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2023 RIO DE JANEIRO CARNIVAL - From the 18th until the 22nd of February

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Tours and Vacation Packages, Discount Hotels, Parade Tickets, City Tours, Airport & Sambadrome Transfers

Rio de Janeiro Carnival

Rio de Janeiro Carnival


Carnival is one of the best-known parties, and it´s in Rio de Janeiro where it´s held the largest Carnival celebrations in the world. It’s filled with music, parades, parties and people having the time of their lives. The carnival, a national holiday in Brazil, runs from Friday night to noon of the following Wednesday. That’s the official length, but many Brazilians turn it into a 10-day holiday and it brings in about half a million foreign tourists each year.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Samba Schools Parade is organized as a championship dispute. A fierce competition, where there is a Special Group, a sort of first division, with 12 Samba Schools parading on Sunday and Monday of Carnival, 6 schools per Night.

The parade starts at 9:30pm and it goes until 5-6am. Each of the six Samba Groups have 82 minutes to parade. Samba Schools lose one tenth per minute exceeded on the Parade, to be deducted from its final score.

Surprises abound in the parades of the samba schools, who keep as 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.

456 Blocks will perform over 600 Street Parties during the 2023 Rio de Janeiro Carnival Holiday. Click HERE for the Street Parties Schedule

DoBrazilRight highly recommends all clients to pick at least one party in Santa Teresa (Ceu na Terra Sat AM is a great way to start the festivities), at least one party at Aterro do Flamengo, a beautiful park that hosts only the top rated parties with highlights to Sargento Pimenta (Sgt Pepper, play only Beattles Songs on Samba rhythm) and Orquestra Voadora (one of our favorites of all time).
Banda de Ipanema and Simpatia é Quase amor are the biggest parties in the Copacabana/Ipanema area and are definitely a lot of fun, since they take place on the beach avenue in Ipanema and you can always hang out on the beach and party at the same time. Leblon and Jardim Botanico parties are also a lot of fun, very upscale neighborhoods!


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