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Overview
Have a real experience of what the Favela was like and today! Russo Guia, has been working for 20 years within Vidigal, 17 years in a small local business, and for over 2 as a guide. With it you will have an experience that only a resident can provide, besides valuing the local culture, Qualification, took a local Guide training course by INADH, National Institute of Human Development .Currently taking another Protur Tourism Guide Course, knows and is well known within Vidigal Script: - Sitiê Ecological Park, former dump and today a place for environmental education and vegetable garden! - Vidigal Olympic Village and graffiti court from above! - Arvrão: place with the best panoramic view and the famous bars Bar da Laje, Mirante do Arvrão and Alto Vidigal - Pope's Chapel: place visited by Pope John Paul II in 1980! - Arts shortcut: graffiti wall (Graffiti by local artist @ tarm1 on instagran and other outside artists!)
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
    Av. Niemeyer, 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22450-220, Brazil
    We will contact you with your reservation with more details about the meeting point.
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  • Pass by
    Leblon Beach
    Vidigal Beach
    Morro Dois Irmaos
  • You'll end at
    Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
    Av. Niemeyer, 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22450-220, Brazil
    We will contact you with your reservation with more details about the meeting point.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort, Av. Niemeyer, 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22450-220, Brazil
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Licensed tour guide
Exclusions
  • Drinks and Meals
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kevin Holland wrote a review Feb 2021
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A must-see if you visit Rio. The tour with Russo was amazing for our family of 3 from the United States. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! We would definitely do this again, this was one of the biggest highlights of our trip! Incredible! A+
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Russoguia, Gerente geral at Favela Tour Rio de Janeiro - Vidigal Walking Tour by Russo Guide
Responded 10 Feb 2021
Thank you very much Kevin, for the confidence in my work, it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family here, always come back, thanks for the evaluation
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Dani El Rancho wrote a review Dec 2020
Paris, France2 contributions
One of my best experience in my life! I really enjoyed that fun trip in Favela with Russo! He is very cool and I recommend him :)))
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Response from Russoguia, Gerente geral at Favela Tour Rio de Janeiro - Vidigal Walking Tour by Russo Guide
Responded 27 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for everything, it was a pleasure to receive you, always come back!
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elquentino33160 wrote a review Oct 2020
Paris, France4 contributions4 helpful votes
Russo is the kindest person ever. He took really good care on us, explaining his life in the favela. He's also a great photographer and took plenty pictures of us. We also share a beer with locals at the end of the tour. We strongly recommend this tour. Merci beaucoup Russo, le
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Russoguia, Gerente geral at Favela Tour Rio de Janeiro - Vidigal Walking Tour by Russo Guide
Responded 30 Oct 2020
Thank you very much Quentin and Morgan for the confidence in my work and the opportunity to guide you here and tell you a little about the local history, it was really a great pleasure, I will always remember you. I look forward to seeing you in the future for a beer again!
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Mark Artemov wrote a review Mar 2020
Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain3 contributions
We did the Vidigal favela tour with Russo and we loved the experience, very professional and save with Russo as he is from the community! Would definitely recommend!
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Response from Russoguia, Gerente geral at Favela Tour Rio de Janeiro - Vidigal Walking Tour by Russo Guide
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for the evaluation, it was a pleasure to receive you here, always come back!
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Sabrina B wrote a review Feb 2020
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Russo is very known by people in the Favela, was a completely safe experience as you walk trough and see the art and housing. He explained a lot about the changes over the years since he was young. Definitely take a motorbike down, it’s a great experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Russoguia, Gerente geral at Favela Tour Rio de Janeiro - Vidigal Walking Tour by Russo Guide
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to welcome you here, always come back, next time you can take a walk to Morro Dois Irmãos!
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GonzaloA1096
GonzaloA1096
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A very special tour. Way more than just getting directions to the peak
I did the Dos Irmaos trilha with Russo because a friend really recommend me to text him and go with him. It's not
lineh2019
lineh2019
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Outstanding!
Russo is an excellent guide! I would really stop looking for anything else and take the trail with him to the "Morr
phipii
phipii
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Interesting and safe tour ! Totally recommended
The tour with Russo is super nice. You feel safe the whole time, he picks you up at the main square of the favela r
perdrixgui
perdrixgui
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Best experience ever
Here is what happened: we started for a hike and ended up having the most eye-opening experience. Russo guided us t
GoPlaces654373
GoPlaces654373
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Hiking to Morro dois Irmaios
Nice and friendly guide. Very helpful and the tour was fun and amazing. I suggest him to anyone:) He told us some i
Eric S
Eric S
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Early morning totally worth it!
We booked with Russo through Favela experience at 3 am at the base of the Favela. It felt sketchy exiting and thank
Preatorian
Preatorian
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Outstanding hiking (Morro Dois Irmaos) & Vidigal Tour
Russo's tour up to the Dois Irmaos and Vidigal was simply great! He was very flexible and reacted swiftly on a shor
Anami880829
Anami880829
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Trilha Dois Irmaos
The tour was wonderful! Russo is an exceptional guide, it was a perfect morning visiting Dois Irmaos thanks to him
Murugijoi
Murugijoi
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Visit with Russo
This visit was amazing. He took his time to guide us through the favelas. Je understood the route well and was pati
curcicmilos
curcicmilos
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Great experience thru favela and urban jungle with kids
Tour was amazing. Russo exceeded our already high expectations. Reading reviews I was bit skeptical but we decided
Sarah254
Sarah254
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Highly recommend!
What an amazing tour this was! Russo was a fantastic guide and gave my group insight that we never could have learn
RexW94
RexW94
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Highly recommend!!!
Russo is so friendly and helpful. He has so many amazing stories about Vigigal. Felt really safe walking with him f
chanyakiat
chanyakiat
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Incredible experience at the favela
We had an amazing experience at the favela with Russo. Got to see one of the best views in Rio and it was totally s
elbert k
elbert k
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Very professional and safe tour!
I am very impressed by russo! He is super passionate and knowledgable about the area. All the residents know him. A
Ana Cecilia S
Ana Cecilia S
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Excellent
Russo and his wife were great! They made me and my family + friends feel comfortable, they were patient, and answer
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