Lapa, Rio de Janeiro
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  • Full-Day Tour with Christ, Sugarloaf, Selaron and BBQ Lunch

    1. Full-Day Tour with Christ, Sugarloaf, Selaron and BBQ Lunch

    Discover the landmarks of Rio on a full-day guided tour, including pickup and drop off at hotels in Rio (check the pickup locations). Start with a visit to Corcovado Mountain, where you will ride to the base of the 38-meter tall statue of Christ the Redeemer, standing at an altitude of 710 meters (about 2329 feet). Ride by van to the top or board the train, both through the Tijuca Forest, for a preview of the wonderful landscape. Then, marvel at the main monument of Brazil as you take in panoramic views of Rio. Next, head towards the mythical Maracanã football stadium and observe its imposing façade. Continue to the legendary Sambódromo where the annual Carnival parade takes place. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, a modern structure influenced by Mayan pyramids. Check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps at Lapa, before enjoying a typical ...

    Great tour!! Pedro the guide was very knowledgeable about everything. I even tried to one up him on a few things but even with all the research I did before coming here he always had a little extra unknown fact about everything. Everything ran smoothly and they kept everything flowing. Was able to get everything in, and have a little extra time at a few places. Would definitely recommend.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Rio Scenarium Entrance, Dinner, and Open Bar

    2. Rio de Janeiro: Rio Scenarium Entrance, Dinner, and Open Bar

    Discover Rio’s nightlife in one of the top neighborhood bars. Soak up the unique atmosphere of the Rio Scenarium, a former antique store located in the heart of Lapa. Explore the three-level culture pavilion interconnected by stairs and an elevator from the belle époque. Admire its relics, colorful décor, and obsolete items which are commonly used in film productions while listening to incredible live music.  Watch the best artists bring to life Brazilian music genres such as Samba, Forró, and MPB (Brazilian pop music). Skip the line through a fast track entrance and live a genuine local nightlife experience while enjoying the 3-hour open bar (selected drinks) and 3-course dinner service.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Four-Bar Pub Crawl with Extra Activities

    3. Rio de Janeiro: Four-Bar Pub Crawl with Extra Activities

    Discover Rio’s bustling nightlife on a unique pub crawl through the neighborhood of Lapa. Stop at several bars, clubs, and parties and meet friendly people as you explore the marvelous city of Rio. Each night, walk from bar to bar before ending at a club. The pub crawl finishes at 00:30 AM in a club where guests are welcome to stay until close. If you wish to go home, your guide will advise you on how to get back to your accommodation.

    We had a great spin on the town, experienced Some of Rios nightlife and met friendly people!

  • Rio de Janeiro: Guided Bike Tours in Small Groups

    4. Rio de Janeiro: Guided Bike Tours in Small Groups

    Choose from 3 different itineraries to best fit your time in Rio and your preferences. Explore some of the city's highlights on a small-group bike tour with an expert guide and learn about the historical background of the city. • 3-Hour Urban Tour: Praia Vermelha, Botafogo & Lagoa Visit several of Rio's famous sites and some of its traditional neighborhoods on this tour that focuses on the southern part of the city. Start at Copacabana beach to experience where locals spend a large part of their social life. From there, bike to Sugarloaf Mountain to view its imposing vastness up-close, and make a stop at nearby Vermelha Beach, a tiny oasis of quietness. Next, pedal to the lively neighborhood of Botafogo to get a glimpse of the back lanes of Rio. This stretch of the bike tour will give...

    we really enjoyed Philip's tour! we recommabd strongly! i'ts a safe tour ans very very pleasant!

  • Rio de Janeiro: Pub Crawl in Lapa

    5. Rio de Janeiro: Pub Crawl in Lapa

    Join the best pub crawl in Rio de Janeiro and discover the real nightlife of this marvelous city: Samba, street parties, and caipirinhas. Shake up your Rio visit with a four-hour pub crawl in the Lapa neighborhood, enjoying fun and easygoing night full of music, drinks, and new friends from all over the world. Play drinking games and taste test cachaça, the main ingredient of caipirinha. Visit three bars mostly frequented by locals, and it’s very likely you'll learn some samba steps, as well as the night, goes by. This is topped off with several drink discounts and a VIP entrance to all of the bars.

    Didnt quite know what to expect but really enjoyed myself . Cross section of age ranges and met some nice people . Lapa was buzzing . We went to pubs that you wouldnt have attempted to go in on your own . Guide was excellent . He really looked after the group . Would recommend this night out .

