A walk telling the Little-Known History of Little Africa in the Port Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Little Africa is the historic home of the Afro-Brazilian community in the Port Region of Rio de Janeiro. The region became known as Little Africa after the slave trade became illegal in Brazil in 1831 (although the abolition of slavery did not happen until 50 years later). Between 1850 and 1920, freed slaves remained working in the region. Also notice the contrast with the new Mauá Square a gift from the Olympic legacy that has changed the life of the Cariocas forever, creating a new pole of entertainment and culture.

4 Hours Available on request Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Carnaval Backstage Ticket 
  • Little Africa Circuit & Olympic Boulevard;

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals 
  • Drinks
What makes this tour special
  • 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


  • This tour does not include transportation to the meeting point, you can request round-trip transportation separately in the reservation.
  • The specific departure/meeting point time for this tour will be determined upon confirmation.
  • Only in the event of natural phenomena such as frosts, storms and very strong winds will the tour be canceled / rescheduled.
  • Camera, sunglasses, hat, water, comfortable shoes, layered clothing suitable for the climate are recommended.
  • Bring a bottle of water.
Pickup point
Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brasil View on Map