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Tag: Favela Tours

By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A growing number of favela residents are discovering tourism as a new business opportunity, with hostels, tours and even party venues becoming more widely available. In particular tourism in...
Letter to the Editor Dear Rio Times, We were in Rio last month at this time and we had a fair amount of rainy days. I picked up the guide book and went scouting. I found the option of visiting...
By Martin Kocandrle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Favelas are Brazil’s reoccurring paradox. They have become so prevalent within large cities that presently in Rio they number around 950, each with its own composition and raison d’être. They...

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