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Friends in Lapa: caipirinha and dance!

Santa Teresa, Brazil

Experience hosted by VirnaVallarta

4 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Come experience Lapa like you were a local, like you already had plenty of old friends here...I guarantee it won't take long! And anyway it is impossible not to run into one of my friends whom I will be glad to introduce!
Have you always wondered how it is to live in a bohemian neighborhood in Brazil? Have you always wanted to improvise some dance steps but you've never dared because you thought you looked funny?
Well, let's go one step at a time!
First, we can start by learning how a good and icebreaking caipirinha is prepared. It can be fun and the best is trying it without laughing.
After that, it is a good idea to warm up for the night by practicing some dance moves, can be samba or can be forro'... you will see that it's easier than you thought!
At that point we will be ready to enjoy Lapa's nightlife and meet its welcoming people: according to the day of the week we can choose to attend a super typical roda de samba or a forro' trio band.
It's guaranteed that you won't be able to keep your feet still!
Other things to note
please have dinner before so we have enough energy to hit the bars and dance floors
Come experience Lapa like you were a local, like you already had plenty of old friends here...I guarantee it won't take long! And anyway it is impossible not to run into one of my friends whom I will be glad to introduce!
Have you always wondered how it is to live in a bohemian neighborhood in Brazil? Have you always wanted to improvise some dance steps but you've never dared because you thought you looked funny?
Well, let's go one step…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    caipirinhas made by us!
From $38
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, VirnaVallarta

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 28 Reviews
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My 5 years in Rio have been very intense. My friends say I'm the most Carioca (adjective given to Rio's inhabitants) gringa (way to say foreigner) they know...
I was born in Italy and lived in countries like spain, england, germany, mexico, brasil to satisfy my curiosity towards foreign languages and cultures.
Graduated translator and interpreter, I also studied tourism and arts, and here in Brazil I discovered my love for DANCE!
My goal has always been going beyond just traveling and actually LIVING LIKE A LOCAL, and that is what I want to show you!!! The real soul of this amazing city!
My 5 years in Rio have been very intense. My friends say I'm the most Carioca (adjective given to Rio's inhabitants) gringa (way to say foreigner) they know...
I was born in Italy and lived in countries like spain, england, germany, mexico, brasil to satisfy my curiosity towards foreign languages and cultures.
Graduated translator and interpreter, I also studied tourism and arts, and here in Brazil I discovered my love for DANCE!
My goal has always been going beyond just travelin…
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Where you'll be

It will be a pleasure to welcome you at my place in the heart of Lapa for the first hour or so to prepare the caipirinha and get some dance moves that we will need for the second part of our night. Then, a walk through Lapa streets and a blink at the famous Arches are a must-do in order to feel its atmosphere.
At that point we will be ready to enter one of the exciting rhythm venues that we will be lucky enough to enjoy.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Tom
March 2020
Virna is a great host, and has a real passion for salsa and the Lapa neighborhood. She knows a lot of people and the right clubs to make this a very special and unique experience.
Itzel
March 2020
La experiencia con Virna fue maravillosa. La describiría como única. Me hizo sentir bienvenida y gracias a ella, mi primera noche en Río fue increíble. Me transmitió su energía y el porque le encanta Rio. Aprendimos a bailar samba y nos presentó a sus amigos. La comunicación con ella fue eficiente , y supo cómo manejar el grupo. Gracias a ella me animé a realizar más experiencias con Airbnb, ya que fue la primera , e inolvidable, me sentí segura y muy feliz!.
La experiencia con Virna fue maravillosa. La describiría como única. Me hizo sentir bienvenida y gracias a ella, mi primera noche en Río fue increíble. Me transmitió su energía y e…
Nick
February 2020
Virna was an a aiding teacher guide and body guard. She is super easy going, kind down to earth. After a few moments you feel like you have been friends for a long time. She took me to several unique places introduced me to many of her friends and made sure I had plenty’s of opportunity to practice what I have learned. Back in Rio I will certainly want to do this experience again. Thank you Virna! ,
Virna was an a aiding teacher guide and body guard. She is super easy going, kind down to earth. After a few moments you feel like you have been friends for a long time. She took m…
Jean Marc
February 2020
Una piacevole serata da ripetere! Virna si diverte e fa divertire, ha una profonda conoscenza del posto e della cultura brasiliana, ha la capacità di farti immergere ed amalgamare con tutto ciò che ti circonda! Consigliata! Da solo non avrei potuto fare il 20% di quanto fatto!
Una piacevole serata da ripetere! Virna si diverte e fa divertire, ha una profonda conoscenza del posto e della cultura brasiliana, ha la capacità di farti immergere ed amalgamare…
Sophie
January 2020
I had a lovely time with Virna. As solo traveller in Rio, I met her the day after I arrived and she provided the best introduction to Samba and Rio’s nightlife, introduced me to her friends and was ver attentive to my confort & expectations. I recommend this experience!
I had a lovely time with Virna. As solo traveller in Rio, I met her the day after I arrived and she provided the best introduction to Samba and Rio’s nightlife, introduced me to he…
Michelle
December 2019
Virma realmente se divierte .y hace que te diviertas también!! No se van a arrepentir! Me encantó esta experiencia!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

wear what makes you feel confortable, remember that Lapa is pretty laid back