1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro (state)
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Botafogo

Favela Santa Marta Tour with a Local Guide

Product ID: 140271
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Experience an authentic favela tour in Rio de Janeiro. Learn about the local culture with a local tour guide who actually lives in the favela and visit amazing places with breathtaking views.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
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  • Visit one of the most beautiful favelas of Rio de Janeiro
  • Join a tour with a local guide who knows everything about the favela culture and history
  • See places with amazing views to take great pictures
  • Shop at the many local shops found in the Favela Santa Marta
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Take an opportunity to catch a glimpse of life in the favelas on this guided tour. Your guide is a local from Santa Marta, who will be able to share you with you an authentic perspective of the beautiful favela they call home.

Using the Santa Marta cable car, your guide will take you to the top of the favela. From here you will get to witness one of the best panoramic views of the city. Spot Christ the Redeemer, the Sugar Loaf, Praia de Botafogo, Lagoa Rodrigues de Freitas and the entire district of Botafogo.

Then explore the streets and alleys held dear by both residents and the many famous visitors to Favela Santa Marta alike, from Queen Elizabeth II to Michael Jackson. Stroll through the favela, seeing the best sights and stopping at many of the local artisan shops along the way.
  • Walking tour
  • Local tour guide and translator
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet at the Shell gas station located at the corner of Rua São Clemente 307 with Rua da Matriz, at Botafogo. At the station there is a store named "Select", we meet close to the store for easier identification, at the time scheduled.

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Important information
Know before you go
• If the Santa Marta Cable Car is not running on the day of your tour, the ride to the top of the favela will be done by foot with the guide, or you may choose to take a cab up (around BRL 10,00)
• Please bring some money with you if you wish to purchase any souvenirs or food and drink from local shops
• The tour will run with any weather, please dress according to the climate
• Wearing sneakers is recommended as there is walking involved

From US$ 29.19 per person

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Favela Santa Marta Tour

Product ID: 140271