Why should I book my tickets at RioCarnival.net?
We are a tourism agency that works exclusively with Rio Carnival and have over 15 years of experience, attending more than 5000 visitors every year who want to know Rio Carnival.
We are a Brazil And US Government Certified Travel Agency. Only agency licensed both in Brazil and the USA.
We have specialized service by email, phone, chat and Whatsapp, from Monday to Friday and in person, in our Carnival Hospitality Desk, during all the days of the event.
In addition, our websites are protected by the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security certificate, advanced encryption technology, which guarantees privacy and security of customer data in all transactions.
What are the ways of payment?
Payment can be done by credit card, all major credit cards are accepted, via Paypal account or wire transfer to our Bank of America account.
Deposits or wire bank transfers will be validated only after sending the receipt and when the value is credited to our account of Bank of America. Please contact our Rio Carnival Help Desk and ask for our bank details.
What are the best tickets in the Sambodromo?
The Sambodromo was built to provide a great show for the viewers. Each type of ticket has benefits.
For those who want assigned seats and comfort, we usually recommend Front Box tickets. The Front Box are assigned chairs, inside a small space with fences, very close to the runway, with a privileged view of the parade. We also have the Covered box option, located exclusively in sector 7 row D, with cushioned seats, with a fan and it is covered, ideal for rainy days.
The Grandstands are a good options too, if you are looking for a cheaper ticket, but keep in mind that those tickets do not have seats, they are large concrete steps. Also Grandstands tickets are not numbered except for Sector 9, which is the tourist sector. In other sectors, if you want to choose your place we recommend that you arrive 2 hours before the first parade.
For those who wants a chair and assigned seat, but does not want to pay too much for it, the Allocated chairs are a good option, just keep in mind that they are located in sector 12, at the end of the parade.
We recommend the Folia Tropical and Super Folia tickets for those who likes to party, who want to enjoy the parade and have fun at the same time. They offer an open bar, buffet, DJs, shows and several attractions, but because they have a capacity for 1,000 people and do not have seats to watch the parades, this is not the most comfortable option, but it is the best for party people.
Even side or odd side?
The Sambadrome is divided into sectors with even and odd numbering. Each side has its characteristics, but both sides have the same view so the choice should be based more on how you want to go to the Sambadrome.
The tickets on the even side are closest to the subway/metro station Praça Onze, about 300 meters walk. It is a great side for those who want to go to the Sambadrome by subway.
The odd side is about 1.2 km from the Central subway/metro station, a little bit far, but it has an easy access by car. It is the best option for those who want to go to the Sambadrome by taxi, Uber or transfer.
How to get my tickets?
After finalizing your purchase on our website, you will receive a voucher by email,, which must be printed and exchanged for the actual tickets here in Rio de Janeiro, at our Hospitality Desk located at the HOTEL ATLÂNTICO COPACABANA and tickets can be picked up from Tuesday, February 9th to Monday, February 15th 2021, from 10am to 5pm. And on Friday Feb 19th to Saturday Feb 20th, 2021 for those who purchased a Champions Parade ticket, from 10am to 5pm.
It’s mandatory the presence of the card holder to receive the ticket, bringing original identity document with signature and photo and credit card used in the purchase.
In which sector starts the Rio Carnival Parade?
The parade begins at sectors 2 and 3, ending in sectors 12 and 13, where the Apoteose Square are.
How old a children can watch the parade?
Children under 5 years old are not allowed to enter the Sambadrome, not even accompanied by their parents or guardians. Brazilian justice has determined that the high sound of the parades is capable of damaging the hearing of the child. Minors, with 5 years or more can enter the Sambadrome and must be accompanied by the parents or legal guardians and must have a ticket. Don't forget to bring a document, such as passport, ID or a birth certificate to prove the age, because it can be requested at the entrance.
Can I choose my seat at the Sambódromo?
Although there are assigned seats only on front boxes, allocated chairs or in the Sector 9 grandstands tickets, it is not possible to choose where you will be staying during the purchase. For security reasons the authorities only release tickets a few days before the carnival to avoid fake tickets and we get the tickets randomly so we can't guarantee a specific seat. The places closest to the front are given to those who buy in advance. But even though is not possible to choose your seats, tickets bought together sit together.
What is the difference between the parades of the Special Group, Access Group or Champions?
The Access Group that parades on the first and second day of carnival, February 12th and 13th, is like the second division of samba schools. They’re competing to get into the special group. They are traditional and beautiful samba schools , but the schools are simpler and the parades are too.
The Special Group that parades on the third and fourth day of carnival, February 14th and 15th, are the parades of the main samba schools of Rio. On these days the best and most famous samba schools perform with extravagant costumes and floats.
The Champion's Parade, that happens on the following Saturday, February 20th, reunites the Champion school and five runner-ups, from the special group parades, celebrating victory and closing the Rio Carnival Samba Parades, repeating the same parade from the special group days.
Where is the Hospitality Desk during Carnival and what is the operating schedule?
The Hospitality Desk will be at the Hotel Atlantico Copacabana, located at Rua Siqueira Campos, 90, Copacabana, at the Imperial Hall. The Desk will works Tuesday, February 9th to Monday, February 15th, 2021. For those who bought tickets to the Champions parade the exchange will be made on Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th. From 10am to 6pm local time.
Is Bookers International the official seller?
Bookers International is a tourism agency authorized by the official organizers of Rio carnival to sell tickets and packages for Rio carnival.
How much are the tickets?
All prices and ticket types are available on our website. To check prices access: https://www.carnivalbookers.com/rio-brazil/carnival/tickets/2021/buy
What is the best sector?
The Sambadrome was designed to offer a great view of the show to everyone in any sector.
Sectors 2 and 3 are in the beginning of the parade so it is possible to see the schools warming up before entering the Sambadrome.
Sectors 4 and 5 are between the beginning and the middle, the waiting between one school and another is less, but it is already possible to start to see the formation of the parades on the avenue.
Sectors 6, 7, 8 and 9 are the favorite sectors as they are located in the middle of the Sambadrome and offer a more complete view of the parade. The wait between one school and another is a little longer.
Sectors 10 and 11 are for those who want to feel the drums, as they are in front of and beside the drummer’s nich. The waiting time between schools is longer.
The sectors at the end, 12 and 13 have the thrill of seeing the school cross the finish line, but the waiting between the schools is even longer.
How does the Special Delivery service works?
You can choose to receive your ticket at the hotel where you will be staying or at the address of your choice here in the city of Rio de Janeiro. As a matter of logistics, we only deliver to the main tourist districts and central regions of Rio. The delivery fee is US$14 per ticket and maximum charge for multiple tickets is US$56.
You must schedule a delivery day and time range, as well as provide the address where you want to receive your ticket, all through our website.
Keep in mind that the credit card holder used in the purchase, or the purchase holder in case of other ways of payment, must be present to receive the ticket and sign the delivery receipt, as well as present all required documentation: passport or ID from the holder, original credit card used in the purchase (if this was the payment method) and the voucher.
I'll be on a cruise ship. Can I get my tickets in the Port?
To receive your ticket in the Port you must select Special Delivery during the purchase and pay the delivery fee.
The delivery to the port works as follows, we have a delivery point, a Bookers store, that will be located in the main gate (Terminal 4) with an employee of ours delivering the tickets from 9am to 6pm.
You must choose a day and a time range and must go to our meeting point to receive the tickets, on that day and time range that you scheduled.
When you inform the delivery address on our website remember to put the name of your cruise/ship.
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