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Explore national roots with a scholar

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 41 reviews.Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Thaís Rosa

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Reflect on Afro-Brazilian heritage and its cultural impact

Join me for a special opportunity to learn more about Afro-Brazilian history. We’ll visit the place where millions of African slavers arrived in Brazil. The region was a former slave market in the 17th century and it was one of the largest ones in the Americas. We’ll explore the region known as Little Africa—where samba was born, the Quilombos were formed, and much more.
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/ person
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Meet your host, Thaís Rosa

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I have my master’s in Social Memory, and have researched the Quilombos communities for more than five years. I developed Connecting Territories, which has the purpose of connecting people to the heritage and memory of Afro-Brazilian history, in addition to traditional communities such as Quilombos and urban populations. I love samba and the many cultures in Brazil.
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Where you'll be

We’ll meet at the Rio Art Museum and then visit the Morro da Conceição neighborhood, Pedra do Sal, Largo da Prainha, the Valongo Wharf, and the Cemetery of New Blacks. We’ll also be able to view the street art in the city.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Christian
February 2020
Wunderbare Erfahrung mit Thaís Rosa in einem sensiblen Thema, welches u.a. die aktuelle Regierung gerne unter den Teppich kehren würde. Thaís Rosa erklärt kritisch und sensibel die Zusammenhänge. Sehr empfehlenswerte Tour mit einer Experten wie ihr!
Wunderbare Erfahrung mit Thaís Rosa in einem sensiblen Thema, welches u.a. die aktuelle Regierung gerne unter den Teppich kehren würde. Thaís Rosa erklärt kritisch und sensibel die…
Tessa
February 2020
Thaís was super knowledgeable and made everyone feel welcome! I definitely would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to learn more about important Brazilian culture
Tiziana
February 2020
really enjoyed this experience with Thaís! it was extremely insightful and the best tour i’ve done in Rio. Thandís is very knowledgeable and a great storyteller. I think everyone who visita Rio should do this tour:)
Jamie
February 2020
I had an AMAZING experience with Thais! As we walked through Little Africa, she showed maps and pictures that correlated with the locations to provide better understanding. Where applicable, Thais drew similarities between locations and people in Little Africa to those in the United Sates, which gave me better context. Our conversations were very insightful I was thoroughly impressed with her passion and knowledge of this important place. The Africans contributions make up a lot of what we love about Rio, and Thais does a wonderful job of conveying that. This tour was the best part of my trip! I would definitely Thais and all she has to offer!
I had an AMAZING experience with Thais! As we walked through Little Africa, she showed maps and pictures that correlated with the locations to provide better understanding. Where a…
Sheena
November 2019
My host Luana was awesome! She is a teacher and extremely knowledgeable about black history in little Africa. She was patient when I got lost and you can tell that she is connected with the neighborhood. She explores areas that I wouldn't have been able to find on my own. I will suggest this tour to anyone that wants an authentic experience.
My host Luana was awesome! She is a teacher and extremely knowledgeable about black history in little Africa. She was patient when I got lost and you can tell that she is connected…
Maria
May 2019
The tour is great, Thaís Rosa is very knowledgeable, we visited many places I wouldn’t think of going to myself and explained in length what they were and their historical significance, something that is hard to learn on one’s own. Amazing experience!
The tour is great, Thaís Rosa is very knowledgeable, we visited many places I wouldn’t think of going to myself and explained in length what they were and their historical signific…

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

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