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Favela Tour Santa Marta

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Rio Smile Tours

  • Locations

    Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Activities

    Favela Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $65 USD per person
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)


  • Starting Location

    Rio de Janeiro, meeting at your hotel

  • Price Includes

    Licensed guide : English or Spanish Resident guide

  • Notes

    Tour recommended for people in good walking conditions (many steps)


  • Experience a Brazilian Favela with a knowledgeable local resident guide.
  • See where filming occurred for Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us" and Fast Five.
  • See the steepest community in the city!
  • Learn the history of the military occupation of Santa Marta.

Trip Info

Santa Marta is one of the steepest community in the city. Santa Marta was the occupation of military force. On November 28, 2008 the control of Santa Marta was turned to civil police forces when Rio’s first Pacifying Police unit was established there also was the setting for international events as part of the clip of “They Don’t Care About Us” by Michael Jackson (Statue located at the favela) and performed by Bike Downhill MTB of Redbull and the film Fast Five.

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Rio Smile Tours

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