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Let's walk through the history of Samba, following the steps of this rhythm symbol of Rio cultural identity, icon of local african heritage and afro-brazilian resistance.
Visiting the main cultural spots in Cinelandia and the Mauá Square, we talk about how the Portuguese culture developed carnival as a political party and samba as a afro-brazilian identity.
Walk with us through the Portuary Zone to see the biggest open-air street art gallery and learn about cultural resistance at Pedra do Sal, icon of africanity in Rio.
Let yourself vibrate with Carnival magic doing some steps and taking pictures with the colorful costumes at City of Samba, headquarters of the Samba Schools.
The main idea is that you enjoy the stories that made Samba the soul of our lovely city. We want you to feel safe, confident and relaxed while we are going through the downtown area of the marvelous city.
Learn some new moves while you’re in Rio de Janeiro during this samba dance class. Meet the instructor at the dance studio in Ipanema or Copacabana for a quick crash course. During the class, you’ll learn how to samba with and without a partner. All levels are welcome. The instructors speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
We will kick-start your perfect day with a combination of meditation and yoga, delicious food, good conversations and a lot of fun!
We start our experience with an ayurvedic beverage and a few insights about what the aim of our experience is. Then you will have a hatha yoga session with Marie, our India trained Yoga teacher on a peaceful terrasse under a centenarian mango tree. Finally we indulge in a delicious, plant based brunch and some good conversation among friends.
You have the possibility to book the "Brunch-only" option. With that option you will learn about the basics of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system that uses diet and lifestyle to prevent and treat disease. We will learn how to prepare an Ayurvedic hot beverage and integrate Ayurveda in your everyday life.
All this will take place in an unique setting in the backyard of our incredible 120-years old colonial Villa in Santa Teresa.
Enjoy all the energy of carnival in a unique exciting night of live samba dancing with beautiful samba dancers in a special group school rehearsal.
The samba schools start practicing for Carnival way in advance. This means composing songs, dance practicing, creating the costumes and building the floats. Some of the big schools open up their doors to visitors to come witness a carnival rehearsal at the samba school. Don’t miss one of the best things to do in the city of samba and the perfect opportunity to be part of the spirit and magic that is behind one of the biggest events in the world the Rio Carnival!
Everyday, we visit a different Samba School. Contact us in advance to find out which one we will visit today.
Roundtrip transfer and entrance to the Samba School Rehearsal included.
For those that are curious about Capoeira world this is a unique opportunity! The experience happens in real space of capoeira, with a master that has over 30 years of practicing, that loves history and music.
Practicing Yoga on the beach is the best way to start or end your day in Rio de Janeiro. Connecting all my passion I offer Yoga classes on the beach of the region of Arpoador and Ipanema. It is an incredible opportunity to connect with yourself, with nature and know a different place. We start this experience with Ukulele Sound and we me make a litle trip to inside.
. After class, I can show and explain about the place and have beautiful photos to remember that special moment.
After all the experiences I collect 3 pieces of garbage that I encounter in the sand collaborating with the preservation of ocean and marine life and I invite you to do the same, only if you feel comfortable with this action. Part of all experiences are donated to Social Projects at Rio de Janeiro.
Classes will be offered at:
Devil's Beach: 7: 00h
Ipanema Beach (post 10): 8:30 and 17:30
Leblon: 8 p.m.
After class, I can show you the best places
to capture beautiful pictures to remember this special moment. After all the experiences I collect 3 pieces of garbage that I find in the sand collaborating with the preservation of the ocean and marine life and I invite you to do the same only if you feel comfortable with this action. "When we connect with our
nature, we connect with all nature
Coming to our cooking classes is a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare (and eat) delicious, traditional food that also happens to be whole-food, plant-based, and to discover interesting aspects of the history and culture of Brazil. It is also a great opportunity to meet young world travelers and expats living in Brazil and see this country and its amazing rich culture through our eyes.
