Meeting 22:00h at Rio & Learn
Costs: R$10,00 – R$40,00 reais (entrance) + R$20,00 – R$30,00 reais (Taxi 2 ways)
Would you like to join us on a Samba School visit? Do you know how carnival in Rio works? Do you know about Samba Schools? Samba Schools are organizations composed by common citizens that prepare Carnival celebrations all the year long. They are the ones responsible for the spectacle of colors, dances and sounds that you see on TV.
Like in a sports competition, Samba Schools compete between each other on a common ground, called Sapucaí. There are no home teams or away teams, since the Sambódromo belongs to us all. In the end, a group of judges decides who will take the cup for carnival’s overall best performance.
The best Schools are on the Grupo Especial but only one will be the winner, and the last place will be demoted to a lower category, thus giving it’s place to the best one from the division below. Every School goes through almost all the year training every week and choosing the best dancers, costumes, arrangements and songs for their performance. They dance and have fun at the same time as they train and get prepared. The best part is that they are opened for Samba School visit.
Fun with the Locals in the Samba School Visit
This RioLIVE! Activity will provide you with a singular experience, one of the most amazing things you can do in Rio, that barely appears in tour guides or tours. We are going to one of the Escolas de Samba practices on their quadra (a huge square compound in their neighborhood where they practice and plan all aspects of their presentation).
It’s a wonderful opportunity to mix up with the people that you see dancing amazingly on some Carnival videos. We will be around them, and if you want to, you can dance with them too ;). So come with us, let yourself loose and have fun!
Would you like to know how the night could be? Check out our RioLIVE! Blog:
September 2019, A taste of carnival at Salgueiro
November 2018, Samba School of my Heart
August 2018, Samba at Salgueiro
October 2017, Having a Samba Night at Mangueira
August 2017, A Samba Star was Born
June 2017, Carnaval has just started
February 2017 Fun and Samba at Mangueira
Fevereiro 2017 Samba, Portuguese and Fun
January 2017 Só com a ajuda do Santo
December 2016 Dancing samba with Saaya
November 2016 Playing at Mangueira
August 2016 Dancing samba at Salgueiro
July 2016 Night at Salgueiro
January 2015 Weekend filled with samba
December 2015 Portuguese and Samba
October 2015 Caipirinhas at Salgueiro
September 2015 Night at Mangueira
August 2015 Samba-enredo
June 2015 Salgueiro Convida
February 2015 Para sempre Mangueira
January 2015 With our japanese student at Salgueiro
December 2014 Mangueira Samba School
November 2014 Mangueira Samba School
October 2014 Tem amor nesse tempero at Salgueiro
August 2014 Fun at Salgueiro
July 2014 Cuíca at Salgueiro
February 2014 Last Ensaio at Mangueira
January 2014 Escola de Samba Mangueira
November 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Mangueira!
October 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
September 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
August 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!
July 2013 visit to Escola de Samba Salgueiro!