Tours and Tickets

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

Reserve Now & Pay Later

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

Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
Recommended by 100% of travellers
Select Date and Travellers
From
AU$66.75
Date
2 adults
Options
Select tour language
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Read more
Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba
Tours serão operados com capacidade reduzida à 50%
Read more
Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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 end at
    See Important Information for details
+
Important Information
Departure Point
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Leme, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Pier Mauá, Av. Rodrigues Alves, 10 - Praça Mauá, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-250, Brazil
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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 - Carnaval Experience
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Show More
Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
8Reviews
0Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
Christopher F wrote a review Jan. 2020
51 contributions16 helpful votes
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
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from C2RioCustomerSupport, CustomerSupport at Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba
Responded 10 Jul. 2020
Dear Christopher, Thank you for sharing your experience, we are glad to know you liked :) Greetings from Rio! Mirella
Read more
Katerina Cernovska wrote a review Sep. 2019
Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
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!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from C2RioCustomerSupport, CustomerSupport at Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba
Responded 30 Sep. 2019
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
Read more
Colleen Fiona S wrote a review May 2019
3 contributions
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
Read more
Date of experience: May 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from jmsouza-c2rio, Marketing Manager at Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba
Responded 14 May 2020
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
Read more
ginabr1107 wrote a review Nov. 2018
New York City, New York7 contributions
+3
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;
Read more
Date of experience: October 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from jmsouza-c2rio, Marketing Manager at Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba
Responded 15 Nov. 2018
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
Read more
Read 3 more reviews on Viator
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: C2Rio Tours & Travel
bashalla
00
Go for it!!
Great trip, wonderful guide, skipped their lines and enjoyed a delicious lunch as well! If you just arrived , this
Read more
PrestonGuild
00
Walking tour
We did a walking tour of the Leme area which our hotel had an arrangement with C2Rio. Our guide was friendly and c
Read more
cgwilson73189
00
Incredible experience!
My husband and I loved the full day in rio experience !! Our tour guide, Igor, was so knowledgeable about Rio. He w
Read more
arrsrr
00
Rio in one day
Great way to visit a lot of the sights in one day, especially as we had a very limited time in Rio. Very well orga
Read more
Mldthompson
00
Excellent Day Trip
After booking the trip we received an email direct from the tour operator confirming our hotel pick up time which w
Read more
Kim G
00
Full Day with the Major Sites
With limited time in Rio we chose this tour as it covered a majority of the major sites. We had a very full bus an
Read more
118Sil
00
Reliable and professional company
Unfortunately because of COVID-19 my husband and I could not travel. C2Rio & Travel was very supportive. They did r
Read more
JENNIE B
00
Just what we wanted
Collected on time from our hotel on March 11th and thoroughly enjoyed our half day tour with special thanks to our
Read more
kanchang2020
00
Christ the Redeemer Tour with Vanessa
It was great tour. Everything went on time and on schedule. In every stops she Explained where to meet and when. Du
Read more
Francesca_Galfetti
00
Great Tour, Great Guide
We had a great day with Monica 😊👍🏼! Everything perfect! Very interessting with a lot of informations! Thank you!
Read more
liztrev8
00
Not to be missed!
Our party of five enjoyed the sites on a wonderful clear day and timed it perfectly. Just after leaving Christ the
Read more
arnaldobm
00
Great views and excellent guide
Great views and excellent service. The tour was efficient and we felt like we saw the major spots in the city. The
Read more
robertmC2314DY
00
Excellent Guided Tour
Carla was our guide for this tour. She was perfect. Knowledgeable, friendly and very organised. She was waiting
Read more
SarahP7338
00
Fantastic day in Rio
Renata Polacow our guide picked us up promptly from our hotel as arranged and treated us to an amazing day seeing t
Read more
463dj
00
Full Day Tour Rio with Renata and Caio
My friend and I had a great time w Renata. She kept things interesting by asking us questions, making us laugh and
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:0061 (87) 2285 255

Frequently bought together

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
from A$46.21*
Popular: Booked by 2,439 travellers!
Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro
from A$106.32*
Popular: Booked by 4,461 travellers!
Skip the Line: Lapa Pub Crawl
from A$32.82*
Popular: Booked by 354 travellers!
Skip the Line: Maracanã Stadium Entrance Ticket
from A$20.07*
Popular: Booked by 1,086 travellers!

Bus Tours

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
from A$46.21*
Popular: Booked by 2,439 travellers!
Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro
from A$106.32*
Popular: Booked by 4,461 travellers!
Frequently Asked Questions about Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba