little africa
rio free Walking Tour


It’s time to explore the docks and  the ‘Little Africa’ region. Learn the history of slavery from and the impact and legacy of Afro culture on Brazilian identity.


Estátua do General, Praça XV

Meeting Point

Olympic Boulevard

Corridor built for the Olympics where the old port area used to be in colonial times

Igreja de Santa Rita

Former African slaves burial place

Praça Mauá

Square next to the Port, where the Museum of Tomorrow and the Rio Art Museum are located

Largo da Prainha

Area of a former beach that was buried, now a stronghold of local bars

Cais do Valongo

The docks where the African slaves used to arrive in the 1800s

Pedra do Sal

Historic site where the Carnaval and some African religions started to spread

Instituto Pretos Novos (Optional paid visit)

The place where the slaves that died before arriving in Brazil were buried, now a Museum. 


(Tips Based)


Duration: 2 hours



A Quick Note About Free Tours:

Free walking tours are a great way to learn about the history and culture of the city for free. Rio Free Walking Tour does not charge for them although you are welcome to tip our guides at the end. Your contribution is their payment. We have no sponsor, it’s not an obligation, and we understand that any money should be voluntarily given. They will never pressure you to tip them but it is the way we can keep showing the city to the visitors.

Want to Join Us?

Save your spot booking by email or WhatsApp or just show up!

It’s easy to find us at the meeting point (General Statue at Praça XV): follow the yellow umbrella !
Check our FAQ for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to the tours?

Comfortable shoes, light clothes, sunblock, sunglasses and bottled water. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your smile !

I have heard Rio is a very dangerous city. Is that true? Can I bring my camera or phone to the tour?

As any big city, Rio is not 100% safe. We recommend to avoid bringing jewerly. Cameras and phones usually are ok. The tour guides are always paying attention to the surroundings but we cannot guarantee 100% safety.

Are the tous cancelled due to bad weather?

Sunny and rainy days, we are waiting for you.

What are the covid-19 safety measures for the Walking Tours?

Wearing face masks during the tours is mandatory.

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