Tour Details

Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rio’s Carnival in the City of Samba

2 Hours
Price: BRL 220.00


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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up only at hotels (no hostels or B&Bs ) located in Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema and Leblon
Easy Cancellation
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund


  • Tours from Monday to Saturday with minimum of 2 adult passengers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included in hotels from South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema e Leblon)
  • For the same tour from the West Zone (Barra da Tijuca), CLICK HERE
  • Entrance to the City of Samba and Grande Rio Samba Factory included
  • Costumes to wear and photograph included
  • Basic samba class included
  • Welcome drink included – caipirinha, juice, or water
  • Local specialized tour guide
  • Languages offered on activity/tour: English and Portuguese - other languages upon request
  • Immediate confirmation


Experience the creation of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival from an insider’s perspective: visit the City of Samba, enter the Grande Rio’s Samba Factory, learn about the history of Samba and Carnival parades, understand the production of floats and costumes, and feel the samba fever with an authentic carnival costume, a samba class, and a Brazilian welcome drink!

You will enter the City of Samba, a specially designed warehouse complex used by the most important samba schools in Rio de Janeiro to build and house the elaborate floats and costumes.

Then go inside the Samba Factory of Grande Rio to see the secrets that are revealed only during the Carnival parade: the production of floats and costumes. You will understand the concepts and work involved during the creation process.

Enter the colorful exhibition room and learn about the history of Samba and Carnival parades with images and videos.

Get into the Carnival mood and choose one of the many authentic Carnival costumes available to dress and photograph. Learn the basic Samba steps with an expert and end your tour tasting the “Samba flavour” with the typical Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. Your samba fever will be complete!

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is one of the major events of the city, attracting people from all areas in Brazil and around the world to experience this passion. It involves the work of thousands of professionals year-round to sustain this party: musicians, choreographers, dancers, artisans, samba masters and producers.

The Carnaval Experience is a socially-based tour program from Pimpolhos of Grande Rio, a youth samba school and an NGO dedicated to promote social interaction and educate through the culture of carnival. The Carnaval Experience is a social activity that contributes to the maintenance of future carnivals.



  • Guided tour with transportation via air-conditioned van
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees to the City of Samba and Grande Rio’s Samba Factory
  • Costumes to wear and photograph
  • Basic samba class
  • Welcome drink – caipirinha, juice, or water
  • Professional guide with live tour commentary in English and Portuguese - other languages upon request
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme) and West Zone (Barra da Tijuca) hotels
  • For the same tour from the West Zone (Barra da Tijuca), CLICK HERE
  • Comfortable air-conditioned van with maximum capacity of 19 passengers


  • Food
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please inform your hotel to arrange your pickup
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • Roundtrip transportation available from South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme) and West Zone (Barra da Tijuca) hotels via air-conditioned van. 
  • For the same tour from the West Zone (Barra da Tijuca), CLICK HERE
  • Please inform your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


  • At least 1 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations on the day and no shows will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.


Please use one of the contacts below in case you have a question or an emergency.

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Adults 1x BRL 220.00
Children (5-10) 0x BRL 135.00
Children(1-4) 0x BRL 0.00
Total cost BRL 220.00