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  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:  3 to 5 hours
Revel in the excitement of Rio’s Carnival year-round at a nightly Platforma show, complete with samba music and professional dancers. Enjoy prime seating and see dozens of brilliantly costumed performers during an energetic evening that includes live percussion, capoeira and hip-shaking samba moves on stage. If you’d like to include dinner, upgrade your tour and enjoy a barbecue buffet of marinated meats at the Plataforma Restaurant, a Brazilian steakhouse.

Highlights

  • 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 marital 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

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

After pickup from your Rio hotel, you’re transferred to the performance venue in Leblon before your night show begins. From your prime seat, you’ll be awed by the 2-hour spectacle as you listen to the songs that express Brazil’s cultural roots alongside drummers who play popular music. Watch a cast of talented performers show off Rio’s famous samba along with typical folkloric dances and the eye-catching spins of capoeira. This unforgettable program culminates in a final Carnival parade.

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
Indulge in a buffet dinner at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse that includes a variety of marinated, barbecued meats and local specialties including seafood and salads. Drinks and dessert are available to purchase at the restaurant at an additional cost.

Customer Reviews

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!

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