Mangueira Carnival

Private Experience



– Visit the “Quadra” ( school ) of one of the oldest and most traditional  samba school in Rio de Janeiro, Mangueira ( founded 1928 ) and winner of the big Carnival Show a whopping 20 times ( second only to Portela ). Mangueira was the Carnival winner of Carnival 2019.
– Understand about its different components of a Carnival Samba School such as the master of drums, bahianas, dancers, musicians and flag bearer
– Know what Carnival is all about and it’s history
– Presentation of the Mangueira Samba School and space
– Photos with the Mangueira dancers
– Receive a mini lesson of the basic steps of Carnival Samba

This is a private day tour that is available every Monday and we pick you up and drop you off, after the event.

Start Time: 13pm
Duration: Approx. 3 hours in total. ( 45 minute transfer in + 1:30 minutes event at Mangueira + 45 minute transfer out )


  • Private secure transportation ( vehicle type depends on size of group )
  • Admissions Ticket
  • Guide
  • One Caipirinha per person

Price: $60 per person ( min. 2 ppl )

Book now!

– Book via WhatsApp +55 21 99620-1948 or [email protected]
– 50% down payment required to book
– Cancellation Fee of 50% is charged if cancelled 48 hours or less before the event start time

The Carnival Samba School

Mangueira is one of the most traditional samba school in Brazil, founded in 1928. It won the Rio de Janeiro Carnaval competition 20 times, second only to Portela Samba School (with 22 victories). Mangueira was runners up another 20 times. Hence, you can clearly state that Mangueira is one of the top 3 most famous Carnival Samba Schools in Brazil and the world.

The Samba School is located at the entrance of the Mangueira Community ( Favela ), and the area surrounding the school is a completely safe area and we will be guests of the school.

Learn to Samba

One of the Mangueira Carnival Dancers will teach you the basic Samba steps so you can get into the vibe right away. Get your camera ready!

Get a full 360 of the Rio Carnival

We will experience all important components of a Samba School such as the Drummers, Flag Bearer, Dancers. Get a tour of the “Quadra” ( school ) and know it’s history.

Mangueira Oficial Carnival Video 2020

Top Rated Tours

Thanks so much to our clients who have taken the time to review our tours on Trip Advisor and Viator.

what do our customers say about us?

We used Rio Love Story to organize transportation, tours and hotel for our group, 28 people.
With large group It is always difficult to find something everyone like. Rio Love Story organised a great tour in Rio everyone liked on short notice. Great knowledge of Rio!! He arranged good tickets to a soccer match with transportation, recommended!
He also organised transport on short notice during our stay around in Rio.
If you need help to organize your tour I would recommend you to give Rio Love Story a call!!! I will definitely use them again!
Thomas / Norway

I would whole heartedly recommend this AMAZING 5 Star Tour ⭐️ The guide Tavi was sooooooo knowledgable, kind, attentive to our needs & made us feel so welcome. The History of Rio flowed with verve & fascinating facts. The vehicle was very comfortable, air conned & spacious. Perfect for our tour. Our friends wheelchair fitted well in the boot. The guided tours of the five fantastic locations were superb. Get to Rio, book Tavi & have the best tour, tailor made just for you ❤️
Peter / England

Tavi is knowledgeable, personable, and made our first day (and first time; 7 of us!) in Rio an unforgettable experience!

I would not hesitate to book a tour with him next time I’m in Rio. If you’re looking for someone who knows and loves the city and can educate you while still having fun, Tavi is your guy!

Tameir / USA

How to book?


You can book or ask questions through Facebook Messenger.


Or if you choose contact us on WhatsApp +55 21 99620-1948


If you prefer to contact us by E-mail, you can do so at [email protected]

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