This Rio de Janeiro sightseeing tour starts at the very end of Copacabana Beach in front of the Sofitel Hotel, which once was the Casino Atlantico. This part of the Copacabana district is really special because of its rich and vast history. Meet two unusual statues of former celebrities of our rich culture: the writer Carlos Drumond de Andrade and the musician Dorival Caymmi. Their life story is really highlighted in the Brazilian Culture. Witness how a fisherman labor is blended into Copacabana’s urban lifestyle. Walking towards the Copacabana Fort, see the fishermen association, established by the walls of the Fort. Explore the fort with an insight into the history of the area.
After the Fort, head towards Arpoador Beach, which is located on the left side of Ipanema. A famous surfing spot for its waves, experience one of the most Carioca (local residents) popular pastimes, perching atop of Arpoador Rock to enjoy the stunning view of Ipanema Beach and its sunset. On the way to the beach, pass through the Garota de Ipanema Park (Girl from Ipanema) to finally reach Arpoador. Here kick back and relax with a Coconut Water drink.
Leaving Arpoador Rock behind, get ready to discover one of the hottest points in Ipanema District, Gal. Osorio Square and its markets, restaurants and bars. Your local guide will show you where to find local cuisine. Try a cold “Chopp”, our local draft beer or our traditional national drink Caipirinha and taste the Feijoada, Brazil's most famous meal. Take time and relax! Choose a place and enjoy a real Carioca afternoon closure.
Inclusions: Expert local English speaking guide, 01 (one) coconut water drink.
Exclusions: Personal shopping, snacks, tips or gratuities for your local guide.
Dress standard: Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Confirmation of booking: Please contact Rio De Janeiro Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Additional Information: As this trip invovles walking it is recommended you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
Child Policy: Children must be between 6 and 11 of years age inclusively.