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Football Match at the Legendary Maracanã Stadium
Maracanã is the most famous football stadium in the world, it´s importance for Brazil goes beyond than just being a sports venue. This is where brazilians from all diferent regions of the country meets driven by their unexplainable passion for their clubs. In this experience, I want to take you to our favorite place in town, to be eye witness of matches from the most important football competitions (national and international) that Flamengo and Fluminense, rival clubs that share the administration of the stadium, hosts in Rio de Janeiro. Let´s get together with the local supporters, sing the chants, fly the flags, support the players and listen to stories about the past and future heroes of these grounds. Next Matches : January 14th - Flamengo x Portuguesa January 18th - Fluminense x Nova Iguaçu January 21st - Flamengo x Nova Iguaçu January 25th - Fluminense x Boavista January 28th - Fluminense x Botafogo February 1st - Flamengo x Boavista February 4th - Fluminense x Audax February 11th - Fluminense x Vasco da Gama February 15th - FLAMENGO X INDEPENDIENTE - ECU (FINAL SOUTH AMERICAN SUPERCUP) February 26th - Flamengo x Vasco da Gama March 5th- Flamengo x Fluminense
Maracanã football game as a local
We'll meet before the game in a specific place outside the stadium, I'll show the surroundings while we talk about the local football culture. Flamengo and Fluminense play at the Maracanã as their home stadium. We'll join the fans to feel the mood on the way to the main stage to be close to the hard fans so you'll feel what it's like to be a local supporter of soccer!
Sunset Sailboat Tour in Rio de Janeiro
The tour starts at the middle of the afternoon at the pier in Urca near to Bar urca. We will sail by the Fortress of São José, Fortress Laje and Fortress Santa Cruz, and close to the Island of Boa Viagem in Niterói. There will be one stop point at Adão e Eva beach or Praia Vermelha, perfect for picture taking and if you are interested to swim! Then we will pass by the Museum of Contemporary Art and sail back with the amazing view of the sunset on the horizon. There are gorgeous views of Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer throughout the ride, as they are central to the scenery of Rio's coast. The tour finishes after the sunset to make the most of this amazing view of the city. Other things to note You must bring your camera, sunscreen, swimsuit and flip flops.
Hike the Sugar Loaf with a professional
*PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION AND ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS* Forget about the cable car to get at the top of Sugar Loaf. This is the BEST WAY to experience this unique mountain! You'll remember forever! We will meet at General Tiburcio Square, in Urca. From there we start the walk along the famous Cláudio Coutinho lane, which borders the entire south face of the Urca and Pão de Açúcar hills. It is about 1.25 km of asphalt until the trail begins. From there the walk is steeper, past rocky coastlines and belvederes that allow a stunning view of the Guanabara Bay. In the middle of the way we come across a vertical rocky stretch (around 15m), where we will use climbing equipment to pass. After that, a walk through the vegetation leads us to the top of the mountain, from where we will rest enjoying a magnificent view of Rio! The descent of Sugar Loaf is made by the cable car towards Morro da Urca. There, we will walk for about 20 minutes to return to the Cláudio Coutinho lane, where our tour ends. Obs: This activity depends on good weather conditions. If there is a possibility of rain, the experience can have its schedule modified or, still, have your day rebooked without additional cost. Other things to note: Important to carry water (1.5 L), light food (fruit, cereal bars, sandwiches), camera, repellent, sunscreen and good shoes. NO CLIMBING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!
Foodies about town
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 Brazilian-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 into Centro, the oldest part of the city to visit a secret foodie hotspot, a hole-in-the-wall serving classic boteco snacks (think Brazilian tapas). 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. We generally do NOT serve feijoada or the rodizio style churrasco (all you can eat barbecue).

