Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado, Christ Statue and Favela Tour

Corcovado, Christ Statue and Favela Tour with a Local

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What You'll Do
  • Experience the reality of life in the favela shantytowns on this unique insider tour of Rio de Janeiro
  • Visit one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World
  • Admire the 360 degree views from the base of the Statue of Christ
  • See where one of Michael Jackson’s famosu music videos was filmed
  • Marvel at views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo area from the local lookout point
Discover the real Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful city full of contradictions, on this unique city tour. From sweeping vistas from the Statue of Christ to the alleyways of the Santa Marta favela, unlock some of Rio's secrets from an insider's point-of-view.
What to Expect
Blessed with the most stunning natural setting, Rio de Janeiro is a city that is as famous for its beauty as it is for its poverty. Stretching up into the mountains that hug glistening Guanabara Bay are the city’s vast, and often misunderstood, shantytowns known as favelas.

This tour of Rio de Janeiro will give you a unique insiders view into the real Rio, from its beautiful vistas to one of its favelas made famous in Michael Jackson’s "They don’t care about us" music video.

Kick the tour off with a birds-eye-view of the city at the base of the Statue of Christ. This enormous white statue keeps constant watch over Rio, offering sweeping 360 degree views of the city’s natural wonders: beaches, lagoons, forests, bays and mountains that seem to rise from the ocean.

It’s no wonder that the "cristo" statue was recently selected as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Soak up the views, pick out some of Rio’s most famous sights, and snap a must-have picture before getting a very different view of the city.

From there, it’s time to trade this tourist icon for something less visited, and step into the Santa Marta favela. Accompanied by your local guide, wander through the community, meeting the people who live here and seeing the places made famous in the Michael Jackson video. Stroll the narrow alleys, learn about local life and dispel some of the myths about these vibrant communities.

In the heart of the favela, take a moment to admire the breathtaking views over Guanabara Bay and Botafogo area from the local lookout point.

For anyone wishing to experience the real Rio you simply can’t miss this unique tour. From beautiful vistas and iconic locations, to some of the communities that have helped make this city the melting pot that it is, you’re sure to find Rio a captivating and complex place that can steal your heart forever.
What's Included
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transportation from the hotel and back
What's Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips or gratuities for your local guide
Meeting Point

Please meet at the statue outside the Copacabana Palace Hotel, located at: Avenida Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001

What to Remember
Child policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

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