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Mario was amazing

Mario made my family and I feel so comfortable during our tour of the Santa Marta Favela. He was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deja M
via mobile
BEST FAVELA TOUR WITH MARIO

Mario took us through every bit of Santa Marta. He was very knowledgeable and detailed in his tour... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Nick L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mario made my family and I feel so comfortable during our tour of the Santa Marta Favela. He was able to give us some history about the favelas and he even invited us into his home to look at the amazing view from his porch....More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Mario took us through every bit of Santa Marta. He was very knowledgeable and detailed in his tour of the Favela. He made us feel comfortable and safe walking the streets of Santa Marta. He even welcomed us inside of his own home. We ate...More

1  Thank Nick L
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Me and my brother did this trip while they was a big war going on. We felt safe but you can see the tension from all the police there. Still a great tour as you get to guy things and give back to the favela....More

1  Thank JCasNYC
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

thank you so much!!

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Our guide, Mario, brought us around the St. Marta favela. Up by cable car, down by the laneways and steps. His English is good and he told us many interesting facts about life and history of the favelas. St.Marta felt very safe and not threatening...More

1  Thank aranhelena
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I visited the Santa Marta favela with Marco, who gave me a two hour private tour. He was a great guide. I would recommend him to anyone. Though his English is limited, we didn’t have trouble communicating and mostly spoke in Spanish which was a...More

2  Thank Matt E
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We were guided by Mario, an incredible guide who spoke English fluently. Not only did he guide us through the favela that he was born and raised and currently lived in, he went above and beyond by inviting us into his home in Santa Marta...More

1  Thank Alex G
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I was warned ahead of my trip to Brazil about the favelas, but how can you truly experience a city without visiting it's beating heart? Well I did and am so happy with my experience. As part of an Urban Adventure tour I met Marco,...More

1  Thank Compass284270
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the hostel of Mario (Favela Top Tour) and it was one of the nicest and most interesting experiences we've ever had. I can recommend it to everybody who wants to see as I would say the real brazil or at least a...More

1  Thank El_Rolando123
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We had MARIO to guide us at the favela, you go up with the cable car (amazing view from the top) and then stroll down the favela. Great experience, knowledgeable guide and you could really have a sense of beauty and kindness in this not-so-fortunate...More

1  Thank Asaf W
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

thank you so much!!!

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We had Mario as our local guide as part of our favela tour with urban adventures. He was very nice and knew most people in the favela. He was born here and showed us his house and how it has changed over the decades. Overall...More

1  Thank liz d
Mário M, Proprietário at Favela Top Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

thank you so much!!!

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