Rio de Janeiro
Carnival 2023

🎫 Access Group - February 17 and 18
🎫 Special Group February 19 and 20
🎫 Champions Parade -  February 25


Rio de Janeiro
Carnival 2023

Grupo Acesso 17 and 18 February
Grupo Especial 19 and 20 February
Parade of Champions 25 February


Types of Tickets

Feel the Carnaval experience

Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro.

What is the difference between Access Group, Special Group and Parade of Champions?

Every year the Samba Schools compete for the title of Champion of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. More than 90 thousand people perform throughout the Carnival. Each School has between 4 thousand and 5 thousand participants. There are 5 days of Parade, divided into three categories:
Grupo de Acesso, Grupo Especial and Parade of Champions.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival - Access Group

These two days the tickets are significantly cheaper. Although the schools work with a smaller budget, the enthusiasm and beauty are the same.
The best Samba Schools of the Rio de Janeiro carnival will have the great privilege of participating in the Grupo Especial next year.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival - Special Group

These are considered the big days of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade.
The 14 best Samba Schools of Rio de Janeiro present all their creativity and novelties.
These are the true magical nights of the Sambadrome.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival - Champions Parade

This Parade takes place on the first Saturday after Carnival.
On this night, the 6 best schools of the Special Group plus the Champion of the Access Group repeat their performances.
This is an extraordinary night, and the tickets are less expensive, a great cost-benefit

Transfer to the Sambadrome

Costumes for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Do you want to take part in the biggest party in the world?
Live the fantastic experience of being part of a Samba School at the Sambadrome. Taking part in the Samba Schools parade will be one of the most fun and enjoyable experiences of your life!

Where do I collect my Rio Carnival Tickets?

Free pick-up in Copacabana

Address: Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 195, Store F.

Dates: February 06 to 12 and February 16 and 17.

Openinghours: 10:00 to 18:00.

Special Delivery to the Rio Port - Pier Mauá

Meeting point: Warehouse 4

Dates: February 09 to 12 February 17.

Hours: 14:00 to 19:00.

Fee: 60.00 Reais (per order)


Receive your tickets at your hotel or residence, only in the City of Rio de Janeiro (South Zone, Downtown and Barra).

Dates: February 06 to 12 and February 16 and 17.

Schedule: 08:00 to 18:00.

Fee: 100.00 Reais (per order)

Need help buying your ticket?

Contact our consultants!

Parade Schedule 2023

Access group

ScheduleFriday February 17thSaturday February 18th
21:00StartUnião de Jacarepaguá
21:45Lins ImperialUnidos da Ponte
22:30Vicar GeneralUnidos de Bangu
23:15 Estácio de SáOn the Spot
00:00Unidos de Padre MiguelPorto da Pedra
00:45 SossegoUnião da Ilha
01:30Saint ClementImpério da Tijuca
02:15 Inocentes de Belford Roxo
ScheduleFriday February 17th
21:45Lins Imperial
22:30Vicar General
23:15 Estácio de Sá
00:00Unidos de Padre Miguel
00:45 Sossego
01:30Saint Clement
ScheduleSaturday February 18th
21:00União de Jacarepaguá
21:45Unidos da Ponte
22:30Unidos de Bangu
23:15 On the Spot
00:00Porto da Pedra
00:45 União da Ilha
01:30Império da Tijuca
02:15 Inocentes de Belford Roxo

Special Group

ScheduleSunday February 19thMonday, February 20
22:00Império SerranoThuti
23:15Rio GrandePortela
00:30MocityVila Isabel
01:45Unidos da TijucaEmpress
ScheduleSunday February 19th
22:00Império Serrano
23:15Rio Grande
01:45Unidos da Tijuca
ScheduleMonday, February 20
00:30Vila Isabel

