2025 Brazil Carnival Tours & Vacation Packages

2025 Brazil Carnival Tours & Vacation Packages
Celebrate the World’s Greatest Party

 

The Carnival of Brazil is an annual Festival that marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter, which differs yearly. It is the biggest Brazilian Holiday when the entire country parties for 5 days from Saturday until Ash Wednesday.  In 2025, Carnival will be held from the 1st until the 5th of March.

Why shop at DoBrazilRight?

Over 10 Years in the Market

Established in 2011, DoBrazilRight Tours & Travel is a Rio local Certified Tour Operator with 13 years of Experience designing custom Brazil Carnival Packages and Private Tours.
Our entire team has over 20 years of Expertise in designing Authentic Bespoke Brazil Carnival Tours & Travel Packages

Brazil Carnival Specialist

We are a Brazil Carnival Specialist Tour Operator. Our main Operation is the Rio de Janeiro Carnival, when we assist the biggest majority of our customers annually during the 5-Day Holiday, which is the busiest and most difficult time of the year to Navigate the City. Still, our expertise and genuine knowledge about the City and the Event allow us to do it with Excellence!

24/7 Local Assistance

24/7 Local Assistance in Brazil and in Rio de Janeiro. Our office is Located on Copacabana Beach.

Party Planner

Our Concierge Desk will help you book as many Clubs Parties & Carnival Balls as you wish to attend, including Transportation and any sort of Guiding Services! 

Selected Properties

Hand-Picked Hotels on the Beach! Only the best rated and newer/renovated properties right on the Action!

Wide range of Experienced Providers

DoBrazilRight only works with the most reputable Transportation Companies, Private Chauffeurs and Certified Local Tour Guides in Rio de Janeiro. Our outstanding team is at your Service!  

Reputation

Please check our Excellent Reviews on Google & TripAdvisor!

Best Deals

Negotiated Discount Rates and Special Payment Plans

2025 Brazil Carnival – Rio Sambadrome Parade

Carnival is the biggest Brazilian Holiday, and it´s in Rio de Janeiro where it´s held the largest Carnival celebrations in the world. It’s filled with music, parades, street parties, and people having the time of their lives. The Carnival in Brazil runs from Saturday until Ash-Wednesday. That’s the official length, but many Brazilians turn it into a 10-day holiday. It is expected approximately 2 million tourists in town every year during the 5-day festivities.

The Rio Carnival Samba Schools Parade will definitely be the Highlight of your Vacation! It is organized as a championship dispute. A fierce 4-Day competition, divided into 2 Groups:

1 – Golden Series or Access Group – Sort of a Second Division of Samba Schools that parade every year on Friday and Saturday.

2 – Special Group – It´s the Elite of Rio Samba Schools, with 12 Samba Schools parading on Sunday (02Mar) and Monday (03Mar) of Carnival, 6 schools per Night.

3 – Champions Parade – After the Ash Wednesday Results, all the Top 6 Groups will Parade again the following Saturday (08Mar) for the so-called Champions Parade!

The Special Group & Champions Parades start at 9:30pm and it goes until 5-6am. Each of the six Samba Groups has 70 minutes to parade. Samba Schools loses one-tenth per minute exceeded on the Parade, to be deducted from its final score.

Surprises abound in the parades of the samba schools, which keep secrets to be revealed only at the promenade. But all Samba Schools need to follow basic rules, within a regulation that gives points to decide who will receive the Special Group big championship title.

The 2025 Parade Schedule will be announced in June!

2024 Parade Schedule – Watch the 2024 Official Songs video clips

Sunday – 11Feb24

Porto da Pedra – 9:30pm (Just upgraded from the Access Group)

Beija-Flor – 10:45pm

Salgueiro – 12am

Grande Rio – 1:15am

Unidos da Tijuca – 2:30am

Imperatriz – 3:45am – 2023 Winner! 

Monday – 12Feb24

Mocidade – 9:30pm

Portela – 10:45pm

Vila Isabel – 12am

Mangueira – 1:15am

Tuiutí – 2:30am

Viradouro – 3:45am 

 

Personalized Services

A small boutique Tour Operator by choice which allows us to offer personalized service to all of our customers, especially during the busy Rio Carnival season!
We offer top-class guides, the best chauffeurs, vehicles, and 24×7 support during your stay in Brazil.

