Rio Favela Tour | Including Santa Teresa and lunch with a breathtaking view

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From $175.00

4 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info:

Duration: 4 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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This combination of city and Favela Tour is a Community-based-tourism. CBT is quite different from some other “Favela Tours” so-called "Safari Favela Tours", in which you just pass by leaving nothing substantial to the community.

Our Favela Tour is about society, urban transformations, and entrepreneurship. Besides, is a cultural, artistic, and gastronomic immersion.

The visitor is not there just to observe, he contributes financially to the economic development of that favela/community visited.

How? Consuming their products and services, whether artistic-cultural or gastronomic.

Moreover, the entrepreneurs have the opportunity to show visitors their thriving economy biomass and a strong sense of community. It is about being part of society. There is much more in a favela than the news spread about poverty and violence.

Wait no more! Go ahead and book this experience!
I promise you'll not regret it.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle



The Maze - The Favela Art and architecture Gallery entrance ticket.

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Bottled water


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Educational and Fun
639lashellem, 06-12-2022
Favorite tour of our entire trip. A favela is not at all what you think it is. So much history learned!
Very good and the tour guide is very friendly.
Sari012767, 03-11-2022
I really enjoybtye trip especially understanding the history… visiting little africa, santa theresa, and walk around the city.
A fantastic 6-hour customised day tour with Damiana and Marcello from Florencios
charlottefF6091RH, 29-10-2022
We had a wonderful day tour with Damiana and Marcello who allowed us to customize the tour as we wanted. We started with a tour of Little Africa, followed by a visit to Parque Das Ruinas in Santa Teresa where we had beautiful views of the city. They then took us to a place with wonderful views over Rio for lunch. As it was Saturday we couldn't resist the Feijoada. Finally, we ended our 6-hour trip with a visit to Tavares Bastos Favela & The MAZE, a superb building decorated with dozens of mosaics and great views. We were initially unsure about Damiana's proposal to visit a favela, feeling uncomfortable with potentially objectifying the resident who live there or taking advantage of their misfortune for our own enjoyment but she convinced us that the purpose of the tour was to change people's perception about life in favellas and celebrate the strong and resilient communities that live there. She was right. After the tour, she sent us a very nice pdf with pictures and stories of the tour, for us to remember this very special day. I would 100% recommend this tour. You will learn a lot and have a wonderful experience with a fantastic carioca!
Santa Teresa & lapa Samba food crawl Tour
MTomo82, 22-12-2021
I took this tour with a friend.. Our guide was Damiana a super friendly happy lady from Brazil. She speaks very good English and has a lot of knowledge about Brazil and the area of Santa Teresa especially. She took us from the top of the mountain where we had amazing views of the city. Then down to the small streets where we ate fantastic local food in local places. This area is full of history, great architecture, street art, live music and fantastic street food. We always felt safe had lots of time to take pictures. We ended the tour in a famous bar called 'Beco do Rato' where we watched and listened to an amazing group of female samba singers..... Incredible! From start to finish the tour was amazing, good price, safe, friendly, interesting and fun. I cannot recommend more. Thankyou to the team and especially to Damiana. Obrigado xx

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