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Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour: Daily Life in the Favelas

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  • Journey into one of Rio de Janeiro's favela neighborhoods, and help its residents take pride in their rich cultural heritage..Watch Rio from above on the majestic Santa Marta hill and gaze upon the natural and man-made beauty of the city..Get advice on where to try delicious cuisine, such as the mouth watering staple of cooked rice and beans.
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Experience the lively essence of a Brazilian favela, meet its friendly inhabitants, and dive into a typical day with a local guide. Venture to the top of Santa Marta hill through its narrow but fun-filled streets and watch Rio de Janeiro from a rare angle. Let the aroma of hot rice and beans tickle your nose, and try some of it later on! Participate in barbershop conversation and learn the truth about favelas' past and present, the pacification process, local education, health, and infrastructures. Then, catch a ride on the panoramic tramway, checking out the sites as you cruise across the neighborhood. Focused lectures providing a deeper understanding of local conditions (about Santa Marta architecture, environment, socio-political issues, etc) are available upon request.
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