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Little Africa And The City Of Samba: Where Dreams Come True

Visit the most typical places of the first African cultural manifestations in the Americas. Take a new look at the two cultures, African and European, and its legacy in the arts, cuisine, dance and music, highlighting the Carnival.
• Visit the City of Samba, or City of Dreams, an area where the Samba Schools develop the floats that will parade in the Sambodrome
• Understand how celebrations of Catholic and African merged its cultural manifestations and producing the most famous Carnival in the world.
• Visit the current region of the Port, which for decades received thousands of Africans from different ethnic groups, nations, and cultures.
• Visit Pedra do Sal (Salt Stone), where the Community of Remnants of Quilombos is located and considered as Cultural Heritage.
• Get to know Valongo Wharf, the largest African point of entry in the Americas. It has been submitted to UNESCO to become World Heritage.

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5 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Entry/Admission - Instituto de Pesquisa e Memoria Pretos Novos - IPN
    • Entry/Admission - Cidade Do Samba
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Pedra do Sal, Largo Joao da Baiana Saude, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-120 Brazil

    This local is considered Little Africa, one of the places in Rio where the samba was born.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cais do Valongo, Avenida Barao de Tefe Saude, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20220-460 Brazil

    Considered by UNESCO Human Heritage due to its importance to understanding the influence African culture in the Americas

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Instituto de Pesquisa e Memoria Pretos Novos - IPN, Rua Pedro Ernesto 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20220-350 Brazil

    Visiting the cemetery of new blacks, watching a video describing the history of the arriving the Africans in America

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Cidade Do Samba, Rua Rivadavia Correia 60 Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20220-290 Brazil

    The place with twelve pavilions where main samba schools prepare its floats for the carnival parade at the Sambadrome

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Note: Upon request, by a message, we can pick you up and drop you off at your lodging location, including port Cruise, within a 15 km radius of the Meeting Point: Hotel Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702, CEP 22021 001, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.The local supplier will confirm the exact time of your hotel pick-up by Phone or email.Ports
    • Rio de Janeiro
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • We follow the rules of the Health Ministry and the Wolrd Health Organization.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-44838P12

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