Party. Rio is known as a tropical, beach city. However, there is much more to see out here ! The night life is very cosmopolitan and cheerful. Most of the bars are open until 3AM and nightclubs until 6AM. Mèrola team has VIP access to special events such as : boat parties, barbecue events with the locals, private performances with famous DJ’s and last minute restaurant reservations
Authentic. We have many different premium experiences in Mèrola. One of them is called Vidigal Experience, in this specific program you will have the opportunity to get to know the ‘non touristic’ areas of Rio. The famous slums ! Or favelas as we say in Portuguese. Normally they are located on the top of the hill, in this specific one (Vidigal) you need to take a van or a motorbike to go up the hill, after 10 min you will arrive at the beginning of the Dois Irmãos hike (intermediate level). The view from this trail is breathtaking! After exercising so intensely you will be compensated with a nice Brazilian dish called Feijoada and one caipirinha (alcoholic drink) at the local restaurant. The next step is very special, you will be able to make a personalized kite and learn the techniques with a local.
Local experience. Do you want an energetic start for your day ? We offer helicopters tours with a stunning panoramic view ! After seeing Rio from above you will get the chance to experience it through your 5 senses. After the flight you can explore the best paradisiacal beaches in the city, rent a stand up paddle and check the islands nearby. To complete the experience in the best way possible, the 3rd part of the program is at a very famous restaurant in Restinga da Marambaia area, where there are live dance performances and an amazing sea view.
Romance. This experience is perfect for a proposal, wedding anniversary, or a big celebration. We are talking about the perfect Brazilian Cuisine dinner at a famous restaurant located at Gigoia Island, followed by a boat or jet ski rental to explore the secrets of the island. Another suggestion if you are traveling with your partner is to to go to a spa together. We also offer the possibility to hire a personal chef to cook a special meal for you at one of the exclusive Mèrola houses!
Adventurous. There are endless natural spots that offer amazing views of Rio. Three of the most incredible ways to see the city from above are Pedra Bonita, Pedra da Gavea and the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain. Each track has different levels of difficulty, but with local experts, we offer a full structure to help you climb up, depending on your physical conditioning. In Sao Conrado, hang gliding a very popular activity, that is fully supervised by instructors, and can surprise you with 20 minutes over the peaceful beachside neighborhood, landing directly on the beach below. If you are a sporty kind of person, we can also take you on extreme activities, such as wakeboarding in the classic Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, or kitesurfing at Barra da Tijuca beach.