Free Carnival Tour Rio
When: Every Day
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2 hours
Join us on our Free Walking Tour of Rio: Carnival Experience – Samba and Resistance as we delve into Rio de Janeiro’s alluring African history; experience one of the most fun, diverse, culturally active and colourful cities in South America!
On this one-of-a-kind tour, you will discover Rio’s fascinating immersion of Afro-Brazilian culture, gastronomy and traditions. Visit one of the most important Samba schools in Rio, where you can watch and experience some of the most internationally-known expressions of Afro culture in Rio.
On this Free Walking Tour Rio: Carnival Experience – Samba and Resistance, you will not only dive deep into the essence of the city’s true carnival, but also learn that behind this massively colorful party packed full of alegoric cars and feathered costumes, lies a captivating history of resistance.
*Please consider that we will use public transportation and you will require a RIOCARD to use it. We recommend pre-purchase at the VLT Station. The cost of the card is R$3,00 + transportation is R$4,05 – Bring cash if you can! Also, this tour is free but there is an optional entrance to a Samba School afterward with a cost of R$75, if you’re interested.
Museum of Tomorrow
MAR (Art Museum)
São Francisco da Prainha Square
Monument to Mercedes Baptista
Pedra do Sal
Docas Dom Pedro II
Eduardo Kobra's Ethnic Mural
In front of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (150 meters away from Metro Station Cinelândia) (See Map).
The Free Carnival Tour Rio de Janeiro is not running at the moment. No tours on the 24th, 25th of December and 1st of January.
The Free Carnival Tour Rio de Janeiro ends by the Eduardo Kobra's Ethnic Mural
The Free Carnival Tour Rio de Janeiro lasts for around 2 hours.
The guide will be standing in front of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (150 meters away from Metro Station Cinelândia), using a red umbrella. If you have any problems please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high demand of the tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute. Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on the regular tours, for larger groups, please contact us previously.
In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join the regular tours. For larger groups, please contact us previously.
At the end of the tour you can choose how to reward the guide, if you wish to do so, depending on your enjoyment and possibilities. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high client satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can come on our tours, regardless of their budget.