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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 Copacabana. 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 Culture and History through the Art of Traditional Foods

2. 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: Guided Food Tour with Tastings and Drinks

3. 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).

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

4. 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

Private Angra dos Reis Day Trip with Boat Tour and Lunch

5. Private Angra dos Reis Day Trip with Boat Tour and Lunch

Spend a relaxing day touring the islands of Angra dos Reis on this day trip, aboard a comfortable boat. Visit some of the islands, swim with the fish, admire the views, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Meet your guide at your hotel and travel to the city of Angra dos Reis. Hop on board the boat towards Ilha Grande and sit back and relax as you get the chance to see the breathtaking views before you. Make your first stop on the Cataguases Islands to see the island from the shore. Then discover the Blue Lagoon and its colorful fish, corals, and starfish. This natural pool is a perfect spot for diving and swimming.  Visit the Parish of Santana, a small beach that houses the first church in Angra dos Reis, built-in 1843. From here, enjoy a break to grab lunch at a local restaurant. Take some time to unwind from the day of traveling before continuing with the tour. After the lunch break, take a refreshing dip in the sea to cool down and relax in the calm waters. Board the boat a final time to return to Angra dos Reis. After a day in paradise, begin your journey back to Ipanema for a well-earned rest.

From Rio: Petrópolis - Teresópolis 3-Day Trekking Expedition

6. From Rio: Petrópolis - Teresópolis 3-Day Trekking Expedition

Begin the experience in Rio de Janeiro with hotel pickup, followed by an expedition briefing. Discover the wonderful mountainous region surrounding Rio on a three-day, 32-kilometer trek with an overnight camping experience.  Day 1: Rio de Janeiro City - Petrópolis Headquarters - Açu Castles Camp (8 kilometers) After pickup, transfer to Petrópolis, the Imperial City, where you will start your trekking journey in the Serra dos Órgãos Mountains. The first day of Petrópolis Teresópolis crossing is the most demanding. During the 7-kilometer ascent to Castelos do Açu mountain shelter, you’ll gain approximately 1,100 meters of altitude.  The trail to Açu Mountain passes through a dense forest with a strong ascent to Pedra do Queijo viewpoint. Then the trail gets a little less steep until arriving at Ajax viewpoint, which has a natural water supply. After Ajax, face the section considered the most difficult of the ascent to the Açu castles: the Isabeloca Mountain.  This ascent is named after an alleged passage of Princess Isabel at the location. The view from the top of the Açu castles provides a magical conclusion to the first day. From there it is possible to see all Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay, in addition to the entire mountain range of Serra dos Órgãos an Tijucas Forest. Day 2: Açu Castles Camp - Pedra do Sino Camp (10 kilometers) The second day is undoubtedly the most beautiful of the Petrópolis Teresópolis trekking experience. The entire course ascends an altitude of 2,000 meters. After leaving the Açu castles, cross a valley and then climb to the top of Morro do Marco. After descending this hill, arrive in Luva valley and then ascend to the summit of Morro da Luva.  The trail follows another section of rock summits, where navigation is complicated until reaching the section called The Elevator. The Elevator is a ladder made of steel rebar stuck to a steep stone that gives access to the summit of Morro do Dinossauro. Once at the top of Morro do Dinossauro, get the first great view of the Pedra do Garrafão and Pedra do Sino stones.  From there, start the descent to Vale das Antas as the trail continues to the summit of Morro da Baleia, where you can see the rock wall of Pedra do Sino, Garrafão and the trail channel where The 'Cavalinho' passage is located. At Pedra do Sino, Serra dos Órgãos summit, there is an incredible 360-degree view over several mountain ranges of the region and Rio de Janeiro city. Day 3: Pedra do Sino Camp - Teresópolis Headquarters - Rio de Janeiro City drop-off (12 kilometers) The third day is the least demanding of the trekking. The trail runs for about 9 kilometers to the end of the trek. During the descent, cross two waterfalls where the highlight is the 16-meter-high Véu da Noiva of Teresopolis, which is dry at certain times of the year. Then, discover the beauty and charm of Teresópolis Park. At the end of the expedition, transfer back to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro (State)

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!

This was an excellent tour! Not only do you get to sample a range of unique Brazilian foods that you might not otherwise, the tour takes you through three interesting neighbourhoods. Our guide Camila was extremely personable and really passionate about Brazilian food and history. This tour really is an experience and we felt that we learned a lot about Rio and Brazilian culture while eating delicious food. Definitely recommend!

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!

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.