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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Outstanding show! Would go there again when in Rio.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Not to be missed!!!! The show was awesome! A glimpse into carnaval!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Great show, so glad we went!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Excellent tour! Dinner was very good with a lot of food options for everyone in the group (even someone that doesn't eat meat). The show was excellent. Everyone on our tour had a good time. Would highly recommend this tour to experience an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse and Samba Show.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

I really enjoyed this viator tour. The food was great, it was a bit rushed though for me, as it is all you can eat and I like to eat a little slower and/or take a longer time than was allowed. Oh well, saved some calories that way! The show was awesome and colorful and interesting. I enjoyed it a lot and took my 21 year old daughter and she had a good time as well. The bus was clean and the guide was nice. Rio is not the safest place to go so this was a great way to get out on a Sat. night without the worries of being in the city or wondering what we should do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

First- the dinner, you will definitely enjoy it if you're a meat lover!!! all meat are cooked beautifully (whether pork, beef or chicken). There's a buffet as well that serves vegetarian and seafood paella.
Then the show- it was spectacular! the energy is so contagious and although I wasn't dress for the show (I was wearing my bulky hiking shoes and casual clothes), that didn't stop one of the dancers to invite me to the stage! it was fun and I had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The whole experience like the best jewel of the crown. It started with a delicious meal in a popular restaurant. The food was superb with too many options and the service was fantastic.
The show was amazing and excellent. A must see if you are in Rio. We were on a family vacation and we were not disappointed. It is highly recommended.

Kiyo
Japan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

My recommended activities are "Corcovado ", "Sugar Loaf Mountain" and "Plataforma Samba Show".
You should go there if you visit Rio.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Very entertaining and fun activity which included audience participation. I recommend the dinner buffet that is offered prior to the show at a separate place. The food was excellent with waiters who carved the various meat offerings at your table. The buffet offered a great variety of Brazilian specialties but also included sushi.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

It was an amazing experience. Loved the show the dancers were phenomenal !!! The food at the restaurant was delicious. Everything went according to plan was picked up on time and we had a courteous driver and guide enjoyed the whole experiment. Definitely would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Perfect! Everything on time pick up , dinner. Show...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This entire outing amazing. The dinner worth every penny spent. The salad bar and the choice of sushi not to mention the barbeque meat was amazing. The Samba show was totally amazing. The dances and the colour. Worth every penny spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Excellent summary of Brazilian history in an interactive musical. It takes people on a journey from the natives history up till present. The dinner place was also a great choice (Brazilian rodizio) with quality food. Luiz (the tour guide) did an excellent job in keeping everyone's attention having a bus split with English and Spanish speakers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

I done the show and dinner, and both were amazing. The churrasco was delicious, and the show was spectacular- the costumes were brilliant, I loved the feathers and tassles. Tour operators are also a very friendly and very reliable company (they´re the people that pick you up and drop you off). I would definitely recommend doing this trip, if anything, it´s a brilliant way to embrae the Brazilian culture!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Truly outstanding stage performance! The costuming was incredible. The male athletic performers were also amazing. The dinner prior to the show was good, though, in my estimation, not outstanding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Amazing display of dancing, music, and costumes. The night started with a good meal at a nearby restaurant, with plenty of food options. The performance included a good variety of dances and the costumes were lively and colorful. It made for a fun night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Excellent night out super show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Amazing costumes

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great experience and show. We were directed to the wrong area of seating initially which resulted in not supposedly good seating but to our fortune it was actually better. Sit in the center a little back so you can see the footwork clearly. Otherwise the left hand died front would not give you a centered view so choose your own downstairs seating instead and be ready for a fun time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Simply outstanding! The show is a musical history of Brazil from African origins to today's samba and bossa nova. Great theatrical scenery, exotic costumes and lighting, everything from exotic dancers to acrobats and more. If you can't participate in Carnivale, this show will give you a good idea of what it's like!. Dinner before the show was included. We ate at Carretao, our first experience with a Brazilian charuscaria (barbecue house), and it was the best of the 3 charuscarias we visited on our trip. Would definitely recommend both the show and dinner!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Exceeded expectations all around. Theater was old in a charming way. Show was extraordinary with both dancing and cool feats from five guys who could do some incredibly strong and fast dance-tricks that wow'ed the audience. There were also a few variety acts to round off the show which were entertaining as well. Based on some folks negative comments about the theater I wasn't sure if my wife and I should go or not, but omg thanks goodness we went else we would have missed out a super important facet of the brazilian culture and in a way our trip would not have been complete.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

Excellent meal followed by a vibrant, exciting Samba Show. A highlight of our Rio stay.

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