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Favela Tour Experience
- 2 hours to 2.5 hours
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The favelas of Rio are well known for all the wrong reasons. Join this Rio De Janiero tour to see this area which never makes it into the tourist brochures but is full of life, diversity, history, and community.
* Experience the reality of life in the favela shantytowns
* See the first peacemaking unit (UPP) of the Rio 2016 safety program
* Understand the favela’s history and current improvements
* 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.
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 the glistening Guanabara Bay are the city’s vast, and often misunderstood, shantytowns known as favelas.
This Rio de Janeiro tour will give you a unique insider’s 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. 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. Navigate 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 will steal your heart forever