Private Favela Tour in São Paulo


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), French (advanced), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Artsy Paraisópolis

Paraisópolis is the second largest favela in the city of São Paulo, with approximately a hundred thousand inhabitants. The artsy favela tour offers a unique contact with the people from the community accompanied by a person of the association of dwellers to guarantee our security and answer all the questions the visitor might have about the life in the favela as well as its history.
You will experience the authentic favela lifestyle and be inspired by the social projects led by strong and resilient local residents who are making a difference in the life of the future generations.
You will also visit a few local artists, such as Estevão, also known as "The Brazilian Gaudi"; and Berbela, who both have found a way to create beauty in such a chaotic environment, spreading hope for better days among the people from the community, and attracting visitors from all over the world to see the creations with their own eyes.


Pickup at your hotel, or other agreed upon location in the city of São Paulo.

During the tour, we will see:

- The Community Ballet
- The Estevão's house (The Gaudi from Paraisópolis)
- The Berbela atelier (local artist)
- The Alleys of the Favela
- The center of the favela
- The local restaurant (only from Monday to Friday)

At the end, we'll return to your hotel, or other agreed upon point.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you meet you in your hotel, at the airport, or anywhere of your convenience within the limits of the city of São Paulo and metropolitan area.

End location: In your hotel, at the airport, or anywhere of your convenience within the limits of the city of São Paulo and metropolitan area.

Duration: 4 hours

The regular tour takes 3 hours inside the favela, and we should take an average of 30 min to get there and 30 min to go back to the hotel. Traffic, weather and things going on in the community might affect the tour duration. In case the tour takes a shorter period of time, I am going to take you to other attractions in São Paulo after we leave the favela, so you get at least a 4-hour tour. You need to be prepared to take longer and should not have appointments right after the tour.


12 Nissan Livina for 4 passengers + the driver. With air conditioning and leather seats.

What’s Included

Other: - Licensed multilingual tour guide assistance.
- Transportation in private vehicle equipped with air conditioning & leather seats.
- Local monitor from the community assistance
- Association of people from the community fee

Estimated Local Cash Needed

225 BRL - Amount per person. The Association of dwellers of the Paraisópolis Favela charges a BRL 150 fee per person that should be payed locally and is not included on the price of this tour. BRL 75 is enough for food, drinks and souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: Food and drinks
Fee of BRL 150 per person to the association of dwellers of Paraisópolis to sponsor the arts and sports classes for kids of the community in the Artsy Paraisópolis project


As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.

A Recent Review of this tour

Renato is a very cool guide with a wealth of knowledge on Brazil and Sao Paolo. This tour was insightful and great support to the community. Very safe too. Highly recommend it!
Jackie Nagtegaal

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