Traveler Review for Private Tour in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Tour Guide Simone M.

Tour: Santa Marta Favela Tour: about ,...

Kenneth Gould

Clearwater, FL, United States

Tour: Santa Marta Favela Tour: about ,..., Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Feb 11, 2018

Simone was 1/2 hr late (I know it was Carnival but "this is not her first Carnival - I suspect her previous night parting (2AM) may have been a factor). Simone was knowledgeable and gave a good explanation of the history of the Rio favalas, but she seemed more interested in showing great views from falavas and getting something at a local restaurant/bar. My wife and I were disappointed that we didn't go into any shops, groceries, etc. or have more people interaction like a home tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Keneth, You are right, and thats how the Santa Marta Favelatour is, normaly, but not on your date, sorry about it. I have 2 options for this tour: one with more integration, another with more history. Your tour has to be focused in history because of police tensioned situatons just one day before you tour. I do not know if you are following our political situation, but unfortunately to visit a comunity start been very complicaded not because of the peaple with are there, but because of the police.