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.
The tour operator, arrived on time , the show was excellent !!!
Good pick up, good seats, good show, comfortable and quick journey back to ship. And good air conditioning at the show. Finishing costumes were marvellous.
The first part of the show was excellent, the second part was a bit broadway like and lacked the authenticity I was looking for.
The costumes were colorful and dancing was good, but the show wasn't as spectacular as I expected. It felt old and jaded. The theater building is a bit run down. They took our photos, and then printed them on plastic plates and tried to sell them back to us. And again, a second photo, was mounted on a card frame and brought around for sale. Cheesy.
I see another review about the seats. They seated us on one side, too far in the front. The best seats are the middle where the catwalk comes to an end. Most of the best dancing is at the end of the catwalk.
The dinner that was bought with Viator tickets was not at the Plataforma restaurant, so the advertised "buffet at the Plataforma Restaurant" is false. Instead we were taken to a small place in Ipenema. They did offer all the meat cuts that Fogo de Chao offers in Washington DC, but of lower quality. Had plenty of buffet sides, salads, and even sushi.
Tour was great! Dinner was great!! Samba show was ok. Theater was not too nice.
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!
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!
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.
Great way to experience the African, Portuguese and Brazilian dance culture. The costumes were amazing and the performers were truly talented. The location could have been better. The seating was like a dinner theater and chairs were not comfortable. Our tour included dinner prior to the show which was excellent!