  • Rio de Janeiro: Classic Downtown Food Tour

    6. Rio de Janeiro: Classic Downtown Food Tour

    Join a delicious guided food tour in Rio de Janeiro's lively Santa Teresa and Lapa neighborhoods where you will visit unique local restaurants and specialty shops and sample different foods and beverages, including cachaça. Enjoy foods that contain some of the most important elements found in traditional Brazilian cuisine like açai, tapioca, and manioc flour.  Hop on a charming tram ride going over the Lapa Arches aqueduct, and passing by Ruinas Park to marvel at panoramic views of the city as you make your way from downtown to Santa Teresa. Taste local beer, as well as delicious cachaça on your route, and learn about the culture and history of Rio de Janeiro and the family traditions behind each food locales you visit. Your local guide will answer any questions you might have.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Full-Day Shore Excursion from Pier Mauá

    7. Rio de Janeiro: Full-Day Shore Excursion from Pier Mauá

    Start with an early morning pickup at the exit gate of the Cruise Terminal of Pier Mauá. Board an air-conditioned minivan and head straight to the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado, the iconic symbol of Rio. Travel through Tijuca National Park, the largest urban forest in the world, and spend time admiring great views of the city. Take a cable car ride to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain for more spectacular views. Take incredible photos from the lookout point as you enjoy the panorama of the city and the ocean below. Enjoy a break for lunch at a restaurant in Ipanema. Continue your tour and visit the exterior of Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Admire these historic landmarks that represent two Brazilian passions, soccer and Carnival. Travel next to the bohemian Lapa Neighborhood, and the Selarón Staircase and Rio de Janeiro Cathedral. See the extravagant interior of São Ben...

  • Rio de Janeiro: Samba Dance Lesson and Night Club Experience

    8. Rio de Janeiro: Samba Dance Lesson and Night Club Experience

    Learn the basic steps of samba in one hour from a passionate instructor and experience a piece of the local culture. Gain enough confidence to head out to Rio's samba nights right after the class and mingle with the locals. Be guided through the moves by an experienced dance teacher, Bruno, who has been leading dance classes since 2006. After mastering samba, he made it his mission to develop a method of teaching that makes samba easier to learn for everyone. Spend an hour with Bruno and have fun unlocking the mysteries of solo samba, the Samba-No-Pé.  Then, head together to a samba club in Lapa. Sip on caipirinhas and try out your new samba skills to live music. Feel like a local and sample what life in Rio can be like.

  • Rio de Janeiro: 7-Hour City Highlights Tour by Bus

    9. Rio de Janeiro: 7-Hour City Highlights Tour by Bus

    See the best of Rio de Janeiro from the comfort of a tour bus featuring a live guide. Take advantage of opportunities to walk around during stops at important sites and neighborhoods. Marvel at the 98-foot Art Deco statue, Christ the Redeemer, an iconic symbol of the city. Learn about the famous pyramid-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro. Stop off at some of the hot spots and shops that are popular among locals, including nightlife hub, Lapa. Purchase tickets to ride the cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain for beautiful sunset views of Guanabara Bay and Copacabana Beach. Get helpful tips from your guide on how to make the most of your remaining time in the city.

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What people are saying about Lapa, Rio de Janeiro

Our guide, G, was excellent. She is very knowledgeable about all the places we visited on this tour. Unfortunately, the cables on Sugarloaf were being maintained so we were not able to go up, but that was out of our control. It's a reason to go back. Instead we went on the Rio Star- a giant ferris wheel with great views. The pandemic shut down the stadium, but again, that was out of our control; I'm glad I was still able to see it, though. I highly recommend this tour with G. She made the day exceptionally worthwhile.

Great tour!! Pedro the guide was very knowledgeable about everything. I even tried to one up him on a few things but even with all the research I did before coming here he always had a little extra unknown fact about everything. Everything ran smoothly and they kept everything flowing. Was able to get everything in, and have a little extra time at a few places. Would definitely recommend.

Today’s experience was very enlightening and rewarding. Pedro & Antonio were very mindful and courteous of all patrons. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. 10/10 recommend!

Excellent value to see the most sought after attractions in Rio. Great knowledge from the guide Flavio too. Very good lunch included.

Nice guide, and nice stops. Lunch is not to good but decent :)