This city tour will give you a unique insider’s view of the real Rio de Janeiro from its beautiful vistas to its favelas (shantytowns), for example the one made famous in Michael Jackson’s ‘They don’t care about us’ music video.
Kick the tour off with a bird’s-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 glorious landscapes and seascapes that surround the city.
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.
Next, it’s time to trade in 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 Michael Jackson’s lookout. For anyone wishing to experience the real Rio you simply can’t miss this experience.
At the end of the trip you will be dropped back at the starting point.