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.
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!
Same comment here about the time it took to pick up other customers along Copabana Beach on the way to the show. Surprised to see that dinner was not at the Plataforma show - I would have not included dinner had I realized this. Dinner was fun - once - but not twice as we went there again on the next day. No problems with the staff but again the logistics makes it really hard for them to provide a good service.
I booked this tour through Viator because I was traveling alone in Rio, only had limited phone connectivity and liked the fact that it included a transfer to and from the venue. It was only after I booked and paid for the tour that it was mentioned that I would need to phone the local tour company to confirm the transfer. This was a massive inconvenience and ended up costing me a lot of money making the phone calls. The show itself would appeal mainly to an older audience.
Excellent meal followed by a vibrant, exciting Samba Show. A highlight of our Rio stay.
Costumes were beautiful! Show was fun and energetic. Dinner was at a restaurant nearby. It was not at the venue. Food was good but not great. Show is definitely worth doing. Fun night out and festive!
Good show, not very luxurious seats. The music was good and costumes fabulous. We enjoyed the male dancer, who was able to perform some very fast movements. We took the meal first, which was good, but the beef was not as plentiful as the one we went to in Brasilia. Transport and guide good.
Dinner was decent but not great , it was a typical Brazilian steakhouse with salad bar. Show itself was awesome, beautiful costumes and nice performances. Performers gave time before and after to take pictures and no problem taking flash photos during show. overall an enjoyable tour. only issue was amount charged differed from website , I contacted the email for customer service but no reply
The Plataforma Samba show was spectacular! The bus and tour guide came to our hotel to pick us up and drop us off. This is the extent of the tour guide's interaction with the tour. He had the nerve to ask for a gratuity as he dropped us off at the hotel. This is another tour, you can do by yourself. I am rating this tour a single star because of the lack of tour guide interaction. The show is worth viewing, save your money and use it for the tickets and taxi to the show.