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The Favela Adventure

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highlights
  • Visit Michael Jackson’s lookout for magnificent views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo
  • Discover Santa Marta, one of the best favelas of Rio
  • Understand the favela’s history and current improvements
  • Learn more about favela’s history
The favelas of Rio are well known for all the wrong reasons. Join this Rio de Janeiro tour to see this area which never makes it into the tourist brochures but is full of life, diversity, history, and community.

It's no secret that Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Blessed with an incredibly stunning natural setting, Rio is famous for just how drop dead gorgeous it is. It's also just as famous for its poverty and often misunderstood shantytowns known as favelas.

This Rio favela tour will give you a local look into the real Rio, from its beautiful vistas to one of its favelas, made famous in Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ music video.

Accompanied by your local guide, step into the Santa Marta favela, and take a walk through the community. Meet locals and hear stories about what life is really like here. Navigate the narrow alleys, learn about local life, and dispel some of the myths surrounding these vibrant communities.

In the heart of it all are some of the most stunning views in the city. We'll take a moment and stop so you can take it all in - Guanabara Bay and Botafogo look best from up here. Now is a great opportunity to reflect on your favela tour and ask your local guide any questions you may have.

You've just experienced the real Rio - there's no turning back now! 
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Excellent
Mr. Farhan C. At
5 - Excellent
“Daniel provided an excellent tour! He was very knowledgeable of Brazil's citizens in favelas. I am glad I went on this tour!”
Excellent
Ms. Erica I. At
5 - Excellent
“Fantastic Tour!”
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide and transportation.
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for your local guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 2-2.5 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Get a PDF file with detailed trip information: Download Trip Notes for The Favela Adventure
Good to know Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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