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Favela Santa Marta Tour

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Thiago is the man with the plan!!!

Had the best time with wonderful people!!! Highly recommend taking in this cultural experience... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Naustradamus
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Favela Santa Marta

This tour was one of the best experiences I had in Rio. Thiago and Filipe were very kind and make... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Thibaut R
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On this tour we will go to the top of the favela using the cable car of Santa Marta ( inclined plane ), together with the residents where the tourists will feel the atmosphere of the favela doing a tour through the street and alleys where the local...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Rua Sao Clemente, 307. Botafogo. | Shell Gas Station corner Rua da Matriz, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-007, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best time with wonderful people!!! Highly recommend taking in this cultural experience!!!! The people and the culture are second to none and you need to have some coxinha. Muito bem!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really want to visit Rio next year to do volunteering, but all advice is that favela's should be avoided and this is also the advice of the FCO. As this is advice of FCO I would not be covered by insurance. Nonetheless, I really...More

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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Inadmissible to evaluate people with 3 stars, not to do our tour, hear from outsiders and ask questions around here disqualifying us? We have email. ask us and do not evaluate here if you did not participate in our experiences. As TripAdvisor allows this review.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This tour was one of the best experiences I had in Rio. Thiago and Filipe were very kind and make us discover the favela and its history, it was special to meet and talk to local people. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone...More

Thank Thibaut R
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our favela. Check back often!!! All tourists who visit our tour do not pay more when they return to Brazil and want to do the tour again.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

I booked this trip from the U.K. and the organising of it, direct with Thiago, was smooth as silk. Hotel pick up went well and the info given by Filipe was clear and helpful. Through no fault of the tour group, we had to cut...More

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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

How fortunate to receive such a comment. A tour that was rescheduled and that was made the most of this wonderful family. It is gratifying, stimulating and full of happiness that I thank you very much for the words. Even in the fight it is...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Felipe was a young guide, english speacking. We like the way he presented the topic. We felt safe and enjoyed the toor.

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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for your visit. Check back often. Our team has the best professionals.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Today we had a great tour in the Santa Marta favela. Great guide. Young guy of 23 named Felipe (not sure). He was informative and managed a tour with us in the pouring rain. Can be highly recommended to do this tour.

Thank Ulla V
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks for the comments. Very nice to know that the experience of visiting a favela was one of the best programs in Rio. Always come back.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely First class tour. Really get an insight into every day life in the favela. Could not recommend highly enough!

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Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks for the comments. Very nice to know that the experience of visiting a favela was one of the best programs in Rio. Always come back.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

I read a lot of descriptions of favela tours prior to making a reservation and chose this tour because 1) I wanted to hear what's going on there from local residents directly; and 2) I wanted to see the Michael Jackson statue/mural and colorful buildings....More

Thank Kealove
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks for the comments. Very nice to know that the experience of visiting a favela was one of the best programs in Rio. Always come back.

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The tour was amazing. Our tour guide was spectacular along with his English translator Phillip. Felt extremely safe throughout and learned alot about the history of the favela as well as interacting with the kids for a game of fútbol (soccer)! Dope experience. Highly recommended!

Thank Kristopher B
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thanks for the comments. Very nice to know that the experience of visiting a favela was one of the best programs in Rio. Always come back.

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

There were other Favela tour companies, but this one stood out to me the most. I’m so glad I stuck to it, even though I had to do it solo! I saw the good/bad of the favelas but I didn’t feel like I was in...More

Thank Constance I
Thiago F, Proprietário at Favela Santa Marta Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏😍 Thank you 💥💥💥

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We organize private and group tours. the private value is different.
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I'm so sorry just saw you message . Don't know if it's to late but the number is +55 21 991 30 5505 his name is Elias you can contact him via whatsapp
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