Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer Statue + Santa Maria Favela - Small Group Tour

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Stunningly beautiful and full of contradictions, discover the real Rio de Janeiro on this unique city tour. Experience the reality of life in the favela shantytowns. Visit one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Admire the 360 degree views from the base of the Statue of Christ. See where Michael Jackson's music video was filmed. Marvel at views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo area.


Tours around Rio De Janeiro
Departs From:
Rio de Janeiro
Meeting Point:
Copacabana Palace Hotel. Avenida Atlântica, 1702. Copacabana
4 hours
daily at 1:00 PM
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Blessed with a 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 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, meet the people who live here, and see the places made famous in the Michael Jackson music 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 tour. From beautiful vistas and iconic locations, to some of the communities that have helped make this city the melting pot that it is, you're sure to find Rio a captivating and complex place that can steal your heart forever!


  • English-speaking local guide

  • Round trip transportation from meeting point


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

  • Please wear light clothes, hat, and bring sunscreen.

  • Tour takes approximately 5 hours, allowing for travel time and traffic conditions.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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