Cachaça Distillery Experience Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pick up, Tour guide
English, Portuguese
Minimum Drinking Age
/ Person
Evandro S
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Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
Cachaça is a Brazilian distilled spirit similar to rum made from fermented sugarcane juice and aged in oak barrels. Cachaça is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil ... it's used in Caipirinha's Brazil's most famous cocktail! 

On this tour get to know the art of making real cachaça! Learn about the fermentation process and taste different types of local cachaças and liqueurs. This unique cachaça distillery tour on the west side of Rio de Janeiro where the small sugar cane plantations are located is a must while visiting Brazil. On this 5-hour small-group tour, a local guide will take you to learn about the fermentation and distillation processes involved with making cachaca. After tasting different kinds of cachaça and local fruit liqueurs, relax and take in the stunning views of the surrounding Atlantic Forest.

You will be picked up at 10am from your accommodation in central Rio de Janeiro and will be driven to Barra da Tijuca and then to Guaratiba, the drive takes around 1 hour where during this time your guide and cachaca expert will explain you the history of the sugar plantation in Brazil. As soon as you arrive at the cachaca distillery you will have a time to admire and take in the amazing mountain views that surround you.

At the start of the tour you will visit the sugar cane plantation and learn more about this plant, after the guide will explain the special technique to cut it off, then the fermentation process. Feel free to ask questions about the process. The most interesting thing is the special pot still that creates an unique spirit with really low levels of copper resulting in an outstanding taste. Afterward, your guide will take you to the maturation room where old oak barrels already used to mature scotch whisky, gives a distinctive flavor to the cachaças.

At the end of this amazing experience, guests will be able to relax in the bar and taste different cachaças aged for 2, 4, 6, 12 and 18 years and also some unique fruit liquors made with white cachaça. After your tasting, your guide will take you back to your central accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.
Practical information
Not included in tour:
- Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
- Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in AC sedan or minivan (depending on size of group)
  • Tasting of cachacas
2 - 14 people
Pricing Info
Price per person (minimum 2 people needed per booking)
Start Time
Daily10:00 AM
4,5 H
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Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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