ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Most Complete Carnival Experience

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Dandara

90 mins, Hosted in English 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

Discover the backstage of Rio's carnival, where the magic is happening, and learn how to play brazilian drums, dance samba and make a delicious caipirinha.

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 how to dance samba, playing brazilian drums instruments and how to make CAIPIRINHA!!

AND IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING

We will reveal all our secrets to you:
- We will take you to our carnival factory in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and show you the production line of the floats and costumes to the big parade;
- You will also get to know the magic of the history of samba and carnival and meet Tia Ciata, mother of samba.
- And of course we will show the work with our beloved community.

But it doesn't stop here, of course there is plenty of samba!! We have prepared for you a samba, percussion and caipirinha workshops!!! You might find yourself shaking you body and playing the tambourine by the end of the show.

This experience includes everything about carnival.

We will have great fun !! Call family and friends and meet with us here !!!
Discover the backstage of Rio's carnival, where the magic is happening, and learn how to play brazilian drums, dance samba and make a delicious caipirinha.

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 a…

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 $241.

What to bring

  • Teamwork perfect for groups and incentive
  • Tickets are per person, not per household/Bookings
  • Private groups available with a maximum of 100 guests
  • Want to organize a private tour in a specific time? Send us an event request and lets book it
  • After booking, you will receive the complete list of ingredients

Meet your host, Dandara

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 14 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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Sat, Jul 31
From $164 per group
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $164 per group
Sun, Aug 1
From $164 per group
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $164 per group
Sat, Aug 7
From $164 per group
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $164 per group

About the organization: GRCESM 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 GRCESM Pimpolhos da Grande Rio.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Stacy
February 2021
Wonderful experience! Dandara and the team did a wonderful job sharing information about the culture and teaching us about percussion and dance. Learned a lot and had fun doing it.
Claudia
February 2021
This was a really fun experience for our multi-generational group! There was history, behind-the-scenes peeks into what happens in a Samba School, cocktail making, drumming, and dancing. The woman who ran the experience was so bubbly and warm, and that made it very special. She even delighted my 16-year-old which is not an easy thing to do.
This was a really fun experience for our multi-generational group! There was history, behind-the-scenes peeks into what happens in a Samba School, cocktail making, drumming, and da…
Marianna
February 2021
This experience gave the whole family positive vibes as we searched for a way to make my mom's birthday feel special after almost a year of strict quarantine. We loved making caipirinhas, drumming and dancing while we learned about Carnival! They sang a really adorable happy birthday to my mom as well. We have never been to Brazil, so this little visit was really fun. We are now inspired to see it live one day!
This experience gave the whole family positive vibes as we searched for a way to make my mom's birthday feel special after almost a year of strict quarantine. We loved making caipi…
Benchling
February 2021
This experience was awesome! We have a pretty high standard for virtual social events, and their production was far better than any other I have seen on Airbnb experiences. They put a lot of work and thought into this and it's super fun. The energy levels were great.
This experience was awesome! We have a pretty high standard for virtual social events, and their production was far better than any other I have seen on Airbnb experiences. They pu…
Kristen
February 2021
This was a great experience for team spread all over the US! A little slow to start as we got used to the zoom but the storytelling was exceptional, the cocktail making & dancing were so much fun and helped us feel like we were together. Definitely recommend!
This was a great experience for team spread all over the US! A little slow to start as we got used to the zoom but the storytelling was exceptional, the cocktail making & dancing w…
Célia
December 2020
This was a great experience! Our whole family loved it. A great way to discover carnival and bring us all together from France, the US and Brasil. Thank you so much!

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    From $164 per group
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    From $164 per group
  • Sat, Aug 7
    9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
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Things to know

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.