What Copacabana Beach has to offer

Sail Before the Wind
We are passionate about sailing and would love to share with you the unique feeling of being silently pushed by the winds and gliding over the waters of Rio through the magic of sailing. Come explore our favorite routes under sail and appreciate Rio from a different angle. We will sail from the foothills of Sugar Loaf to many other locations. You will be able to contemplate Corcovado hill, its statue of Christ The Redeemer, as well as many other landmarks, as we progress. If you are interested, sit next to me and I will teach you some sailing tricks. If not, just sit back, grab a drink, and some snacks while we sail along Botafogo and Flamengo beaches, Santa Teresa, Centro, the fortresses of Santa Cruz, and São João, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Boa Viagem island, to mention a few. We may plan a stop for swimming depending on prevailing conditions. Sailing in the open ocean is possible only when the seas are calm. The safety and comfort of all are our top priorities.
Samba Class and Live Music
If you are the kind of person that likes to dive into the culture of the place your visiting, THIS IS THE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU! Take a break on visiting touristic spots and come have fun with the locals! After 60 minutes of an amusing Samba lesson we'll head all together towards a nice Samba party (Mondays: street party / outdoors; Thursdays and Fridays: Samba night club / indoors) to enjoy some caipirinhas, live music and practice our new moves! It's your chance to live Samba from the inside and enjoy it like the locals do! Tip: after doing the experience (or while we take some caipirinhas at the club) ask me about my personal lists of suggestions for restaurants, other spots to visit in Rio and brazilian music artists of various genres). I'll be pleased to share it with you. If you want to do the Samba class but you're not planning to go out after it, consider my other experience. Click on the following link to see it: https://www.airbnb.com.br/experiences/920703 Other things to note: - Eventual costs with transportation to the place of the event will be a courtesy of the host. Return not included. - Bring along a document with photo. - Alcohol is legal for 18+ years old.
Rio Surf Experience
In this experience you will surf at the beach with the best conditions of the day for your surfing level and, after the class, I will take you to a place of unique beauty in town. So, be prepared to live Rio like a local in a fun and friendly way! After meeting, we will explore the city's beautiful coastline until we find the spot with the best conditions for you. This experience is also a great opportunity to discover the , but not very touristy, beaches on the west side of Rio! Once at the beach, I will tell you the safety measures at sea, do a warm up and train the movement of standing on the board, first on the sand. Once the movement is perfect we will go to the water to catch some waves! Depending on availability, I will also take our team photographer to analyze the mistakes and successes during the class. You can also have the images for an extra. At the end I will take you to a place of unique beauty to enjoy a view like that! Surfing has changed my life for the better and I believe I can change yours too! So, let's go to the water? Special Price at: @onecariocaday
Sunset Sailing in Rio
Boarding will be early in the afternoon at Marina da Glória. After the presentations and accommodations we will explain about safety and service. Ready! Time to leave and lift the sails. We will sail through the main tourist and historical points of Guanabara Bay: Urca District, Santa Cruz Fortress, Lage Island and São João Fort. We will stop for a swim by anchoring at Adam and Eve Beaches or Red Beach. Then the route will be to the MAC - Contemporary Art Museum by renowned architect Oscar Niemayer. On the way back, the Sunset will be the protagonist with Corcovado and Sugar Loaf filling the beautiful landscape of the wonderful city of Rio. Other things to note The route may be changed if weather conditions are adverse.
samba class in Ipanema
come learn how to dance samba in a pleasant class. We will have 1 hour of samba class and at the end, we can take picture with carnival costume. Other things to note important to be able to practice a physical activity.

