Tour Vidigal, one of Rio's most compelling favelas or urban slums in this 3.5-hour guided private tour. You will get a first hand look into the disparity and beauty that make Rio one of the world's most dynamic cities. With your guide, you will visit Vidigal's neighborhood markets, study its exciting and colorful graffiti and take in one of the most iconic views in all of Rio de Janeiro when you visit the Morro Dois Irmãos, or the Two Brothers mountain. Visiting Vidigal requires empathy and appreciation and your guide will demonstrate their belief in cultivating a local experience for you.
Your private Vidigal exploration begins when you meet your local guide at 11:00am. After that, you will use public transport to get to Vidigal where your first visit will be to Two Brothers mountain. The trek will take about 1-hour to reach the very top to take in one of the most iconic views in all of Rio de Janeiro. You will enjoy sweeping views of Ipanema, Leblon, Corcovado and even see Tijuca, the world’s largest urban rainforest.
Visiting Vidigal will provide you with insight into Rio’s challenging contrasts. Your guide will explain how Vidigal was once rough and dangerous and home to illegal gang activity. Then you'll learn how the the local residents and the police worked together to transform Vidigal into one of the safest favelas in Rio. Vidigal was one of the very first favelas that went through pacification in 2011. You will understand how Vidigal’s ever increasing popularity with visitors has both helped and hurt its close-knit community.
Awash in color, you will note how Vidigal is full of massive graffiti murals which cover many of the city's walls. Local and international artists alike have contributed to the unique urban art scene in the favela. Explore the favela's markets here and sample some local culinary delights. Visit with local artisans who share their crafting talents with visitors.
With your guide showcasing the favela's dynamic and warm the community and sharing the love of the neighborhood, you will understand what makes this tour unique and unforgettable. You'll explore the amazing neighborhood, take in marvelous views, and contribute to the local community. Don't delay, book your private Vidigal tour today.