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Carnaval Experience - Visit Samba city and behind the scene of rio's carnival

Carnaval Experience - Visit Samba city and behind the scene of rio's carnival
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Last updated: Jul 28, 2021
A note from Carnaval Experience - Visit Samba city and behind the scene of rio's carnival
Due COVID-19 it is necessary to use mask during the activity at the samba city.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks provided for travelers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 106151P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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 • Entry/Admission - Rio de Janeiro
Exclusions
Gratuities • DVD (available to purchase) • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Carnaval Experience, Avenida Binário do Porto - Entrada Principal da - Cidade do Samba - Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22132-503, Brazil Samba City is a big complex of warehouses with brown color located 100 meters from AquaRio. Please enter from the main entrance on Binário do Porto avenue. We will meet inside the Samba City under the smaller tent in the middle of it - look for guid with Carnaval Experience colorful T-shiert.
Inclusions
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 • Entry/Admission - Rio de Janeiro
Exclusions
Gratuities • DVD (available to purchase) • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
Carnaval Experience, Avenida Binário do Porto - Entrada Principal da - Cidade do Samba - Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22132-503, Brazil Samba City is a big complex of warehouses with brown color located 100 meters from AquaRio. Please enter from the main entrance on Binário do Porto avenue. We will meet inside the Samba City under the smaller tent in the middle of it - look for guid with Carnaval Experience colorful T-shiert.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 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
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Itinerary
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    Carnaval Experience
    Avenida Binário do Porto - Entrada Principal da - Cidade do Samba - Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22132-503, Brazil
    Samba City is a big complex of warehouses with brown color located 100 meters from AquaRio. Please enter from the main entrance on Binário do Porto avenue. We will meet inside the Samba City under the smaller tent in the middle of it - look for guid with Carnaval Experience colorful T-shiert.
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    Carnaval Experience
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    • 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! The Tour does not includes transportation.  We will meet in the Cidade do Samba (Inside the Samba City complex under the smaller tent in the middle of it). To get here: There is a VLT (tram) station in front of the main entrance of the City of Samba. If You came by UBER or Taxi just ask for the Cidade do Samba. Viva o Carnaval!!
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  • You'll end at
    Carnaval Experience
    Avenida Binário do Porto - Entrada Principal da - Cidade do Samba - Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22132-503, Brazil
    Samba City is a big complex of warehouses with brown color located 100 meters from AquaRio. Please enter from the main entrance on Binário do Porto avenue. We will meet inside the Samba City under the smaller tent in the middle of it - look for guid with Carnaval Experience colorful T-shiert.
    See address & details
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Claude
1 contribution
Best informative package on Rio carnival
Feb 2020
A hour tour of one samba school competing in the carnival, explaining the history and the objectives of this competition, the planning and the year long preparation of the costumes, the music and the showcars.
Very dynamic animation, easy to understand informations, even an actual wearing of carnival costumes and pictures!
Plus the extra benefit of contributing to the school and its students, often in real need...
Written March 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carla Bech-Hansen
1 contribution
Carnaval Backstage with Dandara
Feb 2020
Had a great experience with Dandara explaining what Carnival is all about and showing us where the floats are created and the costumes made. Then we went to the costume room and assistants put costumes on all of us. Gabriella arrived to show us how the samba is done so we all danced with her for awhile and had our photos taken. Great and interesting experience!
Written March 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Florin N
Haifa, Israel54 contributions
Wonderful experience of backstage of Rio carnival
Mar 2020
We visited the Grande Rio costumes and floats backstage, with our guide Dandara. A wonderful and interesting experience, learning a little about the carnival history and preparation of the costumes and floats.
Written March 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

phantom-fies
Zinnowitz, Germany8 contributions
Sold out and not reviewed the money back
Feb 2020 • Solo
After my booking I got an mail, that date is sold out. I could choose another time. But it was not possible for me and I wrote this fact. Unfortunately I missed the answer and my money until today. Bad organization.
Written February 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Sir, we apologize for the inconvenience. In any case of sold out or not operation the money is returned automatically through the platform and does not reach us (the supplier). In any case, we will be happy to be at your service by email - contato@carnavalexperience.com.br Thanks! Amanda Carnaval Experience customer service
Written April 14, 2021
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Heather E
England, UK206 contributions
Interesting but short backstage tour
Feb 2020
I did this tour two weeks prior to the carnival so it was very busy, with people preparing costumes, making the final touches to floats and rehearsing. So I think it was the idea time to do this tour. You weren't allowed to take any photos of this years props but you did see costumes from previous years, learn the history and origins of the carnival, try on a costume and watch a girl dance samba. All the money goes to the kids samba school so it is truly altruistic and the guide was really passionate about carnival and her samba school. The tour felt a bit rushed but I hung around to watch the Portela samba school rehearsal which was fantastic.
