Meet your tour guide and group at a meeting point in the Leblon district at 11:30 am. Your small group is limited to 15 people or fewer to ensure personalized attention from your guide and an intimate experience. Visit the Vidigal favela requires an open mind, empathy and appreciation for diversity.
Using public transportation, travel to your first destination, Morro Dois Irmãos. Trek for about 1 hour to reach the peak, where you'll get photo-worthy views of the Tijuca rainforest, Corcovado Mountain, Leblon and Ipanema.
Continue into Vidigal favela, once a neighborhood rife with crime, danger and illegal gang activity. Learn about how this favela was one of the first to go through the 'pacification' process and is now one of the city's safest. Note the massive graffiti murals which cover many of the city's walls, contributed by both local and international artists. Explore the favela's markets and sample some local culinary delights. Visit with local artisans who share their crafting talents with visitors. Your guide's aim is to showcase the dynamic, warm community and share their love of the neighborhood. Gain an understanding of how Vidigal’s increasing popularity with visitors has both helped and hurt its close-knit community.