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Corcovado, Christ Statue and Favela tour
- 4 hours
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- *Approx package price
Visit three of Brazil's most heavy hitting icons in one day on this Rio De Janiero tour. 1. Christ the Redeemer. 2. Favelas 3. Corcovado. This could just be the ultimate, big city travel hack!
* Experience the reality of life in the favela shantytowns
* Visit one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World
* Admire the 360 degree views from the base of the Statue of Christ
* See where Michael Jackson’s music video was filmed
* Marvel at views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo area from Michael Jackson’s lookout
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Rio De Janeiro Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Light clothes, hat and suncreens.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Blessed with the most stunning natural setting, Rio de Janeiro is a city that is as famous for its beauty as it is for its poverty. Stretching up into the mountains that hug glistening Guanabara Bay are the city’s vast, and often misunderstood, shantytowns known as favelas.
This tour of Rio de Janeiro will give you a unique insiders view 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. Kick the tour off with a birds-eye-view of the city at the base of the Statue of Christ. This enormous white statue keeps constant watch over Rio, offering sweeping 360 degree views of the city’s natural wonders: beaches, lagoons, forests, bays and mountains that seem to rise from the ocean.
It’s no wonder that the ‘cristo’ statue was recently selected as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Soak up the views, pick out some of Rio’s most famous sights, and snap a must-have picture before getting a very different view of the city.
Next, it’s time to trade in this tourist icon for something less visited, and step into the Santa Marta favela. Accompanied by your local guide, wander through the community, meeting the people who live here and seeing the places made famous in the Michael Jackson video. Stroll the narrow alleys, learn about local life and dispel some of the myths about these vibrant communities.
In the heart of the favela, take a moment to admire the breathtaking views over Guanabara Bay and Botafogo area from Michael Jackson’s lookout. For anyone wishing to experience the real Rio you simply can’t miss this experience. From beautiful vistas and iconic locations, to some of the communities that have helped make this city the melting pot that it is, you’re sure to find Rio a captivating and complex place that can steal your heart forever.