Jeep tour of a favela and Tijuca forest

Jeep tour of a favela and Tijuca forest

Cancellation Cancellations free of charge until 3 days before the activity

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Guided tour of a pacified favela

Panoramic view over Rio

Trek through Tijuca tropical forest

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4 hours


* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


The Santa Marta favela is a shantytown in the Botafogo district; it was pacified by Rio's military police in 2008. You will be driven in a Jeep up the Dona Marta hill where you will be able to visit the shantytown's cultural centre and a shop selling artisan goods.

Follow your guide through its alleyways to see everyday life in a Brazilian favela. Santa Marta is famous as the setting for the Michael Jackson video 'They don't care about us'.

Then you will head for Tijuca forest where you will take a half-hour hike among the forest's protected plants and waterfalls.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding 25th December and 1st January
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure time: 08.00. A shuttle will collect you from your hotel.
  • In order to take part in this activity you will need to present your voucher to the service provider on the day.
  • You will need to phone the service provider once you are in Rio in order to arrange the exact time and place of your hotel pick-up. Your hotel reception can make this call. The number will be on your voucher.

Price includes

  • transportation during the tour
  • The services of a professional guide (commentaries in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese)
  • Pick up from your hotel

Price doesn’t include

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • All other extras



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