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Rio's Best Hidden Flavors & Tales

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Centro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Luiz Renato

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, transport
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese

What you'll do

We'll start our experience from Cinelandia Sq. We'll try a local treat to kick it off. From there we hop on the modern and new eco-friendly tram of Rio for a sustainable ride across downtown all the way to the renewed harbour area, redeveloped into the modern Olympic Boulevard. We get off the tram right by the amazing and colourful graffiti mural designed by Eduardo Kobra. Our next stop has our second included bite as we try the delicious Coxinha de Pernil (a deep-fried pork snack) before we head up the historical Conceição Hill. This area is full of history and features some interesting street art and delightful views of the harbour. 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 architecture buildings are presented: MAR (Museum of Art of Rio) and Museum of Tomorrow and then a walk into the old town. On the way, we'll see important sites such as CCBB, XV Square and Confeitaria Colombo for another food stop. We're not done yet! There's still a visit to the Royal Portuguese Reading Room before we finish in one of the local bars for a drink.
We'll start our experience from Cinelandia Sq. We'll try a local treat to kick it off. From there we hop on the modern and new eco-friendly tram of Rio for a sustainable ride across downtown all the way to the renewed harbour area, redeveloped into the modern Olympic Boulevard. We get off the tram right by the amazing and colourful graffiti mural designed by Eduardo Kobra. Our next stop has our second included bite as we try the delicious Coxinha…

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What's included

  • Food
    - One Brigadeiro. It's Brazil’s national truffle
    - One Coxinha de Pern...
  • Drinks
    One local draft beer (or non-alcohol drink as replacement)
  • Transport
    VLT ride fee
From ₹1,826
/ person
Fri, 23 Oct
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
₹2,282 per person
₹2,282 per person
Mon, 26 Oct
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
₹2,282 per person
₹2,282 per person
Tue, 27 Oct
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
₹2,282 per person
₹2,282 per person

Meet your host, Luiz Renato

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
The food & history scene has always been along my main interests when traveling. 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. The food we try can tell us a lot about the culture and history of each destination. Besides tour guide, I'm a former professional athlete, samba lover, surfing addicted and world traveller. Showing off Rio is my passion and hobby!
The food & history scene has always been along my main interests when traveling. 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. The food we try can tell us a lot about the culture and history of each destination. Besides tour guide, I'm a former professional athlete, samba lover, surfing addicted an…
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Where you'll be

We'll visit various places throughout our journey 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. We'll have time to not only learn the history about these places but to also try local food and its culture.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Valerie
March 2020
Renata was great. She took us to places that we wouldn’t have gone. She’s a real foodies and she knows what will be of interest to tourists with a huge interest to show us the places she loves as carioca. We walk a lot and we liked it.
Leiber A
February 2020
Lorena was an excelente local guide. We visited the historical center, took a tram and walk to Pedra do Sal, home of Samba. we tasted local flavors and enjoy the cultural life of Rio. Thanks for making it especial.
David
January 2020
What a wonderful experience. It was a unique way to learn about Rio through a walking tour and food/drink. My guide made it personal, fun and unique to my interests. I’d do it again if I return to Rio!
Grace
December 2019
Amazing experience meeting with Julia and learning about Brazilian culture, food and also her stories! She was an engaging host who let us in on some hidden gems. We left the food tour SO FULL ☺️ it was a great tour, highly recommend
Nikki
December 2019
Was an amazing guide and tour!!! **** We needed to reschedule at the last minute and Luiz and team accommodated us**** How awesome is that??We learned so much about the culture. Bring comfy shoes! It was great exercise! Highly education and very easy to follow, understand and relate. The bites were tasty with awesome scenic views. It was the best tour we did the whole trip. I highly recommend and will do the tour again upon my return! Thanks again Aline!
Was an amazing guide and tour!!! **** We needed to reschedule at the last minute and Luiz and team accommodated us**** How awesome is that??We learned so much about the culture. Br…
Camila
September 2019
Fiz o passeio com a guia Lorena. Super acessível e com um grande conhecimento da história e da cultura. Trajeto agradável, lugares e experiências que não conheceria sozinha. Vale a pena, foi uma tarde agradável, imersa na história brasileira, petiscos deliciosos e a degustação de cachaças no final fechou com chave de ouro. Inesquecível. ♥️
Fiz o passeio com a guia Lorena. Super acessível e com um grande conhecimento da história e da cultura. Trajeto agradável, lugares e experiências que não conheceria sozinha. Vale a…

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

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Uber and taxi can be delayed and we can't wait for delayed guests.