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Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí) Tours

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Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí)
Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí)—also known as Sambodromo or Passarela do Samba Darcy Ribeiro—was designed and built by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1984. Established to host the city’s enormous Carnival celebration every year, the stadium features a 2,300-foot (700-meter) runway and seats 90,000 spectators.

The Basics
During Rio Carnival, Brazil's largest Carnival celebration, Samba schools parade through the center of the Sambadrome, with dancers performing their samba parade to impress the crowd with music, dancing, and floats. Seven teams compete each night in a concert that lasts more than 10 hours, and Carnival performance tickets are highly coveted. During the rest of the year, the Sambadrome hosts the occasional music concert. When not in use, the facility hosts Sambadrome tours that also visit a small museum (located on Rua Marques de Sapucai) that showcases its history and exhibits some costumes.

The Sambadrome is a must-see stop on comprehensive Rio de Janeiro tours. A stop at the stadium, along with entrance to the museum, is often combined with visits to other Rio landmarks, such as Copacabana Beach, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Rio Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botanico).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Sambadrome is accessible to the disabled and those in wheelchairs.
  • Age limits for children depend on the event taking place; kids under 5 are not allowed to attend Carnival.
  • The museum is the most interesting part of a visit during the offseason; visitors can also find a souvenir shop for some take-home goodies.

How to Get There
Taking the metro to the Praca Onze stop and then walking along Rue Julio do Carmo is the simplest way to reach the Sambadrome. Most Sambadrome tours provide round-trip transportation from downtown Rio de Janeiro.

When to Get There
Carnival is held every year in the middle of February—this is the best (and most popular) time to see the Sambadrome in action. Leading up to the actual parade days, the samba schools practice their routines during rehearsals that are free and open to the public.

Things to Know About Rio Carnival
Sambadrome Carnival ticket options range from air-conditioned boxes to concrete seating. Carnival events can last up to 12 hours, so attendees can bring a limited amount of food and drink, as well as photo and video devices. Walking freely through the stadium is permitted, although re-entry is not. With a huge police presence and private bodyguards celebrity visitors, Rio de Janeiro Carnival is reputed to be one of the safest events in South America.
Address: Rua Marquês de Sapucaí, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Carnival & Maracanã Stadium: live this experience

Carnival & Maracanã Stadium: live this experience

Do you want to feel like a football player? Do you want to live the emotion felt during the Carnival parade? So do not miss this opportunity and come on this special tour to the most famous stadium in the world, MARACANÃ and SAMBA TOWN, carnival preparation stage.
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  • 4 hours
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Rio Shore Excursion: Full Day Christ Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

Rio Shore Excursion: Full Day Christ Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

See Rio’s top attractions on this full-day shore excursion and make the most of your limited time in the city. In the morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and have the opportunity to ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. After lunch, you'll travel through by van up to the Christ Redeemer Statue. After your visit head on to catch some pictures from the colorful Selaron Steps before heading back to the Port and celebrating a day well spent!
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  • 9 hours
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8 Hours City Tour in Rio! Qualified and experienced drivers and guides!

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8 Hours City Tour in Rio! Qualified and experienced drivers and guides!

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You will have an unforgettable experience with our guides and drivers. The best of Rio I will introduce you!
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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Tour One day in Rio

Tour One day in Rio

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This tour was planned thinking about the tourist who wants to know the main sights of Rio de Janeiro with comfort, safety and without worries. After all, when we travel, we want rest. That's why we offer air conditioned transportation and an accredited guide available to accompany passengers in all the attractions of the route from the meeting point.
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Rio Full Day Tour - Tijuca Forest, Christ, Sugar Loaf, Stairs & Rio City Center

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Kickstart your time in Rio de Janeiro on a comprehensive sightseeing tour that provides a stress-free introduction for first-time visitors. Rather than navigating an unfamiliar city alone, you’ll benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide and stay cool as you’re transported between attractions in an air-conditioned vehicle.
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Day by Rio

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Christ the Redeemer with city tour!

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The most complete tour to know the center of the city and emblematic Cristo Redentor a no more than 5 hours of activity ending with a free buffet lunch.
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Rio Backgrounds of Carnival Tour

Rio Backgrounds of Carnival Tour

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Go behind the scenes of one of the world’s biggest parties during this half-day small-group tour in Rio de Janeiro. Step inside the Sambadrome, discover the site of Pedra do Sal where samba was born, learn about the history of Carnaval throughout the tour, and see the ateliers where the famous Carnaval floats are made. This tour is capped at 12 travelers for a personalized experience.
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 Private VIP Tour of Rio de Janeiro with All Inclusive

