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Rio de Janeiro, Favela Santa Marta Tour with a Local Guide

Favela Santa Marta Tour

Discover the culture of Rio de Janeiro on a favela walking tour, guided by a local activist promoting social and cultural development. Marvel at views, visit projects, and immerse in a local experience.

Botafogo Beach

Take an opportunity to catch a glimpse of life in the favelas on this guided tour. Your guide is a local from Santa Marta, who will be able to share you with you an authentic perspective of the beautiful favela they call home. Using the Santa Marta cable car, your guide will take you to the top of the favela. From here you will get to witness one of the best panoramic views of the city. Spot Christ the Redeemer, the Sugar Loaf, Praia de Botafogo, Lagoa Rodrigues de Freitas and the entire district of Botafogo. Then explore the streets and alleys held dear by both residents and the many famous visitors to Favela Santa Marta alike, from Queen Elizabeth II to Michael Jackson. Stroll through the favela, seeing the best sights and stopping at many of the local artisan shops along the way. Discover the guide's home, his family and the projects that Thiago carries out in the favela for children and adults. A tour that really helps the favela with activities. Be careful with fake tours that harm the place.

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Duration 2.5 hours

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Spanish, Portuguese, English

from € 31.21 per person
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About this experience

  • 2 starting location options:
  • R. São Clemente, 307, Favela Tour Santa Marta
  • Cable car
  • (20 minutes)
  • View point
  • Photo stop, Scenic views on the way (15 minutes)
  • Michael Jackson Square
  • Guided tour, Walk (25 minutes)
  • Local restaurant
  • Aperitif, Beer, Shopping, Local snacks (15 minutes)
  • Beco do Argeu
  • Cocktail, Guided tour, Shopping, Welcome refreshments (25 minutes)
  • Visitor center
  • Visit (20 minutes)
  • Secret stop
  • Sightseeing, Walk, Hiking (20 minutes)
  • 2 drop-off locations:
  • R. São Clemente, 307, Favela Tour Santa Marta
  • Main stop
  • Other stop
  • For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Highlights
  • Visit the favela with one of the most beautiful views in Rio de Janeiro
  • Join a tour with a local guide who knows everything about the favela culture and history
  • See places with amazing views to take great pictures
  • visit several local craft stores and social projects.
  • Visit the guide's house, meet his family and get a free drink
  • Includes
  • Walking tour of Favela
  • Free drink
  • Local resident guide
  • Lookout with a view of the city
  • Visit to the guide's home
  • Visit to a community daycare center
  • Visit to handicraft shops
  • Visit to the Residents' Association
  • Transportation
  • Tips
  • No food is available on this tour. There is a pub available where you can purchase your own food
  • Tips
  • Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with altitude sickness
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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