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  1. What should I decide before buying my tickets?
  2. For which day should I buy my tickets?
  3. Is it the same show on Sunday and Monday?
  4. Why don't you offer Grandstand tickets and Private Chairs for the Preliminary Parades?
  5. Why don't you offer Grandstand tickets for Sector 1?
  6. Which are the best sectors?
  7. Shall I go for an odd or an even-numbered sector?
  8. As a tourist, am I obliged to buy tickets for sector 9?
  9. Are the seats numbered and allocated?
  10. Which sectors shall I avoid?
  11. What shall I buy if I want allocated seats?
  12. Do any sectors have restricted view?
  13. Which are the very best tickets?
  14. What should I buy if I am on a tight budget?
  15. Which tickets are still available?
  16. How much are the tickets?
  17. Are there any child or student discounts?
  18. Why do I see different prices for the same tickets?
  19. What to do if I cannot pay with my card?
  20. How do I know if my tickets are booked?
  21. Are the tickets change and refundable?
  22. How and When will I receive my tickets?
  23. What is the address of your Hospitality Desk?
  24. Who and how can receive my tickets?
  25. Can you send to tickets to my home address abroad?
  26. Can I have my items delivered?
  27. Do you charge for delivery?
  28. When should I give my delivery address?
  29. Can my tickets be delivered to and left with someone else?
  30. Is it safe in the Sambadrome?
  31. When does the show start?
  32. When is the best time to arrive for the Parade?
  33. How do I get there and return home?

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What should I decide before buying my tickets?
The day, sector and the ticket type (whether you want to stay on the bleachers, on one of the allocated Private Chairs, sit in a box, in a luxury suit or club in the Party Lounge).

For which day should I buy my tickets?
The best and most important parading nights are Carnival Sunday and Monday, when the biggest and best samba schools parade. The two days are similar in terms of set-up. 6 of the best 12 samba schools (the First League (Special Group)) march on both days. Monday might be a better choice, as the atmosphere reaches its absolute height by then.
The Champions┬┤ Parade is another option to see the six best samba schools of the 2015 Rio Carnival.

Is it the same show on Sunday and Monday?
Different schools march on the Carnival Sunday and Monday, which are the two main parading days. Thus the show is different. See the 2015 Parading Order & Schedule to decide for the day, depending on which schools you want to watch. In 2015 the currant leader parades on Monday.

Why don't you offer Grandstand tickets and Private Chairs for the Preliminary Parades?
As Brazilians usually want to see the schools of the First League (the Special Group - on Sunday and Monday) Grandstand tickets for the Preliminary Parades (on Friday and Saturday) do not need to be booked in advance. Tickets for the Private Chairs are distributed for free by the samba schools among their communities.
Order good seats (in the boxes or our Luxury Suites), which are popular among foreigners, also in time.

Why don't you offer Grandstand tickets for Sector 1?
These tickets cannot be sold by anyone. They are distributed for free by the samba schools among their communities.

Which are the best sectors?
Sectors in the middle or slightly towards the end of the runway are excellent, such as sector 4 - 9. Paying just a little bit more for a ticket makes a big difference when it comes to the view.
Sector 8 is probably the best, as most judges are located at this height of the Avenue and you will be facing the Drummers’ Niche. Here you will enjoy the ideal view of the drummers who will stop, play and perform right in front of your eyes with some truly compelling atmosphere.

Shall I go for an odd or an even-numbered sector?
Even-numbered sectors 2, 4, 6 and 8 have recently been built. Although they offer the same view as the opposite odd-numbered ones, they offer newer facilities and access to a special area where live music is played. Note that Sectors 10 and 12 do not allow access to that popular space.

As a tourist, am I obliged to buy tickets for sector 9?
Although some agencies only offer tickets for this sector, feel free to order any kind of ticket on our dedicated Samba Parade ticket page (subject to availability).

Are the seats numbered and allocated?
All box and sector 9 seats, the Private Chairs in sector 12 and 13 are numbered and allocated. All other grandstands offer free seating, without allocated places where the first-come-first-served principle applies.

