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What is going on in Rio de Janeiro? FAVELA TOUR is an indispensable experience if you look for an insider point of view of Rio. We are a socially responsible operator. The tour introduces you to another Rio, within Rio city: the favela. There are close to 1000 favelas in Rio. Mostly placed on former public areas on the hillsides, they are home to 20% of Rio's population, however they remain unknown for most people who don't live there. The tour is not only to explain about favelas, but to give you a whole new understanding of Brazilian society.

You will go to the favelas of Vila Canoas and Rocinha, largest one in the country. Picturesque from a distance, closer they reveal a criative architecture, developing commercial activities and friendly local people. Most Samba Schools participating in the Carnival parade come from favelas. The tour changes their reputation of areas related only to violence and poverty. Don't be shy, you are welcome, local people support your visit. If you really want to understand Brazilian society, do not leave Rio without having done the FAVELA TOUR. Read important tip
About the author of FAVELA TOUR
Brazilian born, Marcelo Armstrong is the pioneer of tours in favelas in Rio. Curious observer, after working on the international tourism market, having the possibility to travel to many countries and getting to know different cultures, when he returned to Rio, his hometown in 1992, he decided to organize visits to favelas. Given their bad reputation, it was hard to gain the credibility of the tourism market. Nowadays FAVELA TOUR is still growing and making possible to a higher number of visitors, a much better understanding of local society and the day by day life in Rio. Marcelo is registered in EMBRATUR (Brazilian Tourism Bureau) and he speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish fluently.
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