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Carnival Parade with Costume

An incredible once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the main samba parades at the Rio Carnival. Get your very own carnival costume and parade at the Sambodromo as part of a top Rio samba school! The most memorable and exciting way to live the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro!


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  • Transfer to and from the Sambodromo, from meeting point in the Rio’s Zona Sul.
  • Your very own Carnival costume (which is yours to keep and take back home with you).
  • Personal guide and assistance prior to and throughout the parade.
  • Days and hours depend on which samba school you choose to parade with:

Days and Hours:

    São Clemente Samba School:

    • Monday 11th January.
    • Meeting point: 6.30pm.
    • Parade starts at 9pm.

    União da Ilha Samba School:

    • Sunday 12th January.
    • Meeting point: 10.30pm.
    • Parade starts 00.15am.

    Mocidade Independente Samba School:

    • Sunday 12th January.
    • Meeting point: 11.30pm.
    • Parade starts: 01.30am


    • The Parade itself lasts approx.
    • 1 hour, you can however stay on to watch the other schools compete.
    • Transfer back to the centre of Rio is available at the end of your school’s parade or at the end of the night, when the last school has passed the finishing line.

Choose your costume and the samba school you want to parade with and be a part of Rio’s infamous Carnival celebrations at the Sambodromo! Parade with one of Rio’s top samba schools of the special group, competing to be crowned the champions of the Rio Carnival! Party and samba your way along the runway, in a spectacularly extravagant carnival costume and be blown away by an experience like no other, parading amongst hundreds of Brazilians, in front of a filled samba stadium of over 80'000 people!

Carnival doesn’t get any more exciting than this! This exclusive service includes a private transfer to the Sambodromo from Rio’s Zona Sul. So you arrive, in plenty of time for you to receive your personal costume and get ready for the start of your samba school’s turn to hit the runway. You will be accompanied by a guide throughout the preparation and during the parade. And don’t worry; you don’t need to know how to samba like a Brazilian to take part!

You can choose to parade with one of the three following Samba Schools:

São Clemente Samba SchoolOne of the few samba Schools that originated in Rio’s Zona Sul. They pride themselves on being Carioca, with many of their themes about issues in the city of Rio – often with a sarcastic twist. Sao Clemente is also famous for its gorgeous muses and divas, both iconic ideals of Rio. This is a great school to join, if you are a first time participant at the Rio Carnival.

Mocidade Independente Samba SchoolThis is one of the oldest samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, having a long history of over 50 years with many carnival champion titles under its belt. It is well-known for its futuristic creations and extravagant costumes and famous for its incredible percussion.

Uniao da ilhaThis samba school is best known for its playful and inventive costumes and is hugely popular with Brazilians and tourists alike. It has extremely cheerful and lively parades, which have become the school's trademark. The costumes are usually light, without much metalwork or extension, making the marchers' parade easier.

This service will give you an incredibly unique and unforgettable experience at the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro! Parade, dance and party your way along the samba runway at the Sambodromo at the one of the liveliest and happiest parties in the world. Without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience on your vacation in Rio! Book now and participate at a Carnival Parade in Rio! Don’t hesitate, as these popular places book up fast!

  • Prices for this exclusive experience vary depending on which samba school and costume you choose. Please select from the drop down menu. For more information on the specific Samba Schools see DESCRIPTION.

  • Costumes are subject to availability. They are made new every year, according to the year’s theme, and there is limited availability. We recommend you book as early as possible, to ensure you don’t miss out!

  • When ordering the costumes you will have to provide your dress size (S,M,L,XL) and shoe size.

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