Samba Experiences in Rio de Janeiro

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With its hypnotic beats, dazzling costumes, and fast-paced dance moves, the samba never fails to captivate. Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place to experience the magic of Brazil’s national dance. Here are some tour options available.

Carnival Tours
Rio de Janeiro pulls out all the stops for Brazil’s Carnival season, with five days of extravagant street parades, lavish soirees, and beach parties culminating in a massive Carnival parade at the iconic Sambadrome arena. Booking Carnival tickets in advance is a must, but visitors can also watch the samba dancers rehearse during a behind-the-scenes tour of the Rio Samba School or combine Carnival tickets with a multi-day Rio city tour, visiting top attractions such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Ipanema beach, Copacabana Beach, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue.

Samba Shows and Classes 
Even if you miss out on the Carnival celebrations, samba shows are held year-round in Rio. And if attending a thrilling samba dinner show isn’t enough, you can even take part in a samba class at the legendary Rio Scenarium, then put your newfound dance skills to the test at one of the Lapa neighborhood’s many samba clubs.
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Authentic Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro with Dinner

Dance in your seat to Brazilian rhythms during this 90-minute samba show in a historical theater. Sit back and watch the experts perform to infectious music on stage. Eat a meal of Brazilian and international cuisine before the show begins, round-trip transportation from central Rio de Janeiro hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade and Costume Experience

Take part in one of the world's largest parties on this 8-hour tour of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Dress up in a gorgeous costume, and take part in the Samba Parade. Plus, get scored alongside locals for an authentic Carnival experience. No experience with samba is necessary to participate.
  • Duration: 5 to 8 hrs
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  • Duration: 5 to 8 hrs
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Rio Samba Experience: Dance Class and Night Out at the Rio Scenarium Samba Club

Dance like a local during this 4-hour experience in Rio de Janeiro. Learn basic samba and forró steps at the dance studio, then transfer to the famous Rio Scenarium, where you'll enjoy express entry, to show off your new moves on the dance floor.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade Ticket with Optional Transport

Attend the epic Rio de Janeiro Carnaval (Carnival) parade with this ticket for a seat in Sector 9 in the Sambadromo (Sambadrome). View talented samba dancers in outrageous costumes as they dance their hearts out in one of the world's most famous Carnival celebrations. This ticket provides a fantastic view of the parade grounds, where you'll see all of Rio's samba schools strut their stuff, accompanied by elaborate parade floats and infectious drumming. Choose one of four nights, and upgrade to include round-trip transportation from your Rio hotel if you choose.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cidade do Samba Behind-the-Scenes Carnival Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Carnival during this tour of Cidade do Samba. On this outing, follow your guide on a tour of the Acadêmicos do Grande Rio's warehouse, one of Rio's top samba schools, where they store their outrageous costumes and grandiose parade floats. Toast to your insider's experience with a traditional caipirinha while you learn about the history and culture of the Carnival in Brazil. Brave visitors can even try on a few feathered costumes. Round-trip transportation from central Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Rio de Janeiro 4-Day Carnival Tour

Experience the best time to visit Rio de Janeiro—during Carnival—on this 4-day tour. Attend the rocking block parties, watch the Carnival Parade in the Sambadrome, and snap photos on a cruise through Guanabara Bay. Three nights' accommodation at a 3-star hotel, samba classes, some food and drink per itinerary, and party hosts are included.
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Rio Samba School: Behind-the-Scenes Carnival Rehearsal

Go behind the scenes for a rehearsal at one of Rio's famous samba schools; it's the next best thing to attending Carnival itself. Visit the courtyard of Academicos do Salgueiro with other Rio locals and dance along to some of the best samba music in the city. During this evening outing, which varies in duration, you'll learn about the history and culture of Rio's samba schools from your guide, and get a chance to hit the dance floor yourself. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$85.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Carnaval 2019 Champions Parade

Experience one of the biggest parties in the world with this ticket to the Champion’s Parade after Carnival. Watch as the top six samba schools celebrate their winning movies in full costume. Dance the night away with the schools and finish in the early hours of Sunday morning where you can head over to watch the sunrise.
  • Duration: 3 to 6 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 6 hrs
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Visit Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro

Get some rest and relaxation with the locals in Madureira Park, on the north side of Rio, with round-trip transportation from your Rio hotel. Explore the more than 111,227 square yards (93,000 square meters) of green space, including hundreds of trees and expansive grassy areas. Check out Samba Square for some spontaneous samba performances or the Arena Carioca for cultural happenings. Play basketball or volleyball on the courts or just lay in the grass and people watch.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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