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Cooking Classes

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Brazilian Flavours, plant-based

Coming to our cooking classes is a unique opportunity to 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. 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.95
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dance Lessons

Rio Samba Experience: Samba Class and Samba Night Tour

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dining Experiences

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Ginga Tropical Show and Samba Class

The most famous dance show in Rio de Janeiro. A wonderful musical experience in the samba's homeland
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.45
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dance Lessons

Samba Crash Course

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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Dance Lessons

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Immersion in the world of capoeira angola carioca

You will enter the world of an Afro-Brazilian culture called Capoeira Angola which is a dance struggle, a must for a complete overview of Afro-Brazilian culture. The course is organized with an hour and a half of training divided into 3 parts: 30 min on the history of Capoeira Angola, 30 minutes of instruments, music and songs and 30 minutes of movements, which allows to have a complete vision of what is capoeira, what it represents, what it was and what it has become today and to understand how much this art is completed by returning 1.5 hours in the heart of capoeira .
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Art Classes

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Explore Urca with a photographer and learn how to take beautiful pictures of your trip

This experience is unique because you are going to stroll through one of the most charming neighborhoods in Rio, while I present some techniques and tips for you to improve your photos and come back as a beautiful album. And to close, if the day is sunny we will watch the sunset on the wall of Urca, in the best lifestyle of the carioca.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Climbing

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Half-day Rock Climbing Experience in Rio de Janeiro

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 or advanced.In this experience you will climb the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain where there is an abundance of rock climbing routes as well as great views. All the necessary safety equipment are included in the price and will be provided to you by our guide. We offer three routes option: easy multi-pitch for beginners (4+ / 5.8); moderate multi-pitch for intermediate climbers (5a / 5.9); advanced multi-pitch for experienced climbers (6a / 5.10). We will choose the route that best fits your needs! We also offer sport climbing sessions.This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover Rio de Janeiro off the beaten path. Your carioca rock climbing guide will be knowledgeable about the history of Rio and would love to share about the local natural environment. Let's climb!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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Yoga Class + Beautiful Stone Trail

We believe that body and mind integration is fundamental for the improvement of our quality of life and our evolution as human beings. In this way, the practice of Yoga is efficient so that these goals are fulfilled and, therefore, could not be left out of our schedule.As we offer the most complete service following surf lessons and trails, our Yoga classes could not be left behind. Our teachers are experienced and qualified to conduct the practice with total security and our classes are held in one of the most beautiful views of Rio, at the top of Pedra Bonita!The lesson is ALL LEVELS, even if you do not have experience you can attend the class without problems!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.00
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Craft Classes

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Wood Carving for printmaking

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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sports Lessons

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Rock climbing lesson for beginners

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!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dance Lessons

Samba School Rehearsal with fun dance lessons

Enjoy all the energy of carnival in a unique exciting night of live samba dancing made by colorful beautiful samba official dancers in a special group school rehearsal. The samba schools start practicing for Carnival way in advance. This means composing songs, dances, 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!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Surfing Lessons

Rio de Janeiro Macumba Beach Surf Lesson

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dance Lessons

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Samba Class + Live Samba Show

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Yoga Classes

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Beach Yoga - Arpoador - Ipanema - Leblon

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.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.00
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Hang Gliding Rio - Tandem Flight Rio

Always fly with those who like the sport, the experience will be unique!And flying is in our life trajectory, I am also pilot of commercial aviation.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$155.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Samba Soul Tour

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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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