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The many sights of the Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
   Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

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Stretching over four days of parties and revelry, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most electrifying and captivating celebrations on the planet. The city vibrates night and day with the sounds of Samba and laughter, and the culmination of the festivities is the spectacular Carnival Parade. Experiencing Carnival in this magnificent place is always enjoyable and totally unforgettable.

The 2007 Carnival celebration occurs February 17th through February 20th.

Carnival Highlights:

Carnival Parades in Rio de Janeiro Samba Parade
The biggest party of Carnival is the legendary Samba Parade with its myriad of exquisite costumes and dancing. The crowd's enthusiasm and energy provides an electric atmosphere as 14 of the best Samba Schools parade on the last Sunday and Monday of Lent in the Sambadrome. This marathon party starts at seven in the evening and goes on until dawn the next day.

Carnival Balls in Rio de Janeiro Carnival Balls
Carnival Balls are grand celebrations that occur on various evenings over the four days of Carnival. The premier events usually have at least two bands taking turns entertaining the guests, with professional dancers and entertainers circulating through the crowd. These parties often have particular themes, like costume, singles only, mixed or gay.

Rio de Janeiro  Street Parades during the Carnival Street Parades
Each neighborhood in Rio is proud to host their own street parade during Carnival time. This outdoor party is comprised of an orchestra marching through the streets of the district, followed by crowds of enthusiastic revelers and samba dancers dressed in everything from outlandish costumes, to bathing suits, to drag. It's free, it's spontaneous, and it's always lots of fun.

Carnival Tours and Services:

Carnival  Seats in the Sambadrome Carnival Parade Seats:
Tickets to the Carnival parade are extremely hard to come by and usually sell out in just 20 minutes. AR Tourism Brazil has blocks of seats reserved for this one of a kind event in safe and comfortable spectator areas, allowing you to fully enjoy the show. We offer tickets in the more exclusive, numbered Frisa seating, located right on the samba runway, as well as the standard grandstand seats where you will have the excitement of mingling with the enthusiastic Brazilian spectators.
View Seating Chart in Sambadrome

Carnival Balls in Rio de Janeiro Carnival Ball in Copacabana Palace Hotel
The ultra-luxurious Copacabana Palace hotel hosts the city's official Carnival Gala Ball. This black tie event is where the cream of Rio society mingles with international celebrities, as guests dance the night away to the sounds of a live band. Food is served, and the party always lasts until the wee hours of the night. Seats at this elegant ball are available only in very limited quantities, but this exceptional event is one not be missed.

Rio de Janeiro Nearby Luxury Beach Resort:

A tranquil view from the Pestana Angra Resort Pestana Angra Resort
After enjoying the Carnaval, catch your breath in serenity and luxury. With access to unique excursions such as waterfall trekking and river fishing, you will be constantly entertained both on and off the resort premises. Furthermore, the seclusion of each individual guest accommodation provides an unmatched venue for honeymooners and travelers who prefer both privacy and serenity.
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Carnival Lodgings:

Carnival  Rio de Janeiro Lodgings and Hotels Please consider that it is extremely difficult to find accommodation over the period surrounding Carnival, and that hotels have strict minimum stay requirements during this time of around least five days. AR Tourism Brazil has numerous rooms pre-booked in a variety of excellent locations, and can assist you in finding the perfect hotel for your holiday.