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Favela Santa Marta Tour

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Favela Santa Marta Tour
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“michael jackson”(25 reviews)
“eye opening”(8 reviews)
“felt safe”(11 reviews)
On this tour we will go to the top of the favela using the cable car of Santa Marta ( inclined plane ), together with the residents where the tourists will feel the atmosphere of the favela doing a tour through the street and alleys where the local...more
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Rua Sao Clemente, 307. Botafogo. | Shell Gas Station corner Rua da Matriz, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-007, Brazil
+55 21 99177-9459
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend everyone to visit the favela. It is a must if you are in Rio de Janeiro!

Thank almahagen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was absolutely amazing! It really broadened my perspective on the favela, especially visiting the kindergarten was very beautifull! The guide was great, and we felt safe at all times (wouldn't gone there without the guide though) Probably my favourite thing to have done...More

Thank Elisa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience in the favelas of Santa Marta with Felipe as a guide was great. I was wanting to get nearer to the reality of those people, to try to understand how they got there and how they live, what are the real danger and...More

Thank Eloïse C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elias Dudre took me up to the favela of Dona Marta. He showed me the history of the place and how it has moved on. The tourism brings money to the community that funds schools and community centres. This was the favela Michael Jackson chose...More

Thank Shuheb
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Had the best time with wonderful people!!! Highly recommend taking in this cultural experience!!!! The people and the culture are second to none and you need to have some coxinha. Muito bem!!

Thank Naustradamus
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I really want to visit Rio next year to do volunteering, but all advice is that favela's should be avoided and this is also the advice of the FCO. As this is advice of FCO I would not be covered by insurance. Nonetheless, I really...More

Thank AnnetteB2338
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Inadmissible to evaluate people with 3 stars, not to do our tour, hear from outsiders and ask questions around here disqualifying us? We have email. ask us and do not evaluate here if you did not participate in our experiences. As TripAdvisor allows this review.

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This tour was one of the best experiences I had in Rio. Thiago and Filipe were very kind and make us discover the favela and its history, it was special to meet and talk to local people. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone...More

Thank Thibaut R
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you for visiting our favela. Check back often!!! All tourists who visit our tour do not pay more when they return to Brazil and want to do the tour again.

Reviewed August 14, 2018

I booked this trip from the U.K. and the organising of it, direct with Thiago, was smooth as silk. Hotel pick up went well and the info given by Filipe was clear and helpful. Through no fault of the tour group, we had to cut...More

Thank davemartin3
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

How fortunate to receive such a comment. A tour that was rescheduled and that was made the most of this wonderful family. It is gratifying, stimulating and full of happiness that I thank you very much for the words. Even in the fight it is...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Felipe was a young guide, english speacking. We like the way he presented the topic. We felt safe and enjoyed the toor.

Thank Stivy T
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you for your visit. Check back often. Our team has the best professionals.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Today we had a great tour in the Santa Marta favela. Great guide. Young guy of 23 named Felipe (not sure). He was informative and managed a tour with us in the pouring rain. Can be highly recommended to do this tour.

Thank Ulla V
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thanks for the comments. Very nice to know that the experience of visiting a favela was one of the best programs in Rio. Always come back.

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We organize private and group tours. the private value is different.
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June 28, 2018|
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I'm so sorry just saw you message . Don't know if it's to late but the number is +55 21 991 30 5505 his name is Elias you can contact him via whatsapp