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Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Plataforma Samba Show

Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Plataforma Samba Show
Duration:
3-5 hours
From:
USD 98.99
While at port in Rio, experience year-round Carnival at a Plataforma Show in Leblon. You'll be mesmerized by professional drummers and costumed samba dancers during a night performance that celebrates the cultural roots of Brazil. See the stage from prime seating and watch hip-shaking samba and spinning capoeira (a Brazilian martial art and dance form) accompanied by live percussion. Upgrade your shore excursion to include a barbecue buffet dinner of marinated meats and seafood at the Plataforma Restaurant, a Brazilian steakhouse.

Live Samba in Vidigal Favela

Live Samba in Vidigal Favela
Duration:
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Experience a unique afternoon on the top of the Vidigal Favela in Rio de Janeiro. Listen to an amazing live Samba band while enjoying a beautiful sunset and take in the breathtaking views of the illuminated city at night. Experience it all while drinking fresh Caipirinhas and other exotic cocktails. Party with the locals and use the opportunity to learn some samba steps yourself.

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Services at Rio Airport include:


  • Drug store
  • Flower shop
  • Beauty shop (hairdresser)
  • Key maker
  • Luggage storage
  • Post office

 

Tip: Listen carefully to the airport announcements and you will hear the voice of Iris Lettieri. The popular radio and news announcer has been making the airport's announcements for 30 years. Stories abound of passengers missing their flights as they listened, enthralled, to her sensual voice - one she developed to calm nervous travelers.

 

The history behind the airport's two official names:


  • Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is the airport's full official name
  • The first name of the airport is a reference to Praia do Galeão (Galleon Beach), located in front of the original passenger terminal (the present passenger terminal of the Brazilian Air Force) and where in 1663 the galleon Padre Eterno was built
  • The second name of the airport is in honour of Brazilian musician Antônio Carlos Jobim (Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim): Galeão Airport is explicitly mentioned in his composition "Samba do avião"




 Disabled Facilities at the GIG Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport


There are facilities for disabled travellers, including wheelchair ramps, wide automatic doors and specially equipped restrooms. You are advised to contact your airline with any special requirements prior to arriving at the GIG Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport.





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Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017