Uncover Hidden Tales: Rio’s Little Africa In-App Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1.3km
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Duration 40m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Unlock Gamboa's secrets with In-App Audio Tour
  • See the Valongo Wharf's somber past
  • Feel samba's pulse at Pedra do Sal
  • Discover MAR's local art representations
  • Admire Kobra’s mural of unity
Dive into the heart of Gamboa with the 'Rio’s Little Africa' In-App Audio Tour, perfect for history enthusiasts eager to experience the cultural depths of Rio de Janeiro’s port area. Guided by the locals' voice, the listener will embark on a solo journey through time, exploring the rich African heritage that permeates the streets of Gamboa. Trace the steps of the past where, centuries ago, African ancestors stepped off ships onto new lands, and discover how their legacy lives on today in the vibrant community of Little Africa. Starting at the acclaimed MAR Museum at Praça Mauá, home to stunning art pieces, the route threads through historical lanes filled with street art all the way to Pedra do Sal, the birthplace of samba. Alongside, indulge in the intricate tales that shaped Rio’s history, from the Valongo Wharf, a port of arrival for African slaves, to the cobblestone streets that set the stage for cultural revolutions. The tour culminates in front of Kobra's Mural Painting, a modern homage to global indigenous cultures. The audio guide leads listeners to engage with the sights, sounds, and soul of the area. Remembered encounters with historic landmarks and captivating art installations ensure a lasting impression, while explorations through areas such as the Old Valongo Wharf and Pedra do Sal square promise authentic connections to the past. An optional walk off the beaten track to taste a traditional Caipirinha, complemented by the sensory pleasure of a native Brazilian Paineira tree, adds to a day rich in cultural learning and personal discovery.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
MAR Museum at Praça Mauá
Kobra's Mural Painting

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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