Do a bit of preparation and buy your flight tickets first for 2014 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Study the 2014 Rio Carnival program guide and pick the ones you intend to attend. Learn how and when to obtain tickets for specific events.
Rio Carnival is the world's biggest and most famous party. A million tourists join millions of Rio citizens in enthusiastic revelry. The Carnival party in Rio keeps evolving. It is getting bigger year by year and changes what it has to offer. The Samba Parade has moved from the streets to become an expensive and spectacular show while there are ever more parties taking place during the Carnival season in the city Rio de Janeiro.
But don´t worry. Should you wish, you can and will experience also lots of street parties along the almost compulsory Samba Parade.
Many interesting events already happen a few weeks before Carnival, like the animated rehearsals in the schools' samba halls, in the communities and in the Sambodromo, the elections of the Carnival King (Momo) and Queen, samba shows and costume exhibitions. Go and dive into it straight after your arrival.
When to buy your 2014 Rio Carnival tickets
Tickets for the 2014 Samba Parade should be bought first as it is the most sought after Rio Carnival event, and available seats in the Sambodromo sell out early. Buy your ticket as soon as possible for the main evenings: Carnival Sunday and Monday.
You will find tickets for the other parades in the Sambodromo (such as the Children's Parade and the parades of the schools in Group A and B) in most Rio travel agencies, even a few days before the event.
You should also buy your tickets for the Magic Ball in Hotel Copacabana Palace at least 4 months in advance. For your convenience we will sell them at the website too.
Some Scala balls sell out before the event, so we can book them for you prior to your arrival. But normally, you can find all other Rio Carnival tickets when already in Rio or at the door.Lots of places, including samba schools offer tables and boxes for the night. Do ask the venue, should you wish to have one for your party.
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During Rio Carnival, take to the streets as much as you can. There is just as much happening out there in the open-air as behind closed doors. Everyone who is in town joins in the party and it spills over to all corners of the city. Enjoy 2014 Rio Carnival with or without tickets.
2014 Rio Carnival Tickets by Venue
Samba Parade in the Sambodromo
The dedicated Samba Parade ticket page provides all ticket information.
Book early for Sunday, Monday and Saturday.
Magic Ball in Hotel Copacabana Palace
All prices include buffet dinner with Brazilian drinks and entrance to all ballrooms.
Tickets for the Golden Room include a seat at a table of 6, 10 or 12 people. Noble Room tickets include a seat at a table of 10 or 12. Standing tickets do not offer a table seat.
Men: black tie or deluxe costume
Women: long evening dress or deluxe costume.
Costume Competition in Hotel Gloria
Due to the fact that Hotel Gloria was sold last year, the famous ball did not take place in 2011. We hope to have it in a new place or with new organizers but at the moment there are no further news on the 2014 event.
Balls in Rio Scala
Some Scala Ball tickets sell out fast. Res eve your tickets in advance to be on the safe side.
The Red and Black Ball and the Gay Gala are the ones in most in demand.
For tables (one table seats 4 people) reserve 3-5 weeks in advance.
Venue: Praça Onze, Centro (Downtown)
Tickets on the door
Dancing nights in the samba schools
There is a little admission fee which increases towards Carnival and should be around R$30.00-50.00 (Mangueira being the most expensive and often full).
Men usually pay slightly more.
You might be able to reserve a box.
Tickets are sold at the box office on the door.
Special parties and balls in many venues
Many venues, mainly in Copacabana, have some special theme nights during Rio Carnival e.g. hot singles parties. Ticket prices are usually under R$60.00.