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  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:  3 to 5 hours
No visit to Rio de Janeiro is complete without experiencing the glamour and rhythm of a colorful samba show. Your entertaining evening at the Plataforma Show includes more than 30 brilliantly costumed dancers and musicians. This exciting mix of percussion, samba dance and capoeira (a Brazilian marital art and dance form) builds to a grand finale with a Carnival parade on stage. If you’d like to include dinner, upgrade your tour and enjoy a delicious barbecue buffet at an Ipanema neighborhood restaurant.


  • Entrance ticket to Plataforma Show in Rio de Janeiro
  • Witness a spectacular 2-hour Plataforma Show and feel the rhythm of samba
  • Experience the energy of Carnival with traditional dancers, festive costumes and a vibrant light show
  • Feast on a Brazilian barbecue buffet dinner (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transport from most major Rio de Janeiro hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro

Plataforma Samba Show

Rio de Janeiro signifies Carnival, symbolized by the exciting music, colorful costumes and rhythmic music and dance of the samba – a fusion of Portuguese, indigenous and African cultural influences. At the ever-popular Plataforma Show, you’ll be caught up in the excitement of this cultural journey as you watch a light show and a stage full of beautiful dancers.

After pickup from your Rio hotel, you’ll be transported to the venue in Leblon before your show begins at 10pm. Be mesmerized by the 2-hour spectacle as you watch typical folkloric dances and listen to the rhythms and songs that express Brazil’s cultural roots. You’ll see a cast of talented performers dance the samba and move to the beats of capoeira alongside drummers who play popular music as well. This unforgettable program culminates in a final Carnival parade, featuring eye-popping costumes on stage.

The Plataforma Show ends around midnight, when you’ll be transported back to your hotel. Or, extend the party at a nearby nightclub or bar – some located just a few steps away.

Optional Upgrade: Buffet Dinner
Your buffet dinner includes a variety of barbecue meats and seafood, salads and sushi. Drinks and dessert are available to purchase at the restaurant at an additional cost.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very entertaining, friendly staff, well organized. Overall a very good experience. Must see if you are in Rio. The male acrobats were amazing, so flexible and agile and the female performers were very beautiful and pleasant!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

What a wonderful show! highly enjoyable and very much recommended, the food was great too!

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