We'll start our Rio experience from Cinelandia Square where we'll try a local treat to kick things 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. His work features the indigenous people of five continents and covers over 2,600 square metres of the building.
Our next stop has our second included bite of the day 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 in the area. Here we'll try feijoada balls which are the traditional end to the famous feijoada meal. Our journey then moves on to Mauá Square where two modern architecture buildings are located: MAR (Museum of Art of Rio) and Museum of Tomorrow, followed by a walk into the Old Town. On the way, we'll see important sites such as the Cultural Centre of the Bank of Brazil (CCBB) and XV Square, and then head to to Confeitaria Colombo (the oldest bakery in town) 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 before the tour comes to an end.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, tram fare, four food stops and a beer or cachaça shot.
Exclusions: Tips/gratuities for your local guide
Dress standard: Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance, so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas, halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites, shoulders and knees should be covered.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: If the VLT (tram) is not running, we’ll walk a few blocks and take a public bus to continue the tour.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.