Daily Tour behind the scenes of Carnival

Now the Carnival Experience tour program also offers regular tours
at the backstage of carnival, in the Grande Rio samba factory in the City of Samba!

MONDAY to SATURDAY – 10h, 14h and 16h


Attention! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are operating within the security protocols of the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil; making mandatory use of masks during the tour, providing hand sanitizer for everyone and measuring the temperature of the participants at the entrance to the tour.

  • Bilingual guide
  • Guided tour to the Grande Rio samba factory – one of the main Samba Schools of the city of Rio de Janeiro

  • Presentation of the explanatory panel: some of the history of samba and the carnival parades

  • Getting in the mood: costume layout to dress and photograph

  • Samba Flavor: welcoming caipirinhas

  • Samba Class with a Passista!

More information

Períod:All year long
Week Days:From Monday to Saturday
Tour Times:10h, 14h and 16h
Group Reception:Guide and House Producer
Visit Duration:Aproximatelly 90 min.
Languages:English, Portuguese
Retail Price:0-5 years – FREE
6-11 years – R$ 40,00 per PAX
12-59 years – R$ 80,00 per PAX
Over 60 years – R$ 40,00 per PAX
Location:City of Samba
(inside the Samba City complex under the smaller tant in the middle of it)
Visit and Tour:Grande Rio Samba Factory
Special Needs:We have wheelchair access and elevator

More logistics information

How to arrive?

  • By VLT: Get off at the City of Samba station.
  • By car: Parking entrance at Rua Rivadavia Correia, 60 – R$5,00 – daily (according to availability).
  • By bus, van or large vehicle: Rua Rivadavia Correia, 60 or Av. Binário do porto – in front of the City of Samba VLT station. (Obs – parking inside the City of Samba is not allowed for these vehicles. Please drop off the pax on the entrance and wait)

City of Samba entrance (without vehicle):

  • Rua Rivadavia Correia, 60, Gamboa (Right after the Brazil Central Station tunnel).
  • Av. Binário do Porto – In front of the City of Samba VLT station.

Reservation and canceling policy

For safety and quality insurance, vacancies are limited for each tour.

To guarantee vacancy in the tour a payment must be made 24h in advance. Please bring payment voucher.

(Obs – in case of no show, there’s no refund. The ticket can be used in other dates according to availability).

Commitment Rules

It is not allowed any kind of interference to Grande Rio, LIESA or any other samba schools.

Entrance to other samba factories is forbidden – please respect the work of all of the schools and carnival.

Pay attention and follow the orientations provided by the guides and producers.

Extremely forbidden to touch the costumes, floats or any material inside the Grande Rio samba factory that is not authorized by the Carnival Experience team.

No smoking allowed during the Grande Rio samba factory visitation.

Due to carnival secrets – it is extremely prohibited to photograph the carnival preparations without receiving authorization from the Carnival Experience team. Our guides and producers will always explain where and what can by filmed.

Closed footwear is recommended, not flip-flops.

** Important – People with respiratory problems or sensitivity to strong smell, please consult the Carnival Experience team before purchasing and reserving tickets. – In the creation of carnival we use chemical materials and sometimes it has a strong smell.

Any questions? Contact us!

Booking: +55 21 96765-9549

Contact: +55 21 97953-4140

Email: reservas@carnavalexperience.com.br

IMPORTANT: Always contact us beforehand to check availability.