Get an insight about community from a local resident & guide
Walk through narrow streets into the community centre.
Learn about the history, culture and its main projects.
Go to the house of the sculptor Estevão, known as “Gaudi”.
Superb typical Brazilian food at the charming “Bistro Mãos”.
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Transport by fully-equipped vehicles.
Any address pick-up & drop-off are included like hotel or airport.
Professional / licensed / bilingual private tour guide.
Local community monitor to escort tourists and guide throughout the favela.
VAT, all taxes, handling charges, tolls, parking fees during stops.
Entrance & contribution fees to help the community support their projects.
Lunch (if the option is selected)
Service charge & tips. (optional)
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
What you can expect
Take a guided tour and feel what life in a favela (slum) is really like. Tour through São Paulo's second largest favela and get an unique insight into the vibrant spirit of its people, especially the hidden veritable artists who live there.
Take a journey to discover Paraisópolis, a favela where live almost 100 thousand people. A cosmos that in recent years has experienced great transformations and where live many common people, but also brilliant artists who do extraordinary things.
Recently, the area has received public and private investments, a few kilometres of water supply and sanitation, condos that have gone on to replace the shacks of wood and mud, pavements, parks.
The tour starts at the Community Association Office. Visitors will learn about the community’s history, the foundation of the “Community Association” and its main projects.
Then, visitors will be led to the community radio studio to watch a live show and meet some community speakers.
Pay a visit to Berbéla and his mechanical workshop, a great plastic artist and community resident. Berbéla builds his works of art from automotive parts such as metal scraps and chemical wastes, giving life to all sorts of material discarded in his workshop. He made pieces of artwork that few can argue about his talents.
Go to the house of the sculptor Estevão, also known as “Gaudí of Paraisópolis”. Once there, visitors will be able to enter a beautiful stone house, full of accessories and common objects such as cups, saucers and dishes, which are part of the structure of the house, giving it charm and a sense of fantasy for the visitors. Go on an adventure through openings and gaps to reach the houese's viewpoint, and appreciate the stunning contrasting scenery of favela across the fancy area of Morumbi area.
Visitors will walk throughout the community narrow alleyways reaching the Palmeirinha’s football field, and perhaps catch a class of the students of the project “Rugby For All”.
Enjoy the delicious typical Brazilian food “feijoada” at the charming “Bistro Mãos de Maria” combined with drinks and live samba musicon the rooftop of the community association headquarters in the Favela. (if the option is selected)
This is a socially-conscious tour that part of your payment is reverted to the local non-profitable community association to support their charity
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
- Individually wrapped food options available
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