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Rio de Janeiro Carnaval 2020 Champions Parade

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    Visit: Rio Carioca Tours, Rua Xavier da Silveira 22A, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22061-011 Brazil

    The famous and sought after Champion's parade, also known as the Winners' Parade reunites the Champion and five runners-up, celebrating victory and closing the Rio Carnival Samba Parades. 

    The Champion's Parade is considered to be the happiest of all samba parades. Here's why: the top six Samba Schools - the big Champion and the five runners-up - earn their last chance to celebrate by putting up a great show, this time, without the burden of being judged and the responsibility of perfection. The parade is all about dancing and singing and celebrating Rio Carnival. At the grandstands, carnival aficionados - who are not yet eager to call it a summer - sing and dance all along with the samba schools. Yes, it's the most relaxed night at the sambodromo. 

    For the Samba Schools themselves, it's a time of carnival pride. The people involved in the preparation of the Samba Schools are usually from poor communities; so having their school parade in the Champion's Parade broadens their perspective of possibilities.

    How Are the Samba Schools Judged?

    All good things need detailing judgment; and this is not different when it comes to choosing the best Schools - the ones that will make the cut for the Champions' Parade - of the most famous festive event of the world. We're here talking about the best Samba Schools for the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. There are ten specific areas that the schools are arbitrated in, from their theme and the way it was portrayed to the flag bearer's abilities, the floats, the music and the drums; it's all very carefully observed. There are a total of 40 judges that are divided between the 10 categories, 4 judges overlook each of these categories.

    The Rio Carnival results are shown live on Ash Wednesday at the Apotheosis Square, where the Schools paraded a few days before. If you are in town you will be able to see it at just about anywhere in the marvelous city. Cariocas stand still to follow that 2-hour event which unveils the big Carnival Champion. The announcer runs over each category of each school, giving a score from 5 to 10. All schools representatives are gathered calculating their scores and when the year's champion is announced the festivities begin again. 
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    Departure Point
    Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones Barra, Centro, Flamengo, Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana or the cruise ship port
    Departure Time
    Pick up will start from your hotel / residence in the south zone or Rio dodowntown or port from 18.30 to 19.30
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Professional guide/drive
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Minimum age is 3 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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