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Special Group Carnival Parade Tickets

Be part of the biggest carnival party in the world! These Rio Sambadrome Carnival tickets provide you with with an opportunity to be blown away by the incredible Samba Parade by Rio's Special Group Samba Schools (the very best samba schools in the city).


Regular Price: US$388

Special Price US$336


  • Grandstand tickets in Sector 9 (See Description).
  • Transfer to/from Sambodromo (Optional).

Days and Hours:

  • Sunday 11th February or Monday 12th February.
  • Pick up from meeting point at 7pm.
  • Parade begins at 9pm on both days.


  • 8 hours approx.
  • Transfer back to the centre of Rio is available at 2am and at the end of the parade.

A night you will never forget! Experience the exhilarating Brazilian Carnival and be a part of the biggest, most extravagant party in the world! Watch Rio’s top samba schools compete in the famous Sambadrome! A once in a lifetime experience on your vacation in Rio! Book an unforgettable travel experience in Rio and attend one of the highlights of the Rio Carnival with tickets to the main Samba parade in Rio’s iconic Sambódromo; with the very best schools giving it their all, competing to be crowned champions of the Rio Carnival.

Book your Carnival parade tickets to see the Special Group, or First League samba schools compete. These are Rio's top tier samba schools, and the main event of Carnival, taking place on the Sunday and Monday night. With your Carnival tickets, you have the option of booking a comfortable and safe transfer service to take you from a point in the Zona Sul (South Zone) to the Sambadrome, and back again once you've enjoyed a night of magic at the parades.

Once at Rio’s famous Samba stadium you will be guided to your seating, ensuring you can easily find your location amidst the almost 80,000 fellow revelers. You will be seated insector 9in the general grand stands, behind the front boxes. This is a tourist friendly section where seats are numbered and allocated. This section has the best view of the baterías (the band) who stop in front of this section to perform. These Sambadrome tickets allow you access to the most sought after parades of the Rio Carnival every year – the spectacular Special Group (or Grupo Especial) samba parades, who put on a spectacular show, eager to win the title of best samba school of the carnival. This is THE must-see show, which has made Rio de Janeiro the Carnival capital of the world. Enjoy an exhilirating night filled with samba beats, extravagant costumes and dancing, and breathtaking floats, as you party in the grandstands all night long! When you decide to call it a night, your transfer service will be waiting outside either at 2am, or when the sun comes up and the last samba school has crossed the finishing line.

Book your tickets to the special group Samba Parade in Rio's Sambadrome! Experience the Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools compete for glory from the sector of your choice. Book now, tickets for the Samba parades of the main competing schools sell out fast! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience in Rio!

  • Every person is allowed to bring two plastic bottles of beverages and two items of food. However food and drinks are sold all night, throughout the Sambodromo.

  • We recommend you wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and bring as few belongings as possible. Your camera of course, but no other valuables. Most importantly bring plenty of energy and stamina; this is a celebration like no other!

  • The transfer is optional and carries an extra cost.

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