Story of Bossanova: Rhythm and soul of Rio

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4 reviews   (4.75)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 40 minutes

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Follow the voice of Priscila, a charming Carioca, who will lead you to one of the most famous beaches in the world, Ipanema beach. Starting from the best place in the city to watch the sunset, the "pedra do arpoador", you will learn about the origins and the musicians who invented Bossa Nova. During the walk you will hear that Priscila can not really sing, but she will try in a charming way to introduce you to some of the most famous Bossa Nova songs. The walk will take you to the Park of the Girl of Ipanema, where you will learn about the legend of the two brothers from the hill of Vidigal, who inspired Chico Duarte to write a song. Afterwards, you will learn more about the similarities between Bossa Nova and Samba, especially about the unique instruments. You will also discover the story of Tom Jombin while admiring his monument.

What's Included

All chapters with offline use, maps and tips to explore Rio de Janeiro

What's Not Included

Admission Ticket

Smartphone and headsets


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 50
  • SENIOR: Age: 51 - 80

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Soundwalkrs offers immersive, self-guided, 3D sound technology walking tours with contactless tech. You will explore the destination at your own pace. No crowds, no lines! Enjoy the flexibility to start the tour whenever you want and make all the stops, b
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Pedra do Arpoador
You will start this amazing tour of music, history and beauty at the bottom of the Pedra do arpoador

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parque Garota de Ipanema
The story of bossanova unfolds as our character tells you some of the stories behind the great musicians behind this world wide known songs

• Admission Ticket Free

Estatua de Tom Jobim
By the statue of Tom Jobim we will tell you the secret behind the Garota de Ipanema song

• Admission Ticket Free

Ipanema Beach
The tour brings you to a unique way of walking one the most famous beach in the world: Ipanema

• Admission Ticket Free

Diabo Beach

• Admission Ticket Free

Surf school

• Admission Ticket Free

Arpoador beach

• Admission Ticket Free


La belleza de lo tropical!
crismorelo20, 15-07-2020
Es un paraiso, la cultura, sus bailes, sus playas, nos quedamos cortos al conocer todo lo que nos ofrece este tours, la historia de bossanova, Santa Teresa y Rio imperial, tres magnificos lugares que nos llevan mas alla de la historia, este tour con Soundwalkrs lo ame y obvio lo compartiria con mas personas!
Calma y tranquilidad
Daniel M, 15-07-2020
Personalmente una de las sensaciones que mas busco es la tranquilidad y con este soundwalk me conecte con esto, tener la oportunidad conocer la cultura y llenarme de una música tranquila como lo es bossa nova vale la pena.
habithpajaro, 23-05-2020
Caminar por las maravillosas playas de Copacabana e Ipanema, e ir conociendo un poco de historia al ritmo de la música que logró un impacto a nivel mundial como lo fue el estilo Bossa-nova es algo espectacular!!!
Magic music
RonnyVikaa, 21-02-2022
Latin dancer by heart and breed, I simply love these vibes and tender rythems, they make me become hyper-alive. Submerge yourself into this blood & bread for Brazilians

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