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Favela Top Tour

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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-153, Brazil
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

Today, thanks to our driver Julio, we made a most interesting tour through Favela Santa Marta. What a wonderful experience! Mario was our guide: he was born in the favela and still lives there with his family. He is so proud about his community, knows...More

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Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

thank you so much!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mario was very welcoming and the tour was fun and informative. Santa Marta Favella was the highlight of our tour in Rio. Come prepaired with good walking shoes and an open mind.

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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Mario made my family and I feel so comfortable during our tour of the Santa Marta Favela. He was able to give us some history about the favelas and he even invited us into his home to look at the amazing view from his porch....More

Thank Deja M
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Mario took us through every bit of Santa Marta. He was very knowledgeable and detailed in his tour of the Favela. He made us feel comfortable and safe walking the streets of Santa Marta. He even welcomed us inside of his own home. We ate...More

1  Thank Nick L
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed April 1, 2018

Me and my brother did this trip while they was a big war going on. We felt safe but you can see the tension from all the police there. Still a great tour as you get to guy things and give back to the favela....More

1  Thank JCasNYC
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

thank you so much!!

Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Our guide, Mario, brought us around the St. Marta favela. Up by cable car, down by the laneways and steps. His English is good and he told us many interesting facts about life and history of the favelas. St.Marta felt very safe and not threatening...More

1  Thank aranhelena
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I visited the Santa Marta favela with Marco, who gave me a two hour private tour. He was a great guide. I would recommend him to anyone. Though his English is limited, we didn’t have trouble communicating and mostly spoke in Spanish which was a...More

2  Thank Matt E
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

We were guided by Mario, an incredible guide who spoke English fluently. Not only did he guide us through the favela that he was born and raised and currently lived in, he went above and beyond by inviting us into his home in Santa Marta...More

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Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

I was warned ahead of my trip to Brazil about the favelas, but how can you truly experience a city without visiting it's beating heart? Well I did and am so happy with my experience. As part of an Urban Adventure tour I met Marco,...More

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Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the hostel of Mario (Favela Top Tour) and it was one of the nicest and most interesting experiences we've ever had. I can recommend it to everybody who wants to see as I would say the real brazil or at least a...More

1  Thank El_Rolando123
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

We had MARIO to guide us at the favela, you go up with the cable car (amazing view from the top) and then stroll down the favela. Great experience, knowledgeable guide and you could really have a sense of beauty and kindness in this not-so-fortunate...More

1  Thank Asaf W
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

thank you so much!!!

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