FAQ’S

We’re always glad to answer any questions or concerns via email or WhatsApp. Look over the Frequently Asked Questions list below to see if perhaps we’ve already answered your question.

Is the tour all about food?

Not a chance. Our goal is that you not only taste delicious food but become immersed in the history and culture of the neighborhoods visited.

Which areas of Rio do your food tours cover?

Our private tour takes in Copacabana, Centro, Lapa and Santa Teresa. If you are interested in visiting other areas of Rio, then let us know – we may be able to put together a customized tour which covers it.

Will you pick me up from my hotel?

We do hotel pickups for all the tours except the food tours which we are going to use public transportation the entire time.

How much does the tour cost?

For the Food Tours: You won’t find a rate listed on this website because we want to be flexible – prices vary according to numerous factors such as time of year, group size and several other factors. Just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with a rate. The rates we quote always cover everything on the tour – all food and drinks (water, juices, beers and caipirinhas), the guide’s fee and any transportation during the tour (the costs of getting to the starting point of the tour and getting back to your hotel after the end of the tour, are not included).

For the other tours: Included transportation and the guide.

What is included?

For the Food Tour: The tour price includes all food, all drinks (water, juices, beers, caipirinhas), transportation during the tour and the guide. There are no hidden fee or surprises – we want you to enjoy the experience without having to worry about your budget. We also include lots of extra information and recommendations such as where to stay, activities, restaurants and night-life. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll send you a range of personalized recommendations with descriptions, maps, prices and other useful information.

For the other tours: Included private transportation and the guide.

How much walking is involved?

We think walking tours are the best way to get to know the city. We stroll at an easy pace and never for more than 10 minutes without making a stop.

What should I bring on a food tour?

Come hungry! There will be, plenty to eat and drink. Wear something comfortable. These are walking tours and although we take plenty of breaks, it makes sense to wear light clothes and comfortable shoes. Bring your camera.

What should I bring on a hiking experience?

Water. Wear: soft clothes, trekking or sport shoes, bathing suit, bug spray and sun cream.

What should I bring on a Búzios experience?

Water. wear light clothes, comfortable shoes or flip-flop, bathing suit and sun cream.

What if it rains?  Will the tour still take place?

The tours are held in rain. We ask that you make sure to check the weather on the day of your tour and dress appropriately (bring an umbrella if necessary). On days of inclement weather, we will do our best to use indoor space as much as possible.

I am a vegetarian/vegan/lactose intolerant/celiac. I do not eat certain things Are the experiences for me?

It is fine! If you let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary arrangements. We regularly take pescatarians, guests who are lactose or gluten intolerant, and those who have allergies. For people with serious allergies we ask that they bring their emergency medicine just in case (for the record we’ve never had any mishaps, but we take these things seriously).

How can I pay?

After receiving your contact, we will send you tour request with the checkout procedure. Cash , PayPal or Payoneer: Cash is our main preferred payment method the cheapest. We also do accept some foreign currencies (usd, euro or pounds) PAYPAL: We can accept payment via PayPal, but due to PayPal’s substantial ‘transaction fees’, we need to add this in the rate (currently standing at 8.0%).We can accept Payoneer as well.

I don’t drink alcohol. Will that be an issue?

Absolutely not! We do include alcoholic drinks for travelers who want them, but there are always non-alcoholic alternatives available as well. Our experiences are about getting to know the City of Rio, Brazilian food and getting contact with locals and of course have a great time!

Are the experiences suitable for children or teenagers?

Yes! We are always very happy to have kids along on our experiences.

In what languages are the tours conducted?

Our tours will be conducted mainly in English, however If you are looking for a tour in Spanish, Italian, French or any other language please get in touch and we can discuss further.

Terms

The term of ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to “Rio4Fun”. The term ‘you’ refers to the traveler or guest who will join Rio4Fun experiences.

We provide an experience to our travelers to have the most amazing time with us on our private tours. We are glad to be fair about what we offer and how we work with travelers, suppliers and our team. Our journey speaks for itself – since 2005 we have taken thousands of travelers on city tours, side trips as well as food tours and the feedback from past travelers has been 100% positive.

We will always try to be as flexible as possible. We don’t want any of our guests to experience anything negative during our experiences. A case of robbery or food poisoning would be a disaster, so we do our best to avoid anything like that happening. Since we started our experiences in 2005, our travelers have never been robbed and we have never had any reports of food poisoning from any of our travelers). However, no one can entirely avoid the chances of accidents, crime, food poisoning or other issue – by joining us on an experience you are agreeing that we cannot be held liable in the unlikely event of any such thing occurring.

What is included in the rate of our food experiences:
  • All food and drinks
  • The guide
  • All/any transport taken during the tour
  • Extensive advice, recommendations and travel information
What is included in the price of our other experiences:
  • The guide and private transportation
What is not included in the rate of food tours:
  • Your transport costs to get to the starting point of the tour
  • Your transport costs to get to your other destination after the tour has finished
  • Any extra personal items or consumables which do not form part of the standard tour offerings
What is not included in the rate of our experiences tours:
  • Your transport costs to get to the starting point of the tour
  • Your transport costs to get to your onward destination after the tour has finished
  • Any extra personal items or consumables which do not form part of the standard tour offerings
  • Admission fee to the Tourist Attractions such as Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer