ON THE DAY



On the parade experience we will make sure that when your time comes for donning your feathers you are ready and confident to strut your stuff in the parade.

With 80,000 spectators in attendance and millions watching on TV around the globe, you will probably want to be feeling at your glam best for the parade. At ECR we have some of the top hair and makeup artist in Rio with years of experience doing parade make up ready to get you sparkling.

To make you feel at your best for the big night we can arrange for makeup artists and hairdressers to come to your hotel to get you prepared.

The makeup artists and hairdressers will be provided with images of your costume before your arrival to make sure your make up is in keeping with your costume and parade character.

With over 80,000 spectators and 5,000 participants in each parade, getting to the Sambadromo can be tricky, add in carrying your costume and without the right guidance this could become a complex task.

Generally standard city taxis are hard to get on the streets during carnival due to the high demand, the other issue is that without an accredited driver the taxis cannot go right to the door and will leave you to walk the last 15 minutes.

We can arrange transport with accredited bilingual drivers that can pick you up from your hotel and take you right to do the door of the sambadromo. In order for you and your costume to arrive in perfect conditions we can arrange anything from executive cars to mini vans for you and your group.

With over 80,000 spectators and 5,000 participants in each parade, getting to the Sambadromo can be tricky, add in carrying your costume and without the right guidance this could become a complex task.

Generally standard city taxis are hard to get on the streets during carnival due to the high demand, the other issue is that without an accredited driver the taxis cannot go right to the door and will leave you to walk the last 15 minutes.

We can arrange transport with accredited bilingual drivers that can pick you up from your hotel and take you right to do the door of the sambadromo. In order for you and your costume to arrive in perfect conditions we can arrange anything from executive cars to mini vans for you and your group.

DURING THE PARADE

The logistics of navigating your around the carnival parade can be daunting, especially if you don’t Portuguese. There are different set off points depending which school you are in and finding the right one and knowing which side to approach from can be tricky.

In order for everything to go smoothly when getting our guests onto the floats and into position, we ensure one of our ECR Carnival Hosts is on hand to make sure nothing is lost in translation and no feather is out of place before the big moment!

Our Carnival Hosts will pick you up either from your hotel or if you are watching the earlier parades from your box and take you to where you need to be in position with your samba school.

They will make sure your costume is on correctly, you are on the right float position and translate any last minute instructions from the samba school. They will then parade alongside your float and will be there at the other end to get you down and back to your destination smoothly.

With an experience like this you want to be able to capture the big night on film however there is no photography allowed during the parade. Nevertheless here at ECR we can arrange for one of our accredited photographers, licensed to photograph during the parade to capture the magic moment for you.

We can also arrange photo shoots with your costumes in either a studio or on location with Rio.s stunning picture perfect backdrops.

With an experience like this you want to be able to capture the big night on film however there is no photography allowed during the parade. Nevertheless here at ECR we can arrange for one of our accredited photographers, licensed to photograph during the parade to capture the magic moment for you.

We can also arrange photo shoots with your costumes in either a studio or on location with Rio.s stunning picture perfect backdrops.