Which sectors shall I avoid?
Beware Sectors 10 - 11 and especially 12 - 13 as they only offer a view of the end of the show.
Opt for Sectors 6 - 8 if you can afford it, as you will have a significantly better view of the performance of all parts of the schools at that height/section of the Avenue.
If you want to go for an even-numbered Sector because of the live music being played at the entrance of the Sectors 2, 4, 6 and 8 then note that Sectors 10 and 12 do not allow access to that popular space.

What shall I buy if I want allocated seats?
Go for the Open Font Boxes with less to spend, for the Grand Tier Boxes if you want more comfort and style and for the Luxury Suites for VIP seating and treatment. Book the numbered and allocated Private Chairs in sector 12 and 13 only if you absolutely can't afford better seats to avoid disappointment, as they are at the far end of the show. (We receive complaints every year about them.)

Do any sectors have restricted view?
After the Sambodromo's recent reconstruction, only the Grandstands in Sector 12 and 13 have restricted view, due to the fact that they are at the very end of the Parade.
Beware Sectors 10-13 and the Private Chairs in those sectors as they only offer a view of the end of the show.

Which are the very best tickets?
The Luxury Suites are by far the best seats in the Sambodromo. These suites are covered boxes with the best view, are air-conditioned and offer VIP treatment. Our Luxury Suites offer buffet supper where butlers serve up drinks the whole night through. You will be among the "A" crowd.
Then follow the Grand Tier Boxes in Sector 7.
The Open Front Boxes in front of most sectors are also excellent. Consider raw C or D for a better viewpoint at a slightly elevated level. Brazilians prefer raws right on the samba runway.
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What should I buy if I am on a tight budget?
Go for Sectors 2 - 3 rather than 10 - 11. Opt for the Private Chairs only if you cannot afford better seats, to avoid disappointment.

Which tickets are still available?
All tickets still available to order appear on our dedicated Samba Parade ticket page. That page is linked to our central computer system and is constantly up to date.

How much are the tickets?
See prices on the dedicated Samba Parade ticket page. That page is linked to our central computer system and is constantly up to date. Our Service Charge will be added in your shopping cart.

Are there any child or student discounts?
Children under 5 are not allowed to attend the Samba Parade. Anyone over 5 years of age has to pay the full price.
There is no student or elderly concession.

Why do I see different prices for the same ticket type at different agencies?
Middlemen and ticket brokers charge more than the original price. Final prices are not regulated.

What to do if I cannot pay with my card?
If you get a "payment unauthorized" message when trying to pay, you have not succeeded with your attempt. It means that your payment could not be processed, no money has been taken from your account and you have not acquired the desired products. You could try with another card in a while.
For security reasons, we only accept cards issued by banks which work with the latest and safest technology of on-line payment authentication. A small number of cardholders might therefore experience difficulties. Opt for a card issued by a big bank which is more likely to have adopted this system.
If you do not possess an acceptable card for payment you could also wire us the total value of the products you wish to acquire.

How do I know if my tickets are booked?
Straight upon the completion of your order, you'll see your order on your Personal Account page. It is always kept up-to-date. After your payment, you will also receive our written confirmation with all your order details.
We will undertake all necessary procedures to book, hold, exchange the tickets vouchers, tickets, etc. for you until the actual magnetic cards are handed over.

Are tickets changeable or refundable?
Samba Parade ticket orders are changeable and refundable until December 15th, 2014.
Ball tickets and Sambodromo Round Transfer orders are changeable and refundable until January 15th, 2015.
They are non-changeable and non-refundable thereafter.
How do I change or cancel my order?

How and when will I receive my tickets?
Collect them from our Hospitality Desk for free or have them delivered for a small fee.
Our Hospitality Desk opening hours and delivery times are
12-15 February 9:00-18:00
16, 21 February 9:00-16:00
You will be able to arrange a time from your Personal Account page closer to Carnival.

