Enjoy Rio's Western Beaches and a Cachaça Distillery Tour - Brazil

Distillery Tour
Pick up, Tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Nature, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
Evandro S
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Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
Spend the day enjoying the amazing beaches of the west side of Rio de Janeiro. You'll visit Recreio, Prainha and Grumari beaches and then end your day with a visit to the cachaçaria Maxi Cana to discover the art of making Brazil's most famous distilled spirit cachaça.

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.

Your 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.
  • transportation guide entrance fee taste of cachaças
Not Included
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
  • Lunch
4 - 14 people
Start Time
Daily8:00 AM
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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