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Samba Show at Plataforma, Rio De Janeiro

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Key Highlights

  • All the colors of carnival and unbelievable dancing – an electric experience
  • Currently, the only true Samba-Folklore show running 362 days a year
  • A ′must′, especially if you are not in Rio during Carnival
  • You can choose to enjoy a delicious Brazilian dinner as well as the Show
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday


    With Dinner: 5 hours
    Show Only: 3 hours

    Start time

    Start time: With Dinner Option: Hotel pick ups from 7:00pm.
    Show Only Option: Hotel pick ups from 8:30pm.
    Duration: With Dinner: 5 hours
    Show Only: 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator on arrival in Rio, or 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    Cruise Ship passengers: When you arrive, please go to the main exit at gate at Warehouse 4. A Guide will greet you with a sign with the Gray Line Logo.

    Ending Point

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at the pick-up point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Be prepared for a dazzling display of color and dance when you visit the Plataforma Samba Show. Here is all the heady atmosphere of carnival with brilliant costumes, infectious rhythm and dazzling footwork.

    Discover the fantastic fusion of Portuguese, Indian and African influences that has moulded Brazil’s music and dance. Gasp at the eye-popping spectacle, feel the electric energy, and tap your toes to the ferocious beat. This is an experience you shouldn’t miss on your visit to Rio.

    Opt for an authentic Brazilian barbecue before the show, or just enjoy the performance. Either way, it will be a night to remember!


    There are two options for the thrilling Exotic Plataforma Samba Show: With Dinner and Show Only.

    Exotic Plataforma Samba Show With Dinner:
    At the start of the evening you will be picked up from your hotel (or the cruise port) in an air-conditioned coach at a time pre-arranged with the tour operator.

    You will be taken to a restaurant to enjoy a typical Brazilian barbecue dinner featuring grilled meats and local delicacies. Drinks can be bought at the restaurant but are not included with your ticket. Dessert is also payable direct.

    Following the meal, enjoy the Plataforma Samba Show – an 80 minute to 2-hour spectacular bringing you all the color and atmosphere of the world-famous Rio Carnivals.

    In a feast for the eyes and ears, the talented musicians and graceful dancers will reveal the heady mix of Portuguese, Indian and African influences that has created the vibrant Brazilian popular music of today.

    At the end of the Show, you will be taken back to your hotel or to the cruise port as required.

    Exotic Plataforma Samba Show Only:
    This option includes the show but does not include the dinner.

    At the end of the Show, you will be taken back to your hotel or to the cruise port as required.

    Download the list of Hotels from which pick up is offered. If your hotel does not feature on this list the local operator will advise the most convenient pick up point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Plataforma Show Entrance Fee
    • Barbecue meal (With Dinner Option only)
    • Guide


    • Beverages, soft drinks and bottled water
    • Dessert
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Upon arrival in Brazil, please call the number on your voucher to confirm your pick-up time and location.

    Pick up is available from most hotels in the São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana areas of Rio de Janeiro. If we are not able to pick up from your hotel an alternate pick up location will be arranged upon reconfirmation.

    Please be ready in your hotel lobby 5 minutes prior to the agreed pick up time. The guide will come in and call you by name. Please have your printed voucher in hand to present to the guide upon boarding the coach.

    Regrettably this tour is not wheelchair accessible

    This tour is subject to a minimum passenger requirement. Should it not be possible to operate the tour on the date you have booked for you will be offered the opportunity to move to another date or a full refund.

    “If you would like to avoid picking up and dropping off other passengers, please ask for the last meeting point location when calling to reconfirm or when selecting your pick up point.
    On Week days at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for tours departing until 9:00am. After that, at the Marina Palace hotel.
    On Saturday at the Marina Palace hotel for all tours.
    On Sundays and holidays at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for all tours.”

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • A fun evening

      We had an excellent meal at a nearby restaurant with fun fellow visitors,and the show that followed was great,glamorous showgirls,great acrobats and superb costumes....

      J J Wilson, Greece, 24/Feb/2013
    • Plataforma Sizzling Samba

      Fantastic samba show. Photo opportunities with the performers was an extra bonus, and many photos were purchased! Enormous meal before the show, catering for meat eaters with BBQ...

      Linda Blake, New Zealand, 05/Feb/2016
    • Flashy, energetic performance. Costumes a WOW

      Loved the show. Dinner uique. Pick up at hotel about 45 min late...

      Marcia Bryant, United States, 07/Feb/2012
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