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“santa marta”(14 reviews)
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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Favela de Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-130, Brazil
+55 21 99130 5505
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Reviewed 17 November 2014

I visited Santa Marta favella in July 2014 at my student echange in Rio de Janeiro. I visited many nice places in Rio - Copacabana, Ipanema, Barra da Tijuca, Maracana, Cristo, Pao de Acucar..... but I knew there is other part of Rio too, the...More

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Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2015
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obrigado por escolher a Tourio. ficamos muito feliz com seu comentário. Equipe Tourio agradece e esta sempre de braços abertos...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour with Elias was really nice! We played a football game, made some great cachaça ourselves at his place and also got some samba class! I would definitely recommend this tour!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This tour from Elias was really interesting and fun! We liked the fact that the tour is organised and run by a member of the favelas,who had great inside knowledge of the history and workings of the place. We played football with some of the...More

Thank kaia_jl
Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Boa tarde, obrigado por sua avaliação, fico feliz em mostrar nossa realidade e nossas melhorias. Obrigado por sua visita e...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This experience was very impressive. Elias is a very good guide and all citisien are very polite Thank you allMore

Thank Fabio F
Layos D, Proprietário at Tourio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muito obrigado por sua visita, nos alegra muito, quando vermos a sua satisfação, temos o prazer de mostrar o que...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This safe tour through the Favella’s winding staircases gives insight into the community and the way of life. Challenged the local kids to a game of soccer with the winner buying sodas was a blast before heading to the Michael Jackson statue. The tour was...More

Thank Kurtis S
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best highlights of my trip to Rio. Elias Dudre took me up the favela and it was the best experience I’ve had visiting a local neighbourhood. The tour consisted of going through local schools, community centres and the best thing...More

Thank Shuheb
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
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

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

Thank Alba F
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.

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
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

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

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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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In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the
hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern
restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to
listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars
and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone
interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact,
some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros,
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23 October 2018|
Response from Layos D | Property representative |
Good morning, yes today you have a tour at 2 am. contact: +55 (21) 99130-5505 Whatsapp. Att, Elias Duarte TouRio
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