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Football Match at the Legendary Maracanã Stadium
Maracanã is the most famous football stadium in the world, it´s importance for Brazil goes beyond than just being a sports venue. This is where brazilians from all diferent regions of the country meets driven by their unexplainable passion for their clubs. In this experience, I want to take you to our favorite place in town, to be eye witness of matches from the most important football competitions (national and international) that Flamengo and Fluminense, rival clubs that share the administration of the stadium, hosts in Rio de Janeiro. Let´s get together with the local supporters, sing the chants, fly the flags, support the players and listen to stories about the past and future heroes of these grounds. Next Matches : January 14th - Flamengo x Portuguesa January 18th - Fluminense x Nova Iguaçu January 21st - Flamengo x Nova Iguaçu January 25th - Fluminense x Boavista January 28th - Fluminense x Botafogo February 1st - Flamengo x Boavista February 4th - Fluminense x Audax February 11th - Fluminense x Vasco da Gama February 15th - FLAMENGO X INDEPENDIENTE - ECU (FINAL SOUTH AMERICAN SUPERCUP) February 26th - Flamengo x Vasco da Gama March 5th- Flamengo x Fluminense
Get to know Rio main attractions -7h
In this experience, we will pick you up at your place* and take you to visit the most important spots in the city. We will start visiting Christ the Redeemer Statue first thing, so we can avoid lines and get the best shots for your photos**; next, the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, an artistic zone with it's exclusive tram and then the Selarón Staircase, one of the most famous touristic spots of Rio. From there we'll go to the Metropolitan Cathedral, a unique bulding in the Center of Rio. Afterwards, we visit the Tijuca Forest, with waterfalls and wild animals and the neighborhood of São Conrado, where we can see the hang gliders landing on the beach. We stop for lunch*** right after that and by the end you have two options: we can either take you back home or to the Sugar Loaf, where you can take a cable car to the top of this magnific hill. During the whole time, we'll be telling you all about the places we'll be visiting and will anwser all your question. *Pick up at some areas of the south zone of Rio. If you are in another region, like Barra da Tijuca, we will set a meeting point **If we fell like the weather is not good to go right away to the statue we might change the order of the tour to wait and see if the weather gets better. ***Lunch is not price included. ATTENTION: It is mandatory to present proof of vaccination to enter Christ the Redeemer.
Maracanã football game as a local
We'll meet before the game in a specific place outside the stadium, I'll show the surroundings while we talk about the local football culture. Flamengo and Fluminense play at the Maracanã as their home stadium. We'll join the fans to feel the mood on the way to the main stage to be close to the hard fans so you'll feel what it's like to be a local supporter of soccer!
Rocinha Favela Tour Rio De Janeiro
Come see and experience the largest and most beautiful Favela in Rio, Rocinha!! I am a local resident of Favela Rocinha, was born here and know pretty much everyone; this is my home and I love this place! I want to introduce you to some of the sights, sounds, smells, and culture of this amazing Favela. I'll accompany you to some breathtaking viewpoints and also take you down the curvy streets to experience a bit of life in Rocinha. Don't worry... Rocinha is very safe and I will guide you down the safest streets and neighborhoods. I'll take you by local shops and markets to experience what life is really like in Rocinha. The price of the tour includes monetary contribution to the local community.
JipeTour in Forest, Waterfalls and Walking Trails
Away from the scalding heat of the summer beaches, let's wander the mountains, pleasant temperature enjoying beautiful scenery one of the largest urban forests in the world We'll use a collection convertible Jeep that's an attraction apart . We will hike trails away from crowds, bathe in a beautiful waterfall, discover gazebos and contemplate the beauty of preserved nature! Splendid Atlantic Forest ! Amidst the vegetation, (nail monkeys, monkeys, toucans , lazy animal, coatis, colorful butterflies, can be seen The first trail is light to moderate level for about 30 minutes. Even a beautiful gazebo overlooking Ipanema, Leblon, the Christ , Sugar Loaf and the hill Dois Irmãos. Time to shower in the clear, fresh waters of the waterfall. Back at the Jeep, let's go to the Chinese View. Plus a gazebo of the city's rare beauty. We will follow the largest Taunay Waterfall in the Tijuca National Parks 35m height . We will make the way back past the beaches of São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana . Time to get back to civilization. Pure air, beautiful nature, invigorating walk! Health and Peace ! Good Request to Start The Year Note: There is the option of a private tour where we can organize this and other tours according to the profile of the group.
