COVERED BOXES (camarotes): great view, privacy and VIP services

These greatest seats in Sambadrome, they offer the best views, with another good thing: privacy! Each covered box has capacity for 24, 48 or more people (we only set packages for more than 48 people for private groups). We offer tickets for covered boxes from sector 2 to 10 and to Hiper Covered Box, and the price includes round trip transfer services.

Services included in all covered Boxes:

Exclusive decoration and gifts (including Pandeiro and/or Tamborim), round trip transfer, open bar, buffet (appetizers, fruits, desserts and more), drinks (caipirinha, whiskey, wine, beer, champagne, and more), tv, air-conditioning, freezer, waiters/barman and private security



All about the biggest holiday in Brazil, the Carnival!

In late summer in Rio de Janeiro, from February 13th through the 17th, Rio Carnival 2015 will be celebrated by over 1 million visitors as well as local residents. With hundreds of street parties and balls there is plenty to do for everyone. Rio Carnival 2015 will culminate when the top Samba schools in Rio compete with each other to put on the best parade extravaganza possible.

The History of Carnival

During Rio Carnival 2016 the Samba schools will use the most modern technology possible to create jaw dropping show parades. Back in 1641 when the precursor to the modern Carnival was celebrated it consisted of a few elegant balls and masquerade dances. These balls were held to mirror the upper class festivals taking place in Paris and other major European cities.

When the Portuguese immigrants began to settle in Rio they brought with them their love of rough play, pelting friends and family with food, water and mud into the celebrations of the Carnival. Over the years the street fights became sophisticated parades filled with the aristocracy walking through the neighborhoods dressed in elegant and expensive costumes.


The Fantastic Samba City

Samba City is the home of the production units of all the principal Rio samba schools. It also serves as a tourist attraction to entertain plus to introduce visitors to the production activities of the samba schools.

Carnival Shows

Thursdays on January 8h and 22th
21:00 Live old-samba music (pagode)
22:00 Parade with 80 members and visitors´ participation with fireworks
A large variety of samba music is played, including the old genre called pagode.
Carnival performances and displays include samba dancers, drummers and percussionists, masters of ceremonies (flag-bearers with their escorts), the Whirling Ladies and some celebrities of the Rio samba world.
And there is a mini-parade to close out the evening.
Admission: R$150.00 and R$75.00 for Rio residents (includes free buffet)
Box office from 19:00
Doors open at 20:00


The 2015 Access or Gold Group

This group, also known as Gold Group parades on Carnival Friday and Saturday and the line up for the 2015 parade at the Sambodromo, in order of appearance will be as follows.

Bellow you can check the Gold Group Order of 2015.

Access Group or Gold Group 2015
TIME February 13th (Friday) February 14th (Saturday)
21:00 Unidos de Bangu Alegria da Zona Sul
21:45 – 21:55 Em Cima da Hora Acadêmicos de Santa Cruz
22:30 – 23:50 Império Serrano Inocentes de Belford Roxo
23:15 – 00:45 Paraíso do Tuiuti Unidos de Padre Miguel
0:00 – 1:40 União do Parque Curicica Império da Tijuca
0:45 – 2:35 Porto da Pedra Renascer de Jacarepaguá
1:30 – 3:30 Caprichosos de Pilares Acadêmicos do Cubango
2:15 – 4:25 Estácio de Sá

The Carnival is heating up!

Each Samba School is already preparing their members to the gigantic show in February. The rehearsals days in their headquarters, that we call Samba Courts (or Quadras de Samba in Portuguese) are already fixed, as well the technical rehearsals dates at the Sambadrome.

The practice sessions at Samba courts are very exhilarating and many times crowded parties, where you find the the Samba Schools’ grassroots people. If you like the loud and exotic beats of Samba Schools’ drums, you can’t miss them! See below the address of your favorite Samba School’s Court and the time of the rehearsals. As most of them are located in city’s outskirts, it is recommendable to get there by Taxi or go accompanied by guides or native people.

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incentive market

The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro is an excellent product for actions of relationship and incentive groups of your company marketing. Take the opportunity and invite your clients or employees for a night of unforgettable emotions and let your company’s brand in the minds of all your guests.

Exceed the needs and expectations of a select audience and make the occasion a memorable date is our pioridade and certainly a differential that the vast majority of companies search for your brand.


Samba City the birthplace of the Carioca samba

Samba City the birthplace of the Carioca samba

Samba City, in Rio’s docklands, is virtually the birthplace of the Carioca samba and home to the production units of the well-known samba schools in Rio. While preparations for the Rio Carnivalcarry on at these units, Samba City is now a major tourist attraction with the schools providing plenty of entertainment throughout the year. This area was built by the city of Rio to allow a place for samba schools to practice their routines and build their floats and parade costumes. Not only does Samba City serve the samba schools but it is also one of the largest arts and entertainment centers in Brazil. Samba shows are held daily much to the delight of the tourists. These shows teach spectators all about the rich influence of Samba on the native culture.

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From shambles to samba jingles

Each samba school has its own facility within Samba City. Floats, costumes, samba lyrics, dance routines, and everything else to do with the Carnival are all brought to life at these production units. If you have been to Rio in the past, don’t expect to find decrepit factory plants in the vicinity any more. Since 2005, the area is the cradle of samba with several communities coming together to create and host the biggest event on the planet, the Rio Carnival.

Thursday nights are Samba City

The samba school units are proud of their teams so you don’t need to wait for the Carnival to experience what happens at the Sambadrome. For the uninitiated, Samba City is officially known as Cidade do Samba, the best place to go for a taste of colors, drum beats, song, and dance whenever you are in Rio. Visit the city during the day to witness how painters, artists, costume makers, and dancers go about their specific tasks. It’s amazing to watch the pride with whichcariocas go all out to bring the championship title back home from the Carnival. While visitors are welcome to join in the rehearsals, Thursday nights are reserved for a blazing display of samba music and dance with buffer dinner and drinks. As a tourist, you ought to forget about everything else, head straight for Samba City to sing and dance to your heart’s content in true carioca style.