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Listen to music and watch Samba dancers in the Plataforma show, a 2-hour nightly recreation of Rio's infamous Carnaval. Watch talented performers in outrageously colorful costumes and a Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) demonstration with the accompaniment of live percussion. Upgrade your evening to include a dinner of barbecued meats at the Plataforma Restaurant. Round-trip transportation from most Rio de Janeiro hotels is included.


  • 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 martial 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 in Rio de Janeiro

Following pickup from your hotel in Rio, travel to the Plataforma performance venue in Leblon. Find your seat in a prime location and sit back, ready to enjoy the 2-hour spectacle.

Enjoy a show consisting of talented performers in outrageous costumes dancing to samba and other folkloric songs that capture the roots of Brazil's vibrant culture. As the drummers play popular music, watch a Capoeira demonstration, Brazil's unique martial art that incorporates dance and was invented by the Afro-Brazilian slaves. A typical Carnaval parade concludes the evening. The show ends near midnight, after which you'll enjoy transportation back to your Rio hotel.

Optional Upgrade: Buffet Dinner
Sit down for a delicious buffet dinner at the La Plataforma Brazilian steakhouse, including a variety of barbecued meats, local specialties, seafood and salads. Dessert and drinks are available for purchase (own expense).

Customer Reviews

Ian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Amazing as always. 2 nd Time round and it was worth it. The performances and the colour.......! You haven't been to Brazil if you miss this show.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wohoooo!!! I learned a lot of Brazilian history inside this performance. Plus beautiful dresses and dancers. Love the way transportation went out too.

Sheny S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This show was amazing. We really enjoyed the whole experience. Expect amazing costumes and a variety of traditional Brazilian dances. Definitely worth going to see any time of year.

Angelica D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fun! Good food and great experience :) the dancers were Very expressive and energetic.

Adrienne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Augusta A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Must see tourist attraction!

Augusta A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Must see tourist attraction!

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016


Karla C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great show, great dancers, very colorful, totally recommended!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Another highly recommended tour in Brazil. We booked the one with dinner and the dinner is a buffet Brazilian steakhouse so get your tummies ready for some meat. The tour guide spoke three languages which was awesome and we also have a fun group of people. The location of the show looked old but has that feeling to it. You can purchase alcohol inside the theater and overall the show was amazing i've always wanted to see a live samba show and booking this tour made it happen, take lots of pictures and they also take pictures of you witht a couple of their dancers roaming around inside the theater. By the way the tour guide will mention your name at the lobby during pickup so pay attention and stay at the lobby :-

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