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Carnival Rehearsal at a Samba School

Immerse yourself in Rio de Janeiro’s famed party atmosphere and join a carnival rehearsal at one of the city’s most illustrious samba schools. Break out your dancing shoes. Book now.


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  • Transfer to and from hotels in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Sul.
  • Entrance to the Samba School.
  • Guide.

Days and Hours:

  • Saturday (all year round): Escola de Samba Acadêmicos do Salgueiro 
  • Wednesday and Friday (From August until Carnival - Contact Us): Escola de Samba Beija-Flor y Escola de Samba Unidos da Tijuca.


  • 5 hours approx.

With the samba school rehearsal in Rio de Janeiro you will have an exclusive insight into the preparations for one of the world’s biggest parties, the highlight of the year in Brazil and one of the Cariocas biggest passions: the Carnival of Rio. Visit a popular samba school to see them rehearse for Carnival and catch the samba fever!

This Brazilian nightlife tour to a samba school rehearsal in Rio de Janeiro will take you to the samba school headquarters, where the colorful samba dancers will be practicing each routine and movement of their upcoming performance, giving you the opportunity to watch an exclusive behind-the-scene’s carnival while experiencing the unique exciting energy of live samba dancing. At the end of the rehearsal, join the army of dancers and give those samba steps a go yourself!

Book this truly unforgettable Rio experience and ensure your place at a samba school rehearsal in Rio de Janeiro! You will not regret it! Don’t miss one of the best things to do in the city of samba and the perfect opportunity to be part of the spirit and magic that is behind one of the biggest events in the world the Rio Carnival!

  • Passengers staying outside Rio’s Zona Sul will be allocated a central pick-up point.

  • In the area around the Samba Schools, you will find local food joints where you can eat traditional carioca dishes and drinks. The cost of this food is not included in the regular price of the activity.

  • The days and hours of the carnival rehearsal at the Samba Schools vary according to the time of the year. As the Rio Carnival gets closer, the rehearsals intensify their activities, before ending shortly before the start of Carnival.

  • Once your booking has been made, our customer support will send you an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours containing detailed information for your tour, along with the voucher for your activity.
  • What do our clients say about our activities?

    • Gilad

      Pure energy- once in a life time experience

      In the beginning you don't understand the thrill but after an hour of samba you get in the rythm ...

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      The best experience in my whole trip!

      I didn't imagine such an explosion of energy, culture and love for the samba. I went to the rehea...

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