Living like a “Carioca” in Rio
Living like a “Carioca” in Rio
Rio de Janeiro, BrazilCall For Price 1/2 Day
“Carioca” is the term used in Brazil to name the native inhabitants of the city of Rio de Janerio (someone actually born and raised in Rio goes by “Carioca da gema”). Rio is an incredibly vast, exhilarating, multicultural city. When most tourists visit Rio, they usually go to the beach and the most popular spots in the noble part of the city. But Rio offers so much more than that.
Allow our Local, Paula, to show you the lesser-known gems of the city in a walk through downtown, where you’ll explore various neighborhoods full of historical buildings, museums, churches, and commercial buildings. Live as a “Carioca” for a day ― walk along Rio Branco Avenue, swing by a food cart to taste the local eats, try a tapioca or açai (a popular smoothie drink), or stop at an open-air cafe for a caipirinha (a refreshing alcoholic beverage).
During this Experience, you will have the opportunity to do what Paula does almost everyday after work in downtown ― discover points of interests, enjoy the beauty of and get the feel for her city as it comes alive after work, and learn how the Brazilian relax. Finally, you’ll get to check out the excellent cultural center of Brazil, and, before the experience is over, tell Paula how would you like to spend the evening so that she can make the best recommendation for you or even take you to the best area of the city according to your preferences.
*If you speak some Portuguese, Paula is a great person to practice your skills with. Let us know!
- Welcome meeting with Local and açai
- Walk and experience neighborhoods of Rio
- Help with bargaining
- Tips and recommendations for food, restaurants and cafes or where to go out at night
- Life of locals away from touristy crowds
- Learning or practicing Portuguese
Duration: 4 hours
Availability: Tuesdays to Saturdays year round
Difficulty level: Easy
Meals: Any meals & refreshments on your own (apart from the açai)
Transportation: If needed, Metro, on your own
Equipment Needed: Comfortable footwear
Max # of people allowed: 8
HOW IT WORKS
1. BUILD YOUR VACATION
Add as many Experiences you want, during checkout you will get a VoomaPass as your membership to an amazing vacation.
2. GET IN TOUCH
We will get in touch with you to discuss your upcoming vacation, travel preferences, and needs so we can help you plan an awe-inspiring itinerary, and pick your Home City (a location to be your “home base” and where your Local will live).
3. CONNECT WITH YOUR LOCAL
Get the opportunity to talk with your Local to find out what the locals are really doing and talking about. Get real unfiltered information on where to eat, what to do, and maybe find something fun to add to your itinerary.
4. HAVE A TRIP TO BRAG ABOUT!
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