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Isabell Erdmann - Favela Cantagalo Tour


Isabell Erdmann - Favela Cantagalo Tour
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16 Feb 2017
“Cantagalo Favela Tour”
27 Dec 2016
“Very interesting and humanely done”
The favelas Cantagalo, and Pavão-Pavãozinho are situated in the heart of the south zone of Rio de Janeiro. During the visit you will understand the way of life in a favela, get to know its history, and learn about the cultural value of the...more
Rua Saint Roman 76 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil
+55 21 8866 3973
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We choose Isabell for a tour of the Favela based on TripAdvisor feedback and had a very enjoyable morning. Isabell is extremely knowledgable about the history of Brazil, Rio and the Favelas. We felt relaxed and safe for the whole time and Isabelle's tour completely...More

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It was absolutely great and there is a great view. It is very well explained. You really understand how the Favelas were created and how they live. Before I thought that the people who live in the favela were dangerous but now I know that...More

Thank LightPacker121126
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Unique experience with a great tour guide...Isabell is very pasionate about the favela's habitants and she changed our perception of what a favela is. I would do it again .

Thank Anca R
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We did a 'half day', ended up full day, tour of Alemao favela. Isabell is a German lady who has lived in Brasil for 10 years. She is so passionate about the people who live in the favelas. You get a walking history of the...More

Thank Ross K
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We visited Cantagala and Pavao favellas with Isabell one Saturday morning. She knows both very well as she lives in Pavao. These favellas are old and very safe as they are inhabited by working class poor who earn a living in the city below and...More

Thank Zinka99
Reviewed 14 March 2015

My family and I wanted a private tour in Favela. We chose Isabell Erdmann through Tripadvisor. We meet her at the bottom of the lift to the Favela; she was likable, trustworthy and very knowledgeable about all aspects of the people living in the favela....More

Thank jens w
Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Simply fantastic. It was very insightful to explore not far from the shiny pathments in Ipanema - another side of Rio - culturally very rich and with a fascinating history - which Isabell brings alive in her wonderful tour. Isabell is a very inspiring person...More

1  Thank AndreaCamargo
Reviewed 22 September 2014

My girlfriend wanted no part of my idea of spending a couple of nights in a Favela. In the in she gave in to my pestering and agreed to stay as long as I didn't tell her anything about it before we got there -...More

Thank mosmanite
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The group I travel with consists of "tour junkies". We have enjoyed tours of a wide variety of places and attractions. We all agree that a good tour guide is the key to our experience on a tour. Isabell is very engaging, very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Isabell has so much insight and info to share and the views from favela are amazing! Also the favela visit itself was the most interesting part of the whole Rio! And so beautiful in its sad glory! I warmly recommend everyone to visit favela while...More

1  Thank katpeson
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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional
and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood
is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and
traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of
everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
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27 January 2017|
Response from Isabell E | Property representative |
Hello Peter, I am now back in Rio and if you are still interested in the tour please get in contact. Best regards, Isabell Erdmann
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2 June 2016|
Response from Isabell E | Property representative |
Dear David, I will be in Rio during the Olympic Games and offer favela tours. The minimum is two participants and the most favorite tour is Cantagalo, Pavao-Pavaozinho the community where I live. I rent a room with bathroom... More
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29 January 2015|
Response from Isabell E | Property representative |
Please send me an email concerning this question as I have been increasing the cost of my tour gradually as costs of living and inflation weigh heavily on the purse of us people living in Rio de Janeiro.
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