What is the address of your Hospitality Desk?
We are in the middle of relocating and increasing the facilities of our Hospitality Desk to accommodate the ever-growing demand for our Rio Carnival products. The full address will be posted on our site soon.

Who and how can receive my items?
Only you the account holder (who is the legal owner) or your authorized representative can receive your items after signing for the receipt.
The authorized representative can be a person (e.g. friend, relative, etc.) or the Reception Desk of a hotel.
A person (not the Reception Desk) to receive any item belonging to you will have to show a valid ID (passport or government issued photo ID card with the signature) and hand over a copy of it. The copy must show fully the pages which contain the photo, full name, ID number, expiry date and the signature.
You will be able to indicate your wish that you would like your items to be received by someone else on your Personal Account page. You will only have to send us your Authorization Form with a copy of your passport to the fax number on the Form.

Can you send the tickets to my home address abroad?
Tickets are in the form of vouchers until a late stage of Carnival preparations for security reasons and to avoid fraud. The actual magnetic cards are issued only then. We do not send the actual magnetic cards you will need to enter the Sambodromo. You will receive all your items after your arrival in Rio de Janeiro. You can choose whether you want to pick them up from our Hospitality Desk or to have them delivered to your address in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Can I have my items delivered?
Yes, you can have your tickets delivered. We do not deliver costumes.
We deliver to any address within the boundary of the city of Rio de Janeiro for a fee per delivery and account. The same account owner only has to pay the delivery fee once, even for multiple orders, if all his items have to be delivered together to the same address. Please pay it on our site in advance. You will be able to choose the day and time which suites you best on your Personal Account page.

Do you charge for delivery?
Yes. See the current Ticket Delivery fee in your cart.

When should I give my delivery address?
You will be able to enter the address and make modifications if required on your Personal Account page closer to Carnival.

Can my tickets be delivered to and left with someone else?
Yes.
You can request us to deliver to and leave your tickets at a hotel reception or an authorized person, too.
You will be able to indicate your wish that you would like your items to be received by someone else on your Personal Account page. You will only have to send us your Authorization Form with a copy of your passport to the fax number on the Form.

Is it safe in the Sambadrome?
It is considered to be the safest place in South America. There is a very high concentration of international celebrities, politicians and royalties among the crowd. It is surrounded by huge perimeter fencing which no-one can pass without being checked for both, safety, security and commercial reasons. All sectors are equally safe. To get there, you should consider the Sambodromo Round Transfer service, to safeguard your valuables.

When does the show start?
The parades start at 21:00. See the 2015 Parading Schedule.

When is the best time to arrive for the Parade?
An average person generally watches 2-5 samba schools. Arriving around 22:00-23:00 could be a good idea, considering that this is the time when the atmosphere starts to peak.
If you hold a grandstand ticket with no assignment and are determined to sit through the 12-hour marathon, you can arrive early and try to sit as you please. The doors of the Sambadrome open at 18:00, however lots of people queue up already at that time to "fight" for the best seats. Best to take it easy.

How do I get there and return home?
You can use the Sambodromo Round Transfer service. It has been especially set up to facilitate ticket holders' transfer to and from the Sambodromo on Carnival days when roads around the Sambodromo are closed and traffic comes to a standstill. It is designed to give you direct, quick and safe access to the Sambodromo.
Otherwise just hail a taxi or take the subway (metro).
Avoid taking buses as they cannot arrive within walking distance.

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Our air-conditioned, exclusive Luxury Suites have only 18 seats each and offer to our clients possibly the best seating in the whole Sambadrome, being located right in Sector 8. At this hight of the Avenue you will have an ideal overview of the Parade, seeing it long enough from the front nevertheless not being too far towards the end. You will face and have a magnificent view of the very spot where all the Drummers stop to play and where the performances of the highly choreographed Vanguard Groups also take place. They are designed with the intention to guarantee a true once-in-a-life-time experience.

We will serve 1st class buffet supper with butler waiting and a selection of beverages to complete our VIP treatment.

Buy any number of seats in our special suites as long as they are still available on the site.