Favela Santa Marta Walking Tour

The local guide gives authenticity to the tour, showing that the biggest motivation for the tourism in favelas is the opportunity to share life styles, life experiences and nobody will be able to provide such a real experience than someone hat lives in the own favela.

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.

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.

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2 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (By Car or Van)
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drink
    • Gratuities
  • Departure leaving St. Clement Street, 320-Corumbá square (stand of tourist information). Climb walk the street field marshal Francisco de Moura, who is the main street of entry in the Favela Santa Marta, right at the start I already explained about the Tota Bar, a bar where cultural happen several community events (5 min). At the end of the slope is the cable car, the CETEP Santa Marta, and two crèches for children of the community and surroundings, the bottom of the stairs (staircase) where CHORUS revitalized and painted houses 26 different colors.

    Boarding at Santa Marta Tram towards station 3. The Favela Santa Marta is one of the steepest favelas of Rio de Janeiro and has no streets of access to car or bike, only alleys and narrow streets, then climb of cable car, are two trams, 5 stations. The cable car has two compartments (for people and cargo). It was created to facilitate the mobility of the residents as well as tourists.

    Arrival at the station 3. This season there are two buildings built on the work of urbanization very famous, a setting of the film is the Fast Furious 5 &, the other received the visit of the singer Madonna in 2010.

    Boarding the trolley toward the 5 station. On site we have the view of Christ the Redeemer, Hill Two Brother, Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon and the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. We ate the first UPP of Rio de Janeiro. The building in addition to function as different social projects, houses UPP among them, the project "Social Action For Music", where kids learn to play classical music (tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday after the 2:00 pm) football field where Michael Jackson landed the helicopter in 1996, visit to the Social project soccer School of Mc.

    Continued to walk down the community passing between the alleys and narrow streets.

    Visitation of a Community House. In this residence, residents have a collection of more than 240 watches and provide lodging for tourists, thereby increasing the family income.

    Visit of space Michael Jackson. Meet the famous statue of Michael Jackson created by cartoonist and cartoonist Ique and the colorful mosaics designed by artist Romero Brito.

    Continuation down the Slum:. From this space we're going down the foot through the community we will visit the space at NBS, advertising agency and library Antonio torres, is in this space where we will do a 30 minutes talk about the culture, customs, and entrepreneurs live in the slums pacified.

    Visit of Canton square. Stop to explain the history of the project made by two Dutch in partnership with a company that offered free-inspired paint the coloring material houses in the community.

    We spent every time in front of the Samba School Mocidade Unida of the Santa Marta, because it is a small school and community is not open every day, open mostly on weekends and days of events.

    Continued until the square Corumbá,  where we will finalise our visit.
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  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Rio Receptivo Viagens e Turismo

Activity ID: V-43325P4

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