In the morning, we'll visit the bohemian Santa Teresa area, climbing the hill by the historical tram to visit the local shops and art studios. At a local cafe we'll taste the delicious cheese bread. The famous and colorful Selaron staircase ends the morning. Following next, we'll try a local treat to kick it off the afternoon. Then we take the eco-friendly tram for a ride across downtown to reach the harbor area. We get off by the colorful graffiti mural designed by Eduardo Kobra. Our next stop includes a bite as we try the delicious Coxinha de Pernil (a deep-fried pork snack) before we head up the historical Conceição Hill which is full of history and features interesting street art and great views of the port. It's time for another food stop in one of the local restaurants. We'll try the feijoada balls which is the summary of the famous feijoada meal. Our journey moves onto Mauá Sq. where two modern buildings are presented: Museum of Art of Rio & The Museum of Tomorrow. Next we get deep into Old Town Rio to sip some history and more food tasting at Colombo Bakery. We're not done yet! We visit the Royal Portuguese Reading Room before we finish at a local bar for a drink.
Luiz & Team
I was born and raised in Rio & been guiding since 2003. I have lived abroad and visited over 20 different countries around the world. I know how important it is to feel welcomed when experiencing a new destination as if you were a friend of mine. Besides tour guide, I'm a former professional athlete, samba lover, surfing addicted and world traveller. Showing off Rio is my passion and hobby!
Local Snack: we'll treat you either a delicious cheese bread. One Brigadeiro. The Brazil’s national truffle. One Coxinha de…
One local draft beer (or non-alcohol drink/water as replacement)
Subway + Tram + VLT All tickets are included in the price
We'll visit the Santa Teresa neighborhood and cover some of the hidden streets in the area. Then, we'll pay a visit to the iconic and picturesque Selaron’s Staircase to see the late artist’s masterpiece. We'll visit various places Downtown. From Cinelandia Sq. all the way to the harbour area and back. Places such as CCBB, Confeitaria Colombo and the Royal Portuguese Reading Room are among the main sites of our experience, full of food & history.
Plan ahead to get to the meeting point BEFORE the meeting time. Uber and taxi can be delayed and we can't wait for delayed guests.