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Rio EnCantos is a grassroots tour agency that promotes social cultural tourism bringuing wealth for locals and authentic experiences for visitors. Creative tourism and educational exchange are our focus. Our goal is to provide a menu of activities with a window of flexibility. Depending on the routes you choose and on the group we form we can make choices together to design the routes&apos; variations. This makes our tours unique; each tour is shaped by the group&apos;s personal interests.
This Lingual and Cultural Immersion Program is an excellent opportunity for visitors to Rio who are interested in the art history of Brazil as well as anyone who is interested in improving their language skills in English or Portuguese.
✔ Each site display specific cultural aspects and aesthetics: Natural History, Art, Landscape Architecture. ✔ What is unique about this program? The program is unique and was created by Kelly Tavares who is an art specialist the guide.
The most visited cultural sites in Rio de Janeiro. Pick up and drop off at hotel or meeting at specified point The tours will be given in English or Portuguese. Before leaving each room of the museum or location we will revisit the important information in Portuguese. There will be ample opportunities for questions and discussion amongst the tour group. In this way we allow both English and Portuguese speakers to converse and practice their new language. This is a great opportunity to practice both Portuguese and English language skills while meeting friends from all over the world! Duration: 2-3 h
What is included? Art Specialist Target Audience: Tourism professionals and English language students and schools, art and culture professionals or simply people who want to learn more about art history will have an opportunity to improve their language skills while visiting local museums and other sites with our tours. Attention: Special prices for groups or tour packages http://www.rioencantos.com/#!cultural-immersion/c13a4
Northeastern Traditions Fair Come with us and appreciate the tastes, music and crafts of the Northeastern people in Rio de Janeiro at the São Cristóvão Pavillion.
Highlights: ✔ Come dance to the sound of forró! ✔ What is unique about this route? The food and people http://www.rioencantos.com/#!northeastern-traditions-fairgrounds/c4je
Two Brothers Hike Description: Two Brothers HikeDescription: One of the most interesting hikes from Rio!Easy access and amazing views from the Wonderful City! Come with us and explore the Two Brothers Mountain, the backdrop of the most popular beaches in town. From the top you can see São Conrado Beach, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana, besides the Christ Redeemer, The Sugar loaf Mountain (Pão de Açucar), and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. The tour includes a visit to the Vidigal Community and a view of the favela da Rocinha. This amazing tour in the largest urban forest will give you great pictures and an awesome view of the city. Morro Dois Irmãos Duration: 3-4 h
Summary: Birthplace of the city, the Historical Center of Rio de Janeiro is a splendid place for anyone that likes arts, architecture and history.
Highlights: ✔ The XIX century Portuguese library ✔ Visit Lapa acqueduct ✔ What is unique about this route? Selaron steps covered on tyles
Description: There is no doubt that Rio de Janeiro stands out for its natural beauty. But Rio also draw attention by the history it bears. Wherever you go, it’s possible to see a piece of the past of the city and also of the country, with museums, theaters, churches and buildings that draw attention by the richness in details and majesty. Visiting is essential for anyone who wants to see the cultural richness that Rio de Janeiro carries and understand about Brazillian culture and history throughout time. Downtown Rio is large and diverse on its landscape and cultural life styles. The Historic tour has four different options and approaches the Little Africa Tour, Saara in Rio, Historic Downtown and Santa Teresa. All the four alternatives described below are planned for a day tour but they can be separated into hath day as well.
More Information: What is included? Professional Guide http://www.rioencantos.com/#!historic-downtown/c1nc0
There is no doubt that Rio de Janeiro stands out for its natural beauty. But Rio also draw attention by the history it bears. Come visit the heart of Brazilian African Culture.