Private VIP Tour of Rio de Janeiro with All Inclusive

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An Exclusive experience led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Tour Guide, who will hop-off the vehicle with you at each stop and walk you through the attractions to provide the most complete insights. Learn about the history of Rio de Janeiro City and about each neighborhood that you visit along the way. All entrance fees, priority access to some attractions, Brazilian steakhouse lunch with buffet and round-trip private transportation are included. On your private tour, you will visit Rio's main attractions and exciting monuments including: - Ride through Tijuca's National Park to access the peak of the statue of Christ the Redeemer - Sugar Loaf Mountain by Cable car - Brazilian Steakhouse Lunch buffet (Rodízio) - Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian - Selaron Stairs - Panoramic beaches ride – Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
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CityTour Natural Beauties

CityTour Natural Beauties

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City tour full of above average duration, ideal for large families with up to 7 members or group of up to 7 friends to share this great experience. Perfect for those who have a lot of energy and desire to get to know the natural beauty, historical details and cultural charms of our city.
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Spend an unforgettable day in the Marvelous city. Accompanied by those who understand the most, without facing queues, practical, economic and super cultural our tour will enchant you with all the most visited attractions of our city. With the best tips to make your photos look amazing.
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Rio de Janeiro City Tour - Discover Christ the Redeemer and the sights of Rio

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With one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, the city of Rio de Janeiro is totally worthy of the title of "Wonderful City". With a unique geography, the city is surrounded by natural beauty, which enchants everyone who knows it. The city manages to integrate in perfect harmony its Tijuca forest with its beautiful beaches and lagoons. Its welcoming and life-friendly people provide an even more pleasant experience and make Rio one of the most sought after destinations in the world
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Um dia no Rio de Janeiro

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Visit Rio de Janeiro's main sights with local guides who have preferential access to Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. Together we will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral whose architecture is inspired by a pyramid, the Selaron Staircase in the Historic Center of Rio de Janeiro and we will visit the Rio de Janeiro Carnival catchway. Embark on a wonderful tour with a team prepared to give you the best experience with comfort, responsibility and safety!!!
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Rio Shore Excursion

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  • 6 hours
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Christ the Redeemer - Private mini van luxury for up to 7 passengers

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Premium Service Private Tour with Tour Guide accredited by various attractions in the Marvelous City. Be my Guest!
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A day in Rio de Janeiro

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Avoid queues at attractions and enjoy the best typical Brazilian food accompanied by an accredited guide in your language who will assist you and explained everything during the tour.
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Private Rio de Janeiro City Tour

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Discover the most important sites of Rio like the historic city center of Rio, Christ the Redeemer ... and avoid the headaches linked to navigation by yourself in the country and relax in a door to door transport with a local professional guide.
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Christ + Sugarloaf Mountain + Lunch (One day in Rio de Van)

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Visit the Marvelous City on a 6-hour tour and discover the sights of Rio de Janeiro that you have always dreamed of visiting. On this tour the visitor will have the opportunity to be enchanted by the beauty and exuberance of the most desired places in Rio de Janeiro, known as the Marvelous City. The charms are unique in this city and in addition to enjoying the points along the tour, you will discover the beaches of Rio, the Aterro do Flamengo, the Historic Center with its many churches among the large and modern buildings of the city.
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Sugar Loaf with city tour (Cable Car Tickets, transfers and guide included)

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Rio by Day in Van: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf (with lunch, guide and tickets)

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See the world famous Cristo Redentor at the top of Corcovado and take a ride on the cable cars overlooking Guanabara Bay on the way to Sugarloaf Mountain! Have lunch at a steakhouse. Two of the most famous tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro are at your fingertips through this full-day tour. Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, including the impressive statue of Christ the Redeemer, overlooking the city, should definitely be a walk at the top of your list!
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  • 8 hours
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A Day in Rio + Lunch

A Day in Rio + Lunch

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When tourists think of Brazil, they automatically think of Rio de Janeiro ... The day tour in Rio is basically the same between agencies, but our tour has some advantages: • A cheerful, friendly and professional tour guide • Drivers specialized in tourism • The tourist will be able to wear costumes at the sambadrome to experience the Carnival event and take many photos.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Full Day Tour to Rio de Janeiro with Lunch

Full Day Tour to Rio de Janeiro with Lunch

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This is our best-selling and most sought-after tour, where you have the opportunity to visit at least eight incredible places. Enjoy a full day excursion in Rio de Janeiro visiting all the must-see attractions in a single day. The statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, Selarón Staircase, Maracanã Stadium, Sambadrome and Metropolitan Cathedral. The tour includes lunch at a rotisserie grill. You will also board and disembark at the hotel and be accompanied by a professional tour guide. Transport, guide, lunch and tickets to Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Guided Tour to Corcovado and City in Rio de Janeiro

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Guided River Tour with visit to Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain

Guided River Tour with visit to Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain

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