Favela Hiking Tour
For a better understanding of the sociological context of the Brazilian society a visit to a favela is not to be missed. With this visit you will have an inside view of the neighborhood daily life, social organization, understand how the sewage system, water, electricity, housing, architecture works, in a maze of stairs and alleys and more, all accompanied by a local guide resident of the favela. The visit of the favela Pavão-Pavãozinho, which lies between Ipanema and Copacabana, is all done on foot and by the time you slowly ascend the views gets even more impressive by seeing Rio from a different angle. Arriving at the top of the hill the walk continues down a path through the forest, which offers even more stunning views. Before the end of the tour we make a stop in a community based restaurant for a delicious lunch.
This tour is socially responsible. Much of the income from the sale of this tour stays in the community: The guides who are residents of the community are benefited directly, lunch is done in the neighborhood and we support social actions in the community such as English and painting classes.
Duration: 3,5 Hours
- Favela resident guiding
- Walking tour and jungle hike
- Stop at local social project
- Visit to a community garden with breathtaking views over Copacabana Beach
- Lunch in a community-based restaurant
- Personal Expenses
Important: A minimum physical condition is needed for this tour, many stairs and some steep climbs. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
In case of rain or other adverse climate conditions, for the passenger own safety, the jungle hike is cancelled.
This tour can be done privately or with a mixed international group with a fixed meeting point.
Meeting point it at the corner of Rua Sá Ferreira with Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana by a snack bar.