São Paulo: Paraisópolis Favela Tour

São Paulo: Paraisópolis Favela Tour

From $88.95 per person

Join a respectful tour and see what life in São Paulo's 2nd largest favela is really like. Experience the vibrant spirit of the local people and artists who live there.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Any address within São Paulo city limits
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a safe and respectful walk through a favela in São Paulo
  • Get to know social projects that are changing lives in the favela
  • Meet local people and get to know their local culture
  • Walk through narrow streets in the center Paraisopolis
Full description
Take a journey to discover Paraisópolis, a favela where almost 100,000 people live. Experience an area of Sao Pulo that has experienced great transformations in recent years, and where brilliant artists have made their mark.  The tour starts at the Community Association Office. Learn about the community’s history, the foundation of the Community Association, and its main projects. Then, you will be led to the community radio studio to watch a live show and meet some community speakers. If the option is selected, enjoy a delicious traditional Brazilian "Feijoada" lunch, combined with live samba music in a cozy atmosphere at the charming rooftop of the community association in the middle of the favela. Next, pay a visit to Berbéla, a great artist and an important resident of the community. Berbéla builds his works of art from automotive parts such as metal scraps and chemical waste, giving life to all sorts of material discarded in his workshop. Then, continue to the house of the sculptor Estevão, also known as the “Gaudí of Paraisópolis”. Once there, you 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. Go on an adventure through openings and gaps to reach the house's viewpoint, and appreciate the contrasting scenery of the favela facing the fancy neighborhood of Morumbi. Finally, walk through narrow alleyways to reach the Palmeirinha’s football field, and perhaps catch a team who are part of the "Rugby For All" initiative playing a match.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from São Paulo
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual private tour guide
  • Feijoada lunch (if option selected)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones

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Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This is a socially-conscious tour where part of your payment is given to the local non-profitable community association to support their charity projects within the community
  • The local community association hosts the visit via a local host from the community who will escort the group, together with the bilingual guide
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Product ID: 391438