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history walk

Samba Soul tour

history walk

Samba Soul tour

4 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Spanish
history walk

Samba Soul tour

history walk

Samba Soul tour

4 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Spanish

What you'll do

Let's walk through the history of Samba, following the steps of this rhythm symbol of Rio cultural identity, icon of local african heritage and afro-brazilian resistance. Visiting the main cultural spots as Cinelandia and the Mauá Square, we talk about how the portuary culture developed carnaval as a political party and samba as a afro-brazilian identity. Walk with us through the Portuary Zone to see the biggest open-air street art gallery and learn about cultural resistance at Pedra do Sal, icon of africanity in Rio. Let yourself vibrate with Carnaval magic doing some steps and taking pictures with the colorful costumes at City of Samba, headquarters of the Samba Schools. The main idea is that you enjoy the stories that made Samba the soul of our lovely city. We want you to feel safe, confident and relax while we are going through the downtown area of the marvelous city. We walk and use public transportation as subway and VLT tram. This way, we can greatly reduce the impact of our tourism activities and have a healthier experience.

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  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your host

Learn more about Fabiana

Fabiana

I am a historian and professional tour guide. "Carioca", born and raised in downtown Rio de Janeiro, I dedicated my entire life to understand brazilian history, politics, cultural heritage, specially afro brazilian culture. In 2010 I got my masters degree in Social History. Since then, as a host on AIRBNB, I developed culture tours to share my passion with the guests, welcoming hundreds of people from different nationalities. Samba is the music of the carnaval and the soundtrack of my life. Now, I am doing my PHD about history of carnaval and urban studies at Fluminense Federal University. These tours are an amusing way to communicate and conect my scholar research and travel experience, my interests on music, architecture and popular art, my job as tour guide and my natural talent as a storyteller.

What's included

Tickets
City of Samba tickets + Public Transportation tickets
Transport
We use Public Transportation on this tour. Included: subway 1-way ticket + tram 2-way ticket

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Where you'll be

* Meeting point: Cardeal Arcoverde Metro Station - Copacabana * Cinelândia Square: cultural and political spot on downtown Rio * Mauá Square: the main portuary square * Pedra do Sal: the birthplace of carioca samba * Kobra´s Ethnics Mural: explore the biggest street art galley * City of Samba: feel the carnaval experience * São Francisco da Prainha Square: end of the tour, enjoy the samba atmosphere

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Confortable shoes, hat and sunglasses
Fabiana
Samba Soul tour
4 reviews
£45/person
4 reviews
£45/person