Participate in the carnival#5 of 8 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
The carnival takes place in February — the date is floating. Many adventurers dream of visiting this event and taking part in it. And if you do have a chance to go, plan your itinerary and purchase tickets in advance in order to fully enjoy the spirit of this incredible show.
They start selling tickets a few months before the significant date. You can buy them in two ways: order online at special official sites and pick them up on arrival at the office of the company, or, a safer option would be to instruct a trustee in Rio to purchase tickets for you.
The saddest thing is that at the end of the carnival, people throw away all their costumes and decorations, forming motley mountains of garbage. For every carnival they sew new, more elegant costumes.
The carnival lasts for five days. It opens with the performances of schools of the second division. On the third and fourth day leading samba schools demonstrate their achievements, and this show deserves a special attention. The final chord of the fifth day is the Winners Parade.
The Sambadrome can accommodate 75 000 spectators. It opens at 17:00 and the parade starts at 21:00 and continues until morning. For the convenience of visitors, the Sambadrome is divided into sectors. Sector Zero accommodates 3 000 people and is free of charge. The safest one is Sector 9 for VIP guests.