Rio de Janeiro (State) Culinary & nightlife

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Rio de Janeiro: Rio Scenarium Entrance, Dinner, and Open Bar

1. Rio de Janeiro: Rio Scenarium Entrance, Dinner, and Open Bar

Discover Rio’s nightlife in one of the top neighborhood bars. Soak up the unique atmosphere of the Rio Scenarium, a former antique store located in the heart of Lapa. Explore the three-level culture pavilion interconnected by stairs and an elevator from the belle époque. Admire its relics, colorful décor, and obsolete items which are commonly used in film productions while listening to incredible live music.  Watch the best artists bring to life Brazilian music genres such as Samba, Forró, and MPB (Brazilian pop music). Skip the line through a fast track entrance and live a genuine local nightlife experience while enjoying the 3-hour open bar (selected drinks) and 3-course dinner service.

Rio de janeiro: Private VIP full day tour

2. Rio de janeiro: Private VIP full day tour

Have the comfort of a private car for you, your partner or your group! We'll pick you up from your hotel ( or airport) and drop you off at the end of the experience! We will escape the traffic and avoid crowds at the main tourist attractions for the best photos Enjoy the best travel tips from our guides Experience the best restaurant in Rio with an amazing view or choose the restaurant that you prefer Be our VIP with fresh water, snacks and a city map on our car! We will be visiting the main touristic spots plus our top best spots in Rio that no one else will show you, with a Tour guide and a Private driver we will take you throught the city of Rio de janeiro for an amazing 8-9 hours tour. Skip lines, enjoy the ride, and the amazing history of this city who was the first european capital outside europe and the capital of the Brazilian empire. Many curiousities and amazing spots ara awaiting for you at this who is a must do in Rio. All the day's logistics, where we'll go first and where we'll go next, is thought out taking into account what happens in the city! At Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf montain), get VIP access, avoiding all the queues and receive the privileges of being a VIP (like cold water and privileged access before everyone else). You won't regret it, it's the best option in low and high season!

Rio de Janeiro: Pub Crawl in Lapa

3. Rio de Janeiro: Pub Crawl in Lapa

Traveling is also about fun! Want an unforgettable night in Rio de Janeiro? Then Pub Crawl Lapa is for you! Stay until dawn in the most bohemian and vibrant neighborhood of the Marvelous City! Lapa is one of the “most carioca parts of Rio de Janeiro” due to its super democratic way. Full of traditional bars, samba circles, nightclubs with live music, and dance halls, it has space for all types of people and music! With a lot of samba, funk, DJ's, and with renowned names of Brazilian music! Making thousands of people meet in the neighborhood every night. One of the most incredible features of Lapa is that all the tribes meet there, making everything even more special. Representing what the carioca does best: welcoming everyone with joy and open arms! In our Pub Crawl you will be able to enjoy three to four of the best clubs in Rio's nightlife, win a welcome shot, free shots in our drinking games, and an unforgettable night with lots of fun! All this accompanied by an international group, full of lively people with whom you can make friends, and by our guides, who are experts in the area and know how to enjoy life like no one else! Our team will show you the best live music venues, where to buy cheap caipirinhas and how to walk the busy streets of Lapa. Buying our Pub Crawl you guarantee an amazing night for an affordable price, security, and being able to meet people from all corners of the planet. Our guides will accompany you for four hours, but after that, you are free to stay and enjoy the rest of the night! The price is really worth it, as the places we work charge an entrance fee and if you went alone you could spend more than R$100 on these fees alone. What are you waiting for? Make your reservation now and get ready for an unforgettable night!

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cuisine Cooking Class

4. Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cuisine Cooking Class

Learn to make delicious Brazilian food with simple recipes using ingredients found worldwide. Join a fun, hands-on cooking class in Rio. Choose from 2 mouth-watering menus, plus a vegetarian menu, and make your own traditional meals and cocktails. Menu options:Bahian Moqueca Make some authentic Moqueca, a seafood coconut stew, paired with toasted 'forofa' with banana and white rice. Wash these dishes down with bottomless Caipirinhas, made with limes and Brazilian rum. For appetizers, you'll cook flambéed sausage with onions and seared white cheese with pepper jam. Delight your taste buds with an incredible brigadeiro, Brazil's take on chocolate fudge, for dessert. Picanha Steak Cook the perfect Picanha in the oven, along with toasted 'forofa' with banana and cooked cassava in butter sauce. Mix as many Caipirinhas as you wish and enjoy the same appetizers and dessert as the first menu option: flambéed sausage with onions, seared white cheese with pepper jam, and brigadeiro. Don't forget there's a vegetarian option available as well.

