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Tour group walking among the colorful and eccentric Carnival costumes in a samba school warehouse in Rio de Janeiro
Samba Soul Experience
Samba Soul Experience
Samba Soul Experience
Samba Soul Experience

Carnival Backstage Tour

By Gray Line Brazil
2 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is $65 per adult
  • Free cancellation available
  • 3h 30m
  • Mobile voucher
  • Instant confirmation
  • 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

Activity location

  • Cidade do Samba
    • R. Rivadávia Correia, 60 Gamboa
    • Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
    • Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Check availability

Shared Warehouse Tour
  • Activity duration is 3 hours and 30 minutes3h 30m3h 30m
  • English
  • Drinks Only

Behind the Scenes Tour in a Samba School warehouse.

Language options: English
Starting time: 2:00pm
Price details
$65.00 x 1 Adult$65.00

Price is $65.00
Until Tue, May 28

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedGuided tour of the Cidade do Samba warehouses
  • What's includedWhat's includedRoundtrip transportation to and from your hotel in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, or Copacabana
  • What's includedWhat's includedWater and caipirinha
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedFood

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.

What you can expect

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
Safety measures
  • Masks required
  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Temperature checks given to staff
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Activity location

    • R. Rivadávia Correia, 60 Gamboa
    • Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEHotel Pickup
    • Rio de Janeiro, BRA