8 reviews of Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed by Ricky G, January 2013
It's was an excellently run and guided tour, but also a heart wrenching one! To see the poverty and horrible conditions the ppl there live in was too much to bare at times (tears)!
Reviewed by Jean F, October 2012
Great morning out. The guide "Margo" was a local who really loved the Santa Marta neighborhood so that was great and we felt very safe walking around. It was great to understand the history and background and what is beig done to help the locals moving forward. Only negative was it was a little short at 2.5 hours
Reviewed by Sally C, March 2013
The pick-up at the hotel was nearly half an hour late and the actual walk through the Favela was only 40 minutes. The rest of the tour was spent travelling but included a quick stop en route to the favela for photos. The whole thing only took 2.5 hours. Having said that it was well organised, the guide was very helpful and knowledgeable and I was glad that I did the tour which was very interesting.
Reviewed by STILIANOS D, October 2012
Very interesting tour. However, the tour to forest was not needed
Reviewed by Leroux N, August 2012
The most disappointing tour we have done through Viator to date. Firstly, the guide could not speak proper English. The tour indicates "interact with the local community" that did not happen at all. Very little education or information was given, probably because she could not speak proper English. Seems like a path were cleared for the tourist (except for the dog poo everywhere) including the daily Favela life with very little experience of any people, were even told not to take pictures of any children and houses - so what's the point? We met up with other people who did the same tour with another company who had a completely different and enjoyable experience - we will definitely explore using them in future.
This rating is so negative, there are no applicable stars to tick. Viator should change the local booking company, or drop this tour off their schedule - money and time wasted.
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