Azamara Journey Rio Carnival & Brazil Shore Excursions

azamara journey rio carnival

25Fev25 – 22Mar25
Buenos Aires to Bridgetown
25-Night Cruise 

Azamara Journey will be sailing through Brazilian waters from the 2nd until the 18th of March. 

DoBrazilRight is in charge of organizing all the groups in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and Manaus! Just let us know your group size preference by filling out the form at the bottom of the page. 

 

Group Sizes / Vehicles 
6-9 Passengers / 15-Passenger Van 
10-18 Passengers / 26-Passenger Minibus

Except for Rio where there are 7 Group Size Options

Small Group Tours

At least 30% of Empty Seats

2025 Rio de Janeiro Carnival
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The 2025 Rio Carnival starts on the 1st of March, Saturday. The main Carnival events are the Parades held at the Sambadrome. It´s a fierce competition and the main parades take place on Sunday and Monday (2nd & 3rd of March), the so-called Special Group Parade.
DoBrazilRight Tours & Travel is a Rio Carnival Specialist, with over 20 years of Experience selling tickets for the Greatest Show on Earth.
We highly recommend the Open Front Boxes as the best seats to watch the Carnival Parade, and below you´ll find a comparison between the Boxes and the Grandstands.

 

Open Front Boxes Grandstands
Best Assigned seats in the entire Venue, especially on Row A where there won´t be anyone seated in front of you. Most affordable tickets to watch the Parade. Spaces are not Assigned, except for Sector 9
Located on the Parade Runaway Level you will be able to see every little detail of the performances, floaters, costumes, expressions, and the intensity of the Drummers. Beautiful Panoramic Views and pictures of the Parade.

Best Sectors – 6, 7, 8,  9, 11 & 13

We included Sector 13 as they are the least expensive boxes and a great opportunity to save, especially on Row A.

Best Sectors
9 – Only one with assigned spaces! 

6, 7, 8 & 9 – Most central, best pictures



Tips on Front Box Sectors

Sector 3 – Located at the beginning of the parade route and across the first Drummers Playing Area, sector 3 has a shorter waiting time between groups and you get to enjoy the warm-up, extra 15 minutes of party and drums while the rest of the Sambadrome is seated and waiting.

Sectors 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 – Favorite Sectors among Brazilians.

Sector 9 – Very Central and the most expensive of all Sectors

Sector 11 – Best Drummers Experience from all Sectors as the 2nd Drummers Playing area is located right next to Sector 11. You will have the drummers playing close to you for half of every parade!

Sector 13 – Amazing Value for Row A, and since you´ll be at the ground parade level without a Panoramic View, you will see the same exact parade as if you were on Sector 7 or 9, but saving a lot!

Tips on Grandstand Sectors

Sectors 3, 8, and 10 – Have the best views and acoustic of the Drummers Playing Areas.

Sectors 6 and 7 are located in the middle of the Parade. Most beautiful panoramic pictures are taken from these Sectors.

Sector 9The only Grandstand Sector with assigned spaces. It´s Expensive but there is no need to arrive early at all (the greatest advantage).

Sector 11 – If you arrive very early not later than 7pm in order to sit right by the edge, overlooking the Drummers, Sector 11 is a great option, otherwise, Sectors 8 and 10 will be much better options, and you’ll be right across the Drummers with no need to arrive that early.

 

Round Trip Sambadrome Transfers – Port Terminal Pick-up, right outside Passengers Terminal # 4 at pre-scheduled times, and will drop you off inside the Venue (which is an amazing plus). Return Buses leave the Sambadrome always at the end of each group parade, from the same point you will disembark on your Arrival. This is a very convenient service considering traffic and crowded locations throughout the city, as you may return all night long, always at the end of each group parade (6 different return times!).

Delivery

Carnival Tickets and transfer coupons will be delivered at the Port, right outside Passengers Terminal # 4, from 8:30am until 9:30am, on Sunday the 2nd of March, and for customers purchasing the 2-Day Tour, Tickets and Coupons will be delivered by the Tour Guide when boarding the Tour vehicle on Sunday Morning.
Please find below all the Services DoBrazilRight is offering for the Azamara Journey 25-Night Carnival Rio & Amazon Voyage Passengers. All Private Tours below are custom-made only for the Azamara Journey guests! 

Azamara Journey 2025 RIO CARNIVAL 2-Day Tour with BBQ Lunch @ top-notch Fogo de Chão Botafogo 

02Mar25 – Sunday – 9:45am
03Mar25 – Monday – 7:50am

Rio de Janeiro 2-Day Private Group Tour Includes:
Round Trip Transportation from/to Rio de Janeiro Port Terminal
Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
All Christ Statue and Sugar Loaf Entrance Fees
Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches visitation.
All-you-can-eat Brazilian BBQ Lunch at Fogo de Chão Botafogo

Duration: 14 hours

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Carnival Parade Grandstand Sector 9 Tickets

02Mar25 – Sunday – 9:30pm
or
03Mar25 – Monday – 9:30pm

Most popular tickets grant gorgeous panoramic views of the Parade.

We highly recommend Sector 9, the only one with assigned spaces (no need to arrive early at all!)

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Carnival Parade Box Seat Tickets

02Mar25 – Sunday – 9:30pm
or
03Mar25 – Monday – 9:30pm

BEST TICKETS IN THE ENTIRE VENUE

Sectors 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 13

Rows A to D guaranteed tickets

Closest seats to the Runaway with the most detailed views of the Parade!

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Round Trip Sambadrome Parade Transfers - Port Terminal Pick Up & Drop Off

02Mar25 – Sunday
or
03Mar25 – Monday

Meeting Point right outside Passengers Terminal # 4

A Shuttle Coupon is Required to board the Vehicle.  Special Delivery for the Azamara Passengers. 

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Please find below all Tours DoBrazilRight is offering the Azamara Journey 25-Night Voyage Passengers.

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SALVADOR Half-Day Historic Walking Tour

06Mar25 – Thursday – 1:45pm Pick Up

3 Group Size Options! 

Half-Day Tour Includes:
Round Trip Transportation from/to Salvador Sea Port
Barra Lighthouse, Historic District of Pelourinho, Lacerda Elevator, St Francis Church, Cathedral. 
Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
All Entrance Fees

Duration: 4 hours

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MANAUS Half-Day City Tour

14Mar25 – Friday – 10:30am Pick Up

2 Group Size Options! 

Half-Day Group Tour Includes:
Round Trip Transportation from/to Manaus Port Terminal
Ponta Negra Beach, Downtown Manaus, Amazon Theather, Galeria Amazonica & Adolpho Lisboa Market.

Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
All Entrance Fees

Duration: 6 hours

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MANAUS Full Day Boat Tour - Meeting of the Waters, Swim with Pink Dolphins & Indigenous Village visitation with Lunch

15Mar25 – Saturday – 7am Pick Up

2 Group Size Options! 

Full-Day Tour Includes:
Round Trip Boat Transportation from/to Manaus Port Terminal
Swimming with Pink Dolphins, Meeting of the Waters, Indigenous Village Visitation and Interaction, Igapós, and Igarapés (flooded forest), and Lunch at Rainha da Selva Restaurant.
Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
Duration: 7 hours

Please note all our Prices are “fixed and will be charged in Brazilian Reais BRL R$”. They are real-time converted to USD/GBP/EUR/CAD/AUD on the Product Pages just for your reference.
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2025 Azamara Journey Rio Carnival & Brazil Shore Excursions

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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.

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