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 private 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 own local guide, you'll 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!
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Favela Group Tour Experience.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation during tour.
Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your local guide.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.