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

1. 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.

Rio de Janeiro 1-Hour Samba Lesson

2. Rio de Janeiro 1-Hour Samba Lesson

Want to Samba but have no dance experience? Learn basic Samba moves that you can use in all types of dance in a 1 hour dance crash course! This Samba lesson in Rio is a fun and entertaining time, and lets you experience the true culture of Rio. The student chooses the kind of dance – Samba no pé (solo Samba), or Samba de Gafiera (partner Samba) – that he or she wants to learn, and participates in one or more private lessons of the chosen style. The private Samba lessons are divided into about 90% practical and 10% theoretical. The Samba Lesson is lots of fun and you'll find yourself dancing away after the first class. The teacher will explain how this type of dance fits into Brazil’s cultural history as well as Rio’s current night life. Enjoy a 60-minute dance crash course, and you'll be sure to feel the energy of Samba. After that, you'll be able to go out and practice your new moves in the city's bustling dance clubs.

Samba Class + Samba Night Tour in Rio de Janeiro

3. Samba Class + Samba Night Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Do you find yourself feeling nervous or unsure about heading out to dance in a new city? Let a Samba dance instructor get you started off on the right foot in Rio de Janeiro, and take a 1-hour Samba lesson at a professional studio in Copacabana. Your instructor will show you some of the key steps of Brazil's favorite dance during a class to get you warmed up. Then go for a night out in a typical Brazilian nightclub and practice the new moves and steps you learned just hours earlier. A lesson followed by a night out is a great way to combine new technical skills, such as basic and intermediate steps, with the real dance club atmosphere. Get to know Rio's famous nightlife and meet some locals as you build confidence in your dancing and have a great night out! The dance class can happen directly before going to a club, or you can choose to meet your instructor later on and go to the club together.

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Great experience!

We had such a great time with Simone and learned a ton of great cooking techniques and tips from her...not just specifically about Brazilian cooking, but general cooking as well. It also provided a wonderful window into the local culture. Well worth the time and expense!!!

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!

Chef Simone was absolutely amazing and a fantastic chef. She made it funny and learning in the same way. You NEED to take this class if you go to Brazil

Really good experience, you'll learn loads and have a good time. Simone is a great teacher, would definitely recommend!

Excellent practical class. Great didactic by Chef Simone Almeida! You learn by playing to make delicious food.