Dona Marta Favela Tour

Join us on a brilliant tour of Rio's wonderful Dona Marta favela. You will see the colorful houses that characterize the neighborhood and learn all about their link to Michael Jackson.

Dona Marta Favela Tour

We will meet up at 2 pm in Corumbá Square before heading into the sprawling Dona Marta favela. We will then take a funicular train up to the highest part of the favela.

Then we begin walking through the streets as you hear all about the history of these colorful houses that are home to about 8,000 of the city's residents. Any negative stereotypes that you have of these neighborhoods will disappear as soon as you see some of the many educational projects that have been set up here. We will visit the Dona Marta arts center, and the favela's sports center, and see various street art murals and colorful traditional houses.

We will also stop at the Laje do Michael Jackson, a viewpoint that is home to a brilliant statue of the famous American singer. The reason for this curiosity is because this was the setting for the video of Michael's hit 'They Don't Care About Us'. You will also enjoy a spectacular view across the region's mountains.

We will finish the tour at 4 pm returning on foot to the original starting point.

Other favelas in Rio

If you are eager to see even more of this fascinating side of Rio, then we also offer a tour of Rocinha favela.

Minimum age

The minimum age to take part in this activity is 5 years old.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Adults Children between 10 to 14 years old Children from 5 to 9 years old
Tour in English
US$ 19.70
US$ 9.90

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 19.70
  • Children between 10 to 14 years old

    US$ 9.90
  • Children from 5 to 9 years old


More Information


2 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Guide in English.

One way furnicular ticket.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Do you have any questions?

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US$ 19.70
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Corumbá square


If you cancel 24 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.