Rio de Janeiro: Waterfront Dinner & Live Music Experience

5. Rio de Janeiro: Waterfront Dinner & Live Music Experience

Enjoy the nightlife of Rio de Janeiro at kiosks located on the waterfront of some of the most famous beaches in the world, Leblon Beach and Copacabana Beach. Enjoy an incredible dinner that includes a starter, main course, dessert, and drink. Enjoy the live music while enjoying the view of Rio de Janeiro's ocean. An experience that you definitely need to enjoy in the city of Rio. Monday - Arrastapé Menu Starter options: oxtail dumpling with sauce or cashew creamy dumpling. Main course: salted meat skewer, baião de dois (homogenous mixture of beans, rice and parsley), fried cassava and farofa. Dessert: creamy Cocada (a coconut candy) with tapioca ice cream. Drink options: water, soda, lemon caipirinha, lemon, strawberry or pineapple caipivodka. Only one drink per person. Tuesday - Samba Social Clube Menu Starter: portion of 6 pastéis (fried dough) stuffed with cheese, meat or shrimp. Main course: shrimp bobó (stewed shrimp with coconut milk, dende oil and manioc cream) or beef bait, rice, beans, farofa and French fries. Dessert: chocolate brownie with ice cream. Drink options: draft beer, caipirinha or soda. Only one drink per person. Wednesday - Coisa de Carioca Menu Starter options: bean broth served with bacon crispy, roasted garlic and chopped parsley on toast or tapioca dads with pepper jelly. Main course options: shrimp "escondidinho" (brazilian shrimp shepherd's pie) au gratin with cream cheese and mashed potatoes or beef and chicken skewers served with vinaigrette sauce, bacon farofa and fries. Dessert options: chocolate mousse or passion fruit pave. Drink options: Brahma draft beer, soda, lemon caipirinha, natural juice (pineapple, passion fruit or Swiss lemonade). Only one drink per person and mineral water with or without gas. Thursday - Mané Menu Starter: Coxão Mané - a snack prepared with pork rib meat and cheese filling. Accompanied by the best mustard in the world! Main course: Ribs Rice - Long-cooked, shredded ribs, mixed with seasonings, rib broth, and rice, all topped with bacon farofa, torched cheese on the table, and hard-boiled egg. Dessert: Pancake with dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream. Drink options: 750ml draft beer, soft drink or juice. Only one drink per person. Friday - La Carioca Menu Starter: ceviche - white fish, tiger milk, red onion, pepper, cilantro and lime. Main course: rice with seafood - typical Peruvian-style paella with octopus, scallops, shrimp and squid. Dessert: spicy brigadeiro - dark chocolate brigadeiro with pisco, slightly spicy. Drink options: pisco sour (Peruvian drink with pisco, sour mix, goma jarabe) or non-alcoholic drinks (on request). Only one drink per person.

Rio de Janeiro: Guided Food Tour with Tastings and Drinks

6. Rio de Janeiro: Guided Food Tour with Tastings and Drinks

In the company of a licensed guide, you will visit farmers markets, traditional restaurants and bars only known by the locals. The tour guide will be very informative about art, history, culture and the architecture of the neighbourhoods like Urca, Santa Teresa, Lapa, Gloria, Laranjeiras and downtown. The menu includes traditional food such as: Tapioca crepes and cheese bread (both gluten-free), açai, café, cachaça, caipirinha, pastel, coxinha, brigadeiro, sweets and cakes, sugarcane juice, Brazilian nuts, fruits, juices and craft beer. You can also choose one typical meal. This menu varies a little depending on the places visited. We also have options for vegetarians. The tour is vehicles with air conditioning. This tour is in small groups, (no more than 10 people).

Ginga Tropical: Brazilian Roots Shows with Optional Dinner

7. Ginga Tropical: Brazilian Roots Shows with Optional Dinner

Ginga Tropical: Brazilian roots will bring you a multicultural show with lots of joy and energy, gathering on stage various cultures of this tropical country. For about 3 hours, you are going to enjoy every Brazilian dance style. After your hotel pick-up, if you choose the show with dinner option, you will arrive at a traditional Barbecue Dinner, all you can eat style. Brazilian Churrascarias (barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options. In case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted. For those who preferred the show only option, they will be picked up at their hotels before heading to the show by bus.  You will get to know every Brazilian region through dance performance and clothing. Ginga Tropical: Brazilian roots combines diversity and culture with The Journal of Theatre, the Northeast, the Amazon and the Pampas with its Folklore, Bahia with their mystical rituals and Rio de Janeiro with its incomparable bohemian Lapa, their dance halls and their legendary Tricksters. A breathtaking show, with fantastic drummers and beautiful Mulatas dressed in outstanding carnival costumes. Even when you think that the show is close to the end, you may be surprised with interactive dancers. It’s time to shake your hips, so don’t be shy because the show must go on!

Rio de Janeiro: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

8. Rio de Janeiro: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

Enjoy a 3-hour sail and see the iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro from Guanabara Bay. You will meet your guide at the Marina da Gloria, downtown Rio, at the pre-arranged time and board the Kamehameha for a short introductory session to the boat’s main facilities and safety systems. You will motor out of the marina and then sail towards the protected, calm waters of the bay. Your guide will point out the sights of Rio surrounding the bay, including Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill. You will also learn a bit about local history. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at the starting point at the marina.

Rio Culture and History through the Art of Traditional Foods

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

Join a delicious guided walking 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.

Rio de Janeiro: Samba Class and Samba Night Tour

10. Rio de Janeiro: Samba Class and Samba Night Tour

Do you feel 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 Ipanema. 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 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!

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A great experience in what one newspaper describes as one of the top ten bars in the world. The atmosphere was great, music good and food and drink served well and were excellent My only criticism was that we were there far too early. It does not open until 8pm and we were picked up far too soon and so had to stand around waiting for it to open

Excellent tour with Pietro. Several clubs, different styles, nice (very nice) people. Everybody's extremely friendly. Pietro cares about everything. For us was only drinking, dancing, talking, having fun. Nicest evening I can imagine. Every time again. TOP

This was a great way to spend an evening in Rio. Despite a short menu we really enjoyed the food and the free flowing drinks were very enjoyed. Transport was smooth and our driver was helpful and friendly. Would recommend.

Top group, lots of fun, very committed and very nice :) thanks Max, for the recommendation for the fish restaurant in Lapa, went there 3 times in a row :) greetings Michael and Theresa from Germany.

Our guide dropped us off at the club and picked us up at the specified time and the time at the club was great! We had a wonderful dinner and night of dancing.