Sunset Sailboat Tour in Rio de Janeiro
The tour starts at the middle of the afternoon at the pier in Urca near to Bar urca. We will sail by the Fortress of São José, Fortress Laje and Fortress Santa Cruz, and close to the Island of Boa Viagem in Niterói. There will be one stop point at Adão e Eva beach or Praia Vermelha, perfect for picture taking and if you are interested to swim! Then we will pass by the Museum of Contemporary Art and sail back with the amazing view of the sunset on the horizon. There are gorgeous views of Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer throughout the ride, as they are central to the scenery of Rio's coast. The tour finishes after the sunset to make the most of this amazing view of the city. Other things to note You must bring your camera, sunscreen, swimsuit and flip flops.
Hike the Sugar Loaf with a professional
*PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION AND ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS* Forget about the cable car to get at the top of Sugar Loaf. This is the BEST WAY to experience this unique mountain! You'll remember forever! We will meet at General Tiburcio Square, in Urca. From there we start the walk along the famous Cláudio Coutinho lane, which borders the entire south face of the Urca and Pão de Açúcar hills. It is about 1.25 km of asphalt until the trail begins. From there the walk is steeper, past rocky coastlines and belvederes that allow a stunning view of the Guanabara Bay. In the middle of the way we come across a vertical rocky stretch (around 15m), where we will use climbing equipment to pass. After that, a walk through the vegetation leads us to the top of the mountain, from where we will rest enjoying a magnificent view of Rio! The descent of Sugar Loaf is made by the cable car towards Morro da Urca. There, we will walk for about 20 minutes to return to the Cláudio Coutinho lane, where our tour ends. Obs: This activity depends on good weather conditions. If there is a possibility of rain, the experience can have its schedule modified or, still, have your day rebooked without additional cost. Other things to note: Important to carry water (1.5 L), light food (fruit, cereal bars, sandwiches), camera, repellent, sunscreen and good shoes. NO CLIMBING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!
Foodies about town
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 Brazilian-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 into Centro, the oldest part of the city to visit a secret foodie hotspot, a hole-in-the-wall serving classic boteco snacks (think Brazilian tapas). 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. We generally do NOT serve feijoada or the rodizio style churrasco (all you can eat barbecue).
Sunrise + Secret pool + wild beaches!
After meeting and a 45 minutes drive with the ocean next to us, we begin with a beach sunrise next to three amazing secret spots of Rio, the Pontal Rock, the Recreio beach and the Macumba beach. At those places we will do a little hike and will be possible to do our first swim of the day too! Our second stop will be at the beautiful Secreto, a natural pool between rocks, also known as a beach, perfect to relax and enjoy one of the most incredibles spots of the city without any crowd! Our last stops will be on beaches just surrounded by nature, hard to believe they are still in the city limits, each one with their special details. Wonderful places for pictures and videos (as all) with our and your cameras, have some drinks, play some beach sports as beach football and beach tennis or just lay down on the sand feeling all the good vibrations of nature, again, without any crowd! Come with me to have a special day going to the Secret Spots of Rio! Other things to note After the 45 minutes drive and the first stop, all the other stops will be a few minutes drive from each other. In all the places we will stay around 40 minutes (or more), with no rush.
⭐ Christ & Sugarloaf Sunset Tour - 7h
I'll show you the best perspectives and twists of the main sites of Rio. Both Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain (Tickets NOT included) have some particular tricks to be uncovered! The famous and colorful Selaron Steps are also included. If you have a short stay, I'll show you all the must-see. If you have more time, I'll add all the best tips for your post tour and remaining trip. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as we'll walk some steps during the day. We'll visit local places and shops for you to try some of the locals' fave. Come prepared for some great fun! Our closure will be atop the Sugarloaf Mountain complex (Tickets not included) to get delighted by great views over Guanabara Bay and Copacabana beach.
Sail Before the Wind
We are passionate about sailing and would love to share with you the unique feeling of being silently pushed by the winds and gliding over the waters of Rio through the magic of sailing. Come explore our favorite routes under sail and appreciate Rio from a different angle. We will sail from the foothills of Sugar Loaf to many other locations. You will be able to contemplate Corcovado hill, its statue of Christ The Redeemer, as well as many other landmarks, as we progress. If you are interested, sit next to me and I will teach you some sailing tricks. If not, just sit back, grab a drink, and some snacks while we sail along Botafogo and Flamengo beaches, Santa Teresa, Centro, the fortresses of Santa Cruz, and São João, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Boa Viagem island, to mention a few. We may plan a stop for swimming depending on prevailing conditions. Sailing in the open ocean is possible only when the seas are calm. The safety and comfort of all are our top priorities.