Written February 23, 2020
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Nottofar
Buckingham, UK14 contributions
Interesting insight
Enjoyable tour, with lively guide.
Get a look at the top secret massive floats destined for the carnival (NO Photos) and learn a little bit about the business of samba. 4000 dancer volunteers per club competing for 1million reals (£178k) prize at carnival . Only the designer/ master of drums, the craftsmen and a few top dancers get paid. Defo worth doing
Written February 20, 2020
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gillian h
Bristol, UK146 contributions
Good But Too Many People in Our Group
Feb 2020
Provided an excellent and interesting insight into the business of what goes on behind the scenes of the carnival, my only criticism was the group I was in was too large
Written February 19, 2020
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Carla I
4 contributions
Rio’s carnival
Jan 2020 • Family
Don’t miss it once in Rio ,very well organized and very informative.We had the chance to wear costumes from the previous carnival and to take photos.
Written January 27, 2020
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BobWE
Manhattan Beach, CA660 contributions
Carnival Participatory Experience
Jan 2020
Located in the Rio Gamboa district of Rio de Janerio is a series of warehouses that provide a "rare glimpse into the behind the scenes of Rio's Carnival." Our guide who participates in the annual event took into the workings of construction of the floats and costumes that are Carnival. The tour includes a tour of the warehouse where photography is limited because of the secrecy surrounding the construction of the floats and costumes, an opportunity to try on the costumes and dance samba with two professional samba dancers, a beverage break including caiphirinas, and an opportunity to play the drums used in the February procession that takes 80 minutes for each samba schools. This is serious work for the schools because of the prestige of winning. This is definitely a worthwhile tour for the family.
Written January 22, 2020
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Sue S
Arvada, CO3 contributions
Carnival Experience
Jan 2020 • Couples
Fun and interesting tour to learn about carnival. .Cynthia was a great guide and very entertaining. Also a chance to see a samba dancer and get a little lesson.
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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CruncheyFrog
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A very interesting backstage tour
We did the backstage tour here, and it was great! I never realized how big an event Carnaval was. Our guide explain
johncJ979KS
johncJ979KS
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Great Background for attending The Carnival
We attended the carnival in 2018. We wish we had visited Carnaval Experience before attending the actual event. It
MaryAnnSomerset_NJ
MaryAnnSomerset_NJ
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Fantastic Experience!
I really didn't know much about the background or preparation that goes into the Carnival floats; not something tha
Karen K
Karen K
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Fantastic Behind-the-Scenes FUN
I was lukewarm about this planned activity on a recent tour until I experienced it for myself. What a great overvie
debstern
debstern
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Fabulous tour
This is a wonderful, fun tour where you see behind-the-scenes of Carnival in Rio. It takes place at the site of all
423samuell
423samuell
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Really enjoyed it!
Went on this tour at a friend’s recommendation. And I would now highly recommend it to anyone else. Learned a lot
350amandined
350amandined
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Winter holiday
Nice experience to discover the backstage of the carnaval of Rio de Janeiro! The lady is fantastic!!! She is able t
elvs2018
elvs2018
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Super fun and interesting activity
Very well organized, with main historical milepoints as well as true personal experience since you get to try on co
orco97
orco97
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A visit
The tour was amazing and intresting very much. You can see how much effort they have for the carnaval. The guide wa
Pip654
Pip654
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Great fun
Had a great time learning about the Carnaval. We were given the history of samba and the Carnaval, the timeline for
573dk9999
573dk9999
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A lot more than expected
Having heard about the Carnaval in Rio for years, this was our first chance to really understand what goes on to pu
Debbie G
Debbie G
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Highlight of Rio!
I wasn't sure what to expect but the Carnaval Experience exceeded all my expectations. It was educational and fun!
Chelleke
Chelleke
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Caranval in Rio should be on your bucket list!
As far as spectacle and ambiance are concerned, Carnaval in Rio is from a different planet. We visited others carna
Buttercup92
Buttercup92
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Educational and What Rio is all about
There are a lot of social problems in Rio with high unemployment etc., but the Carnaval Experience is a very bright
marilynmetzler
marilynmetzler
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Fun!!!
We had so much fun and learned a lot. The guide was excellent. She gave lots of information about all parts of Carn
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