FAVELA TOUR is an illuminating experience if you look for an insider point of view of Brazil. The tour introduces you to another Rio, within Rio city: the favela. There are close to 950 favelas in Rio. Mostly placed on former public areas on the hillsides, they are now home to 20% of Rio’s population, however they remain a mystery for most people who don’t live there. The tour is not only to explain about favelas, but to give you a whole new understanding about different aspects of Brazilian society.
You will go to the favela of Rocinha, the largest one in the country. Picturesque from a distance, once closer they reveal their complex architecture, developing commerce and friendly people. Most Samba Schools participating in the Carnival parade come from favelas. The tour changes their reputation of areas related only to violence and poverty. Don’t be shy, you are welcome there, and local people support your visit. If you really want to understand Brazil, don’t leave Rio without having done the FAVELA TOUR
Days: Two tours a day. Three-hour tour.
Inclusions: * Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana. * Professional Tour Guide Exclusions: * Food and Beverages * Optional Gratuities Please Note: The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.