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

Little Africa And The City Of Samba: Where Dreams Come True
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Last updated: Jul 7, 2020
A note from Little Africa And The City Of Samba: Where Dreams Come True
We follow the rules of the Health Ministry and the Wolrd Health Organization.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 44838P12
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Snacks • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Entry/Admission - Instituto de Pesquisa e Memória Pretos Novos - IPN • Entry/Admission - Cidade Do Samba
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
5h
Departure details
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.
Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil Go to the Hotel Copacabana Palace and wait for the guide.
Ports:
Rio de Janeiro
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Bottled water • Snacks • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Entry/Admission - Instituto de Pesquisa e Memória Pretos Novos - IPN • Entry/Admission - Cidade Do Samba
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
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.
Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil Go to the Hotel Copacabana Palace and wait for the guide.
Ports:
Rio de Janeiro
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Av. Atlântica, 1702
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pedra do Sal
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Cais do Valongo
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Instituto de Pesquisa e Memoria Pretos Novos - IPN
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Cidade Do Samba
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Av. Atlântica, 1702
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    Go to the Hotel Copacabana Palace and wait for the guide.
    See address & details
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Quinn D
3 contributions
Best Tour of Real Rio
Jun 2019 • Couples
Camilo picked us up at our hotel and began to customize our tour based on the places we'd hadn't recently visited. This, led us to feel that he'd taken us on an excellent tour of all our tours in Rio and that was of the Little Africa area of Rio de Janeiro and Samba City. It was fascinating and not something that we would have experienced anywhere else. We were all over and got such rich and heartwrenching history in 5 hours. We parked the car and walked the neighborhoods of Rio; visited Valongo Wharf where 1 mil slaves disembarked ships;the Instituto Pesquisa e Memoria Pretos Novos(the location of a "cemetery" where the remains of newly arrived slaves were discarded);Samba City (where we experienced Carnival); up Morro da Conceição (Conception Hill);the Forteleza da Conceição; Sao Francisca da Prainha Square to see the bronze statue of Mercedes Baptista the 1st Afro-Brazilian ballerina in the Theatro Municipal) where I attempted the same position; and the Hanging Gardens of Valongo. It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with Camilo. He's gentle, knowledgeable, and takes lots of pictures and videos to document your time and shares them with you. We have our own little documentary of the experience.
Written June 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
camilosequeira
Thank You Quinn for your review.
Written July 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susan M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ497 contributions
Don't Miss this Rich History
Jan 2019 • Solo
Camilo picked me up at my home and took me on this excellent tour of the Little Africa area of Rio de Janeiro and Samba City. It was fascinating and not something that I could have put together or done by myself. In one afternoon, we visited Valongo Wharf (where @900,000 slaves disembarked; which was rediscovered and excavated beginning in 2011, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a large warehouse designed by the first Afro-Brazilian engineer, the Instituto Pesquisa e Memoria Pretos Novos (a home turned into a museum after the owners discovered that it sat atop a "cemetery" where the remains of newly arrived slaves were discarded), the Jose Bonifacio Cultural Center (incredible architecture), Samba City (buzzing with activity getting floats ready for Carnival), up Morro da Conceição (Conception Hill) (where you feel as if you have gone back in time to an earlier Rio), the Forteleza da Conceição, views of the harbor, down via the Pedro de Sal (a center of samba and choro music), then to Sao Francisca da Prainha Square to see the bronze statue of Mercedes Baptista (among other accomplishments, the 1st Afro-Brazilian ballerina in the Theatro Municipal), the Igreja de Sao Francisco da Prainha (built on the beach), and then at last the Hanging Gardens of Valongo (built over the site of the former slave market and in need of some gardening). This is not a side of Rio that I'd seen before, and the tourist angle has not been exploited. It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with Camilo as evidenced by the fact that my husband and I went with him to Sitio Burle Marx two days later (another good tour). Camilo also takes lots of pictures and shares them with you.
Written January 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Many thanks Susan, for us the Wowtour Experience is always a pleasure to meet the expectations of our customers. Glad you enjoyed the two tours.
Written March 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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