Favela Santa Marta Tour

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From $32.00

97 reviews   (4.85)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The Local Guide gives more authenticity to the tour, showing that the biggest motivation for favela tourism is the opportunity to share ways of life, life experiences and no one can provide a truer experience than someone who lives in the favela together with your work team.

What's Included

driving by the local guide and his work team.

Inclined Plane (cable car)

The story of the favela told walking through the alleys and alleys

Visit Laje do Michael Jackson and the statue.

Visit the community daycare.

Visit the home of the local guide.

Visit the residents' association.

Visit to craft stores

What's Not Included

Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 9
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 49
  • SENIOR: Age: 50 - 99

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for those who have problems going up and down stairs.
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Michael Jackson Statue
This tour includes
Walking tour through the Favela.
The Favela story told by a local resident and a team.
First pacified favela in Rio de Janeiro.
Viewpoint with a privileged view of the city.
Reality of a favela, its people and projects.
Visit to the local guide's house
Visit to community daycare
Michael Jackson statue
Visit to craft stores
Visit to the Residents' Association
Recommendations: Light clothing, sunscreen, camera and extra cash if you plan on buying any souvenirs.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Sehr schöne Tour mit Juliana und imposanten Eindrücken
TomGre, 22-12-2022
Juliana has been the best guide you can imagine. It has been an really awesome tour. You really dive into the life of people living there. You get an awesome insight of daily life with the cable car, community center, children playing in the narrow steps, family life, problems with drugs, gambling, wepons...but also in between small shops and even a few famous people like Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys or Jared Leto have visited the place.
Great experience for the favela tour
Navigator569434, 13-12-2022
It was a great experience walking through the Santa Marta travels with tour guide Pedro. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We obtained lots of history of the Santa Marta and looked their current life in depth. Very interesting experience. We will definitely recommend to our friends who are interested in favela life.
Great experience, you must do it
jfmdfaure, 22-11-2022
Great tour with Juliana today, we recommand strongly this experience, very interesting ! We learnt so much about the history of Rio and the favela, and also about the life in the favela
Santa Marta Favela walking Tour
golnazm279, 22-11-2022
Nice walking tour.walking through Santa Marta Favela. Juliana was our guide and talked us through the history of the favelas ,history of santa Marta. She answered our questions and was very kind and friendly. We went to the top via cable car which was a great experience itself. As part of the walk we went inside one of the houses as well .
Saw Michael Jackson's ststue which was cool.
I would highly recommend this walk , it's only 2 hours and gives a glimpse of Favela culture and life style.i really enjoyed it. Thanks Juliana you're a Star.
Highlight of our trip!
DanielleVanDornan88, 19-10-2022
The favela tour with Pedro was the highlight of our trip. We were guided around their community in a way that you don’t feel like you stick out like a sore thumb, you have genuine interaction with the locals and are given opportunities to visit the bar’s the social areas, we rode their public cable car and a huge insight for us was seeing their kindergarten and hearing about how it is run.
He was knowledgeable about the history, about politics and gives you a very subtle insight into how the community feel about the government police and the Mafia controlling the favela’s.

I would highly recommend this tour and would like to encourage any of you with doubts about the safety of favela’s to push yourselves into going :)

Thank you Pedro!

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