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The favelas of Rio are well known for all the wrong reasons. Join this Rio de Janeiro tour to see this area which never makes it into the tourist brochures but is full of life, diversity, history, and community. 

Understand the culture and essence of Favelas like a local.


  • Discover one of Rio's favelas, Santa Marta, and meet locals from the community
  • See the first peacemaking unit (UPP) of the Rio 2016 safety program
  • Understand the favela’s history and current improvements
  • See where one of Michael Jackson’s music video was filmed
  • Marvel at views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo area from Michael Jackson’s lookout

What to Expect

It's no secret that Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Blessed with an incredibly stunning natural setting, Rio is famous for just how drop dead gorgeous it is. It's also just as famous for its poverty and often misunderstood shantytowns known as favelas.

This Rio favela tour will give you a local look into the real Rio, from its beautiful vistas to one of its favelas, made famous in Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ music video.

Accompanied by your local guide, step into the Santa Marta favela, and take a walk through the community. Meet locals and hear stories about what life is really like here. Navigate the narrow alleys, learn about local life, and dispel some of the myths surrounding these vibrant communities.

In the heart of it all are some of the most stunning views in the city. We'll take a moment and stop so you can take it all in - Guanabara Bay and Botafogo look best from up here. Now is a great opportunity to reflect on your favela tour and ask your local guide any questions you may have.

You've just experienced the real Rio - there's no turning back now!


Local english speaking guide


Personal shops
Tips for your guide

Additional Info

Comfortable shoes

Departure Point

Meeting point:
Copacabana Palace Hotel, Avenida Atlântica, 1702 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22021-001 (right by the statue outside the hotel).

Departure Time

13:30 hrs


2.5 hours

Return Details

Ending point:
Copacabana Palace Hotel


Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

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