We are on

Christian Tonix
Christian Tonix
All ok. Highly recommended. Muy buena experiencia ir al sambodromo...algo que hay q vivir al menos una vez en la vida...los tickets muy bien y con pase gratis de metro todo muy bien.
Scott A
Scott A
Ticket and shuttle to sambadrome February 2020 I purchased the tickets online from tripadvisor to pick my tickets up in Rio. The experience was excellent we picked our tickets up near our hotel on the day of the carnival and were picked up on time outside our hotel and taken to the sambadrome which was very well organised by the ticket company in Rio . The experience itself was a dream come true for my wife and I as we were celebrating our 25 anniversary and this ticked all the boxes for us We were picked up directly outside the stand area by a very well organised team outside and taken back to our hotel . We booked tickets for the stands in row 9 which were great to see the parades of schools Would recommend tripavisor and also a trip to a Brazil amazing time
Incredible experience I have nothing to complain about, everything is very organized. Service team super attentive and clear all our doubts. It made my experience at the Sambadrome incredible! Sure to repeat many times.
Gaius R
Gaius R
Carnival We were very well received by the staff, Punctual, funny and even gave very valuable tips for our touring season.
Unique experience I loved everything! Service rating 1000. Very attentive team! Vicente is very professional in what he does! Super recommend.♥️
Wonderful!!! The service was excellent, very organised and professional. I 100% recommend this company. We also really liked that they made it easy for us to get to the sambodrome, made everything easier, good value for money!
Luciano M
Luciano M
Inolvidable parade of champions!!! Quedé muy conforme con el servicio. Retirar los tickets en Copacabana fue re sencillo. Elegí la opción con metro para lado par, y encontre el acceso enseguida. Si bien llovió mucho ese día, no pude irme del sambódromo hasta no ver todas las escolas del desfile de campeones. Ya estoy pensando en volver!
Daphné B
Daphné B
Excellent ! We spent an excellent evening at the Sambodromo! A unique moment. Thanks for the professionalism and the good organization! We want to come back 🙂 !
The Party of a Lifetime After reading some reviews on other providers, we opted to get our tickets through Viator as our trusted vendor. Purchasing was easy but pick-up could've been better. You have to locate a store in the Copacabana neighborhood and after showing them our confirmation info, they still struggled to locate our tickets. We opted for the international section, Sector 9, since neither of us speak Portuguese and we know Rio can be a dangerous place. The tickets came with roundtrip metro tickets and I'll be honest, never felt unsafe. We should've been a bit more proactive when grabbing our tickets because we followed Google maps on how to use the metro and got lost trying to locate the entrance to Sector 9. The Sambadrome is all even numbers on one side and odd on the other. We had to walk completely around the stadium which meant walking under a freeway and then up and down what seemed to be active entrance and exit ramps. Finally we located Sector 9! Please note, the international part means that 1 person at each main entrance might speak your language. Once inside you can buy cans of beer, bottled water and tons of Red Bull. Our tickets said 8pm but the first school didn't start until 10:45pm. So we stood under cover from the rain for over 2 hours. Luckily, the rain stopped and to program began. Any other frustration melted away as the pumping music started, the crowd began to cheer and out came the most dazzlingly dressed and energetic humans I've ever seen. Everyone was moving and dancing and smiling. It was like nothing I had ever experienced before and I've attended Chicago Pride when attendance capped at 800K and have done Marci Gras. Nice try but those don't hold a candle to energy of Carnival!
Impressive! Nous avons donc réservé des billets pour la parade du carnaval de Rio le samedi 22 février 2020 au Sambodrome en plein cœur de la ville, il faut déjà savoir savoir qu'après avoir achoir le billet en ligne il faut allez le récupéré au bureau fait pour cela à Copacabana le matin et non pas au dernier moment et ne pensez pas que la confirmation de l'achat et le billet en soit !! Ensuite il faut ce rendre au Sambodrome et que la fête commence ! Le site indique 20h pour le début du défilé mais il ne commence réellement pas avant 22h . Bon voyage !

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