Free Activities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Monday afternoon

activities in rio de janeiro orientation

Every Monday afternoon we organise an orientation session for new students, during which we provide useful information about Rio de Janeiro, the school and Ipanema.

Monday evening 


Every Monday evening we organise a free game of volleyball on Ipanema beach! All skill levels are welcome. This is an opportunity for you to meet other Portuguese students and make friends while staying in Brazil.

Tuesday afternoon

activities in rio de janeiro bate papoEvery Tuesday afternoon we organise a bate-papo’ session for students who like to practise their developing Portuguese conversation skills in a fun way. A Portuguese teacher will use topics, music and games to help stimulate the conversation, better enabling students to talk and think in Portuguese.

Tuesday evening

activities in rio de janeiro cineEvery Tuesday evening we show a Brazilian movie with Portuguese subtitles at the school (we have a projector and a sound system). Great for deepening your understanding of Brazilian culture and improving your Portuguese. Popcorn is provided!

Wednesday afternoon

activities in rio de janeiro supportEvery Wednesday afternoon we organise a support hour hosted by one of our Portuguese teachers for students who have questions related to the classes they are attending.

Wednesday evening

activities in rio de janeiro sambaOn Wednesday evenings we offer Brazil’s famous Samba classes with Bruno. Bruno is our fantastic professional samba teacher from Lapa! We guarantee that Bruno will get your hips moving and shaking.

Thursday afternoon

activities in rio de janeiro capoeira On Thursday afternoons there are capoeira classes at Lagoa with our capoeira teacher, Davi Porfirio Afonso!

Thursday evening

activities in rio de janeiro footballEvery Thursday evening there is free game of football at Lagoa! All skill levels welcome.

Friday afternoon

activities in rio de janeiro tourOn Friday afternoons we run our popular city tour in Rio de Janeiro, led by our tour guide, Davi. We run 16 different tours, ranging from beautiful hikes in the mountains with incredible views of Rio, to trips around historical parts of the city, bicycle tours and visits to special markets.

Friday evening

activities in rio de janeiro caipirinhaEvery six weeks in front of the school we hold our ‘Caipi-Sexta’ event: a friendly welcome party where our new students are welcomed with a free caipirinha and have the chance to mingle with fellow students and the Caminhos team.

So book your Portuguese course now and participate in all these activities in Rio de Janeiro for free! For actual activities times check the Caminhos Activity Calendar.