Brazil’s cuisine is as varied as its geography and culture.
Perhaps the most emblematic national dish, it is the feijoada (a hearty stew made of black beans and pork meat, served with white rice). However, in each region, food will have its own flavors and mixtures.
In Bahia, there is the flavorful African influence, consisting mostly of seafood, beans, coconut milk and palm oil, and very spicy. The Churrasco (barbecue) is of Argentinean influence, very typical from the South of the country. With the exception of salt, the meats are cooked with no spices or sauces, because the Chef wants to show his guests that the quality and flavor of the meat does not need to be camouflaged.

Itinerary Suggested:

Day 01 – Wednesday - Arrival and transfer to chosen hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Welcome dinner at Churrascaria Palace (walking distance from the hotel, guide assistance included). Enjoy the famous Brazilian barbecue upon arrival in Rio.

Day 02 – Thursday - Breakfast and departure to Corcovado tour followed by a visit at CADEG local market center with a variety of typical flowers, fruits, vegetables, grocery shops and restaurants. You will have the chance to know a little bit about our local flavors and ingredients and have lunch at the restaurant of your choice (food not included). Return to hotel and time to rest.
Evening at leisure

Day 03 – Friday – Breakfast and departure to Downtown Rio for a Historical walking tour followed by buffet lunch at Confeitaria Colombo, one of the most emblematic restaurants, since 1894.  Return to hotel and time to rest. Evening tour at Feira de São Cristóvão, a popular center with the culture and gastronomy from the Northeast of Brazil. You will have the chance to taste the food and listen to typical live music (food not included).

Day 04 – Saturday - Breakfast and departure for a tour to Niteroi city. You will pass by the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, over Guanabara Bay, with beautiful views of both cities. Arrival and city tour including the famous monuments project by the architect Oscar Niemeyer. Lunch at local Fish Market with many options of fresh seafood (food not included). Optional: return to Rio by public transportation “barca” (shuttle boat service) and experience a little more about the routine of the locals. Return to hotel and time to rest.
Evening tour at Lapa, the most bohemian neighborhood of Rio. Dinner at Mangue Seco, where you will taste the Moqueca dish, typical from Bahia state (a stew of fish and shrimp with coconut milk, palm oil, and spices). There is also a large menu of artisan Cachaças (typical liquor made of sugar cane). Then follow to one of the many houses with live samba music (entrance fee not included).  

Day 05 – Sunday - Breakfast and departure for a Fruit Tasting experience at a street market, you will taste many tropical fruits at an authentic popular fair. Continue to the Hippie Fair, in Ipanema, where you will find Brazilian handicrafts and souvenirs. Lunch will be served at Casa da Feijoada, where you will taste our national dish. Return to hotel and time to rest. Evening tour at Leblon neighborhood to enjoy some popular “botecos” (local bars). We recommend trying chopp (draft beer) and some typical appetizers (food not included).

Day 06 – Monday – Day at leisure and transfer to the airport (late check out not included).

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