Choosing Your Rio Carnival Tickets
CHOOSING SEATS in the Sambodrome

CHOOSING THE SEATS: the third step for the BEST TICKET

As a general rule, the lowest and most upfront seats offer an involving and exhilarating experience because of their proximity to the avenue. On the other hand, the highest seats have a privileged panorama of the whole parading grounds.

There are basically 4 types of seats for sale:

Next you'll see DETAILS of the seats one by one.

1. COVERED BOXES (camarotes): great view, privacy and VIP services

Also known as suites, COVERED BOXES are the most desired seats. They offer great view because of their proximity to the avenue. Also, because they consist of wall-partitioned compartments, they are private. In addition, they are the only set of seats to offer buffet , drinks and other VIP services to their clients.

COVERED BOXES are found in the best locations along the avenue (in the standard sectors: 2 through 11).

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camarotes (COVERED BOXES): great view, privacy and vip services
camarotes (COVERED BOXES): great view, privacy and vip services

See our complete set of information about COVERED BOXES below:

DETAILS: DESCRIPTION:
  • the covered seats found in the standard sectors(sectors 2 through 11)
  • private compartments separated by walls
  • the most comfortable accommodation available combined with some of the best views
HIGHLIGHTS:

the only accommodation to offer exclusive VIP services:

  • buffet and drinks,
  • TV,
  • air-conditioning and
  • private security
offered in 3 TYPES:
  • REGULAR boxes: hold 12, 15 or 18 occupants;
  • LARGE TYPE A boxes: hold 30 occupants and
  • LARGE TYPE B boxes: hold 24 occupants
LOCATION: in ODD-numbered SECTORS:
  • available in sectors 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11;
  • REGULAR boxes with 12 occupants only;
  • close to the avenue but not as close as the foreground seats (open boxes/ frisas)
in EVEN-numbered SECTORS
  • available in sectors 2, 4, 6 and 8;
  • available in two floors;
  • on the first floor REGULAR boxes with 15 occupants only;
  • on the second floor REGULAR boxes with 18 occupants only (with a balcony);
  • close to the avenue but not as close as the foreground seats (open boxes/ frisas)
in SECTOR 10
  • REGULAR boxes with 12 occupants only;
  • close to the avenue but not as close as the foreground seats (open boxes/ frisas)
BOX BUILDINGS 2AB, 3AB, 4AB, 5AB, 6AB, 7AB, 8AB, & 9AB
  • LARGE BOXES only (types A and B);
  • very close to the avenue;
PRICE RANGE:
  • the highest; however, tickets are sold individually (per seat)
  • prices vary according to sector, box size and parading day


2. OPEN BOXES or front stalls (frisas): private but close to the beat

camarotes (COVERED BOXES): great view, privacy and vip services | frisas (OPEN BOXES; front stalls): private but close to the beat
frisas (OPEN BOXES; front stalls): private but close to the beat

OPEN BOXES differ from the covered boxes in that they are in the open and are not separated by wall partitions. Technically speaking, if you use theatre terminology, they are more similar to "front stalls" than to "boxes".

OPEN BOXES share with the covered boxes the atmosphere of privacy and exclusivity but they are much closer to the avenue. In fact, you are as close to the beat as you can get and at the same time your privacy is granted.

OPEN BOXES are available in all sectors but sectors 1.

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See our complete set of information about OPEN BOXES below:

DETAILS: DESCRIPTION:
  • the uncovered seats found in the standard sectors (sectors 2 to 11) and in sectors 12 and 13
  • compartments separated by partitions with private entry
  • distributed along 4 rows, A, B, C and D (A=front row)
  • very comfortable accommodation at strategic position
HIGHLIGHTS: very close to the avenue in all sectors: you are as close to the beat as you can get and at the same time your privacy is granted
offered in 2 TYPES:
  • REGULAR open boxes: hold 6 occupants;
  • SMALL open boxes: hold 4 occupants
LOCATION: in SECTORS 2 to 11
  • REGULAR open boxes only
  • available for sale in the 4 rows
in SECTOR 10 with reserved area for handicapped spectators
in SECTOR 12 and 13
  • SMALL open boxes only
  • only front row
PRICE RANGE:
  • prices vary according to sector, row and parading day
  • TOURIST sector more expensive


3. GRANDSTANDS SEATS (arquibancadas): in the heart of the beat

Grandstands seats are the most popular of all seats: they make the "heart of the beat" above the ground. There you will get in direct contact with the local people and with the genuine cheerers for the Schools. If you are fit and don't mind sitting on the concrete ground, that's the place to stay on.

You'll find grandstands in all sectors but notice that there are 3 types of grandstands - SPECIAL, TOURIST and POPULAR - and not all of them are available in all sectors. (see below). Only the popular ones have the lowest prices among the tickets for sale and they are located at the very end of the parading grounds, next to the Apotheosis Square.

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arquibancadas (GRANDSTANDS SEATS): in the heart of the beat

See our complete set of information about GRANDSTANDS below:

DETAILS: DESCRIPTION:
  • the uncovered grandstand seats found in thestandard sectors (sectors 2 to 11) and insectors 12 and 13
  • seats are on the ground (concrete)
  • un-numbered places (except for sector 9, the tourist sector)
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • the most popular area
  • great panoramic view of the parading grounds
offered in 3 TYPES:
  • SPECIAL grandstands seats: the best views of all grandstands
  • TOURIST grandstands seats: numbered seats on the ground
  • POPULAR grandstands seats: the lowest prices
LOCATION: in SECTORS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 SPECIAL grandstands seats only
in SECTOR 9 (Tourist Sector) TOURIST grandstands seats only
in SECTOR 12 and 13 POPULAR grandstands seats ONLY
PRICE RANGE:
  • prices of SPECIAL grandstands vary according to sector and parading day
  • TOURIST sector: the most expensive grandstand seats
  • POPULAR grandstands: the lowest prices


4. BACK STALLS SEATS (cadeiras individuais): comfort for a low budget

cadeiras individuais (BACK STALLS SEATS): comfort for a low budget

BACK STALLS seats are the 2nd type of uncovered foregrounds seats, the first ones being the OPEN BOXES or FRONT STALLS. In fact, BACK STALLS are placed between the OPEN BOXES and the GRANDSTANDS and consist of numbered plastic seats placed on platforms.

They are available only in sectors 12 and 13.

BACK STALLS have the 2nd lowest prices for the parades and are definitely good value for a low budget.

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See our complete set of information about BACK STALLS below:

DETAILS: DESCRIPTION:
  • numbered plastic seats placed on platforms of grandstands
  • uncovered
  • reasonably comfortable seats
HIGHLIGHTS: good value for money
LOCATION: offered only in SECTORS 12 and 13
PRICE RANGE: the second lowest prices!


Now that you know all about parades, locations and seats, you are ready to proceed to our SHOPPING section: check our CARNIVAL 2018 PRICE LIST and get your RIO CARNIVAL TICKETS!