This tour is the perfect opportunity to live Rio de Janeiro from a different perspective. With almost 1,000 favelas that house about 20% of the population, Rio has a social reality that remains unknown for most people that do not live in the city.
After being picked up at your hotel, listen to comments about the historical and social context of favelas in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. After arriving in Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, learn more about the creative architecture, public services, and the local culture. Feel welcomed by locals that support your visit, which changes the common perspective of favela being related to violence and poverty. Get off the van and walk through the alleys and narrow streets, stopping at a local art studio with its terrace and stunning views. Also, stop at a bakery.
Visit the daycare center União de Mulheres Pró-Melhoramentos da Roupa Suja, a local NGO that receives support from the tour through monthly donations of baby food and other recreation and culture services for children.
Finish the tour on the footbridge designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the most famous Brazilian architect in the world.