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| Favela de Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-130, Brazil
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Amazing tour of Santa Marta Favella with Elias

What an amazing insightful experience to witness the Santa Marta Favella made even more special... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Leigh M
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We had a great tour in Favela Santa Marta with ELIAS - Many thanks - Obrigado ::)

We are very happy to have made this tour with the guide ELIAS and together with our guide Bernard... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
ILYRICUM
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Zurich, Switzerland
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A Special Favela Tour in the most famous neighborhood community botafogo provide us 2 hrs of experience to the tourist lives and interact with the slum.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Favela de Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-130, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

What an amazing insightful experience to witness the Santa Marta Favella made even more special with our local guide Elias!!! He even invited us into his home, we met his mother and took photos from his rooftop - thank you Elias this was definitely one...More

Thank Leigh M
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We are very happy to have made this tour with the guide ELIAS and together with our guide Bernard. The tour was very interesting and ELIAS is a very kind person. We had a very good experience and we never will forget this visit. We...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit Santa Marta recommended by the girls in the information point in Largo do Machado. We decided to do a guided tour since it is not really recommended to go on your own. Elias was out guide, very experienced, he lives in...More

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Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017
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Obrigado por visitar a Favela Santa, fico feliz em proporcionar bons momentos no seu passeio. TouRio, agradece e volte sempre.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the favela with Elias, he was so friendly and answered to our numerous questions. He is a perfect guide, patient, interessant and helpfull. I recommand this visite with him. Muito obrigado Elias.More

Thank Nicola N
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Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017
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Obrigado por sua visita à Favela Santa Marta, gostei muito do seu comentário. Esse é o nosso compromisso, tornar sua...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Big ups to Elias and his team for giving us an awesome Favela Santa Marta tour! It was humbling to experience the close-knit community experience. I recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rio...just be ready for lots of walking, bring a hat, water and be...More

Thank Njabulo N
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Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017
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Obrigado, bom saber que pude lhe oferecer momentos únicos e marcante em sua passagem pelo Rio. TouRio agradece e espero...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Michael Jackson filmed his video "they don't care about us" in this Favela. In the top of the community a statue of him was build. The atmosphere in the community Santa Marta is really lovely and open. You have some amazing viewpoints up there. We...More

Thank Theresa P
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Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017
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É um imenso prazer e satisfação mostrar um pouco da nossa história e do nosso cotidiano. Estamos sempre à disposição...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Santa Marta is a really lovely community and the tourguide and founder of Tourio, Elias is more than friendly and treated us like friends. He grew up in Santa Marta and could tell us many insider stories, moreover all the earnings through the tourism is...More

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Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017
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Obrigado Leonardo por sua visita, esse é o nosso compromisso, informar e tornar seu tour em uma experiência única, através...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Adorei ! Excelente guia muito simpatico e com todo o conhecimento da area que nos mostrou. A favela é linda e todos muito acolhedores. I loved it! Excellent guide very sympathetic and with full knowledge of the area who showed us. The slum is beautiful...More

Thank Miguel S
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Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017
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Bom dia Miguel, obrigado por sua visita. Equipe TouRio agradece e volte sempre.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Tour was perfect with Elias as a guide. He explains us a lot, he is very sympatic and take photo of us in the favela. I recommand this tour and this guy for a dive in the authentic Rio. ;)More

Thank Pierre-Franck C
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Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2016
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Obrigado por sua visita a Favela Santa Marta, fico feliz com seu comentário, equipe tourio está aqui pra lhes proporcionar...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Elias Duarte gave a great tour of the Santa Marta Favelas. He has resided there his entire life and therefore knows the community very well. He can answer any question you may have, including its history and the major recent changes. Elias was kind, humble...More

Thank Joel H
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Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016
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Boa noite, fico feliz em saber que este tour na Favela lhe mostrou uma nova vista do Rio. A Favela...More

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