Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Explore Rio de Janeiro with New Eyes

Get a new perspective on the local communities of Rio de Janeiro! You will visit Morro da Babilonia and the Favela Organica project to see how there is abundance, creativity and social innovation where society and the media only want to see problems. You will visit their gardens along with founder Regina Tchelly where you'll learn about their work to stop food waste and join in a Brazilian cooking class! After eating the delicious lunch that you prepare together, you will spend the afternoon helping to maintain a local communal garden and exploring the community with a local guide.

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Full Day

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Foodie Fun and Off the Beaten Path


English and Other Local Language

Physical Activity

Light activity


Wifi: None
Cell: Available
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Speaks: English and Other Local Language


  • Get an in depth understanding of the living conditions of local communities
  • Learn to cook traditional Brazilian meals
  • Contribute to a local communal garden



Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


Bilingual guide





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Vivejar Tours

Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Make a positive social impact on the local communities of Brazil by going on any of the tours provided by Vivejar. These community-based tours will ensure that you have an authentic experience with the local communities you visit. You will be able to learn how to make traditional Brazilian meals from local people or go on a boat tour guided by local fishermen. These tours will also give you the opportunity to explore the Amazon Rainforest and discover the great biodiversity Brazil has to offer.

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