I’ll show you around the Saúde neighborhood (Little Africa) and teach you about its complex history. The area is really rich in cultural diversity and this has had a huge impact on musical traditions. Incorporating elements from African music was one of the key elements in developing the world-famous rhythm of Samba music. While we explore, I’ll tell you the fascinating story of how an entire genre was created in this one tiny part of the city. You’ll learn just how it grew to be an essential part of Brazil’s culture. The last stop will be at Pedra do Sal - Salt Stone, with a local outdoor live music of Samba. It´s our authentic local experience that happens every monday and friday.
I graduated from law school and worked for five years as a tax consultant at PwC and Dtt dealing with expats from all over the world. Back in 2012, I decided to quit and follow my dream of opening up Samba Green hostel. I ran by my own for a few years when I could realize how amazing is to welcome travelers into my country and introducing them to the best spots in Rio. Now, after getting a tour guide licence and graduate from a MBA in “Rio de Janeiro City History” I feel ready to provide you the real Rio de Janeiro experience and the coolest vibe on earth. I also provide the following experiences on airbnb : Secluded Beaches Off The Beaten Track; Christ & Sugar Loaf; Local Carnival Style; Old Town Walking Tours & Fun Happy Hour.
We’ll visit the Cais do Valongo—or “Valongo wharf”—and learn about the area’s important history. We will end up in Pedra do Sal, meaning “rock of salt,” which is considered the birthplace of Samba in Rio de Janeiro. On Mondays and Fridays, it’s a great place to catch live Samba performances, too.
Avoid Uber or taxi , to get to the downtown the easiest way is by underground. In this way we avoid the traffic Jam.