Highlights: ✔ Learn about Brazilians ancestors ✔ Visit archeological sites ✔ What is unique about this route? The Afro Brazilian heritage
Description: Lrgo São Francisco da Prainha Pedra do SalTrapiche GamboaMAR MuseumMorro da Conceição Art StudioGamboaVisit two archaeological sites Instituto dos Pretos Novos
Breve descritivo: A particular blend of different Brazilian music styles: Rock, Chorinho, samba, bossa-nova, samba-jazz, rock, and soul, forró, latin jazz with talented musicians that will create the involving atmosphere for all moods and tastes. Each day a different style, happy people, happy hour. Make your pick! Description: Rio’s way of life concentrates a great portion of its culture in gathering with friends at night. If instead of going to the hotel you prefer to enjoy a happy hour on the Cariocas’ way, we can offer you many options. Just let us know. We can explore a range of local clubs, bars, and restaurants at the historical bohemian neighborhood of Lapa or at a different neighborhood with lively music tradition. Wondering the Samba City or “Cidade do Samba”, “sambódromo” and different “rodas de samba”.If you have a feeling for dancing, having dinner while listening to good music or enjoying the company of beautiful people come with us!
More information: What is included? Professional Guide Tickets to venues Pick up and drop off at your hotel Idiomas: Espanhol, Italiano, Inglês, Francês e Português http://www.rioencantos.com/#!cariocas-nights/cmew
Region: Mangueira, Centro, Vila Isabel, Madureira in Rio de Janeiro
Summary: Rio has dozens of samba schools each of them with its unique carachteristics. We pick a selection of the most popular and traditional ones. Rehearsals, barbecues, &quot;rodas de samba&quot; and &quot;feijoadas&quot; take place at these schools warehouses. The samba schools&apos; gathering events intensify their activities after August when the rehearsals start preparing for Mardigras in February.
Highlights: ✔ Learn more about the Brazilian people and its culture ✔ Our guides may lead you through some samba steps ✔ Visit the neighborhood of each school to learn more about its community and vicinities ✔ What is unique in this route? to experiment the musical tradition that represents the whole nation internationally
Description: The school is chosen based on its day programming. It might happen in the afternoon or evening depending on the day of the week. Yes this is our recommendation for wet and extremely hot days! City Tour Rainy Day RioDuration: 4h
More Information: What is included? Professional Guide Samba Workshop
Samba Schools: GRES Acadêmicos do Salgueiro, GRES Unidos de Vila Isabel, GRES São Clemente, GRES Portela, GRES Estação Primeira de Mangueira;
Region: Downtown & Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
Summary: Like to appreciate local drinks? This is for you! A tour for people watchers and sommeliers. Enjoy your free time the Carioca way, with good drinks and cconversation. Take your time and have a drink or two.
Highlights: ✔ Learn how to drink and appreciate the best cachaças ✔ Interact with locals ✔ What is unique about this route? to taste traditional drinks and appetizers ✔ Take a walk in historic and artistic districts
Description: Walk around historic neighborhood in Downtown area and stop at two different traditional bars to learn more about the popular hard licquor and the drinks it inspired: Caipirinha and Caipifrutas Duration: 3h
More Information: What is included? Professional Guide http://www.rioencantos.com/#!cachaa-hike/ckk7
Come with us to Rio&apos;s art district. Santa Teresa is an amazing place to find diverse culture especially for art lovers.
Highlights: ✔ Charming architecture from XIX century ✔ What is unique about this route? Street Art & graffitti
Description: It is a neighborhood where there is a nice blend of alternative international culture with European, African and Latin American immigrants in a constantly exchange with Brazilians. That diversity creates an unique lively cultural setting that only Santa Teresa has to offer in the way it offers to visitors.
From the “Parque das Ruínas” (Ruins Park) there is a marvelous view point of Downtown Rio. The visitor has the chance to learn about the history the city through its art and appreciate historic buildings and graffiti throughout the tour. In this tour, we will walk around the streets with plenty of art studios, bars and restaurants. The Charming architecture from XIX century, stunning views of the city and unique Street Art & graffitti in the morro das prazeres make this tour picture perfect.
