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“an amazing experience”

Favela Santa Marta Tour
Ranked #23 of 475 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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
“an amazing experience”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

I've been to Santa Marta before but Thiago make it all really interesting as he is a local and could explained all the details about this truly unforgettable experience. He is really friendly and make good caipirinhas after the tour. This is def a must go when in Rio, even if you are a gringo or not. :)

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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thanks for your visit to Santa Marta. Check back often and thanks for preferably a tour with a favela resident rather than external exploration companies.
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Amazing experience. Everybody should do it independent on their nationality. Thiago is really friendly and even offered us caipirinha at his place!

Visited December 2013
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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Muito muito obrigado pela preferencia.Thanks for your visit to Santa Marta. Check back often and thanks for preferably a tour with a favela resident rather than external exploration companies.
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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
“Recommended”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

It was a great tour! I learned a lot about how life is from their point of view. Very thankful for the experience and the tour guide Thiago is an amazing person.

Visited December 2013
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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
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Obrigado pela recomentação. Ficamos sempre felizes com os otimos comentários dos turistas que por aqui passaram.
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1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

It was an amazing experience! I loved everything an the food was delicious!!!! The tour guide, thiago, was really nice and explained everything. I would recomend this experience to all of my friends.

Visited December 2013
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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
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Obrigado Camila. Foi um prazer ter você aqui em nossa favela. Volte sempre e obrigado pelos ótimos comentários.
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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Great Experience”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

I am glad I did the favela tour in Santa Marta on my last day in South America. The experience was simply awesome! Thanks to Thiago and Pedro!

Visited December 2013
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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
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Tifanny foi super bacana caminhar com vc e mais ainda é receber esses ótimos comentários do nosso tour. Volte sempre. Nossa favela estará de braços abertos para você. Obrigado
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