For a start I prepared a short introduction to give you the background of the influences that shaped Brazilian cuisine. We then start by mixing the best Caipirinha you will probably drink in Brazil. Be warned! I will ruin you for the Caipirinhas at the beach or in the streets ;) After that we start preparing our food. Learn how to make Feijoada and Moqueca, Acarajé and Vatapá, Farofa and other Brazilian delicatessen. At the end we will enjoy our meal in our patio under the Mango tree.
Dance like a local during this 4-hour experience in Rio de Janeiro. Learn basic samba and forró steps at the dance studio, then transfer to the famous Rio Scenarium, where you'll enjoy express entry, to show off your new moves on the dance floor.
I Have been working as an art educator for 18 years, leading art workshops in Brasil and abroad for different age groups and cultural programs. I was born in Rio de Janeiro, a city of approximately six million people, with a pluralistic cultural scene, history, architecture and music.
In 1994, I entered Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro as a history major and in 2012 I enrolled in the Universidade Federal of Espirito Santo (UFES) in the Visual Arts and Art Education Program.
In 2008 I entered University of Oregon in the US for my MA in Arts Management.
Quiet, protected, and far from the crowds of Ipanema, Macumba Beach attracts surfers with its steady waves. With this tour, learn to surf with a professional surfing instructor at one of Rio’s best beaches for beginners. With a maximum of two students per teacher, you’ll get the personalized attention you need to successfully stand up and catch your first wave.
Drum Experience Workshop, with teacher Leonardo Dias. It is part of the program multiplying knowledge of the House of Tia Ciata, occurs monthly 3rd Saturday of the month beginning at 16 hours.
Workshop has music and history.
Rio de Janeiro is the ultimate city for urban rock climbing. Each of the famous landmark mountains have unique and classic climbing routes leading to their summit, providing a good time for everyone- beginner to advanced. Let's climb!
You will learn one of the most familiar rhythms in Brazil. The Samba. In addition to learning to dance samba, you will make new friends in a pleasant and fun environment. After class the participants will go straight to Lapa and meet the night in Rio at a nightclub with live samba show.
Do not stay outside and come and have fun with us.
Hit the waves near Rio de Janeiro for this 8-hour surfing excursion on the lesser-known beaches of this Brazilian paradise. Whether you’ve surfed a few times or want to get a taste for this fun-loving activity, this beginner-focused session is a great starting point. Skip crowded Rio beaches like Ipanema and Copcabana to expore off-the-beaten-track spots like Barra da Tijuca, Reserva, Recreio and more, testing your skills with the help of an instructor. A 2-hour surfing lesson, all surfing gear, a snack and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
Experience rock climbing in the gorgeous Rio de Janeiro setting with professional instruction from our certified AGUIPERJ instructors! We offer a practical, fun approach to climbing with a strong focus on safe practices. This lesson is ideal for first-time rock climbers, as well as those that have indoor experience but have never climbed outside before!
FEEL THE TRUE ENERGY OF CARIOVAL CARIOCA!
The rehearsals of the carnival samba schools are a typical experience in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The Escola de Samba Acadêmicos do Salgueiro is one of the most popular in the city. His rehearsal is a real show, with a lot of samba, dancers, flag bearers and the school's furious battery.
This experience is carried out by One Carioca day company, with professional surf instructors with more than 13 years of experience in surfing, first aid course updated every 6 months and excellent communication skills.
* Requirements: Guests should know how to swim
* Not suitable for people with heart diseases.
The classes are open for all people, of all ages, in an all-inclusive environment that will make you feel welcome in our unique culture!
You will play musical instruments hard to find elsewhere and get a taste of what it is to take part in a genuine Capoeira experience.
The experience is all-inclusive!
Overweighed people WELCOME
Regardless of age, body type, experience, gender etc. EVERYONE CAN COME, ENJOY AND HAVE FUN!
Discover the highlights, history, and culture of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival by joining a Brazilian Carnival aficionado for a virtual lesson. If you want to go to Carnival someday and don’t want to show up a complete newbie, this online experience can teach you everything you need to know. Plus, your instructor shares the basics of Samba so you’ll know how to dance when you get to Brazil.