We took the Favela Santa Marta Tour today and absolutely loved it. It was a great 2 hours of walking down through the Favela and seeing how beautiful and amazing this area is. Our tour guide was Thiago - and he was brilliant. He has lived all his life in Santa Marta and was a "superstar" throughout the Favela. Everyone knew him and he was able to easily answer all our questions. Pedro translated to English for us and was also amazing. Very friendly and very easy to understand. I would definitely recommend doing this tour if you go to Rio. It gives a much better understanding of the area - rather than just visiting it alone. Thank you so much !!!!