City Tour and Samba Jeep Ride

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From USD 109

If you've ever been curious about the crazy annual celebration called Carnaval, how the samba schools prepare the costumes, the floats, the music... how the famed dancers dance that sexy samba, then this tour is for you.  We partner with two of the most famous Samba Schools in Rio: Mangueira and Grande Rio. The schools present how this world wonder all started, a history rich & interesting for all ages to personally experience. We will visit a place called "City of Samba" where many samba schools have enormous studios and work meticulously to produce Carnaval (its where the magic starts!).  The experience includes costume dressing (get ready for those selfies!), history lesson of the dance and evolution of the festival, a samba dance show, and much more.  Of course, a complementary caipirinha is included to get the fun started!  But even before this party starts, you'll be cruising the coastlines of Rio, along the bay with awesome views of Sugarloaf mountain & the Christ Statue.  Your panoramic tour continues through the historic city center, where you catch views of the centuries old churches, historic buildings, plazas, and the like.  The tour ends with a drive through the Sambódromo (the official open stadium where the Carnaval action happens each year!) and a drive past the Maracana Stadium.

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Tour at your own pace. To check availability and make a reservation please click on "Book Now" and enter your preferred date and time. Our system is set up to provide you with quick and efficient bookings. Once we have received your reservation we will contact you with all of your tour details. Fun fact: Did you know that samba was born in the 19th century in Bahia through a mixture of African styles, but took root and developed in Rio de Janeiro? At the time, it was not well regarded in the society and those who sang and danced samba could even go to jail! Can you imagine? Enjoy your ride!

  • Family friendly
  • Local guide
  • Roundtrip Transport 
  • Entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Approximately 4 hours

Route

  1. Start Point
  2. City of Samba
  3. Sambadrome