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Favela Santa Marta Tour

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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About Favela Santa Marta Tour
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 story is told together with the story of famous people that came here as Queen Elizabeth II , Michael Jackson , Madonna , Vin Diesel , Hugh Jackman ( Wolverine ) , Alicia Keys , Bradley Cooper , Spike Lee among others. The top of the favela has a panoramic view of the city, where you see the Christ Redeemer , Sugar Loaf, Praia de Botafogo, Lagoa Rodrigues de Freitas and the entire district of Botafogo. We met at the Shell gas station located at the corner of Calle San Clemente and Rua da Matriz in Botafogo. Inside the station is a shop called "Select", which we found near the store for easy identification, at the scheduled time.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience A real eye opener about life and how everybody lives a different life and their daily struggles. Our guide Felipe was amazing, very patient and didn't rush the tour. He explained everything so well including the history and how that has impacted...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bodz27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this tous to see how the poor or less fortunate live in rio. When most people think about rio, they think about the beach or copacabana. Just be advised that rio is a beautiful country but all of the people that live...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank oshyiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most informative, educational, truthful and affirming tour I have ever taken. Our guide Filip was full of knowledge of his own experience of growing up in a favela and was clearly liked and respected. There was no pressure to contribute financially to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cassyparis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this online in the morning of the tour and it turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Rio. The guide was excellent, throughly knowledgable and respectful to his surroundings. It was clear that many of the residents knew him quite...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Debs186346
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

We did all the usual Rio highlights such as christ and sugar loaf and loved them, however we equally enjoyed this Favela tour! Our guide Philip was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. We felt safe throughout the trip and found it really interesting. The owner of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank N1917BGjamest
Reviewed July 20, 2019

This trip was excellent, the guide Fillipe was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the favela and explained the politics and how the favela works. We visited a nursery school, the community offices as well as going into a home and also the Michael Jackson monument...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Joanne S
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

That was an absolute genuine and amazing experience. We had a faboloys guide with excellent English skills and a deep knowledge of the Favela and communities in general as he grew up in one. Very honest and genuine. Thank you for that fascinating insight and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TaraK1064
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Filipe and Thiago were great tour guides. Filipe answered every question we had about life in the favela. We felt safe at all times and happily walked through the favela learning about its history. It was also great to see that respect for the people...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank amandawp
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

We did this on a really rainy day and it was a good wet weather activity (just wear a raincoat)! The guide Felipe was really good - offered lots of insights and was obviously passionate about the community. We visited a kindergarten (take some small...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nicky P
Reviewed May 13, 2019

I joined the tour with my wife and my two children (15 and 10). Great experience for them and for us We understood much better the Favelas and the brazilian social and political system And part of the fee goes to support local initiatives like...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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