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Favela Vidigal

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Rio Art Tours

  • Locations

    Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Activities

    Favela Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $80 USD per person
  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Avg Distance

    4 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Sundays only at time given by guide on booking

  • Starting Location

    View Point Leblon, Av. Niemeyer

  • Notes

    No need to be afraid to take your camera. We support the community and the community supports us.


  • Take a motor bike cab up the steep streets of Vidigal and feel the adrenaline of what is the daily life to tens of thousands.
  • Visit an ecological park, an amazing grass roots project run by inhabitants of the community.
  • Take in the stunning view from the top of the community to the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon.
  • Support local business and have a traditional lunch from Northeastern Brazil.
  • Optional: Walking trail up to the very top of the hill. (Must wear hiking shoes. Plan plus 1-2 hours)


Trip Info

Few favelas appear in the media more often than Vidigal. This community is both privileged, by its proximity to the beaches and noble neighborhoods like Leblon, and precarious, due to its steep slope and history of drug wars and threats of eviction.

During this tour, we will get to know the reality of this rapidly changing community, from the chaos of the motorbike taxis, the peace in the social project of an ecological park, to food from the poor Brazilian Northeast, and the stories of the brave migrant workers who make up the majority of the favela inhabitants.

Your adventure awaits!

Rio Art Tours

Narrativas Cariocas – Rio Art Tours is a collective for exclusive tours in Rio de Janeiro based on the research of a historian from Brazil and a cultural scientist from Germany. With us you can visit Rio’s classic sights and benefit from our knowledge, enabling you to see things that are not visible at first sight while experiencing Rio de Janeiro intensely and safely. We are very proud of our innovative tours through the most intriguing neighborhoods and our special interest tours highlighting arts, biodiversity and social issues. Come with us and explore the Cidade Maravilhosa, the Wonderful City! Our tours are full of enthusiasm for the beauty of this unique place of dreams. You just relax and enjoy, letting our local and experienced tour guides take care of the rest.

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