If you’re heading to Rio de Janeiro in the run-up to Carnival, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the carnival fun! Carnival fever hits the city long before the official start of Carnival in Rio, and the preparations for the samba parades start months in advance. The great thing is that there are plenty of opportunities to see the samba schools in action ahead of their big parades in the Sambadrome. There are two ways of attending a samba school rehearsal before the main event.
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! Don’t 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!