Catch the opportunity to experience a ceremony of the Candomble, an African-Brazilian religion. It was born from a ritual of African slaves who were taken from their homes in Africa and sent to Brazil for the slave trade.
Attend the Candomblé ceremony, which takes place on sacred grounds
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Experience a unique religious ceremony in the North Zone and rural areas of Rio rarely visited by tourists with a Rio de Janeiro guide. Candomblé is an Afro-Brazilian religion, developed between 1549 and 1888 by African priests who arrived during the height of Brazil’s slave trade. Ceremonies typically take place on weekends, though some houses are open for visitation during off-days to offer a glimpse of the culture and history still present in these traditional homes.
Witness the medic priests invoke Orixás falling into a trance-like state, during the ceremony.
Watch the priests perform dances symbolic of the Orixá's attributes, while others lead songs that celebrate the spirit's deeds.
Eat at a banquet that includes typical African and Brazilian food at the end of the ceremony.
Get a unique opportunity to engage with people who have followed the rich history of this oral tradition.
Candomblé music is an essential part of the ritual, derives from African music and has had a strong influence on other popular Brazilian music styles. The tour will shed light on a lesser-known religion rooted in Brazil’s diverse populations.
A donation will be given to Candomble House.
English-speaking local guide
Know before you go
Private transportation and service for larger groups are available at a different cost.