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Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba provided by C2Rio Tours & Travel

Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba

Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba
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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!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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: 2h
  • 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: 21715P17
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour with transportation via air-conditioned van
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Costumes to wear and photograph
  • Basic samba class
  • Welcome drink – caipirinha, juice, or water
  • Professional guide with live tour commentary in English and Portuguese (on site only).
  • Roundtrip transportation from South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Leme) hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Rio de Janeiro
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Hotels in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon & São Conrado). Return point: Hotels in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon & São Conrado).
  • Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hotels in Copacabana.
  • Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hotels in Ipanema.
  • Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hotels in Leblon.
  • Leme, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hotels in Leme.
  • Pier Mauá, Av. Rodrigues Alves, 10 - Praça Mauá, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-250, Brazil Terminal de Cruzeiros - Armazém 4 | Cruise Terminal - Warehouse 4
  • Ports:
  • Pier Mauá - Armazém 4 | Pier Mauá - Warehouse 4
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please inform the name of your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • 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) hotels via air-conditioned van.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour with transportation via air-conditioned van
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Costumes to wear and photograph
  • Basic samba class
  • Welcome drink – caipirinha, juice, or water
  • Professional guide with live tour commentary in English and Portuguese (on site only).
  • Roundtrip transportation from South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Leme) hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Rio de Janeiro
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Hotels in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon & São Conrado). Return point: Hotels in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon & São Conrado).
  • Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hotels in Copacabana.
  • Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hotels in Ipanema.
  • Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hotels in Leblon.
  • Leme, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hotels in Leme.
  • Pier Mauá, Av. Rodrigues Alves, 10 - Praça Mauá, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-250, Brazil Terminal de Cruzeiros - Armazém 4 | Cruise Terminal - Warehouse 4
  • Ports:
  • Pier Mauá - Armazém 4 | Pier Mauá - Warehouse 4
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please inform the name of your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • 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) hotels via air-conditioned van.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 9 Jul. 2020
A note from Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba
Tours serão operados com capacidade reduzida à 50%
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 5 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cidade Do Samba
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Carnaval Experience
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Christopher F
53 contributions
Will have to Return for Carnival
Jan. 2020 • Solo
I arranged for pick up and hotel drop off which I would recommend (although not necessary) if available. My tour guide Alves with C2Rio did a fantastic job and went on the tour as well. This tour gives a short general overview of Carnival and lasts a little less than a couple of ours. I think the others in our group also enjoyed the tour. Kids as well. There’s a couple of photo opportunities but it is limited as they want to keep their Samba School Carnival Entry secret. The shortness of the tour gives you a whole afternoon to do something else. The tour is safe and our Carnival Experience guide was very good and lively. My only comment is that if you didn’t arrange for pickup or guide, then didn’t see many taxis around and Uber pickup would be confusing so may be a walk to a tourist destination like the aquarium for transportation. The surrounding neighborhoods are a major bus station and some older abandoned buildings.
Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Christopher, Thank you for sharing your experience, we are glad to know you liked :) Greetings from Rio! Mirella
Written 10 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katerina Cernovska
Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
Happy to be there!
Sep. 2019
Great time spent with our guides having a lot of fun during a visit! And a social line of this project is also very welcomed! Keep doing it!
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Katerina, We fell honored to show you more of our culture and to know that you had fun in the meantime. Thank you for sharing your experience! Greetings from Rio to Praga! Mirella
Written 30 September 2019
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Colleen Fiona S
3 contributions
Makes you want to come back for more
May 2019 • Friends
Had a fabulous afternoon learning about the carnival and the amount of work that goes into it. Trying on the costumes gives you a real appreciation for how fit the dancers are because they are really heavy. Bonus caipirinha at the end. Will definitely have to come back to Rio for the carnival. Not to be missed.
Written 18 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Colleen, teh Carnaval Experience tour is one of the best lesser-known tours in Rio. We're glad you had a blast there and realized how much hard work and love is invested to provide a huge spectacle. It will be a pleasure to have you again during Carnival. Greetings from Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷❤️🌞 João Marcelo
Written 14 May 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ginabr1107
New York City, NY7 contributions
It is a must see attraction in RIO.
Oct. 2018 • Friends
We recently visited Carnaval Experience and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide, Dantoda aka the young red headed black woman is the secret ingredient that makes the visit special. She shares a plethora of knowledge and history that makes you want to learn more; all laced with her bubbly personality and humor. Do not go to RIO without visiting Carnaval Experience.
Written 14 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Gina, thank you for writing your review! In fact the Carnaval Experience is beautiful initiative with a social cause and still an underrated tour in Rio. We expect to take more people to experience Rio's carnival through a behind-the-scenes view. Greetings from Rio to NYC, João Marcelo
Written 15 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Awesome guide and driver
Guia “G” was a awesome guide and our driver Elvis was great. G was great at sharing information about the different
Jimcon33
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FUN, INFORMATIVE & FUN
I had a blast on this tour! Priscylla our guide was super informative while always keeping the mood light and getti
ButterflyArad
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Great day out
Great day with Pedro and driver Davy. We visited everything on the itinerary and explanations were good. A packed d
David S
David S
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Great Rio Tour!
Very happy with this tour. My tour guide Vincent Thomas was great. Very friendly and knowledge. He took several pi
josettog
josettog
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Full day of Rio Sites
Full day trip in Rio. Visited all of the sites mentioned in the description. Air conditioned bus to pick you up a
florisaz2021
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A day to remember ❤️
The experience was great, the guide and whole crew were very experienced and friendly! All stops were very well pla
Natalie T
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Fantastic Tour
This tour was fabulous, especially if you are looking to hit all the major Rio sites in one day. Our guide, “G,” an
HelenaL1678
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Fantastic tour in Rio
We went for a hole day trip with the guide Priscilla and the driver Antonio. Priscilla was a really good guide, cha
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lost in rio
good agenda but too long skip stadium, boring, skip pictures likes the three main events. change the tour to just t
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Amazing from start to finish!
Amazing experience! Jalbeir was a fantastic guide, knowledgeable and kind! The sites were amazing, the van was clea
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must see in rio!
JALBEIR was an amazing guide. even on a somewhat rainy day we were able to get nice shots. heat experience. breath
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Best Value and Very Informative Guide
My favorite part of this tour was the cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. I found it enjoyable to have
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Thank you Aline!
I really recommend this tour if you are short on time. This one-day-trip around Rio covers the main attractions. It
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The best tour guide ever
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