Backgrounds of Carnival Tour
Rio is internationally recognized for its grandiose Carnival Parade and Samba. But only a few people really know how the parades are made. With this tour, you will get to know the origins of this world known festivity, visiting the Sambadrome (Carnaval stadium) and its cultural center; the revitalized port area where the samba has its roots, including a visit to the charming port area neighborhood of Morro da Conceição an old hidden historical area nowadays full of artists and ateliers; the historical site Pedra do Sal, where the samba started, familiarize yourself with the African-Brazilian culture, the period of slavery and all the pillars that have supported the modern day Carnival.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the tour is the visit to a samba school atelier, where you can experience how the carnival in Rio is being done behind the scenes. The impressive and gigantic work of designing and building all the magnificent floats that will be used in the famous parade at the Sambadrome during carnival.
Duration: 04 hours 9:00-13:00
Weekly expect Sundays
- Transportation with pick-up and drop-off
- Walking Tour through the old port area
- Entrance fee to Carnaval Atelier
- Visit of the Carnaval Atelier, with costumes and floats
- Stop by the Sambadrome
- Personal Expenses
This tour can be done privately or with a mixed international group. Both with hotel pick-up and drop-off.