Little África and the Urban Quilombismo

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experience hosted by Luana

2.5 hours, Hosted in Portuguese and English
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Up to 10 people

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…

Meet your host, Luana

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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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 77 reviews.

Abena
April 2021
Luana was recommended to me by the Black expat group in Brazil because I wanted to explore Afro-Brazilian culture with an Afro-Brazilian. Luana not only amazed me with the wealth of knowledge she possesses, but she also went out of her way to assist us with having an excellent trip. I asked for support with finding other tours and she did so much legwork on our behalf. Last but not least Luana is kind. You leave your experience feeling like you’ve learned so much and made a friend!
Luana was recommended to me by the Black expat group in Brazil because I wanted to explore Afro-Brazilian culture with an Afro-Brazilian. Luana not only amazed me with the wealth…
Nadhia
February 2021
C'est l'une des visites les plus marquantes que j'ai eu la chance de faire. Luana m'a donné l'impression de vivre le début de la petite Afrique. Elle maîtrise bien l'histoire, elle partage toutes ses connaissances et répond à toutes les questions. On ne peut pas visiter Rio sans faire cette visite ! Elle est très attentive et souriante ce qui rend l'expérience encore plus agréable ! Je recommande fortement !
C'est l'une des visites les plus marquantes que j'ai eu la chance de faire. Luana m'a donné l'impression de vivre le début de la petite Afrique. Elle maîtrise bien l'histoire, elle…
Maikel
January 2021
Incredibly insightful experience in an absolutely beautiful part of Rio often overlooked by tourists! Luana is super knowledgeable and passionate, strongly recommending this tour.
Chenyu
January 2021
Luana is very knowledgeable and kind! Without her, I definitely would not have known so much an area that seems very usual and common. I’d recommend the trip to anyone who’s interested in history and culture immersion.
Susana
January 2021
If you are only doing one Airbnb experience in Rio, let it be this one. I did this tour on my last day in Rio and it was the one I enjoyed the most. Luana gives you the real history of Little Africa that you can’t find on google. I enjoyed every second and only wished I had brought my family as well. The city was gorgeous from Luanas point of view and I learned so much in such a small amount of time.
If you are only doing one Airbnb experience in Rio, let it be this one. I did this tour on my last day in Rio and it was the one I enjoyed the most. Luana gives you the real histor…
Jessica
December 2020
Luana was great. She was very knowledgeable in what she does and highly recommend this when with her in Rio. She made the experience both fun, and safe. Will certainly do this again when returning to Rio.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

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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