Trust & Safety

Established in 2011, we are proud EMBRATUR (Brazilian Tourism Ministry) and ABAV (Brazilian Travel Agencies Association) members. We strive for Excellence by working with the most reputable Professionals and Providers.

Authentic Experiences

We offer real and authentic insider experiences that a regular tour operator will not offer.
We rely on over 20 years of Expertise in selling Rio de Janeiro Carnival bespoke Packages and Adventures.

Recommended by 2024 Brazil Carnival Members since 2009 

hmca
hmca
10 March 2024
Verified
Excellent! Highly recommended if you are visiting Rio on a cruise. Marcelo is very responsive and everything ran very smoothly. Did the one and a half day tour which was excellent. Easy to find at the cruise terminal, all very well organised, lovely helpful tour guide and good value for money. Also provided ticket and transfers for Carnival at the Sambadrome. Would definitely use again.
rebecca k
rebecca k
9 March 2024
Verified
Marcelo is outstanding! Outstanding! Marcelo was terrific! He was very communicative and extremely helpful. We did the day and half tour of Rio first. Great trips on the cable car and to Christ the Redeemer, with tickets provided. Delicious lunch! Then Carnaval at the Sambadrome. It is impossible to describe the experience--such color, singing and dancing, such excitement! One of the best experiences imaginable! Marcelo recommended our seats--they were at eye level with the performers. One blew kisses at me! The transportation arrangements were very good. I was initially concerned about safety, but we were very safe getting there, and we felt quite safe in the Sambadrome. We were very pleased with Marcelo and highly recommend using him if you are going to Brazil.
gillian w
gillian w
22 February 2024
Verified
Great experience of Rio de Janerio The one and half day tour included Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redemmer.We also had carnival seats where excellent. Do Brazil Right delivered everything they promised and more The reviews they get show this Marcelo is very responsive to questions on email and we took his recommendation on carnival seats. We were on the front row and felt part of the amazing night
bryan C
bryan C
22 February 2024
Verified
What a city! We have just returned to the UK after an amazing holiday in South America. While in Rio de Janeiro, we used DoBrazilRight for all of our tours. We booked a day and a half intensive tour, visiting all the major sights. This tour was top notch. Our tour guide, Renato, was fabulous and looked after us so well. The cable car tickets to visit Sugar Loaf mountain and the train tickets to visit Christ the Redeemer were all booked in advance enabling us to skip the queues. The city was magnificent. We also booked our tickets to visit the Sambadrome for the Carnival with DoBrazilRight. What can I say about the carnival? It was truly brilliant and breathtaking. I have never seen anything like it and I’m unlikely to see anything like it again. What a show, what a night. We stayed right to the very end and the schools got better and better. We arrived back at our accommodation at 7.45am exhausted but exhilarated. Marcelo's communications were excellent and kept in touch to ensure we had a great time. And we did. We will definitely use DoBrazilRight if we visit Brazil again.
Mickl D
Mickl D
22 February 2024
Verified
Best way to get Rio Carnival tickets Started corresponding with Marcelo long before our trip to make sure we got the right seats to watch the Carnival. He explained the options and so we purchased his recommendation (Sector 9 assigned seat). It really worked out well. Marcello was outside the cruise terminal at the time he said, for us to collect our tickets (Panic over!). He gave us our seat tickets and the transfer to and from the Sambadrome. On the night, because we had assigned seats, we caught the 9pm transfer to the Sambadrome - others had to go much earlier and just wait. We found our seats relatively easily and we had a great view (until people started standing up - but they soon got bored / tired). Do take a cheap inflatable cushion (£4.99 from Amazon UK) as the seats are just marks on the concrete. We met others on the cruise who had bought much more expensive places in boxes and they had to stand to see anything and they were too low down and too far back. They did get refreshments - so what - we went for the view and the drama. Getting back to the port was a doddle. As we walked out of the stadium agents in "T" shirts spotted us and asked where we were going back to. When we said the port that put us in a group until there were about 15 of us (5 minutes max) then they walked us to a minibus which got us back in no time. Thank you Marcello and the "DoBrazilRight" team. Clear communication and everything went smoothly - definitely the recommended option - rather than booking through the cruise line.
