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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Tom

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

This delicious introduction to food and drinks from around Brazil is unlike any other. Over the course of 4-5 hours, we'll eat and drink our way across the most interesting parts of Rio that most visitors never get to see. We'll start in one of Rio's bustling street markets, where we'll taste exotic fruits and street food dishes. After that, we'll head to my favorite Portuguese restaurant in Lapa for a taste of old-school Brazil, where the waiters dress in white jackets, and serve the most delicious salt cod croquettes in town. From there, we'll wander toward Gloria, a beautiful neighborhood boasting some amazing street art and the famous Selarón Steps. We’ll then take a short ride to Flamengo, where we'll taste the uniquely delicious regional dishes, first from Northeastern Brazil and finally from the Amazon.
Other things to note: This is a walking tour so please dress comfortably. Although alcohol is offered, there are always non-alcoholic alternatives.
This delicious introduction to food and drinks from around Brazil is unlike any other. Over the course of 4-5 hours, we'll eat and drink our way across the most interesting parts of Rio that most visitors never get to see. We'll start in one of Rio's bustling street markets, where we'll taste exotic fruits and street food dishes. After that, we'll head to my favorite Portuguese restaurant in Lapa for a taste of old-school Brazil, where the waiter…

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What's included

  • Food
    A full lunch will be served including Brazilian specialties (2 entrées and...
  • Drinks
    Water, juices and other soft drinks, beers, cachaça and caipirinhas
  • Transportation
    I'll take care of metro tickets and taxis during the tour
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Thu, Mar 4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$78 per person
$78 per person
Sat, Mar 6
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$78 per person
$78 per person
Mon, Mar 8
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$78 per person
$78 per person

Meet your host, Tom

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 155 Reviews
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Tom is a freelance food and travel writer who has been living and writing in Rio since 2010 - he's worked as a presenter and culinary adviser on food shows for Netflix, NBC and PBS, and writes regularly for Lonely Planet travel guides. Vinícius is a Paulista (native of São Paulo), and a lover of food, cachaça and samba! Vinicius is studying for a doctorate in sociology. Marie-Lou, originally from England, has been living in Rio since 2007 and has led small groups on adventures across South America. She knows Brazil like the back of her hand, but Rio is her true home. Brazilian food is our passion! We 'work' tirelessly to make sure we know all the best places to eat, drink and have fun in Rio.
Tom is a freelance food and travel writer who has been living and writing in Rio since 2010 - he's worked as a presenter and culinary adviser on food shows for Netflix, NBC and PBS, and writes regularly for Lonely Planet travel guides. Vinícius is a Paulista (native of São Paulo), and a lover of food, cachaça and samba! Vinicius is studying for a doctorate in sociology. Marie-Lou, originally from England, has been living in Rio since 2007 and has led small groups on adventures across South Ameri…
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Where you'll be

We’ll begin in the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, which is full of ancient samba clubs and colorful street art. Then we’ll stop by Gloria, Flamengo and Laranjeiras, neighborhoods seldom visited by tourists, but full of bars and restaurants frequented by locals.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 155 reviews.

Warren
February 2021
Mary-Lou’s expertise about the food scene and passion for Brazil’s rich bounty of produce were evident in today’s tour. She took the time to explain everything from the differences in Brazil’s regional gastronomies to the similarities in flavors between exotic fruits from the Amazon and the closest thing we could relate them to. This tour is quite generous in the amount and variety of the food and drinks experienced. Mary-Lou also took care of every detail from ordering, posting the bill and transportation between spots when it started raining. I loved all of it, but my favorite part was the opportunity to experience the most amazing local fruit like atemoya and the juice of cupuaçu. It was also refreshing to go to a market in Lapa and see real daily life going on beyond the zona Sul in a safe, delicious way. I highly recommend this tour to everyone visiting Rio whether it’s your first or tenth time!
Mary-Lou’s expertise about the food scene and passion for Brazil’s rich bounty of produce were evident in today’s tour. She took the time to explain everything from the differences…
Sydney
January 2021
This was an INCREDIBLE experience. Marie-Lou was so friendly and knowledgeable. She took us through the weekend market where she had us try lots of local fruits and foods—soo delicious! She then took us to a few other spots in different neighborhoods to try foods and drinks from all different regions of Brazil. Cannot recommend this experience enough!
This was an INCREDIBLE experience. Marie-Lou was so friendly and knowledgeable. She took us through the weekend market where she had us try lots of local fruits and foods—soo delic…
Fezyla
January 2021
What a pleasant day it was! I met Tom and two other guests from the US and it felt like we would know each other and would just walk around the city between friends! Tom's knowledge of the city was amazing, he brought us in great place, I ate and drank like crazy but it was crazy goood!! It was literally my highlight of my 5 days in Rio and would recommend anyone going to Rio to spend the day with Tom, you will not regret it!
What a pleasant day it was! I met Tom and two other guests from the US and it felt like we would know each other and would just walk around the city between friends! Tom's knowledg…
Mallory
January 2021
Tom was a great guide and was very insightful about not only the food, but also the area. We tried multiple different foods from various regions of Brazil (and tried different drinks too) You should do the tour!
Daphne
December 2020
Vinicius gave us the tour and it was so much fun. Very informative and definitely added to our over experience in Brazil. Not only did we get to taste authentic Brazilian cooking, we also got to learn about/taste different local fruits/veggies/fresh juices. This was such a fun experience and there were great photo ops. They were very organized and thoughtful tour guides. We would highly recommend this experience for anyone wishing to enrich their vacation/trip!
Vinicius gave us the tour and it was so much fun. Very informative and definitely added to our over experience in Brazil. Not only did we get to taste authentic Brazilian cooking,…
Myungsu
December 2020
(머리카락 있는) 브루스 윌리스 닮은 톰!! (농담 ㅋㅋ) 최고의 가이드와 함께 시장과 중심가를 다니면서 많은 것을 보고 듣고 맛볼 수 있었습니다. 배도 부르고 기분도 좋은 체험이었어요! (주의 : 먹을 것이 엄청 많으니까 조금씩 드세요. ㅋㅋ ) 처음엔 언어도 조금 걱정하긴 했지만 "a comida é gostosa em qualquer lingua" (톰이 말했어요ㅋ) 맛있는 음식은 누구에게나 맛있답니다!! 브라질의 과일, 요리, 간식, 음료 등 다양하게 맛보실 수 있어요! 이동 중간 중간 지역에 있는 이야기들도 보너스로 들을 수 있고 필요하면 다른 여행 정보도 얻을 수 있답니다. 마지막에 배불러서 많이 못먹은 moqueca(모케카)가 계속 생각 날 것 같아요 ㅋㅋ 강력 추천합니다!!
(머리카락 있는) 브루스 윌리스 닮은 톰!! (농담 ㅋㅋ) 최고의 가이드와 함께 시장과 중심가를 다니면서 많은 것을 보고 듣고 맛볼 수 있었습니다. 배도 부르고 기분도 좋은 체험이었어요! (주의 : 먹을 것이 엄청 많으니까 조금씩 드세요. ㅋㅋ ) 처음엔 언어도 조금 걱정하긴 했지만 "a comida é gostos…

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  • Thu, Mar 4
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $78 per person
  • Sat, Mar 6
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $78 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $78 per person
  • Wed, Mar 10
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $78 per person
  • Thu, Mar 11
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $78 per person
  • Sat, Mar 13
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $78 per person
  • Mon, Mar 15
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $78 per person
  • Wed, Mar 17
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $78 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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.

What to bring

Appropriate weather protection (sunglasses, hats, umbrellas)