Guided tour

Rio Culture and History through the Art of Traditional Foods

Activity provider: Gregtur Tourism
Guided tour

Rio Culture and History through the Art of Traditional Foods

Activity provider: Gregtur Tourism

From US$ 125.28 per person

From pão de queijo and cachaça to coxinha and açaí, taste the great diversity of Brazil's ingredients, aromas, and flavors and discover why Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's top food destinations.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Sample authentic local products, including pão de queijo, coxinha, and more
  • Lose yourself among sweets and salty snacks at the renowned Colombo confectionery
  • Admire the Santa Teresa and Lapa neighborhoods with their many trendy bars and restaurants
  • Learn about Rio de Janeiro's food history with a local expert
Full description
Join a delicious guided walking 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.
  • Professional guide
  • Tastings and food samples
  • Tram ticket
  • Entrance fees
  • Walking tour
  • Tips for the guide (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks not included in the tour itinerary

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Meeting point

Meet your guide directly in front of the main entrance of the Municipal Theater. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Outdoor clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Distance walked is about 1 mile, which is suitable for most fitness levels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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This was an excellent tour! Not only do you get to sample a range of unique Brazilian foods that you might not otherwise, the tour takes you through three interesting neighbourhoods. Our guide Camila was extremely personable and really passionate about Brazilian food and history. This tour really is an experience and we felt that we learned a lot about Rio and Brazilian culture while eating delicious food. Definitely recommend!

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May 17, 2022

Eine Tour, die jeder Rio-Reisende gemacht haben muss! Wir waren als Zweiergruppe unterwegs und haben kulinarische Höhepunkte und dabei auch viele Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt erlebt. Unser Guide Camila holte uns direkt im Hotel ab und überraschte uns mit selbst gemachten Brigadeiros. Wir starteten gemeinsam mit der Metro und kehrten per Uber zurück. Während der Tour gab sie uns tolle Einblicke in unterschiedliche Speise- und Getränkelokalitäten und versorgte uns dort mit Köstlichkeiten der brasilianischen Küche. Unterwegs in Rio Downtown und im Stadtteil Santa Teresa erläuterte uns Camila alle Sehenswürdigkeiten, so dass es gefühlt fast wie zwei Touren in einer waren. Der zeitliche Ablauf war perfekt, so dass wir es gegen Abend hin noch rechtzeitig zu einem grandiosen Aussichtspunkt und zur Selaron-Treppe geschafft haben. Die dortige Musik rundete diesen super Tag noch ab. Camila ist als Guide ein Traum: herzlich, mitreißend, begeisternd, für alles offen, sehr gutes Englisch, top!

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April 1, 2022


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