BABILONIA FAVELA & HILL -  3 hours

 

We will first go up the steep steps of the Chapéu Mangueira favela and then we will be in the Babilonia one. You will get all the information for you to understand why favelas exist in Brazil, I will speak about their history, their arquitecture and the way of life of its inhabitants. About 5000 people live in those 2 favelas side by side. Step by step, we will discover the magnificent view on all Copacabana beach. Once on the top of the favela we will start the little hike (30 minutes) to reach the summit of the Babilonia hill, from it we will also enjoy the view on the Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf. After a while we will go down through a differnt way to Leme district.

 

You need proper shoes to do the tour as there is a part in the forest, we can buy water on the way.  

 

MEETING POINT

LifeGuard post number 1, Leme beach at the beginning of Copacabana

The closest metro station is Cardeal Arcoverde

 

TIME : 10h or 16h.

 

The tour lasts about 3 hours, you need good walking shoes and a light for the tour of the afternoon, the one of your smartfone is enough, just make sure you will have some batery. 

"o Rio de Janeiro continua lindo..." 

       Tim Maia

 

 

"Cidade maravilhosa, cheia de encantos mil...

official anthem of Rio 

 

"a pesar de você, amanhã há de ser outro dia" Chico Buarque

 

"eu pergunto com que roupa, com que roupa... eu vou?" 

Noel Rosa

 

"quero assistir ao sol nascer, ver as águas do rio correr..."

Cartola 

 

"nessa cidade, todo mundo é d'oxum, homen, menino, menina, mulher"

Davi Moraes

 

"não deixe o samba morrer, não deixa o

samba acabar"

Maria Rita 

 

"eu só quero é ser feliz, andar tranquilamente na favela onde nasci"

Cidinho e Doca