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.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Guide in English.
One way furnicular ticket.
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us .