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Carnaval Experience

Cidade do Samba | Cidade do Samba, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20220-290, Brazil
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Here is where you can see how Rio prepares for their yearly carnival. We toured the warehouse where... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ruth G
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Columbia, MD
Gorgeous experience with kids

We visited today the Grande Rio Samba school in the city of samba. It was a fantastic tour! We... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Sildub
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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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Cidade do Samba | Cidade do Samba, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20220-290, Brazil

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Here is where you can see how Rio prepares for their yearly carnival. We toured the warehouse where floats are stored and repurposed from year to year. The floats are a couple of stories high, with the upper levels stored inside the lower ones. (You...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We visited today the Grande Rio Samba school in the city of samba. It was a fantastic tour! We choose the long tour, which was tailored on kids (we had 8 kids, between 6 and 9 years old). It lasted almost three hours and kids...More

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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Dear Silvia, Thanks so much for the review!! You guys was the best!! Hope to see you again. Bjss

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

A very interesting experience. We saw behind the scenes of the preparations to the coming Carnaval. It is the best way to understand the carnaval in and take place in Samba City.

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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Dear Azi, Thanks so much for the evaluation. Hope to see you again. Abraços!!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Carnaval is without peer in the world - there is no bigger, more unique four day party anywhere in my experience. Any trip to Rio should try to have time to become part of Carnival. I am so glad and pleased that my cruise stayed...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Hands down, this is the best tour and night we had in Rio. If you want to have the local, authentic experience - this is a MUST. Book it immediately!! We met our guide (Akiva) at the Rio Arts Museum, we then walked to Pedro...More

Thank Jo L
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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks so much Jo!!! You guys are the best!!!! Bjs Akiva

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We booked the Tour on the 2nd of January 18 and were very curious what would happen. Haven't been disappointed. We had an excellent tour at Samba City. Especially for people that doesn't know much about Samba this tour is an excellent possibility to get...More

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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you so much Andre!!! hope to see you again!! Abraços!!

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We found this a truly memorable experience getting behind the scenes and seeing the carnival factory preparing floats and costumes. Dandara was a great guide too. And of course we got to dress up and buy some old costumes. Highly recommended & great value. It's...More

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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear Alan Liz & Tommy, Thanks very much for the evaluation!! I'm gonna show it to Dandara. She will be glad!! Hope to see you again. Bjss Akiva

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We have been in Rio last month and really wanted to get to see something from the famous brazilian carnival. Unfortunately carnival is just happened at February but we get to know about that tour that actually take you to see the backstage of the...More

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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you Lea!! Hope to see you again!! Abraços!!

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Last month I visited Rio and wanted to get a little taste of the famous Brazilian carnaval experience. Since it was September and there was no carnaval going on, I decided to check out "Carnaval experince" instead. It was amazing. The tour was a lot...More

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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you very much!! Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience with a group of performers led by an Argentinian young lady, I believe was called Brenda. They introduced the Carnaval, showed a video of a past performance and then had the group wear true carnaval costumes and taught us the...More

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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Dear Mahal, Thanks so much for your nice evaluation. Hop to see you again!! Hugs, Família Carnaval Experience

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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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ueh2017
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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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