• Tour code: 2484PRTGIG_11
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration: 3-5 hours

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Listen to music and watch Samba dancers in the Platforma show, a 2-hour nightly recreation of Rio's infamous Carnival. Watch 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 Platforma Restaurant. Round-trip transportation from the Rio de Janeiro cruise port is included.


  • Rio de Janeiro shore excursion to 2-hour Plataforma Show
  • Experience the energy of Carnival with samba dancers, live drumming, colorful costumes, and a vibrant light show
  • See traditional folk dances and music styles that express Brazil’s cultural roots
  • Upgrade to a dinner option that includes a Brazilian BBQ
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Plataforma Samba Show

Plataforma Samba Show

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

Watch performers dance 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. The show ends near midnight, after which you'll enjoy transportation back to the Rio cruise port.

Please note: This shore excursion is a night tour and is designed for ships which depart at midnight or the following day.

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

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Rio de Janeiro port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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