Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Plataforma Samba Show
After your cruise ship docks in Rio de Janeiro, you’re picked up for the ride to Leblon, one of Rio’s most affluent neighborhoods, where the 2-hour Plataforma Show takes place.
Settle into a prime seat in the theater and take part in an entertaining spectacle of rhythmic live music and dance. Watch as dozens of talented dancers and drummers perform samba, folk dances and popular songs that express Brazil’s cultural influences — including Portuguese, African and indigenous origins.
Enjoy a light show alongside drummers and performers demonstrating the eye-catching spins of capoeira, a Brazilian movement that combines martial art with dance. Then get caught up in Rio’s world-famous celebration as the show culminates in a Carnival parade of outrageous costumes on stage.
The Plataforma Show finishes at midnight, after which you’ll be returned to your cruise port (or you can stay out on your own to continue your night, making your own way back when you wish).
Please note: this shore excursion is a night tour and is designed for ships which depart at midnight or the following day
Optional Upgrade: Buffet Dinner
Before the show begins, enjoy a buffet dinner at the Plataforma Restaurant. Your meal at this traditional Brazilian steakhouse includes a variety of marinated, barbecued meats with local seafood and salads. Drinks and dessert are available for purchase at your own expense.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Rio de Janeiro port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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- Show with dinner - pickup at around 6:30pm
- Show only - pickup at around 8:15pm (show begins at 10pm)
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Plataforma Show only
Plataforma Show with Dinner
Plataforma Samba Show
- Plataforma Show
- Buffet dinner (if option selected at time of booking)
- Port pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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