Watching the Samba Parade or Marching with a Samba School
The Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro is something everybody should experience at least once in their lives. The event is broadcast live to several countries. Watching on TV is comfortable but not any close to the fun that is being there. Definitely mingle with the crowds and watch the Brazilians and Cariocas (the people of Rio).
The Rio Samba Parade is very distinct from all other street parades held at some other places in the world. It started as street festivities with groups of people parading through the streets playing music and dancing. The Carnival parades in Rio developed into something special, a competition between the samba schools. Then the main parades were moved to the Sambódramo , specially built for this event. For the best and full blown experience, you can even march with a samba school.
The experience of marching in the Rio Carnival parade cannot be adequately put into words. The energy and excitement of marching and singing down the Samba runway in front of 90,000 screaming fans is something you can’t experience anywhere else in the world but in the Rio de Janeiro Sambódramo.
Cost: starting at U$150 person