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Carnival River
Decide on the day, sector and type of ticket (whether you want to stay in the stands, in a Frisa, in a Cabin or in an Individual Chair).
The best and most important parades are on Sunday and Monday. The 12 best Samba Schools parade on these days, being divided into two groups of six schools each. Monday is a good option, because this year the 2022 champion samba school parades on Monday. Or simply choose your school day by heart or the one that best fits your program. The Champions Parade is also another option if you prefer to attend the six best schools of the year. However, these parades are a little less exciting and the atmosphere is less heated as there is nothing more to compete with, only to celebrate. The third option is the Serie A group Parades (Friday and Saturday are similar in terms of school quality). Opt for these days if you are not available to attend the School Parades of the Special Group (Sunday and Monday of Carnival).
Different schools parade on both days. So the show is different. Both are similar in terms of quality.
Tickets for Individual Chairs are given to the Samba Schools to distribute in their communities. Brazilians generally prefer to attend Grupo Especial Samba School Parades (on Sunday and Monday), so Serie A Group Bleacher tickets do not need to be booked in advance. However, book the best places (such as Frisas or Camarotes) in time.
Sector 1 grandstand tickets are donated so that the Samba Schools can distribute them in their communities. and cannot be marketed.
Sectors in the middle or a little towards the end of the Avenue are excellent, from Sector 6 to Sector 11. Paying a little more makes a big difference when it comes to the view. Sectors 8 and 9, 10 and 11 are probably the best, due to the fact that most of the judges are in this area of Sapucaí, so all the schools' requirements seek to evolve in this area. In addition to this fact you in sector 8 you will also be facing the back of the battery, which is a privileged place. From there you will watch the batteries enter the retreat letting the whole school pass, providing an atmosphere not to be missed. All this right in front of your eyes.
Even sectors 2, 4, 6 and 8 are newly built, have newer facilities and offer access to an area where you can hear samba dancers and pagodeiros playing throughout the night. In addition, they offer the same view as the opposite sectors, the odd ones.
Although this sector is popularly known as the “Tourist Sector”, feel free to book any available ticket.
Seats in Frisas, Cabins, Individual Chairs and Sector 9 bleachers are numbered. All other grandstands offer “free” seating with no assigned seats, applying the first-come, first-served principle. The exact location of the numbered seats reserved with us will be informed upon delivery, thus allowing us to make every effort to ensure that groups have their seats together.
Be careful with sectors 12 and 13 as they are at the end of the Avenue. Try to go to sectors 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 if you can, because from this part of the Sambadrome you will have a significantly better view of all the school wings and their evolution.
Choose the Frisas or Sector 9 Bleachers if you prefer to spend less. The Special Frisas offer more comfort and style than the Frisas or choose the Cabins if you like elegance and VIP treatment. Reserve a place in the Individual Chairs in sectors 12 or 13 only if you are not available, to avoid disappointment – they are located right at the end of the Avenue and many customers who go there complain about the view. If you want your numbered seats to be together with the numbered seats of another order (for example, from another client of ours), ask us, using a message sent from your Carnival Account, informing the order number you want stay together. (up to six places in the case of Frisas). In order to optimize requests and ensure that group requests receive continuous seats, numbered seats will be allocated only moments before ticket pick-up.
After its reconstruction, only the stands of sectors 12-13 have restricted visibility, due to the fact that they are located at the very end of the Avenue and are more affected by the Parades where the stands of the other sectors restrict the view. Be careful when choosing the Individual Chairs in sectors 12 and 13 as they are located at the end of the Parades, where there are no more judges of the Parade's quality. The numbers and rows of the Individual Chairs are random and informed only on the day of ticket collection.
The Camarotes are by far the best places in the Sambadrome. They are covered and located on a high floor, providing the best view of the Avenue. Our stateroom is air-conditioned and offers VIP treatment with a sumptuous buffet-style dinner with two butlers per stateroom serving drinks all night on main nights. In the cabin you will enjoy the most select atmosphere of the entire Sambadrome. Our added security at the entrance of our “suites” offers a higher level of security by admitting concession only to our VIP customers. Next are the tickets for the Sector 7 Special Frisas which are covered, providing a unique panoramic view as they are on the highest level of the friezes, row D. The other friezes are also excellent. Consider rows C or D, both of which offer a good view as they are on a higher level.
Try going to Sectors 2, 3, 10 or 11. Book Numbered Chairs in Sectors 12 or 13 only if you cannot book better seats. Avoid disappointments.
All tickets still available are on our dedicated ticket page.
