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Carnival Parades
Mar, 06 2011 - Mar, 07 2011

This is the event most associated with carnival in Rio. On two days the top ranking samba schools present a stunning spectacle of colour, movement and rhythm.

Attending the parade at the Sambodrome is certainly unforgettable, though, unless you are completely nuts about samba, a whole night can be a bit much.

Tickets for the tourist sector - with numbered seats and access by bus - are of reasonable prices. Bookings must be made in advance and require pre-payment. The popular stands are very crowded and not recommended for tourists.

The Samba School Parade at Rio's Sambodrome is something everybody has to experience at least once in life. The event is broadcast live to several countries, and all Brazilian states. Watching on TV is cool, but not half as much fun as being there. You have to mingle with the crowd, sweat, maybe even march with a Samba School to feel how it really is!

The list of the Samba Schools Carnival Parade for the Special group follows below:

Sunday (Mar 06th) - São Clemente, imperatriz Leopoldinense, Portela, Unidos da Tijuca, Unidos de Vila Isabel e Mangueira.

Monday (Mar 07th) - União da Ilha, Salgueiro, Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel, Grande Rio, Porto da Pedra e Beija-Flor de Nilópolis.

1) Please note that all the rates are per person and include transfers in and out to Sambodrome:
Standard seats - rates to be informed - per parade per person;
2) Rates are subject to change according to availability and without previous advice.

If you want to know more about Carnival in Rio, choose one of the below links:
Carlinhos de Jesus Street Block
Carnival in Rio
Samba Schools Rehearsals
Street Bands&Blocks