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Carnival Backstage Tour

by Gray Line Brazil Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $62

Embark on an exciting backstage tour of Cidade do Samba, the impressive complex of workshops for Rio's world-famous Carnival. See where all the magic is created and get insight into the detailed processes that culminate in the planet's most vibrant street party.

Make your way to the City of Samba and its warehouses to begin your guided tour. Visit the Academicos da Grande Rio depot, where the majestic platform decorations are built. The fascinating display of creativity features a wide array of colorful, shiny, and extravagant costumes used in the parades.

Learn the history of Carnival and the samba as you proceed to the Exposure Room. Later, try on one of the unique costumes and get your photo taken dressed as an authentic samba dancer. Last but not least, sip down a delicious caipirinha, Brazil's must-taste cocktail made of cachaça (sugar cane liquor) and lime.

Embark on an exciting backstage tour of Cidade do Samba, the impressive complex of workshops for Rio's world-famous Carnival. See where all the magic is created and get insight into the detailed processes that culminate in the planet's most vibrant street party.

Make your way to the City of Samba and its warehouses to begin your guided tour. Visit the Academicos da Grande Rio depot, where the majestic platform decorations are built. The fascinating display of creativity features a wide array of colorful, shiny, and extravagant costumes used in the parades.

Learn the history of Carnival and the samba as you proceed to the Exposure Room. Later, try on one of the unique costumes and get your photo taken dressed as an authentic samba dancer. Last but not least, sip down a delicious caipirinha, Brazil's must-taste cocktail made of cachaça (sugar cane liquor) and lime.

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2:00 PM, Tour in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 3h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $62, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Carnival Backstage Tour

Activity Location

Cidade do Samba

R. Rivadávia Correia, 60 Gamboa

Rio de Janeiro

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Rio de Janeiro


Highlights

  • Exciting backstage tour of the Cidade do Samba complex

  • Exploration of workshops preparing for Rio Carnival

  • Impressive display of costumes & platform decorations

  • Chance to try on & take photos in authentic Carnival costume

  • Learning the country's cultural history of samba & parades


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Cidade do Samba warehouses

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, or Copacabana

  • Water and caipirinha


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be 18 or older in order to consume caipirinha.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.