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Rio de Janeiro at night

Rio by Night

There is no other place in Rio that embodies the 'alegria' or happiness of the Brazilian people more than the nightlife scene in the neighbourhood of Lapa.

Once the sun goes down, this normally quiet neighbourhood turns into a bustling and vibrant area full of restaurants, nightclubs and bars. The streets fill with cariocas and visitors alike, who flock to this Rio nightlife Mecca with one thing in mind, fun!

From traditional northeastern forró, to Rio’s own samba, to reggae from Bahia, visitors will enjoy the best that the Rio music scene has to offer.

You are taken to the heart of the action where your local guide will accompany you to one of the best clubs in Lapa, Rio Scenarium an unusual bar, a mix between an antique shop and an auction room, where the locals come to listen to traditional Brazilian jazz and samba.

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Other experiences in Rio de Janeiro

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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    Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

    Cycling Tour of Rio's Beaches

    Cycling Tour of Rio's Beaches

    The beaches are an excellent place to watch cariocas jogging, strutting and walking their poodles in the sunshine. You set the pace and if there is time you will also be able to circle the Lagoa before returning to your hotel.

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  • Maracanã Football Match
    Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro

    Maracanã Football Match

    Maracanã Football Match

    The Maracanã football stadium was built in 1950 for the World Cup and is the biggest stadium of its kind, holding at one point, before terraces were converted to seating, more than 200,000 fans.

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  • Sugarloaf Mountain Climb
    Climbing Sugarloaf Mountain, with views to Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro

    Sugarloaf Mountain Climb

    Sugarloaf Mountain Climb

    Stroll along a beautiful shoreline pedestrian path, popular with walkers and joggers. This is followed by a weaving hike up a trail with wonderful views of Rio's bay followed by a short (approximately 25 m) but challenging section of rock climbing.

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Experience it for yourself

You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.