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Favela Top Tour

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-153, Brazil
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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 5 days ago
Nick L
Amazing

Me and my brother did this trip while they was a big war going on. We felt safe but you can see the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
JCasNYC
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New York City, New York
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-153, Brazil
Botafogo
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Nick L
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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

Thank JCasNYC
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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

Thank aranhelena
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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

1  Thank Matt E
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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

Thank Alex G
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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

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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

Thank El_Rolando123
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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

Thank Asaf W
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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

Thank liz d
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Today, thanks to our driver Julio, we made a most interesting tour through Favela Santa Marta. What a wonderful experience! Mario was our guide: he was born in the favela and still lives there with his family. He is so proud about his community, knows...More

1  Thank simon442
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