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Carnival Package

This Carnival Package in Rio de Janeiro includes: Carnival Parade Tickets & Transport + Samba Class & Night Out + Highlights of Rio Private Tour. Discover the magic of samba and the joy of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro with this fantastic holiday package.


Regular Price: US$370

Special Price US$324


1. Carnival Parade Tickets and Transport:

    • Transfer to and from the South Zone.
    • Tickets for Sector 9 in the Sambadrome (See Description).

2. Samba Class and Night Out:

    • 1 hour samba class in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
    • Professional instructor.
    • Night out.
    • Transfer to samba club.

3. Highlights of Rio Private Tour:

  • Transfer to/from hotel.
  • Guide in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese.
  • Tickets for Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Tickets for Corcovado.
  • Visit to the city centre.

Days and Hours:

1. Carnival Parades:

  • Friday 24 February and Saturday 25 February – Small schools “Serie A&rdquo.
  • Sunday 26 February and Monday 27 February – Large Schools, Special Group.
  • Saturday 4 March – Champions’ Parade.

2. Samba Class and Night Out:

  • Tuesday to Friday.
  • Departs at 7pm.

3. Highlights of Rio Private Tour:

  • Monday to Sunday.
  • Departs at 8:30am.


  • Carnival Parades: 8 hours approx.
  • Samba Class and Night Out: 6 hours approx.
  • Highlights of Rio Private Tour: 6 hours approx.

The Carnival Package in Rio de Janeiro includes the following activities:

1. Carnival Parade Tickets & Transport:

Witness the incredible and prestigious Carnival Parades that take place in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. See the top samba schools in the city compete to be crowned champions of Carnival. Tickets to the parades are for Sector 9, with numbered seats. Transport from the South Zone to the Sambadrome and back is included. Read the full description of the Carnival Tours.

Remember: The parades take place over 5 nights. The first two nights, the schools from “Serie A” – the smaller samba schools – compete, with the winner getting to move up to the special group next year. The next two nights are the main events. Here the largest samba schools, the First League or Special Group, compete to be crowned Grand Champion. The following Saturday is the Champions’ Parade, where the top 6 schools from the First League parade a second time. For more information about choosing a Carnival Parade, contact our Customer Service Team.

2. Samba Class & Night Out: 

Want to learn how to dance samba like a local? Learn the steps and get into the samba rhythm that’ll surround you during Carnival by taking a samba class with a professional dance instructor. After the class you’ll head out to practice the steps in one of the best samba clubs in the city. Read the full description of Samba Class & Night Out.

3. Highlights of Rio Private Tour: 

Sightsee the main attractions in Rio de Janeiro with this highly recommended city tour. Leave the beaches for half a day and see the top places of interest in the city with a private, local guide. Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Arcos de Lapa, Selarón Steps, and more are waiting for you. For a more detailed description, read Highlights of Rio Private Tour.

Celebrate the most exciting time of year in Rio de Janeiro with the rhythm of samba! Book this Carnival Package with Rdj4u and secure your tickets to Rio’s Carnival parades, while also enjoying a samba lesson with a night out as well as a Private City Tour. It’ll be an explosion of samba and culture that you’ll never forget!

  • This package cannot be combined with other promotions.

  • The products within this package include the same services as the individual products.

  • This tour package has a two person minimum. Please contact us if you wish to make an individual reservation.

  • Departure times are subject to change. You’ll be notified of the exact time when we confirm your reservation.

  • If you are staying outside the South Zone, you can hire a transfer service covering all parts of the city (for an extra cost). For more information, contact our Customer Service Team.

  • Carnival Parade Tickets & Transport:

  • Each person can bring in two plastic bottles with drinks and two containers of food. There is food and drink available in the Sambadrome all night.

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and bring few possessions. A camera is a must but limit other valuables. The most importante thing is energy!

  • Samba Class & Night Out:

  • The class is taught in a dance studio in Copacabana.

  • The price of admission to the nightclub is not included.

  • The samba teacher will accompany the group at the club until 1:30am, but participants can stay until any time (the transfer back to the hotel is not included).

  • Highlights of Rio Private Tour:

  • Entrances to the main attractions are included.

  • For more information about this private city tour, please contact us.

  • Due to the heavy tropical rains and high season in Rio in the summer, the tours in this package may be subject to last minute changes. Passengers will be notified and bookings will be protected by our warranty policies.

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