Costume Parade
Bloco - Street party in Rio
Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Brazil Adventure Travel - Special Deal
$ 515 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.

* The price above is subject to change without notice.

RIO CARNIVAL 2013 - From 8th to 13rd February 2013

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. 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!

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!

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 shall parade along the Sambadrome for about 40 minutes and simply follow the instructions given by the ala's coordinators.

You’ll also sing and dance with the beat of the drums at the Sambadrome Parade of the Special Group on Sunday or Monday night. This way you will also get to watch all the samba schools parading that night and have a great view (from the grandstand) of all the colours and impressive floats and see every detail that each samba school has elaborately prepared and choreographed with desire and determination to win one of the most exciting competitions in the world.

This is the actual 2013 costume. Click on the picture.
Our Carnival Costume is for the Access Group Parade on Saturday, February 9th
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 and ticket!

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.

On Sunday or Monday night, you'll watch one of the most exciting spectacles/competitions on Earth, Rio’s Sambadrome Parade! You will get to watch the entire show with the most famous samba schools parading that day and see their colourful participants dancing and singing, the magnificent art of the floats and feel the vibrating beats of the drums…a performance that each samba school has elaborately prepared and choreographed in order to win this competition.

Tuesday is the last night of your Rio Carnival experience. Join a street “bloco” or go to the famous Gay Ball Parade.

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

No accommodation is provided in this package. For a good choice of hotels in Rio de Janeiro with discount prices, visit HotelTravel for more information.

» Are you interested only in the Carnival Costume?

Experience Carnival to its fullest with LUSH Pathways!

Christ Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
Selaron's stairway, Lapa
Sambodromo, Rio
Sambodromo in Rio
Cable car to the Sugar Loaf Mountain

See our Rio Carnival Parade photo gallery and join our Facebook community.

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

"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

"The carnival experience was one of the biggest highlights of my trip to South America. To become part of the famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival is something you´ll remember for the rest of your life! A special thanks to LUSH Pathways who organized it all with a big enthusiasm." Rob, Sweden

"Carnival in Rio was a big highlight of my trip to Brazil. Going to the sambadrome to see the colorful schools and the contagious energy of the participants was incredible. I had a lot of fun by joining carnival balls and loved the street parties all around. A special thanks to LUSH Pathways" Steph, Norway

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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Full Carnival Costume, participation and performing in the Sambadrome Parade on Saturday night; Entrance ticket (Sector 2, 10 or 11) to watch the famous Special Group at the Sambadrome Parade on Sunday or Monday night.

Not provided in this package. For a good choice of hotels in Rio de Janeiro with discount prices, visit HotelTravel for more information.

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 and to the Sambadrome either on Sunday or Monday
- Arrival and departure transfers in Rio
- Any meals, beverages
- Any other item / service not mentioned in this package description
- Any personal expenses
- Gratuities

Questions about this package? Email us!

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