10 things you must know when coming to Rio Carnival
We already know that the secret in making the trip of your dreams is planning. Carnival is just around the corner and to ensure that your vacation is going to be perfect, we’ve listed valuable tips for you to enjoy the fun in the Marvelous City. Stay tuned on 10 things you must know when coming to Rio de Janeiro Carnival and kick off with no headache at the most popular party in Brazil.
1 – How to get started
Nothing like starting the best vacation of your life on the right foot. For this, do not forget a valid passport for at least six months with a visa. There are two airports in Rio: Tom Jobim International – Galeão and Santos Dumont. In both, there are options of fixed-rate taxis and others that run with the taximeter. Find out about special bus lines that departs for Zona Sul and Barra da Tijuca here: http://bit.ly/2jR5Ind
2 – What is the best place in the Sambadrome
It is important to know that there are four types of tickets: luxury suite, front-box, grandstands and allocated chairs. The Carnival venue was designed to provide a unique presentation to all viewers. With this, each type of ticket has different advantages. Questions? Consult our experts here: http://bit.ly/2jE1d1g
3 – What are the types of parade
The Special Group Parade, which takes place on February 26 and 27, is considered the top of the carnival, with the most enthusiastic fans. On the 24th and 25th, the Access Group Parade, which counts on traditional associations, disputing a place in the elite carnival. There is still the Champions Parade, which celebrates the performance of the six best placed samba schools.
4 – How to get your tickets for the parades
Get the tickets in our Hospitality Desk, at the Hotel Atlantico Copacabana (Siqueira Campos, 90 – Copacabana), which will be open from February 23rd. Attention: it is mandatory to present your identification and the credit card used in the purchase.
5 – How to get to the Sambadrome with comfort and security
During Carnival, the city is too crowded and taking a taxi on the street can be a hassle. The best way to get to the parades with comfort and security is with our transfer service, which has specialized guides and can be scheduled in advance. No stress. http://bit.ly/2gg9t5S
6 – What to eat at the breaks
The Sambadrome has two food courts, one on each side of the venue, with a variety of snacks. Between the parades it is possible to pause to recharge the energies eating pizza, barbecue, burgers, etc. Soda and beer are sold by hawkers at the bleachers so you don’t have to miss the show.
7 – Attention to prohibited items
It is forbidden to enter the sambadrome with sharp objects, styrofoam, glass bottles, fireworks and weapons. Each person can enter with two plastic containers with water, juice, soda or beer, plus two food items such as fruit and sandwiches.
8 – How to be part of the show
The costumes are already available for purchase and you can enter Sapucaí along with your favorite school. To ensure that you will look wonderful on the sambadrome, you must inform your size. Remember: you do not have to return it after the parade! It’s an incredible memory! http://bit.ly/2iXXECH
9 – What to do beyond Carnival parades
Here on the blog we have already given tips on sights, pubs, suggestions of trails in the city and the agenda of traditional street parties. Build your personalized schedule in advance to follow the hundreds of attractions that Rio offers.
10 – Want more? Check our Carnival Guide
To make life easier for our readers, we have gathered various information about the Carnival in our specialized super guide, which is available for free download. More than 50 pages giving details of the parades and agendas of the main parties and street bands of the city, as well as discount coupons to enjoy the best of the city.