Samba School and Soul Experience

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What To Expect

Visit a famous Samba School of the Carioca Carnival and learn about the Samba culture of Rio de Janeiro


  • Explore Cidade do Samba complex of warehouses

  • Discover Academicos do Grande Rio Samba School warehouse

  • Try on beautiful Carnival costumes

  • Taste a delicious Caipirinha


Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Departs From:
Rio de Janeiro
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick up
3.5 hours
Thursday at 8:00 AM
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Get inside Rio's Samba Culture anytime - not only during the famous Rio Carnival!

After a scenic drive through Rio de Janeiro for hotel pick up, we head towards Samba City or Cidade do Samba in Gamboa neighborhood.

Cidade do Samba houses the warehouses of the main Rio Samba Schools where the colorful floats and the beautiful Samba Parade costumes are made backstage.

Incredible samba shows with samba dancers, drummers and percussionists are also held in the main central square of this incredible place before and during Rio Carnival.

Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you to famous Academicos do Grande Rio warehouse, created in 1988 and ranked second best among all Rio samba schools.

Discover how they prepare for their annual competition - the Rio Carnival. Learn about this Samba School, history of Samba and the Carnival Parade. See their amazing floats, costumes, allegories and curiosities.

Then feel like a local and try your favorite carnival costume on!

At the end of tour tour, have a delicious traditional Caipirinha and drink to the Samba Spirit!


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Admission to Samba City

  • Guided tour of Academicos da Grande Samba School inside Samba City

  • Carnival costumes fitting

  • A traditional Caipirinha

  • Professional tour guide (English, Spanish, Portuguese)


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Food

  • Personal expenses

Please note

  • The specific pick up time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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