Guided tour

Rio de Janeiro: Classic Downtown Food Tour

Rio de Janeiro: Classic Downtown Food Tour

From $89.86 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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  • 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 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

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
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Product ID: 392345