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  • Location:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:3 to 5 hours

Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro

Listen to music and watch Samba dancers in the Plataforma show, a 2-hour nightly recreation of Rio's infamous Carnaval. Watch talented performers in outrageously colorful costumes and a Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) demonstration with the accompaniment of live percussion. Upgrade your evening to include a dinner of barbecued meats at the Plataforma Restaurant. Round-trip transportation from most Rio de Janeiro hotels is included.


  • Entrance ticket to 2-hour Plataforma Show in Rio de Janeiro
  • See a spectacular samba show, complete with live music and traditional dancers
  • Experience the energy of Carnival’s festive costumes and a vibrant light show
  • Dine on a Brazilian BBQ dinner at Plataforma Restaurant (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transport from major Rio de Janeiro hotels included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Experience an exhilarating mix of live drumming, samba dance and capoeira (a Brazilian martial art and dance form) that crescendos to a grand finale with a Carnival parade of eye-popping costumes on stage.

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What You Can Expect

Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro

Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro

Following pickup from your hotel in Rio, travel to the Plataforma performance venue in Leblon. Find your seat in a prime location and sit back, ready to enjoy the 2-hour spectacle.

Enjoy a show consisting of talented performers in outrageous costumes dancing to samba and other folkloric songs that capture the roots of Brazil's vibrant culture. As the drummers play popular music, watch a Capoeira demonstration, Brazil's unique martial art that incorporates dance and was invented by the Afro-Brazilian slaves. A typical Carnaval parade concludes the evening. The show ends near midnight, after which you'll enjoy transportation back to your Rio hotel.

Optional Upgrade: Buffet Dinner
Sit down for a delicious buffet dinner at the La Plataforma Brazilian steakhouse, including a variety of barbecued meats, local specialties, seafood and salads. Dessert and drinks are available for purchase (own expense).

Customer Reviews

Karla C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great show, great dancers, very colorful, totally recommended!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Another highly recommended tour in Brazil. We booked the one with dinner and the dinner is a buffet Brazilian steakhouse so get your tummies ready for some meat. The tour guide spoke three languages which was awesome and we also have a fun group of people. The location of the show looked old but has that feeling to it. You can purchase alcohol inside the theater and overall the show was amazing i've always wanted to see a live samba show and booking this tour made it happen, take lots of pictures and they also take pictures of you witht a couple of their dancers roaming around inside the theater. By the way the tour guide will mention your name at the lobby during pickup so pay attention and stay at the lobby :-

Joseph P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a fantastic night, Great guide, great food and a fantastic show

Michael K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent look at the sounds, colors, and music of Brazil. Include the dinner option at the Brazilian Steak house. You will not be disappointed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

loves the slow! wished I could have more opportunities to take photos with the girls!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great fun! Fabulous costumes and dancers, gymnasts and percussion. We did the dinner and show option and really enjoyed the evening. Our guide was charming also. Any age would enjoy this. Many photo opportunities too,

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Dinner was great...lots of choices... samba show was action packed...


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!

Paul P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

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

Eileen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A really excellent show and Brazilian experience. It was also very nice and appreciated that the courier allowed us to go a night later because I was unwell on the day of the booked night.

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