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3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Gain a better understanding of urban life in the Vidigal Favela during this 3.5-hour small-group tour in Rio. Learn about the role that Vidigal plays in making Rio one of the world's most dynamic cities. Get a glimpse of the neighborhood's rich, colorful street art scene and stroll through the neighborhood market to experience one facet of residents' daily life. Climb to the top of Morro Dois Irmãos for photo-worthy views over Rio's urban sprawl, including Ipanema, Leblon, Corcovado and Tijuca, the world’s largest urban rainforest. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people or fewer to ensure personal attention and an intimate experience.
  • 3.5-hour tour of the Vidigal favela
  • Hike to the top of Morro Dois Irmãos for sweeping views over Rio
  • Learn about the favela's history and its current state as one of the safest favelas in Rio
  • View the vibrant street art and visit a local market
  • Small tour group ensures an intimate atmosphere
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.
Product code: 7698P4

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