We recommend this tour for those who want to see Rio in one day and to have a cultural immersion through language, cuisine, and music. Brazilians are crazy about soccer, and it’s easy to understand why once you feel the vibes of Maracanã Stadium. You’ll feel embraced by the atmosphere of the Sambadrome, the stage of the Carnival parade. You can even try to deck out in an authentic Carnival costume and learn some samba moves. In Lapa, be in awe with the modern design of the Metropolitan Cathedral and admire the colorful mosaic of Selarón Steps, featured in the Beautiful video by Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams.
We’ll visit the Christ the Redeemer statue and appreciate the amazing views of the surrounding landscape. During lunch, we’ll also partake in a cachaça tasting, a popular Brazilian alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane. And, as an epic grand finale, our last stop is Sugarloaf, where we ride in a cable car for a spectacular sunset. During this tour, we’ll teach you key Portuguese phrases, introduce delicious local flavors, share Brazil’s unique musical sounds, and reveal why there’s no secret to the joy of the Carioca people.