Multi Location Photo Shoot in Rio
WELCOME TO RIO:) You don't have to be a model to get amazing photos. Come to Rio and don't take the usual boring selfies or trust your valuable memories with non professionals or novice people with cameras and lower rates. Experience a private session with a professional photographer/cinematographer, who will help you with your poses and film you in the most amazing and beautiful ways while seeing the city. Along with this being an incredible experience perfect for newlyweds, solo travelers and more, this is also fantastic for your social media sites as well. As we venture touristic points of Rio, you will experience a session with incredible photos of your journey. Our session will take place at the Selarón Stairs, Parque Lage, and more. You will receive your photos after post-production via upload drive. If you are more than 30 min late we will need to cancel/reschedule for a later session. (Locations 1-5 included) 1: Selarón Stairs 2: Lapa Arcos 3: Parque Lage 4: Ipanema Beach 5: Catedral Metropolitana 6: Teatro Municipal 7: **Jardim Botanico** **Please note Jardim Botanico requires you to pay for 2 entrance tickets. If your interested in shooting at a different location, private transport or a vlog/video of your trip please send me message and I can possibly arrange as well:)*
Tijuca National Park
Tijuca National Park is the most visited park in Brazil, is a natural border in the city of Rio de janeiro, is huge, there are hundred of options for diferente trails, in all kind of levels. On this trip we´ll focus in the main sector of this wonderful park and we´ll visit the historic circuit, where in the past worked farms especially dedicated to coffee or sugar. There are still several buildings of this era that survive the time. We´ll visit several waterfalls, caves, trails. On this trail through the Tijuca National Park we'll gonna visit some of the best places into the jungle, in few hours we´ll feel part of this place, also if we are lucky enough we will meet the real habitants of this magic place.
Samba Class and Live Music
If you are the kind of person that likes to dive into the culture of the place your visiting, THIS IS THE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU! Take a break on visiting touristic spots and come have fun with the locals! After 60 minutes of an amusing Samba lesson we'll head all together towards a nice Samba party (Mondays: street party / outdoors; Thursdays and Fridays: Samba night club / indoors) to enjoy some caipirinhas, live music and practice our new moves! It's your chance to live Samba from the inside and enjoy it like the locals do! Tip: after doing the experience (or while we take some caipirinhas at the club) ask me about my personal lists of suggestions for restaurants, other spots to visit in Rio and brazilian music artists of various genres). I'll be pleased to share it with you. If you want to do the Samba class but you're not planning to go out after it, consider my other experience. Click on the following link to see it: https://www.airbnb.com.br/experiences/920703 Other things to note: - Eventual costs with transportation to the place of the event will be a courtesy of the host. Return not included. - Bring along a document with photo. - Alcohol is legal for 18+ years old.
Rio's Best Snorkel Turtle Tour by Boat
We will meet at my house at the Barra Canal, in Barra da Tijuca, Rio! From here, we will get straight on the boat in my backyard and head to the Tijuca Islands in front of Barra da Tijuca beach. You will be amazed at how quickly the big city changes to beautiful nature! The cliffs drop straight into the sea, where the water is beautiful and sea life is everywhere! As we head into the ocean toward the islands, we will see wildlife such as sea turtles, sea birds and amazing species of fish. We will cruise by boat around the islands and you will have the option to go in the water to swim and snorkel with the turtles and many different types of fish or just watch turtles and birds from the boat. For the more adventures ones, we can do a little tour walking in the Alfavaca Island where is possible to see some baby sea birds (most of the year) and jump from rocks to the water. After the 2 1/2 hour tour in the Tijuca Islands we will head back to Barra. This is an experience you will not forget - a way to see the beautiful natural side of