• Guided tour of a pacified favela

  • Panoramic view over Rio

  • Trek through Tijuca tropical forest

Essential info*

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Duration 4hrs

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

* 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:

  • The services of a professional guide (commentaries in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese)
  • Transport to and from your hotel

Price excludes:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • All other extras

Detailed information will be provided upon reservation

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

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