Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2484_11
Revel in the excitement of Rio’s Carnival year-round at a nightly Platforma show, complete with samba music and professional dancers. Enjoy prime seating and see dozens of brilliantly costumed performers during an energetic evening that includes live percussion, capoeira and hip-shaking samba moves on stage. If you’d like to include dinner, upgrade your tour and enjoy a barbecue buffet of marinated meats at the Plataforma Restaurant, a Brazilian steakhouse.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
Rio de Janeiro signifies Carnival, symbolized by the rhythmic music, vivid costumes and and samba dance — a fusion of Portuguese, indigenous and African cultural influences. At the ever-popular Plataforma Show, you’ll be caught up in the celebration as you watch a light show and a stage full of mesmerizing dancers.

After pickup from your Rio hotel, you’re transferred to the performance venue in Leblon before your night show begins. From your prime seat, you’ll be awed by the 2-hour spectacle as you listen to the songs that express Brazil’s cultural roots alongside drummers who play popular music. Watch a cast of talented performers show off Rio’s famous samba along with typical folkloric dances and the eye-catching spins of capoeira. This unforgettable program culminates in a final Carnival parade.

The Plataforma Show ends around midnight, when you’ll be transported back to your hotel. Or, extend the party at a nearby nightclub or bar — some located just a few steps away.

Optional Upgrade: Buffet Dinner
Indulge in a buffet dinner at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse that includes a variety of marinated, barbecued meats and local specialties including seafood and salads. Drinks and dessert are available to purchase at the restaurant at an additional cost.

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Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.

Departure Time:
  • Show with dinner - pickup at around 7pm
  • Show only - pickup at around 9pm (show begins at 10pm)
3 to 5 hours
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point at approximately 12:00am

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Show Only
Code: 11SHOW

Plataforma Show only

USD $114.99
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With Dinner
Code: 11DIN

Plataforma Show with Dinner

USD $139.99
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Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro

Plataforma Samba Show in Rio de Janeiro

  • Plataforma Show
  • Buffet dinner (if option selected at time of booking)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
  • Desserts
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is no specific dress code for the samba show and / or dinner. Casual attire is acceptable
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Marvin/Sue, November 2015

Another highly recommended tour in Brazil. We booked the one with dinner and the dinner is a buffet Brazilian steakhouse so get your tummies ready for some meat. The tour guide spoke three languages which was awesome and we also have a fun group of people. The location of the show looked old but has that feeling to it. You can purchase alcohol inside the theater and overall the show was amazing i've always wanted to see a live samba show and booking this tour made it happen, take lots of pictures and they also take pictures of you witht a couple of their dancers roaming around inside the theater. By the way the tour guide will mention your name at the lobby during pickup so pay attention and stay at the lobby :-

Reviewed by: Joseph P, November 2015

It was a fantastic night, Great guide, great food and a fantastic show

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