This 4-hour tour will take you to Saramandaia Favela, one of the biggest favelas in Salvador. Along with your guide, you'll have the unique chance to visit a local community, learn about life inside a shanty town and help out with local art projects.
What to Expect
Living in a multicultural city, but historically marked by sharp socioeconomic inequalities, leads to development of strategies to combat social stratification and exclusion. Saramandaia is a low-income, majority black community located within noble neighborhoods in Salvador.
Like many other similar communities, it is characterized by abject poverty and insufficient assistance by governmental bodies, and consequently resulting in high rates of violence. In this context, 3 residents have elaborated strategies that seek to reclaim the historical identity of its residents.
Despite facing multiple barriers, in 2003 they founded the conscious art project, an initiative that has been transforming the community's reality, by providing assistance to young men and women, aiming at transforming their unfavorable conditions of socioeconomic exclusion.
On this tour, you'll visit this important social project that seeks to transform their lives through arts and sports, utilizing graffiti, capoeira, boxing and percussion in organized courses and workshops. This tour promotes interaction and participation between you, the students and members of the community, so that you can experience the transforming power of these initiatives.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Local tour guide from the favela
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
Please note: the supplier is sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding favelas and understands that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. The supplier strongly believes that the purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Brazilian life inside a favela.