Optional Full Day Tour: You may also opt for an alternative day tour that includes a visit to Favela do Escondidinho or Morro dos Prazeres. Morro dos Prazeres is located near Corcovado, in case you wat to extend your visit to the Christ Redeemer. Morro dos Prazeres is a small community that keeps one of the largest paths of graffity art called &quot;Caminho do Grafiti&quot; that will drive you through an open air art gallery at aisles, streets and with the intricated houses at this lively and colorful neighborhood. Please contact us for fees.
More Information: What is included? Professional guide http://www.rioencantos.com/#!santa-teresa/cx2w
La estatua tiene una altura de 125 pies (38 metros) y está situada en la cima de la montaña Corcovado, a 2,330 pies (710 metros) de altura
A tour taken by van or car to the famous beaches in town: Copacabana Leblon Ipanema São Conrado
Highlights: ✔ Visit the five star hotel Copacabana Palace ✔ Visit the craddle of Bossa Nova at Bottle&apos;s Aisle ✔ Walk at the famous sidewalk of Copacabana Beach ✔ Walk around and bathe in the waters of Ipanema beach ✔ Visit the &quot;Girl from Ipanema Bar&quot; ✔ Enjoy the view of Gavea Mountain at São Conrado beach. ✔ Stop for a beer or coconut water
Description: Rio&apos;s beaches are internationally know for its natural beauty. Get a sense of what these sites look like, before you choose your favorite spots.
This is our recommendation for high temperatures! Tour Rio 40ºCDuration: 4h
Beach Blast Barra da Tijuca e Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Beach Blast Barra da Tijuca e Recreio dos Bandeirantes Includes Folk Art Museum Casa do Pontal
Come with us on a tour to Niterói. Niterói unveils a shore of Blue waters, viewpoints, historic forts, amazing landscape and urban art. Located at the Guanabara Bay it is an enchanting city waiting for you!
Highlights: ✔ Ferryboat trip at the Guanabara Bay ✔ Visit XVII century Santa Cruz military Fort. ✔ What is unique about this route? Contemporary Art Museum (MAC)
Description: You can choose to spend a whole day tour or a half day tour to find out the enchantments of Rio’s neighbor city right across the Guanabara Bay. We will take a ferryboat trip to Niterói and go on a walking tour along the Niemeyer path way, visiting amazing cultural and historic sites, along with good restaurants near by the shore to appreciate Niteroi’s and Rio’s landscape. Day tour includes the Niemeyer pathway and historic Downtown.
Duration: 4 h
More Information: What is included: Professional Guide and tickets to museum, fort and ferryboat http://www.rioencantos.com/#!mac-immersion/c12zn
Rio de Janeiro&apos;s Botanical Gardens represent an opportunity to learn about the diversity of flora and fauna in Brazil within an urban setting.
Highlights: ✔ Charming gardens with different themes ✔ What is unique about this route? The guide who will tell you their stories about the parks&apos; history and curiosities.
Description: Explore the extensive green spaces that make this city unique. Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by the world&apos;s largest urban forests and is home to many amazing city parks and gardens. We will take you to the Historic Botanical Garden & Parque Laje. Check also our tour to Burle Marx Botanical Garden.
Duration: 3-4 h
Do you wanna see the views from a bird’s eyes perspective? Try the helicopter, hang glide or paraglide flights!
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Presentation to rio encantos tours
Musica por Astrud Gilberto
“Corcovado” (Noches Tranquilas)
In a city as diverse and exciting as Rio,
there is something for everyone to
experience and we will do it together!
.BANHO DE CULTURA PROGRAM: LINGUAL AND CULTURAL IMMERSIONS WITH ART
English Immersion at the MAR Museum
with students from Yazigi Language School
Tour groups will be composed of visitors
to Rio de Janeiro and locals who are learning
a new language.