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Favela Tour with Rainforest Jeep Tour

Favela Tour with Rainforest Jeep Tour

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Santa Marta is a slum located in Dona Marta Hill, officially part of Botafogo, in Rio de Janeiro. The residents refer to the slam as Santa Marta because of the image of the homonymous saint kept till today in a chapel at the top of the hill. The image would have been taken there by an old resident in the beginning of the twentieth century.

The community is famous for it has been the stage for a Michael Jackson's video clip and because of that, on the flagstone that was used for the clip it was built a statue of the pop star. The flagstone, in Beco do Curió, is beside a church of Assembly of God. It is on the terrace of the slam's Culture House.

The community is also called of Dona Marta, for it is the real name where it is located.

Since November 20 of 2008, the slam was occupied by the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro. According to the Public Security Secretary Office of Rio, the drug traffic that used to be there was extinguished.

We’ll move on to the dense rainforest, in an area of environmental preservation, just ten minutes away from Rio’s touristic area, in the Tijuca Rainforest, which is the biggest urban forest in the world, to enjoy a small hike to a waterfall and a few other things along the way.

•Jeep Tour Ride
•View from the Dona Marta Hill
•Meet the Favela Where Michal Jackson’s Clip Was Shot
•Get to Know the Routine of the Locals
•Slum Pacified by the Police
•20-30 Minute Hike Through Tijuca Rain Forest

•Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Barra, Santa Teresa and Centro
•Professional Tour Guide
•Food and Beverages
•Optional Gratuities

Please Note
•The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.

Departures times:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- On weekdays at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for tours departing until 9:00am. After that, at the Marina Palace hotel.
- On Saturday at the Marina Palace hotel for all tours.
- On Sundays and holidays at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel for all tours

4 Hours