African Heritage: Gastronomy and Musicality Experience

6 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 14
Mobile ticket


This experience allows people to experience a unique moment, immersing themselves in flavors, aromas, sounds and behaviors of a very old culture that is a direct part of the history of Brazil, with all its ethnic mixes rescuing the gastronomic identity and the music of a people and still unknown by many.


  • Afro-Brazilian gastronomy tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Pedra do Sal

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Church of N Sra do Rosario e Sao Benedito dos Homens Pretos, Rua Uruguaiana 77 Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-094 Brazil

Discover one of the oldest spaces of resistance of the black community created by the centenary brotherhood of the black men.

Visit the Black Museum of the Church, which houses relics preserved by the brotherhood.

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Boulevard Olimpico, Praca Maua, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-240 Brazil

We will contemplate the art of Eduardo Kobra, the largest mural of graffiti in the world, admiring aspects of ancestral ethnic groups, very old cultures that are directly and indirectly part of the history of Brazil.

Stop At: Instituto de Pesquisa e Memoria Pretos Novos - IPN, Rua Pedro Ernesto 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20220-350 Brazil

We will visit the archaeological site, the permanent exhibition of the bones of Africans discovered in the place and we will be surprised with the impact of these to the understanding of the slave period in Brazil.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Cais do Valongo, Avenida Barao de Tefe Saude, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20220-460 Brazil

We will visit the Historical Site of the Pier of Valongo and the region known as Little Africa, we will learn its history and traditions and importance for the history of humanity.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Morro da Conceicao, Travessa do Liceu Saúde, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-180 Brazil

We will meet the remaining community of Quilombo Pedra do Sal, a place of cultural resistance, fundamental for the survival of Afro-descendants and the preservation of their heritage, where the Cariocas proudly celebrate their rich Afro-Brazilian legacy with weekly outdoor samba sessions.

Stop At: Pedra do Sal, R. Tia Ciata Largo do João da Baiana - Saúde, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-040 Brazil

Immersion in the rich African cultural heritage in Rio -

Highlighting the gastronomy, with tasting of typical dishes of the Afro-Brazilian and Yoruba cuisine, very common in the daily practice of religions of African origin.

Musicality - a percussion workshop, with an instructor and drummer from the African continent, let's focus on this culture that influences people to this day.

Duration: 3 hours

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not suitable for people with food restrictions
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • In addition to the aforementioned actions, we are committed to adopting and complying with the basic and specific safety protocols adopted by WHO, and we are certified by the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil with the Responsible, Clean and Safe Trism Seal.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
September 2022

I chose this tour to get the history and heritage of the Afro-Brazilian prospective. Isabella (tour guide) more than met my expectations. It was a good overall lesson on the Afrocentric culture here In Brazil for both past and present. The lunch that we had was delicious! Thanks for sharing the d...

March 2021

I had a wonderful time. This was a new and rewarding experience. The food and overall atmosphere was great.

September 2023

Isabelle is the best! Anyone who loves history and wants to have a better context of Rio and its culture should take this tour! Our guide was on time, she was very easy to communicate with and even helped us organize our transfer from the airport to our hotel before we arrived in Rio. When you...

September 2022

Isabella's ability to make history fascinating and to assure that you fully know what you are witnessing at the moment is what I value most about the excursion. I perceive Isabella's presentation to be more like that of a friend sharing in-depth history than that of a standard tour guide repeatin...

September 2022

This is a must do excursion. We had a wonderful experience learning about African heritage. Our tour guide Isabella was friendly, amazing and knowledgeable. She takes great pictures!!! I highly recommend you guys asked for her by name. She also gave us a guide to the best restaurants and lounges ...

Woodley A
August 2022

I don't even know where to begin.. That's how blown away I am with the love I now have for Rio de Janeiro! First off, I'd love to give a round of applause to our host and travel professional Isabella who designed a trip to Rio catered to me and my friends' liking. She sought out what we were t...

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