Little Africa Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour

This is our Little Africa Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour that is still unknown by most people. Embark on your discovery on a historic walk through the sites of memory of the African Heritage Circuit, visiting sensitive sites of memory such as the Valongo Warf where millions of Africans who arrived on the 1800s.

Stop at the archaeological sites of Pedra do Sal, one of the samba cradles, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site for the Transatlantic Slavery Trade in Rio’s port area and visit the slave cemetery and the Institute of New Blacks.

Little Africa Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour Description:

The Little-Known History of Little Africa in Rio de Janeiro’s Port is about Over four million Africans who were brought to Brazil as enslaved along the 300 years of slavery in the country.

The city of Rio was the world’s largest African slave market in the Nineteenth Century. One out of five enslaved of the modern era in the world step into Rio. Not by chance, today more than half of Brazilians identify themselves as black.

Samba, carnival, food, music and religion, African culture is everywhere in Brazil. This Walking Tour covers the impact of the African diaspora and its legacy in Brazil.

Moreover, in our Little Africa Walking Tour, you’ll get to know the highlights of Saúde Neighborhood, in fact, the headquarter of all of our visited sites. Therefore, Morro da Conceição, Cais do Valongo, Pedra do Sal, Largo de São Francisco da Prainha, Praça Mauá, Rio Art Museum, street art galleries… are all at Saúde.

Duration: 3 hours
Available: Everyday


  • Learn about Brazilian African Diaspora
  • Visit archeological sites
  • What is unique about this route? The Afro Brazilian heritage


  • Bilingual Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Under Request)


  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above.

Please Note:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers


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