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An informative and fun tour which provides an insight into the Carnaval spectacular. We were given... read more

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Jill140762
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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...more
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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 today

An informative and fun tour which provides an insight into the Carnaval spectacular. We were given a behind the scenes tour of the working warehouse of Grande Rio Samba School, which is where the creative process and construction of floats and costumes occurs. The guide...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is a very good introduction to the carnival in Rio every spring, but which actually runs through the year considering all the preparation that goes into it. You will come away with a greater appreciation about how much carnival means to the locals...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We visited the Carnaval experience as part of a group tour. The young girl who showed us around was very informative and her English was good. First of all we were shown parts of last years float which were being recycled. Then we went upstairs...More

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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you Sheilambutcher! hope to see you again!! Abraços!!

Reviewed 16 April 2018

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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Akiva P, Gerente at Carnaval Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you Ruth! hope to see you again!! Abraços!!

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

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!!

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

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

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!!

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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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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