Tags Favela Tourism

Tag: Favela Tourism

By Nicole Eberhard, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Favela tours in Rio de Janeiro are a controversial subject. As the Rio has been working to pacify many of the communities with the UPP (Police Pacification Units), tours have...
By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Most guide books will say no trip to Rio is complete without a ride on the gondola, which used to refer only to visiting the Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf) for a...
By Cecilie Hestbaek, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the popular outgoing president Lula’s last initiatives in office was to launch the new program Rio Top Tours – Rio de Janeiro from a new perspective. Lula recently...
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