Rio Carnival 2017 Package: Prices

10-Day Brazil Carnival Package featuring a Brazilian Amazon cruise, Rio, Sambadrome tickets and more!

Iberostar Grand Amazon Cabins

Rio Carnival Package Price

  • Mandi Deck on cruise – $2,899

  • Tambaqui Deck on cruise – $2,999

Optional Add-Ons

  • Dance with Samba School: +$435

  • Favela Tour: +$65

  • Sugarloaf Tour: +$99

Sambadrome Sectors

Sambadrome Sector* Upgrades

  • Sectors 4 or 10: +$220

  • Sector 7: +$275

  • Sector 9: +$440


Book a Mandi deck cabin and get upgraded to the Tambaqui deck absolutely FREE.
Similarly, book a Tambaqui deck cabin and get upgraded to the Acara deck absolutely FREE. Subject to cabin availability.

Sambadrome Sector Map

Sectors are identified by numbers, which increase as one moves along the parade runway toward the climactic conclusion at the iconic arch of the Apotheosis Square. Even numbered sectors are located on one side of the parade route and odds on the other. The default prices above include tickets for Sector 12 - 13 of the Sambadrome.

Upgrades are available to sectors 4 or 10, 7 and 9. Generally sectors 4 - 11 are considered as having a wider view of the parade, and sectors towards the middle (6 - 9) of the of the Avenue are often deemed to have the best views as this is where the judges are based and where performers may be giving it their all. Sector 9 is the most expensive as it is very popular with tourists, and is generally known as "The Tourist Sector". If you wish to be around lots of other English-speaking people and have great views, then this would be your best option. Given that the Samba Schools have an allocated time to perform, spectators toward the end of the parade route may notice paraders speeding up the performance to avoid losing marks by going over the allotted time.

Please see the map below to visualise where the sectors are. The parade route runs left to right.

Rio's Sambadrome and its sectors

Accommodation Included In Quote:


4* Tropical Manaus EcoResort


Iberostar Grand Amazon

Rio de Janeiro:

4* Hotel Granada


Price Policy:

  • All prices listed are PER PERSON in DOUBLE OCCUPANCY rooms

  • Free cabin upgrade applies to Mandi and Tambaqui Deck cabins only, and is subject to availability (in the Tambaqui and Acara deck cabins respectively)

  • Hotel selection may change due to availability. We reserve the right to replace the hotel with one having similar characteristics, which may affect the price of your tour. 

  • Free cabin upgrades are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed

  • Prices are subject to modification and both price and availability cannot be guaranteed until final confirmation and receipt of payment

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises and tours, providing you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Panama. As South American travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.


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