peter c
peter c
21 February 2024
Verified
Rio Carnival via DoBrazilRight We booked our tickets through DoBrazilRight, and their advice made it a simple process. It is definitely worth paying a little more for seats, rather than standing. We were in Sector 13 right in front of the track. Marcelo was brilliant in all his communications by email, responding promptly & clearly.
Krishna P
Krishna P
19 February 2024
Verified
An excellent one-stop shop for a trip to Rio (especially Carnaval). My wife found the site, and after reading some reviews, I decided to book with DoBrazilRight.com. I am writing this review the day I came back. We decided to do the Champions Parade package (mainly because of timing - our first day in Rio was the last day of Carnaval proper), with hotel, full day tour, airport transfers, and Champions Box seats. Admittedly, it was a last minute on our part (1 month before), but we decided to try. Marcelo was there from start to finish. From the beginning, he advised us on hotel, and he was spot on when he got us a room at the Arena Leme hotel, with one of the best views we had during any hotel stay, with a beautiful rooftop area where we could have Spanish food. He also advised us on and got us great box tickets for the Champions Parade, and these did not disappoint. Transfers to and from the airport and the Sambadrome were a breeze, with Marcelo communicating with us through WhatsApp all the way (highly recommend getting a SIM for Brazil and using WhatsApp there) - the Portuguese drivers were very friendly and cordial and are ready to help. The one day Rio Tour included Corcovado/Christ the Redeemer, Selaron steps, and Sugar Loaf/Pao do Assucar, all with a private guide who spoke excellent English (Leo), who was very informative and professional, and a great source on information on Brazilian/Rio history, restaurant recommendations, and had a great sense of humor. If I had any questions during the trip, Marcelo was there to help us. If you need a one-stop shop for a trip to Rio (especially for Carnaval), I would recommend DoBrazilRight.com without reservations. I plan on using Marcelo again if I plan on coming back to Rio.
Abhay
Abhay
19 February 2024
Verified
Reliable Carnival ticket provider We took a leap of faith and bought box seat tickets from Marcelo. Tickets were delivered during airport transfer as promised. At the carnival, the people around us also used his services. He responds promptly to all emails and picks up the phone himself when I needed some clarifications. Highly recommended.
Haolegirl
Haolegirl
18 February 2024
Verified
Wonderful Experience!!! Highly recommend DoBrazilRight and Marcelo as your travel agent. It was our first time to South American and being there during Carnival was a bucket list trip for us. It was also our first time using a travel agent so were a bit nervous but Marcelo made the whole process easy and stress free. He kept us informed and was very quick to respond to all of our emails. We did the 8-hr day tour of the Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Selaron Stairway and the Cinelandia Square with lunch at Fogo De Chao restaurant. Renato was our tour guide and he was excellent. If you're there in Rio to see these sights, definitely spring for the 8-hr with lunch vs the 6-hr. On top of the fact that you're eating at the one of the most well known steakhouses in Rio, it was also nice to sit down for a bit between sites. Renato also made us a reservation at Restaurant Marius Degustare. It was right next door to our hotel and was like nothing we've ever seen before. It is a must visit! And, of course, the highlight of the trip was the parade at the Sambadrome. To see it in person is so much more incredible than I could ever describe. Whichever tour you decide to go on or whatever activity you want to do, DoBrazilRight is who you need to use. Marcelo and Renato and the whole DoBrazilRight staff planned and executed about as perfect of a trip as we could have hoped for.
PB
PB
15 February 2024
Verified
Fantastic Carnaval/Rio de Janeiro vacation We had a fantastic time in Rio for Carnaval. We worked with Marcelo who crafted the perfect itinerary for our 5 night stay. Everything from flights, hotel, transportation, full day tour and tickets to the parade were all arranged for us. It made for a stress free vacation and an incredible experience. Any questions we had were answered quickly. The full day tour was great as well. Renato was our guide and was very knowledgeable and helped us capture great photos. If you are considering a trip to Brazil, you cannot go wrong using this agency. Marcelo in particular, was amazing. You will be in good hands.

2025 Brazil Carnival Tours & Vacation Packages

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