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Get to know Little Africa and its heritage

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Gaby

2.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

You will know a part of the city named Little Africa, located in the port area, which was recently revitalized. We will walk around three hours and you will visit important spots as Pedra do Sal, Morro da Conceição, Largo da Prainha and Valongo's Suspended Garden.

This experience can also be performed by Luana
Get to know her better:

Luana is a tourist guide and historian from UERJ - State University of Rio de Janeiro. Works with historical-cultural tourism with an emphasis on afro-referenced narrative. Luana aims to show the participation of black people in Carioca's cultural formation. She lives in Rio since he was born and loves to travel around the city listening to stories and delighting in landscapes, tastes and people.
Other things to note
Bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen before you leave the house.
The tolerance time for delays is 15 minutes. Be punctual ;)
You will know a part of the city named Little Africa, located in the port area, which was recently revitalized. We will walk around three hours and you will visit important spots as Pedra do Sal, Morro da Conceição, Largo da Prainha and Valongo's Suspended Garden.

This experience can also be performed by Luana
Get to know her better:

Luana is a tourist guide and historian from UERJ - State University of Rio de Janeiro.…

Gaby'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
$24 per person
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Meet your host, Gaby

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 284 Reviews
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I have a tourism agency focused on the residents of Rio de Janeiro, I am a tour guide and a tourism teacher. Almost a wonder-woman, but summing up all this I'm in love with the world of tourism.

In 2017 I was invited to travel to San Francisco - CA - USA by Airbnb to talk about my experience.

I love sharing knowledge and I want to share more about this side of the story that many people do not tell;)

This experience can also be performed by Luana. Know more about her by reading below.

Know my online experience: https://www.airbnb.com.br/experiences/1670854
I have a tourism agency focused on the residents of Rio de Janeiro, I am a tour guide and a tourism teacher. Almost a wonder-woman, but summing up all this I'm in love with the world of tourism.

In 2017 I was invited to travel to San Francisco - CA - USA by Airbnb to talk about my experience.

I love sharing knowledge and I want to share more about this side of the story that many people do not tell;)

This experience can also be performed by Luana. Know more abou…
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Where you'll be

You will visit Praça Mauá, Pedra do Sal, cradle of samba, Morro da Conceição, Valongo's Suspended Garden, Cais do Valongo - Cultural Heritage of the City and the exact place where more than 1 million enslaved Africans landed.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 284 reviews.

Deedy
December 2020
Luana (co host) was awesome! She was super knowledgeable and a great storyteller. Her photography skills were also on point! She had all the best suggestions for pictures and she hit all those angles right! Lol Book this tour... she’s the best. Thanks for everything!!
Luana (co host) was awesome! She was super knowledgeable and a great storyteller. Her photography skills were also on point! She had all the best suggestions for pictures and she…
Alêssa
October 2020
Conhecer a história do Rio de Janeiro por meio do conhecimento da Luana, nossa guia, foi uma experiência enriquecedora e inovadora. Senti-me imersa na antiga capital do Brasil do século XIX, aprendendo desde o nascimento do samba até o contexto sócio-cultural da época. Ao primeiro olhar, não se enxerga o Cais do Valongo, o Jardim Suspenso, o Morro da Conceição e a Praça Mauá como fortes pontos históricos, marcados por muita luta, acolhimento e festas regionais, mas após enxergar sob a perspectiva que nos foi apresentada, não tem como não entrar em uma profunda e insurgente reflexão sobre o passado e o presente. Em verdade, entender a escravização como um ponto referencial de nascimento do Rio é entender de fato a nossa própria história. Incrível ver como esse trabalho de apresentação da Pequena África está sendo feiro com amor. Essa história tem que ser repassada e reparada! Agradeço pela companhia, pela recepção e pelo conhecimento que me foi repassado.
Conhecer a história do Rio de Janeiro por meio do conhecimento da Luana, nossa guia, foi uma experiência enriquecedora e inovadora. Senti-me imersa na antiga capital do Brasil do…
Ricardo
October 2020
We got to see part of the city in a way we wouldn't have before. Gaining a deep understanding of little Africa and connecting it with my own history and country was special.
Vanessa
March 2020
Foi uma das melhores experiencias que ja fiz! Definitivamente se voce for ao Rio de Janeiro, essa experiencia e' uma parada obrigatoria! Eu nascida e criada no Brasil, nao sabia de tantas coisas, e precisei fazer essa linda experiencia pra conhecer tanto, da minha historia. Foi lindo, unico e especial. Uma verdadeira riqueza. Gabi e' super atenciosa, simpatica e cuidadosa com todos! Amei.
Foi uma das melhores experiencias que ja fiz! Definitivamente se voce for ao Rio de Janeiro, essa experiencia e' uma parada obrigatoria! Eu nascida e criada no Brasil, nao sabia de…
Eduardo E Bruna
March 2020
Gabi Palma, como avaliar uma mulher tão especial... Tão íntegra, tão profunda nos conhecimentos sobre a cultura carioca! Meu Deus! É a segunda vez que fazemos essa experiência! E de fato, é bem marcante... dados, conexões e cultura local. Gratos por ter sido tão acolhedora, tão necessária para a cultura brasileira!
Gabi Palma, como avaliar uma mulher tão especial... Tão íntegra, tão profunda nos conhecimentos sobre a cultura carioca! Meu Deus! É a segunda vez que fazemos essa experiência! E d…
Deji
March 2020
Gaby’s little Africa experience tour was very informative. We learnt about the Brazilian history from an economic perspective and the roles Africans in the diaspora played in it. This was followed by a tour of important sites in the little Africa area of Rio. Gabby was very knowledgeable and personable. She explained the origin of several words such as favela, samba, etc., and foods. Also she showed us many hills and their significance to black culture. Will definitely recommend this tour to anyone trying to gain deeper knowledge of the African experience in Brazil.
Gaby’s little Africa experience tour was very informative. We learnt about the Brazilian history from an economic perspective and the roles Africans in the diaspora played in it. T…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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

Water

Sun block