The samba schools start practicing for Carnival way in advance. This means composing songs, dances, creating the costumes and building the floats. Some of the big schools open up their doors to visitors to come witness a carnival rehearsal at the samba school, and even take part in some of the action!
Each school has a particular samba night where the public can attend, watch the rehearsal and then join in afterwards. Some of the schools you can visit include Portela , Manguiera, Beja Flor and Salguiero. The rehearsal run from August right up until the start of Carnival.
Book this truly unforgettable Rio experience and ensure your place at a samba school rehearsal in Rio de Janeiro! You will not regret it! Dont miss one of the best things to do in the city of samba and the perfect opportunity to be part of the spirit and magic that is behind one of the biggest events in the world the Rio Carnival!