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Carnaval Experience

79 reviews
About Carnaval Experience
Carnival Experience is a social business that offers an unforgettable experience in the behind the Scenes of Rio's carnival. We perform a variety of tours, workshops, shows and more services from the carnival world. * Our profit is donated to the benefit of our kids samba school, Pimpolhos da Grande Rio to the prosperity of futures carnivals.
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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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All reviews samba school behind the scenes unique experience costumes worn real hoot brazilian culture great fun a lot of fun amazing tour carnival float parade importance percussion stories factory insight
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this tour The tour guide had an incredible positive energy she explained how things were done it was a real behind the scenes look at what goes on to do Carnaval. Had a fun time and it was fun playing dress-up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 95edwardg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gals who gave the tour were infectious with their delight of carnival. We saw the making of the floats, the costume sewing, the instruments, past costumes and figures. Then we got to dress up in the costumes. We also saw a wonderful short film...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marry P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this as part of a tour. It was a lot of fun, the guide had a great sense of humor and it was a great way to see something that is so important in Brazilian culture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matt6080
Pakivoss, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much Matt!! Hope to see you again!! Abraços!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organized. Learned loads about Carnaval but also the stories of what is behind the scene. we played dress up, toured the facility and even learned some Samba. It was a fun filled morning that we all remembered with great fondness

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Les S
Pakivoss, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks you Les!! Hope to see you again. Abraços!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a revelation this tour was. I had no idea of the depth of planning and preparation that goes into executing the Carnaval. Our tour guide was just wonderful. Seeing the massive studio itself, the costumes, the workshops was just amazing. This should be on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NealNYC
Pakivoss, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much Neal!! Now you must come for carnival to see us winning!! Abraços!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I received this experience as a gift from my husband as he knows I'm a fan of latin dances. Felt we traveled back in time when Carnival first started & got to experience a bit of the flavour of how is it to be part...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DenisaM33
Pakivoss, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Denisa!! Thanks so much for you and your husband for participated our tour and for the nice review!! Hope to meet you again in Carnival one year!! Bjss

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went with a group of friends to learn about how Rio does Carnaval, but learned so much more about the behind the scenes activities, and the youth development aspect of what are called Samba Schools, analogous to our New Orleans Krewes. We learned and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tallalassie2016
Pakivoss, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you dear Tallalassie!! Dandara send kisss

Reviewed 16 December 2018

For everyone interested in the world famous Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, I can highly recommend you to book this tour. You get a good insight in the history of carnaval, the way the samba schools work and how much work is involved to create...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Pakivoss, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thanks so much!!! I will send to Dandara too. Hope to see you again in 2019 carnival. Abraços!

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Nice costumes to try. Enthusiastic and friendly guides. Dance with staff and play musical instruments as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dshah52017
Pakivoss, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thanks so much!! Hope to see you again!! Bjss

Reviewed 9 December 2018

See how samba stories are conceptualized and turned into a unifying song, floats, costumes, percussion and dances. Dance with the staff and play percussion instruments with them. Get insight into favelllas

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sheri R
Pakivoss, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thanks Sheri!! Glad that you enjoyed!! Bjsss

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travelat70
19 January 2019|
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Response from Pakivoss | Property representative |
Hi, im Akiva from Carnaval Experience, Tudo bem? We have the carnival backstage tour from monday to saturday at 11:00 and at 16:00. Its is a very cultural and fun tour. We will take you to our carnival factory in the... More
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ueh2017
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Response from Mktpro99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It was part of our Oddesseys tour in Brazil.
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Response from Akiva P | Property representative |
hi, we are located in the samba city in Rio de Janeiro. Yes, need to make a reservation in advance. There's a way to contact you in private? Email or something? Thanks
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