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Little África and the Urban Quilombismo

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Luana

2.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

I propose a relaxed walk through the region popularly known as Little Africa, which is in the seaport area of the City. Relaxed but full of reflections on racism, religious intolerance and about the Carioca culture. A great chat where the exchange of knowledge is always welcome.

The walk lasts an average of three hours. During this period we will pass on tourist attractions that include the Historical and Archaeological Circuit of Celebration of the African Heritage, among others. I will present the region of Gamboa, known in the past as Health. I will also present numerous attractions that can be explored by you after the walk or at another opportunity, according to your disposition and enthusiasm.

To realize this Experience I count on the help of Gabriela Palma and Adriana J. Gabi has a tourism agency focused on the residents of Rio de Janeiro, she is a tourism guide and teacher. She is passionate about the world of tourism. Adriana is a tour guide and passionate about the City Center of Rio de Janeiro and is very proud of her city, awarded for its architecture.
He worked in the organization of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games and followed closely a revitalization of spaces that today bring us leisure and culture.
When I can't guide you, Gabi or Adriana will do this.
Other things to note
Wear light and fresh clothes, and comfortable shoes. The tolerance time is fifteen minutes. Be punctual!
I propose a relaxed walk through the region popularly known as Little Africa, which is in the seaport area of the City. Relaxed but full of reflections on racism, religious intolerance and about the Carioca culture. A great chat where the exchange of knowledge is always welcome.

The walk lasts an average of three hours. During this period we will pass on tourist attractions that include the Historical and Archaeological Circuit of Cele…

Luana's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Mon, Dec 7
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Tue, Dec 8
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Wed, Dec 9
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Meet your host, Luana

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 70 Reviews
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I'm a tourist guide and historian from UERJ - State University of Rio de Janeiro. Work with historical-cultural tourism with an emphasis on afro-referenced narrative. I have already coordinated two social projects and worked on several projects with young people in a situation of social vulnerability in different communities of the city. I develop this project in Little Africa with the objective of showing the participation of black people in the cultural formation in Rio. I have lived in Rio since I was born and love to walk around the city listening stories and enjoying in sights, tastes and people.
I'm a tourist guide and historian from UERJ - State University of Rio de Janeiro. Work with historical-cultural tourism with an emphasis on afro-referenced narrative. I have already coordinated two social projects and worked on several projects with young people in a situation of social vulnerability in different communities of the city. I develop this project in Little Africa with the objective of showing the participation of black people in the cultural formation in Rio. I have lived in Rio si…
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Where you'll be

We will visit the historical seaport area, birthplace of samba and the nacional culture. Maua square, Largo de São Francisco da Prainha, Salt Stone, Hanging Garden of Valongo, Valongo's Wharf, Harmony Square, Olympic Boulevard.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 70 reviews.

Kwami
November 2020
This location has a rich history you would not immediately perceive simply walking around. Luana has shared this history in a passionate and educative way; each point we stopped at was magical. I highly recommend touring this location with her, you will definitely learn a lot. Luana is friendly, funny, and welcoming, and really knows the community here. I almost missed this tour due to time constraints, and am so glad I was able to make it!
This location has a rich history you would not immediately perceive simply walking around. Luana has shared this history in a passionate and educative way; each point we stopped at…
Timothy
March 2020
as a history teacher, Luana has a vast amount of knowledge about the origins of the indigenous Africans of Brazil. This tour met my every need, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rio! Luana gets 5 stars!
Kamariyah
February 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk which was incredibly engaging. Adriana who lead our tour was very knowledgable and passionate about making the hidden history of black people in Rio more visible, she was also sensitive and respectful towards the neighbourhood and its inhabitants. We learnt a lot and the pace of the tour was very good, highly recommended!
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk which was incredibly engaging. Adriana who lead our tour was very knowledgable and passionate about making the hidden history of black people in Rio…
Samuel
February 2020
It is very informative session. I really enjoy it very much. This experience changes my perspective about Brazil. It really enlightens me about Brazil culture.
Renata
February 2020
This tour was amazing and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Luana is a very kind and passionate tourguide. I recommend anyone to do this and to learn about Afro Brazilians and their huge contribution to Brazilian society in the past and present.
This tour was amazing and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Luana is a very kind and passionate tourguide. I recommend anyone to do this and to learn about Afro Brazilians and the…
Gabriela
January 2020
Uma experiência unica no RJ. Sem palavras pra descrever a emoção e o privilégio que tive por andar por aquelas ruas e conhecer a história de opressão de resistência da pequena África. Um tour além interessante, necessário! E a Luana como anfitriã é um show a parte. Faria novamente e com certeza indico pra todos, inclusive antes de qualquer outro tour pelo Rio de Janeiro.
Uma experiência unica no RJ. Sem palavras pra descrever a emoção e o privilégio que tive por andar por aquelas ruas e conhecer a história de opressão de resistência da pequena Áfri…

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Bottle of water

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