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Rio Culture and History through the Art of Traditional Foods

1. Rio Culture and History through the Art of Traditional Foods

Join a delicious guided food tour in Rio de Janeiro's lively Santa Teresa and Lapa neighborhoods where you will visit unique local restaurants and specialty shops and sample different foods and beverages, including cachaça. Enjoy foods that contain some of the most important elements found in traditional Brazilian cuisine like açai, tapioca, and manioc flour.  Hop on a charming tram ride going over the Lapa Arches aqueduct, and passing by Ruinas Park to marvel at panoramic views of the city as you make your way from downtown to Santa Teresa. Taste local beer, as well as delicious cachaça on your route, and learn about the culture and history of Rio de Janeiro and the family traditions behind each food locales you visit. Your local guide will answer any questions you might have.

Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande: Small-Group Fast-Boat Tour

2. Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande: Small-Group Fast-Boat Tour

Ilha Grande is one of the most beautiful and well-known beach destinations in Brazil and receives a large number of visitors. On this tour, leave Rio de Janeiro, towards Ilha Grande on a trip of approximately 3 hours, with a snack stop along the way, arriving at Angra dos Reis between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. You then onboard a speedboat for Ilha Grande. Make between 4 and 5 stops to explore some of the most beautiful spots of the island such as the Blue Lagoon, Cataguases Islands, Botinas Islands, Green Lagoon, Japariz beach, and Saco do Céu. The stops can vary, according to the weather, sea condition, wind and the number of people on site. The intention is to escape the great boats and stops with many people, seeking to provide a more exclusive experience. Opportunities for a good dive, beautiful photos and moments of relaxation are not going to fail. After a day in paradise, begin your return to Rio de Janeiro at approximately 5:00 PM, arriving in the city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. You can choose to do the basic tour (transportation, speed-boat and lunch) or the all-inclusive package tour (includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, underwater photos and snorkel mask).

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cooking Class with 7 Recipes

3. Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cooking Class with 7 Recipes

Learn to make the delicious Brazilian food you love yourself, from simple recipes using ingredients found worldwide with this fun, hands-on cooking class in Centro. Choose from 2 mouth-watering menus (vegetarian menu available as well), and make your own delicious Brazilian meals and traditional cocktails. Choose the Bahian Seafood Moqueca menu to learn how to make Moqueca, a seafood coconut stew, and cassava sticks, or Aipim Frito. You'll wash these dishes down with 2 different Brazilian cocktails: the famous Caipirinha, made with limes, and Batida de Coco, a coconut cocktail. Feijoada, a black bean and meat stew, is the main dish of your 2nd menu choice. You'll also learn to make Aipim Frito, or cassava sticks, as well as the Brazilian Caipirinha cocktail made with limes, and Batida de Coco, a coconut cocktail. Once you've mixed your cocktails and cooked your first traditional Brazilian meal, enjoy eating what you've made with your cooking class.

Niterói 1-Day Tour: The Hidden Gem Across Rio de Janeiro

4. Niterói 1-Day Tour: The Hidden Gem Across Rio de Janeiro

Discover the beauties of Niterói, the charming and lesser known side of Guanabara Bay, on a full-day tour. Leaving Rio de Janeiro, drive across Rio-Niterói Bridge, the largest reinforced concrete bridge in the Southern Hemisphere. Visit the Niemeyer Pathway, the architectural complex composed of the Teatro Popular (Popular Theater), the Roberto Silveira Memorial, and the Niemeyer Foundation building, all signed by Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil's most famous architect. Up next, admire the façade and pay a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), the famous round and futuristic structure overlooking the Guanabara Bay, also designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Stroll along the waterfront areas along the Guanabara Bay beaches, passing through Icaraí, São Francisco, Charitas, Jurujuba, and Adam and Eve beaches. Enjoy the lunch break in front of the São Francisco beach, one of the city's most famous culinary centers. After passing by all the bay beaches, arrive at the Santa Cruz Fort. Notice the other side of the entrance of the Guanabara Bay, the main route of arrival to the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói until mid-20th Century. Finally, head up to the peak of Parque da Cidade (City Park), 270m (885 ft) high, and enjoy a complete panoramic view of Niterói: the ocean beaches to the left and the beaches of Guanabara Bay to the right. At the same angle, you can also see Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, the two most famous points in the mountain range that gave Rio de Janeiro the title of UNESCO World Heritage site as Urban Cultural Landscape. Return by the waterfront path back to your hotel.

Rio de Janeiro: Unforgettable Sunset Boat Tour

5. Rio de Janeiro: Unforgettable Sunset Boat Tour

Start the tourt in the middle of the afternoon at the pier in Urca. Board the charming sailboat and pass by the Fortress of São José, Fortress Lage, Fortress Santa Cruz, and close to the Boa Viagem Island in Niterói. Here is the perfect stopping point for taking pictures and enjoying a spot of swimming.  Next, you will pass by the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum and sail back to the pier with an amazing view of the sunset on the horizon. Central to the scenery of Rio's coastline, there are many gorgeous views of Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer throughout the ride. Along the way, enjoy a refreshing selection of drinks and snacks from your friendly onboard host. The tour finishes after sunset allowing you to make the most of the amazing views of the city.

Rio de Janeiro: All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Barbecue

6. Rio de Janeiro: All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Barbecue

Experience the flavors of the 300-year-old Brazilian barbeque tradition. Feast on meats prepared with the expertise of an Assador, who understands roasting as an art form. Learn about the unique dining culture and history of Brazil. Discover the beauty of the city from the comfort of your table. Assador is nestled in Aterro do Flamengo overlooking the Christ the Redeemer, Guanabara Bay, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The building is surrounded by balconies and a massive garden designed by Burle Marx. Savor dishes from the buffet of salads, cheeses, cold cuts, and a selection of other accompaniments. Vegetarians and those who prefer fish can choose from a menu with delicious la carte options. Finish your meal with something sweet with three dessert options

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 25 reviews

A must-do tour for every Rio traveler! We were traveling as a group of two and experienced culinary highlights and many sights of the city. Our guide Camila picked us up at the hotel and surprised us with homemade brigadeiros. We started together with the metro and returned by Uber. During the tour, she gave us great insights into different food and drink locations and provided us with delicacies from Brazilian cuisine. On the way in Rio Downtown and in the Santa Teresa district, Camila explained all the sights to us, so that it almost felt like two tours in one. The timing was perfect, so that in the evening we made it to a magnificent vantage point and the Selaron stairs in time. The music there rounded off this great day. As a guide, Camila is a dream: warm, rousing, inspiring, open to everything, very good English, great!

One of the best excursions to do while in Rio .. the guide is top notch, welcoming, smiling really go for it. You will visit Ilha grande as a whole, dive into a turquoise blue lagoon filled with fish and eat local (with the all inclusive formula) Thank you very much

Amazing experience that I would highly recommend to everyone visiting Brazil in order to get a flavor of the local cuisine. Simone is a great instructor, who made our experience even more enjoyable!

One-off support, attentive guides, a friendly atmosphere and a very practical all-inclusive formula. Activities to recommend despite the Rio Iila Grande trip.

Awesome Great time♥️ Don’t miss this! Great Day ever