Rdj4u Review: Everything you wanted to know about the Rio Carnival experience in a VIP Suite

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Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is one of the biggest events in the world and an exhilarating experience that we should all have at least once in a lifetime. Watching from the stands of the Sambadrome while the Samba Schools parade is an incomparable sensation, but viewing this same show from a VIP Suite is, without a doubt, on another level. Experience Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival from the inside and start planning your vacation to the Marvelous City now.


VIP Suite at Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival is organized into several parades that take place on different days. What distinguishes one parade from another are the participating samba schools. Regardless of the date you choose to be part of this fantastic experience, the VIP suite option will ensure an unforgettable night.

If you book the VIP Suite for the Serie A Schools Parade that participate on Friday and Saturday prior to the official Monday and Tuesday of the Carnival; you’ll see the academies that prepare with great determination to move up in category each year and become champions in the carnival’s following editions. If you select a VIP Suite for the Parade of the Special Group you’ll enjoy a show from the most popular and traditional samba schools, which take place on the Sunday and Monday of Carnival.

From the VIP Suite you can see all the details of the spectacular Samba Schools / Photo: Daytours4u

The pre-carnival

The Rio Carnival Experience from a VIP Suite begins before the opening of the Sambadrome. If you’re going to see the Serie A Schools, you’ll first need to pick up your tickets and your T-shirt at the meeting point established by the operator or pay an additional fee to have both items brought to the hotel where you’re staying. Then, you’ll go to the address determined by the operator for the second phase of the day: the decoration of your shirt. You’ll be able to customize the design to suit your style and make it as dazzling as you want. The recommended arrival time for this activity is at noon because there are usually a lot of people waiting in long lines to decorate their outfits.

If you selected a Carnival day to see the Special Group, an exclusive transfer service is included that will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the place where makeup and decorating the T-shirts are done. Professional stylists will make you shine and there is even a massage area so you can enjoy the experience completely relaxed. At the same location you’ll receive your credential that is similar to an identity document which you’ll bring to the Sambadrome.

Shine during the Carnival of Rio decorating your shirt as you like / Photo: Daytours4u

The Sambadrome and VIP Boxes Experience

The third phase for travelers who reserve the Serie A Schools is to decide how to get to the Sambadrome that opens the doors at 8:00 p.m. You can request an Uber, pay for a taxi or book an additional transfer that picks you up from the hotel and takes you to whichever entrance corresponds to your ticket.

TIP: Be sure to check and see if your assigned section is odd or even so that the driver can leave you at the correct entrance. After they check your ticket, which you should keep visible throughout the night along with your decorated shirt, you’ll head to the VIP box to enjoy the show. Those who book to see the Special Group will have the transfer from the place where they do the decoration and makeup to the Sambadrome included.

The VIP box, both for Schools A Series and for the Special Group, is composed of three floors filled with the best carioca vibes, air conditioning, and WIFI so you can share all your experience through social networks in real time. On the first floor there is a parade nearby, a live music group to dance all night long and there are also dispensers of all kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that don’t run out, so you’ll be able to consume as much as you want until closing. There’ll be promoters and travel guides present to assist you in whatever you need.

On each floor of the VIP Suite there is an area and balconies to watch the entire parade / Photo: Daytours4u

The second floor is the buffet: pasta with delicious sauces, chicken stroganoff, hotdogs, tropical fruits, ice cream and other desserts served until 2:00 a.m. This area has more of a restaurant vibe but also has a balcony where you can sit and watch the parade.

The third floor, on the other hand, is where you’ll find sushi being served throughout the night. There’s also an area for dancing here but, unlike on the first floor, there’s a DJ with a selection of electronic music. Don’t worry about missing the parade of the samba schools, because there is also a balcony here to enjoy the show. The party ends at approximately 6:00 a.m. when the last school parades. The exit is organized and safe, as well as perfectly identified.

Have one of the most incredible nights of your life with VIP Suite Tickets to the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Book your tours and activities in Rio de Janeiro with Rdj4u online and clear up any doubts about the Wonderful City with our team of experts.

By: The Content Team at Daytours4u