What you'll do
The only guiding tour to the behind the scenes of Rio's most famous carnival at the samba city. You're invited to visit our home, the Carnival Factory. We’ve thought of every detail, so that you can explore each room and meet the family behind the festival. In the Factory, we have created a unique experience where you'll see how floats and costumes are produced. Then we'll take you to our showroom to teach you about the history of Samba and Carnival. You'll end up in our dressing room full of costumes, where you'll get the chance to dress up and take some pictures. And now a surprise!!! Samba dancing class with a professional samba dancer from our samba school. Afterwards we'll share a traditional Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail.
Caipirinha and water
We are excited to show you the roots of Samba and Carnival. We want to help people understand that behind this enchanted party there is a beautiful sense of community and history. Workers, children, families, and artists all gather together to put on the greatest show in the world. To be part of the Samba school is to be part of a team built on love, joy, music, and glitter.
About the organization
G.R.C.E.S.M Pimpolhos da Grande Rio
We are the Pimpolhos of Grande Rio, a Youth Samba School and a non-governmental organization. Our goal is to promote social inclusion and educate through art, culture, and Carnival. We are based on three pillars—the Youth Parade, our essence; the Carnival School, our education and training program; and the Carnaval Experience, the organization's socioeconomic tool to foster sustainability.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to G.R.C.E.S.M Pimpolhos da Grande Rio.
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Where you'll be
You'll visit the Factory, and see the making of floats and costumes for Carnival. We'll also take you into the showroom to learn more about the cultural importance of the parade and its dance.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 20 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Please wear closed-toe shoes.
Explore Rio carnival's backstage