Favela tour

Salvador: Calabar Favela Community Projects Tour

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4 hours
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Live Guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian

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What You'll Do
  • Learn about favela life in Brazil
  • Visit the community school and daycare, bakery and many more places
  • Get inside tips from a local
Venture into Calabar, one of Salvador's largest favelas on this half-day educational tour. Experience the day-to-day lifestyle of locals and learn about different projects that the favela undertakes.
What to Expect
Salvador is a city in which historical and contemporary perspectives coexist. It is also marked by a sharp socioeconomic stratification, a legacy of the colonization process. This tour aims to provide an understanding of the social and urban development of the city and experience the daily life of the majority of the population living in favelas.

You'll visit diverse regions of the city, not only as mere visitors, but as people who seek to understand the tools that may promote social change. You'll visit the Calabar community, in which a Community Base Security has been recently installed, a program that resembles the Police Pacification Units (UPPs) of Rio de Janeiro. 

The community Calabar was named after African ethnic groups that had settled in the region as enslaved people who took refuge in Maroon communities. Currently, it is a low-income community, founded the 1960s. As a result of this legacy of resistance, the residents managed to develop projects that aim to bring improvements to the living conditions of its residents, through the promotion of access to formal education, and community unity.

On this tour, you'll walk around the neighborhood and visit the community school and daycare, as well as the public health care clinic, the community radio, the carpentry, the community library and the bakery. All these visits are aimed to help you understand the transformative potential of social projects in efforts to combat the problems caused by social exclusion and extreme poverty through education.
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
What to Remember
Please note: The supplier is sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding favelas and the supplier 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.

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