Visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world
Be surprised by scenic views in every step you take in the wonderful city
Join a Samba street party where Samba was created. This is such an emotional experience and a very special place for Brazil and for Rio’s Afro-Brazilian community!
Visit Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the world
Watch a breathtaking sunset from the neighborhood where the song Girl from Ipanema was composed
Stay at the famous Copacabana Beach
Discover the wonders of Rio de Janeiro, the Wonderful City, on this 3-day weekend adventure. The weekend will be busy, so we'll make the most of it. We will visit the most iconic attractions of the city as well as experience a variety of authentic experiences curated by a authentic Carioca, Thiago! ;)
Kickstart your journey with a warm welcome at Selina's Bar, where you'll craft your own Caipirinha, the iconic Brazilian cocktail. Join us for an informal get-together as the sun sets, setting the tone for an unforgettable trip.
On the first day, we'll explore the breathtaking Pão de Açúcar beach, capturing moments in photographs that will last a lifetime. Choose to hike or not, and then venture up the iconic Pão de Açúcar for panoramic views that will leave you in awe. Take a moment at Mureta da Urca, where you'll marvel at the beauty below. Indulge in a traditional feijoada lunch accompanied by a refreshing caipirinha. Stroll the famous Copacabana Sidewalk, relax on Ipanema Beach, and witness a mesmerizing sunset from Arpoador, just like a local. The night takes us to the vibrant Pedra do Sal, where the rhythm of Rio comes alive. This is where the Samba was Invented by the enslaved, because tghey couldn't speak they invente the most iconic music of our country.
Begin day 3 with to the awe-inspiring Cristo Redentor. Let the beauty of this iconic statue take your breath away. Explore the charming Santa Teresa neighborhood, visit Getulio's Atelier, and savor a delightful lunch at Churrascaria Palace, the best stake house in town (not included). Marvel at the grandeur of Arcos da Lapa and the colorful Selaron Steps. Engage in a friendly Frescobol game on Copacabana beach, where the sport was invented and later, join our Girl From Ipanema Bar Crawl for an unforgettable night out.
We're off to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas for on Day 4, an enchanting morning of exploration, whether by cycling or boat paddling (not included). Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the traditional Bar Lagoa, followed by a visit to Farm Rio and a stroll through the Ipanema Hippie Market. Relish in a traditional Rio snack on the beach as you watch the sun set on Ipanema, again, just like a local. As the day winds down, collect your bags and head to the airport, filled with memories and experiences that will stay with you forever.
Join us for an extraordinary journey through Rio de Janeiro, where every moment is a celebration of life, culture, and adventure.
Taking a tour of Rio de Janeiro curated by a Carioca should be on your bucket list.
Who Is This Experience Good For
It’s an experience for Everyone! Visiting Rio should be on everyone’s bucket list. For those who want to experience Rio through the eyes of a Carioca. It is recommended for those who wish to learn about the Wonderful City's history and its significance to Brazil and the world as a whole.
Meet Our Local Host
Hi everyone, this experience has been curated by me. Usually, I say I’m not only a Brazilian, but a Carioca (people who come from Rio de Janeiro). This statement emphasizes the free spirit I have, a vital feature of who was born and raised in the Wonderful City, as Rio is known. Joining this trip, you’ll understand where my passion comes from and why that place is so meaningful to everyone that has been there.
The host for this trip will be Roma, an authentic Carioca that is passionate about Rio and provides great experiences in the Wonderful City!
