Myself and my girlfriend are flying into Rio from Lima on 3 Feb 2005 to experience the Sambodromo (hopefully) and everything the carnival has to offer - one BIG party!
Can anyone please advise how we can go about getting tickets to the Sambodroma. How does everyone else do it? I have surfed many a site and am not getting any straight answers.
It seems that the only way is a package which includes airfares that we don't need. I am also a little concerned about doing it over the web, ie throwing my credit card # into the ether, but can't think of any other way.
Any information/advice you hardened travellers can offer regarding does and don'ts at Carnival would also be appreciated.
Thanks anyone who can advise.
It's not easy to buy tickets, because the government sells all the available tickets to the big Travel Agencies, and they want to sell packages, not only tickets. I'll send you in private an e-mail, someone that probably will have tickets to sell you.
What I heard, the higher prices are called "tourist prices" Local travel agents can provide them to you at a more competitve rate. That's my plan. No sense forking 200 buck, sitting in seperate box from the locals. What's the fun in that?
i got a problem on the computer i do not know, I will have my answer about the sambodromo on 23rd nov , i asked for 12 seats ( the ones i bought are the ones infront where happens the carnival , and you only can buy in group of 6 , as we are in 8 i had to buy 2 of 6 that are 12 ) about £ 300 ( british pounds ) each for sunday 6th jan.and we are in 8 people if it`s ok , i will let you know. send me your e-mail and i answer back ( my travellerspoint address is not working properly ) i do not know why ?
Hey Paulo - tried to send you my e-mail address for some reason I cant enter diary entries or send messages in Chile, however I can read the messages so if you send me a message with your e-mail I will reply via e-mail,
Looking for 2 sambodromo tickets for the locals rate please let me know if you have an email address of a travel agent I can contact or if you have any extra to sell. reginac
I was in Rio this year (2005) for Carnaval. We booked and bought our tickets in advance from Rio Carnival. I found them on the net.