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Visit three of Brazil's most heavy hitting icons in one day on this Rio de Janiero tour. 1. Christ the Redeemer. 2. Favelas 3. Corcovado. This could just be the ultimate, big city travel hack!
Experience the reality of life in the shantytowns of Rio's favelas.
Check out the view from Christ the Redeemer, one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
See the favela where Michael Jackson’s music video was filmed.
Marvel at views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo area from Michael Jackson’s lookout.
Transportation from the hotel and back; English speaking local guide.
Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily, Start time at 1:30pm.
Approximately 4 hours.
Start Point: Copacabana Palace Hotel - Avenida Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001 – Right by the statue outside the hotel!
Finish Point: 1 - Copacabana Palace Hotel - Avenida Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001.
Blessed with the most stunning natural setting, Rio de Janeiro is a city that is as famous for its beauty as it is for its poverty. Stretching up into the mountains that hug glistening Guanabara Bay are the city’s vast, and often misunderstood, shantytowns known as favelas.
This tour of Rio de Janeiro will give you a unique insider’s view into the real Rio, from its beautiful vistas to one of its favelas made famous in Michael Jackson’s ‘they don’t care about us’ music video.
Kick the tour off with a birds-eye-view of the city at the base of the Statue of Christ. This enormous white statue keeps constant watch over Rio, offering sweeping 360 degree views of the city’s natural wonders: beaches, lagoons, forests, bays and mountains that seem to rise from the ocean.
It’s no wonder that the ‘cristo’ statue was recently selected as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Soak up the views, pick out some of Rio’s most famous sights, and snap a must-have picture before getting a very different view of the city.
Next, it’s time to trade in this tourist icon for something less visited, and step into the Santa Marta favela. Accompanied by your local guide, wander through the community, meeting the people who live here and seeing the places made famous in the Michael Jackson video. Stroll the narrow alleys, learn about local life and dispel some of the myths about these vibrant communities.
In the heart of the favela, take a moment to admire the breathtaking views over Guanabara Bay and Botafogo area from Michael Jackson’s lookout. For anyone wishing to experience the real Rio you simply can’t miss this experience.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Light clothes, hat and sunscreen are recommended.
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
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