Flight: along the day (not included)
Check-in: from 3 pm at Selina Copacabana
4-5 pm: Make your own Welcome Caipirinha at Selina's Bar
7 pm: Informal get-together
08 am: Breakfast (included)
09 am: Transfer to Cristo
10-12 am: Visit Cristo Redentor (included)
12:30 pm: Selaron Steps Visit
1-2:30 pm: Welcome lunch (feijoada) + 1 caipirinha (included)
2:30-3 pm: Walk in the famous Copacabana Sidewalk
3 pm: Quick free time at the hotel
4:30-6:30 pm: Beach time in Ipanema and Sunset from Arpoador with a the traditional Rio Snack on the Beach (Included)
9 pm: Van leaves for Pedra do Sal (first drink is on us) - there are street food options there
1-1:30 pm: Van leaves Pedra do Sal to the hotel
1:30-2 am: Arrival at the hotel
09 am: Breakfast (included)
10:30: Van leaves the hotel
11-12:30: Surprise Experience!! (included)
1-2:30 pm: Lunch at Churrascaria Palace (not included)
5-6:30 pm: Play Frescobol game at Copacabana beach (included) - Silvia, the coach, will pick you up in the hotel lobby
8:30 pm: Get together in a Copacabana Kiosk (1st round included)
08 am: Breakfast and hotel check-out (you can store our luggage in the hotel)
09:00: Transfer to Pão de Açúcar
09:30-10:00 am: Pão de Açucar hike (around 30 min - moderate) *option not to hike
10:00-11:30: Visit to Pão de Açúcar (included)
12-12:30: Short stop at the charming Mureta da Urca for the incredible views (Thiago’s spot with his friends)
1-3 pm: Lunch at Fazendola Buffet (not included) and time to visit Ipanema’s Hippie Market
3:15-4:15 pm: Farm Rio Visit in Ipanema (or Lagoa Exploring for the men)
4:30 pm: Quick stop at the hotel (to use the bathroom/get changed)
5:30 pm: Transfer to the airport
8:30 pm: Flight to Florianopolis (not included)
10:10 pm: Arrival in Florianopolis and transfer to Bewiki
10:30 pm: Transfer to Bewiki
Accommodation with Breakfast in Copacabana
All private transportation in Rio
Transfers in Floripa
Welcome Caipirinha at Selina
Welcome lunch and 1 Caipirinha at the day 2
First round of drinks at Pedra do Sal
Tickets of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf
Frescobol equipment to play on the beach
What's Not Included
Flights from Floripa
All meals and drinks, apart from the welcome lunch with 1 welcome Caipirinha on the arrival day
Drinks, apart from those mentioned
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 6 people
Maximum Capacity: 15 people
Booking Deadline: 3 weeks before the event
Weather Dependent: No
Difficulty Level: Easy
Special Clothing Required: Yes - comfortable clothes and shoes
Special Dietary Restrictions: Yes - food may contain gluten.
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping
Ground Transportation: All transfers in Floripa are included and the Selina Copacabana- SDU Airport too. The arrival in Rio, as it will be along the day, is not.
Additional Information: Flight information: Do not purchase flights until experience is confirmed! The recommended outbound flight is GOL Linhas Aéreas G31845 at 9:55 am on Mar 21st (FLN-GIG) arriving in Rio 11:25 am. And the recommended return flight is GOL Linhas Aéreas G31850 at 8:30 pm on Mar 24th (GIG-FLN) arriving at 10:10 pm in Florianópolis. Transfers must be arranged privately if you choose another flight schedule for your outbound. We'll stay at Selina Copacabana.
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
My long weekend in Rio was one of the most jam packed and fulfilling weekends of my life. The trip was masterfully planned to maximize the experience. 10/10 would recommend
What an action-packed side trip expertly curated and thoughtfully organized. The best way to see Rio as a tourist.
A weekend packed with experiences that made it feel like a two-week vacation.
Amazing way to see Rio. Authentic and local experience with all the must see classics. Felt like I was visiting a friend.
Really, no words can adequately decribe how incredible the weekend in Rio was with Thiago. He loves this amazing city and it shows. He so very thoughtfully planned and plotted our course throughout our entire trip. He took us to the infamous spots known to the world and those known only to the locals where the only way to get a real taste of the Rio vibe was to be there, in the mix and we were!! The food, the beaches, the energy, the music, the magic that is Rio de Janiero was made available to us in this amazing weekend. Seriously would do the whole month again just for the weekend in Rio. Off the chain amazing!! Thank you Thiago!!