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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Rio’s carnival backstage live experience

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Dandara

60 minsHosted in English, French, and Portuguese
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

Enjoy a fun and cultural experience with your friends, coworkers and family, despite the distance! ♥️

In our new behind-the-scenes experience of the Rio de Janeiro Carnaval, we are happy to offer families and coworkers from all over the world one hour of fun and exploration of a new culture.

Together, we will visit LIVE the hangar where we prepare the costumes and giant floats for the biggest and most famous carnival in the world, learn about the history and meaning of the Carnaval and AFRO-BRAZILIAN culture, and at the end of the day, you might find yourself practicing your samba skills :)


This experience is hosted by Grande Rio samba school! The vice champion of Rio's carnival 2020.

Our LIVE experience has been created so that you can get to know the backstage of the organization of Rio's carnival from the comfort of your home !!! And there is MORE, you also going to learn playing brazilian drums instruments with the master of the drums of our samba school using home objects (Who knew that a frying pan can be such an exciting item? :)

AND IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING



#Good for families :)
#Good for Team-building (:
Enjoy a fun and cultural experience with your friends, coworkers and family, despite the distance! ♥️

In our new behind-the-scenes experience of the Rio de Janeiro Carnaval, we are happy to offer families and coworkers from all over the world one hour of fun and exploration of a new culture.

Together, we will visit LIVE the hangar where we prepare the costumes and giant floats for the biggest and most famous carnival in the…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Dandara can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $157.

What to bring

  • Enjoy a fun and educational experience with your friends, coworkers and family, despite the distance! ♥️
  • Perfect for groups, Birthday parties, Team Building and incentive
  • Discover the backstage of Rio's carnival, where the magic is happening, and learn how to play brazilian drums.
  • Want to organize a private tour in a specific time? Send us an event request and lets book it
  • Tickets are per person, not per household/Bookings

Meet your host, Dandara

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 260 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Cinthia, I'm 27 years old and by now I call the City of Samba my home. To be more specifically the warehouse of the Samba School Acadêmicos do Grande Rio in Rio de Janeiro.

I was born in a Favela Called Vila Operaria, in the City where Grande Rio belong to Duque de Caxias, so I'was able to part of the social project supported by the youth samba school Pimpolhos da Grande Rio since I was 9. Through this project I got the chance to learn other langue, music, dance and getting more prepared to face the real life. Before the pandemic of Corona Virus I used to work as a tour guide of the Carnaval Experience receiving hundreds of people per year sharing with them the magical history, showing the behind scenes of the biggest open air show on Earth, the Rio de Janeiro's Carnival. Now I can keep open the doors of my sweet home for you guys.
I'm Cinthia, I'm 27 years old and by now I call the City of Samba my home. To be more specifically the warehouse of the Samba School Acadêmicos do Grande Rio in Rio de Janeiro.

I was born in a Favela Called Vila Operaria, in the City where Grande Rio belong to Duque de Caxias, so I'was able to part of the social project supported by the youth samba school Pimpolhos da Grande Rio since I was 9. Through this project I got the chance to learn other langue, music, dance and getting more p…
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Tue, Jun 15
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
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Tue, Jun 15
$17 per person
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
$17 per person
Tue, Jun 15
$17 per person
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
$17 per person

About the organization: Escola de samba mirim 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 Escola de samba mirim Pimpolhos da Grande Rio.

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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 260 reviews.

James
June 2021
Super fun tour of the backstage of a Carnaval group. The community leaders are awesome, friendly and the work they do in the community is truly great. Even over Zoom, it’s very interactive and it’s also a lot of fun to get involved and feel like you’re a part of it by bringing some pots and pans samba music to your home! Great for a family or a group of adults looking for something a bit different.
Super fun tour of the backstage of a Carnaval group. The community leaders are awesome, friendly and the work they do in the community is truly great. Even over Zoom, it’s very i…
Leila
June 2021
Wonderful experience for my mom's birthday! The tour, percussion, and Q&A were so fun and we learned a lot. They even did a Samba rendition of happy birthday for my mom as a surprise - so sweet! Thank you all!
Adrian
June 2021
Overall great team activity. It was interesting to learn first hand from people actually involved in the events about it's history and traditions.
Janey
June 2021
Great experience to see a "behind the scenes" view of the carnival! We learned so much today and appreciate the high level of energy that Dandara brought to the experience. Great fun!
Rebecca
May 2021
This experience was given to teachers at my school as a gift to celebrate the end of a year of school on Zoom. To be honest, I did not want to do anything on Zoom right now. But those feelings quickly disappeared, because the host was so energetic and fun. He gave a great overview of Carnival, it’s history, the history of Samba, and how it is celebrated. He also told us about what it’s like to be there during Carnival, and enlisted a drummer to teach us some rhythms. We saw lots of costumes and some short videos to give us a fuller experience. I’m sure it’s not like being there, but it was definitely a cool experience, and now I really want to go there in person.
This experience was given to teachers at my school as a gift to celebrate the end of a year of school on Zoom. To be honest, I did not want to do anything on Zoom right now. But…
Davin
May 2021
The Rio Carnival experience is so much fun – it's a wonderful insight into the culture and history of the Carnival, and a great opportunity to make some noise! Made everyone in the group determined to experience the Carnival for real.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.