Rio Favela Experience & Hike + Brazilian juice tasting

Product ID: 72835

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Key Details
5 hours
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Live Guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

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What You'll Do
  • Hike to a breathtaking view point of Ipanema, Copacabana, Lagoa, Rocinha (Favela)
  • Learn about the Favela Community and its social projects
  • Interact with the locals
  • Enjoy a bite to eat and a juice at a quality restaurant
Immerse yourselves in a vibrant hillside community in Rio de Janeiro. You adventure through the Atlantic rainforest to the top of the most photographed mountain in the city and learn about the social projects that are transforming the community.
What to Expect
You meet in a centrally located meeting point in Ipanema, where the trilingual (English, Portuguese, Spanish) will detail the activity. Then hop on the local bus as the community members do everyday and make your way to the base of Vidigal.

After you get oriented and meet the local community guide, you take one of two transports up the hill. The first being for the thrill seekers (most common) the motorcycle taxi ride that winds up through the community, or the second option of a local van, either one is perfectly fine. The first spot is the internationally acclaimed social project, Sitié, an urban revitalization garden project that has helped transform this part of the community. You learn about the story and see both the good and the bad.

After, you walk up to the trail head and hike through the Atlantic rainforest (50 minutes up, medium-high intensity) up to an extraordinary view point. Along the way the guide discusses the history of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the construction methods, and you get a perspective of a real Brazil microcosm. After making it to the top and admiring the views of the Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema, Lagoa, Copacabana, the West Zone, and the surrounding mountain range, you make your way down to a special restaurante for a snack.

This restaurant, Bar da Lage, will give you an impression of the up and coming part of the community. After a traditional snack and juice you will weave in and out of the small streets of the favela that make it so unique. Here you will see how these locals live together and why they have become such a close nit community.

Then after reaching the bottom, you hop on a bus, and make your way back to the meeting point in Ipanema, really taking in the contrasting realities within Rio de Janeiro. 
What's Included
  • Trilingual local guide
  • Açaí tasting
  • Transporation from a centrally located meeting point
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic Drinks (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Lunch
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Praça General Osório, Ipanema, in front of the main metro entrance. (Rua Visconde de Pirajá 61, Ipanema) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
• Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather (heavy rain, flooding, thunder and lightening), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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Product ID: 72835