Your tour of Santa Marta begins with pickup from your Rio hotel. Travel to Santa Marta, then walk the streets of the favela with your resident guide. Learn about the area's history and traditions, and the fact that it has been occupied by the military police since 2008, creating a new model for a peaceful, visitor-friendly atmosphere. The neighborhood welcomes visitors to raise awareness of urban poverty in Rio.
Walk the same route that Michael Jackson did when he recorded his video for They Don't Care About Us in 1996. You'll learn about other celebrity visitors such as Vin Diesel and Madonna. From the neighborhood's vantage point, get views of the Christ the Redeemer statue, Copacabana, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Your tour ends in Santa Marta; your guide will help you get oriented to find your own transportation back to your hotel or elsewhere in the city.