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Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Overview

Explore the Carnival Factory, for a peek behind the scenes of Rio's Carnival, on this cultural tour. Learn how the parade's famous floats and costumes are produced. Listen to commentary on the history of samba and carnival, then hit the dressing rooms to try on some costumes and take some photos. Wind up with some cocktails and a samba class for the whole carnival experience.
  • Guided tour to the Grande Rio samba factory
  • Samba class onsite
  • Welcome drinks of caipirinhas, the Brazilian national drink
  • Access to costumes to photograph and try on
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Bilingual guide
Guided tour to the Grande Rio samba factory – one of the main Samba Schools of the city of Rio de Janeiro
Presentation of the explanatory panel: some of the history of samba and the carnival parades
Getting in the mood: costume layout to dress and photograph
Samba Flavor: welcoming caipirinhas
Samba Class with a Passista!
Local taxes
Beverages
Professional guide
Snacks
Bottled water
Alcoholic Beverages
Rare glimpse at Rio's Carnival backstage
Gratuities
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Carnaval Experience, Avenida Binário do Porto - Entrada Principal da - Cidade do Samba - Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22132-503, Brazil

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Carnaval Experience

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba.

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Great tour
Chris
, Mar 2020
Great tour. Very good guide with great knowledge of samba schools and Rio Carnaval. We learn a lot about.
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Great Carnaval experience
Amir
, Feb 2020
Wonderful experience!!! Don’t miss it. Sheraton guid knowledgable. Learn about history of Carnaval and got to ware a costume.
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Not easy to get to it
Keith_C
, Feb 2020
Without having someone to pick us up from hotel we had to use taxi and the driver couldn’t find the location. He found it eventually and we can not find the entrance to this place. There were no taxi to take us back and the neighborhood did not look safe. We ended up skip it when return to the hotel
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Great experience
Paul_S
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide was a sweetheart. She was so energetic and informative! Lovely personality was a pleasure
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Cidade da Samba
Sylvie_T
, Feb 2020
A nice and pleasant experience. A good way to understand how the Carnival is organised and mix with local people
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Bright experience
yanasafonova7
, Feb 2020
We were lucky to be guided by Sintia. Besides she speaks fluently all European languages she is a very positive and energetic person who is capable to share Samba energy the way that nobody can’t resists dancing). This excursion made us to see Samba parade from another side, as not only glamorous dancing show but also full of social messages. We were astonished by all details of the costumes and the rage of involvement in preparation.
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heart of Rio
HTCPerth
, May 2019
Who could go to Rio without getting into the backstage of Samba. This is a fantastic, great value, enjoyable tour, and a highlight of our holiday. Dont miss this.
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Intéressant
Wiins
, Feb 2020
Bonne expérience, histoire intéressante. Je recommande ! Il est bien dommage qu’on ne puisse pas prendre en photo les chars mais c’est compréhensible. Guide formidable!
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Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba
X3931HQjose
, Jan 2020
Saída para conhecer os bastidores e a preparação do Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro. Estou satisfeito com a prestação e recomendo-a porque os pagamentos desta servem para financiar a formação dos futuros participantes e animadores deste desfile que entrou na Tradição de Rio Do Janeiro. José, Rosa, Maria de Fátima e Aramndo.
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