Favela Learning Experience And Atlantic Forest Hiking - Rio De Janeiro

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Praça General Osório, Ipanema
  • Return Details :
    Praça General Osório, Ipanema
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Travel through Vidigal by either motorcycle or van with your guide on this 5-hour tour, stopping at different spots to learn about social projects that are transforming the local community. Continue on by hiking through the Atlantic rainforest to reach extraordinary viewpoints of Christ the Redeemer, the city, and the sea. Work your way back down through the favela, learning about the daily lives of the locals.


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Free snacks included

Know More about this tour

After meeting your trilingual guide in a centrally located meeting point in Ipanema, you will hop on a local bus to make your way to the base of Vidigal.

From there, you can choose from two different transportation options. You can either ride a motorcycle taxi that winds up through the community or you can travel by van. Stop at the site of an urban revitalization garden project to learn about how it has helped transform the community.

Continue by making your way to the trail head and hike through the Atlantic rainforest. Your hike will take about 50 minutes each way and is of medium to high intensity, but you will reach an extraordinary viewpoint of the city and the ocean. Along the way, your guide will discuss the history of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro.

After admiring the breathtaking views of Christ the Redeemer and the city far below, you will make your way back down to a local restaurant for a snack. Here, you can enjoy either a juice or aai tasting.

Then, weave through the small streets of the favela to see how the locals live and why they have become such a close-knit community. Upon reaching the bottom of the favela, you will board the bus which will return you to the original meeting point in Ipanema.


  • Transportation to/from centrally located meeting point by bus
  • Juice or Aai tasting
  • Local multilingual guide who speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

It is recommended that you bring athletic shoes, athletic clothing, water, sunscreen, and bug spray

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather (heavy rain, flooding, thunder and lightning), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund