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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-150, Brazil
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BRAZILIDADE - Tourism and Experience works with communitarian and social...

BRAZILIDADE - Tourism and Experience works with communitarian and social tourism at favela Santa Marta - Botafogo - Rio de Janeiro.It is a local business that is part of the Creative Economy of the State of Rio de Janeiro - Incubator of small business and entrepeneurs. We work in partnership with the local entrepreneurs and local business to develop and make improvements in the favela through the tourism activity.We don't make favela tours. The entrepreneur is born and lives in Santa Marta and takes part in most of the internal discussions that aims the local improvements.By meeting the favela Santa Marta with us you are supporting these ideals

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Santa Marta with the eyes of Sheila

Incredible 3hours walking tour of the favela with our impressive, passionate and courageous guide Sheila who shares her experience of a life time in Santa Marta's favela; A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible 3hours walking tour of the favela with our impressive, passionate and courageous guide Sheila who shares her experience of a life time in Santa Marta's favela; A touching moment of sharing, hope and history... Definitely a most to do for anyone who goes to Rio and is interested of knowing more about favela's system with respect and openmind!

Thank alltogetheralways
St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rio was welcoming. Sheila even more so - intelligent, articulate and insightful, I really enjoyed spending time in her company and wandering around the favela's narrow streets felt relaxed with a real sense of community. I'm from Limerick, a much maligned city in the past, yet still I was duped by the bad press afforded to Rio and it's favela's... More 

Thank nayrila
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Sheila gave such an amazing tour! Everyone needs to here it. She is from Santa Marta and gives insight on the community´s history.

Thank Katherine d
Vienna Region, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Sheila was an amaizing guide and host as well. We had a very nice experience in the Favela Santa Marta, we will never forget it. We easily made an appointment and everything went smoothly. we would definetely recommend this favela trip, but only if Sheila is your guide. Dont miss this unique experience with a lovely, open minded, powerful and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was by far my favourite tour in Brazil. Sheila was so knowledgable and friendly and I leant so much within the 3 hours we spent together. For anyone wanting to learn more about the Favelas, I definitely recommend this sustainable tour.

Thank GirlabouttheGlobe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I went with Sheila around Santa Marta and she did a perfect tour for me as a photographer! Can highly recommend her as a guide around the favela :-) See you again Sheila.. Best regards Tino

Thank Tinography1980
San Francisco
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a pretty in-depth tour of Santa Marta, told from the point of view of one of the neighborhood's residents. It's recommended for anyone coming with an interest in the complex relations between residents and the city and authorities, and the perceptions of Brazilians and foreigners about Santa Marta's residents.

Thank Julian C
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Sheila was absolutely incredible! She was able to provide an in depth history and tour of the Santa Marta favela. The knowledge of the pacification and its impact on the favelas were enlightening. Her sense of community was very calming to see, and you can tell that she is a staple within the Santa Marta community. Bonus Points: She will... More 

Thank shakesraw34
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Had a great and safe tour of one of the pacified favelas of Rio. It was great learning about the history and the people during this tour. At no times did I feel unsafe, I would 100% recommend.

Thank JacobHanson
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was told about this tour by a friend who said that Sheila is a very kind and positive person and loves giving tours of Santa Marta, where she lives. Well, she was right. This was one of the best things I did during my 5 days in Rio, which included watching people win gold medals in things they trained... More 

Thank Jeremy S

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In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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