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Favela Santa Marta Tour
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$70.00*
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Santa Marta Favela Walking Tour
Ranked #21 of 525 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Yesterday me and my wife visited favela Santa Marta with 2 guys - Thiago and Pedro. We are already 1 month in Rio and it was one of the most interesting places here. Thiago was born in Santa Marta and knows everything about favela. Pedro helped him with translation.This is historical place which was extremely dangerous only 4 years ago. Now it is absolutely safe and it is a victory of goverment and usual people. Thiago showed to us most significant places related with celebrities (Michael Jackson), with drug traffic and so on. Also we visited his house and he prepared fantastic Caipirinha for me. Finally, I think it is a good idea take this excursion by reason of a quality of sightseeing, not about safety. We remember a phrase of Thiago: "Now you are leaving a favela. Be careful with cameras, hide them" :)

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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013
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Obrigado. Realmente o tour com guia bilingue com vocês foi ótimo. Fizemos um belo atendimento e caipirinha que realmente foi só elogio. Alem de recebermos parabens pelo Tour, recebemos muitos elogios como a melhor caipirinha do Rio.
Volte sempre amigo. Obrigado.

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