See prices on our dedicated ticket page. This page is always updated. Our administration fee will be added to your shopping cart.
Children under 5 years old are not admitted to the Sambadrome. Children over 5 years old pay full price and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Students and seniors pay only half entry in the stands of sectors 12 and 13 (we do not reserve these sectors).
Although we keep ticket orders under the Account Holder's name, the names are not printed on the tickets. Therefore, usernames are not required for booking tickets. which can be reserved in the name of anyone who has a Carnival Account. However, for ticket collection by a third party, documentation plus the Authorization Form and third party documentation (original and copy) will be required. The Authorization Form must be requested at [email protected]
Right after completing your order, you will see it on your Carnival Account page, which is always kept up to date and shows the status of your payment. Some security checks and card authentication may be done first. Please wait for our written confirmation email of your attempted payment to be sent to avoid duplicate purchases, which can take weeks to correct and refund. When the payment is made and authorized by the payment processing company (CIELO), you will receive our confirmation by email with all the order details. The status of your order in your Carnival Account will also show that payment has been received. We will carry out all necessary procedures to reserve, exchange and safely store vouchers and tickets for you until the actual tickets are delivered.
To get a refund for any item, you will have to initiate the cancellation in a message, providing the order number, name and quantity of the items you wish to cancel. To change an item you will have to cancel it first and then you can order and pay for the new item. Cancellation requests after 7 days from the date of purchase will have the Administration Fee withheld, refunding only the unit price paid. We will credit the refund to the credit/debit card used after our payment processing company has processed your cancellation request, which may take a few weeks and is beyond our control. Outside the seven day period, cancellations will only be accepted until May 15, 2022. In the event of an event cancellation or postponement, the administration fee will not be refunded or you will be able to keep your tickets for the 2022 event.
You or a representative can pick up the tickets at our Service Center at Rua Barata Ribeiro, 489 in Copacabana, from July 9th to July 12th and July 17th, from 9:00h to 18:00h. Or receive them at any address in the City of Rio de Janeiro, as long as a delivery fee is paid.
We only deliver your items in the City of Rio de Janeiro, in the neighborhoods of Zona Sul, Centro, Santa Teresa, Rio Comprido, Tijuca, Maracanã, Grajaú, Vila Isabel, São Cristóvão and Barra da Tijuca. And we do not ship tickets or any voucher outside the city of Rio de Janeiro. You can choose whether you want to pick them up at our Customer Service during Carnival or have your tickets delivered to your address in the city of Rio de Janeiro, upon contracting the Delivery service.
We ONLY deliver within the limits of the City of Rio de Janeiro in the neighborhoods for a small additional cost. Tickets will be delivered on the day of the parade purchased on your account, and in case of multiple orders, all will be delivered on the day of the first parade purchased. (eg purchases for Sunday and Monday will be delivered on Sunday.) Our delivery days are: From 9th to 12th of July and 17th of July. We will not deliver to Cais do Porto for Carnival 2022. The Carnival Account holder must pay the delivery cost only once, even if there are many orders, and all orders will be delivered to a single address. Ticket delivery must be paid for on our website in advance.
Yes, however, the delivery service is not valid for the purchase of costumes. See the value in your shopping cart.
Yes. You can request that your tickets be handed over to someone else. In the case of delivery to hotels, the buyer must be present to receive them. In case of withdrawal by a third party, the third party must present the requested documentation along with the Authorization Form and a copy of the third party's identification document. The Authorization Form must be requested by email to [email protected]
The Sambadrome is considered the safest place in South America, as there is a very high concentration of national and international celebrities, politicians and important people among the crowd. It is surrounded by fences where no one can pass without being searched, both for security reasons and for commercial reasons. All sectors are safe. To get there safely, you should consider the transfer service to the Sambadrome and back. Ensure more security for you and your valuables.
The parades of the Grupo Especial Samba Schools start at 9pm. See the order of the 2022 Parades.
The gates open at 7pm, usually one person attends between 3 to 5 samba schools. We suggest arriving around 9pm-10pm, considering that this is the time when the atmosphere starts to warm up. If you have unnumbered bleacher tickets and are determined to get a good seat, we suggest arriving early and choosing a seat closer to the walkway.
The best way is by the shuttle service to the Sambadrome. This service is optional and offered to our customers at attractive prices, and was created with the aim of facilitating transportation for those who have tickets to the Sambadrome. Due to the closing of traffic around the Sambadrome during the days of the Parades, line buses, private cars and taxis without a special license cannot get close to the entrance gates. Taxis operate with a special price list with high prices and will not leave you so close to the Sambadrome.