Are you ready for a heavy dose of Samba?!
In preparation for Carnival, this Rio tour will give you VIP access to the Salgueiro Samba School as they go through their rehearsals before the big event! It's a behind-the-scenes Rio tour of pretty sweet proportions.
On this truly unique local Rio experience, you're going to get an awesome taste of what true locals get up to on the weekends. This tour is what people who live and love Samba do for entertainment on the weekends - they come together to dance, drink, and socialise around their love and passion - and of course, to get a bit of practice in to ensure they are ready for the main event in March.
We welcome you to this unique insight into the world of Samba, and give a huge thank you to the Salgueiro Samba School for inviting us to experience something typically only experienced by true local Carioca.
Meet up at the iconic Copacabana Palace and jet off to the Samba school. During your journey, your local guide will give you the lowdown on the history of Carnival and its importance to locals here in Rio and throughout Brazil.
When you arrive at the school, your Samba experience will start off on a high note, with a welcoming caipirinha and an introduction to some of the professional Samba dancers at the school. By now, you'll be in the dancing mood, so it's time to pick up the beat!
When the music starts, it's time to get in the groove. Get to know the music, the instruments, and the moves for Samba with an introduction to playing percussion and dancing along with the inviting rhythms. Hit the dance floor and try out your new moves alongside the pros!
It's a bit of a late night (well not for Rio), but trust us - it's worth it! We normally expect to return to the Copacabana Palace Hotel around 2am, so be sure that you're full of energy and excitement before heading out!
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, entrance to the Salgueiro Samba School, caipirinha, Samba percussion lesson, Samba dance lesson, transportation to/from the Samba school.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, additional drinks, food, tips / gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.