sexta-feira, 21 de março de 2014

terça-feira, 18 de março de 2014

TOUR NA FAVELA E AULA DE CAIPIRINHA.

Em nossos TOURS os turistas e visitantes tem a oportunidade de conhecer nossa favela, nosso dia a dia e ainda tem a oportunidade de aprender a preparar uma caipirinha na casa do nosso guia local. A felicidade fica visível no rosto de todos.

In our tours the tourists and visitors have the opportunity to get to know the favela, our daily life and they even have the opportunity to learn how to make a caipirinha at the house of our local guide. The happiness is visible on everyone's faces.







segunda-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2014

HOSPEDAGEM NA FAVELA

A Santa Marta foi a primeira favela pacificada e fica no bairro de Botafogo e possui acesso rápido para outros bairros como Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Lapa, Marcacanã. A favela ficou conhecida após receber a presença do rei do Pop, Michael Jackson, que gravou partes do seu clipe "They Don't Care About Us". Atualmente há uma estatua dele em um ponto da favela. Além disso, a favela foi palco de outro filme conhecido “Velozes e Furiosos 5 (Fast Five)”. Do alto do morro conseguimos visualizar pontos turísticos como o Pão de Açúcar e o Cristo Redentor. O Santa Marta é ideal para quem deseja vivenciar a vida em uma favela do Brasil. Morando na casa, a pessoa pode ter acesso à realidade da favela e conhecer pessoas locais, que são muito receptivas. É uma experiência muito enriquecedora! A casa fica no meio da favela, no caminho principal e possui fácil acesso, visto que fica localizada muito próximo ao conhecido bondinho. Também é possível chegar até a casa caminhando. A casa é toda mobiliada e pronta para uso. O Aluguel é para a casa toda, ou seja, o grupo que alugar ficará com toda a casa pelo período da estadia, sem receber mais viajantes. A casa é composta por uma sala, uma cozinha, um banheiro e um quarto. O quarto possui uma cama de casal e vários colchonetes.

Santa Marta is a peaceful community that is located in Botafogo neighborhood , and has quick access to other neighborhoods such as Copacabana , Ipanema , Leblon , Lapa , Marcacanã . The slum was known after receiving the king of Pop , Michael Jackson , who recorded parts of his video for " They Do not Care About Us" . Currently there is a statue of him at one point of the community . Moreover , the favela was the scene of another known film " Fast Five " . From community we can see sights such as the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer . The Santa Marta is ideal for those wanting to experience life in a community in Brazil . Living in the house , the person may have access to the reality of the community and meet local people who are very receptive . It is a very enriching experience ! The house is in the middle of the community , it is in the main road and it is easy to arrive because is located very close to the cable car. You can also get up to walk home . The house is fully furnished and ready for use . The rent is for the whole house , ie , the group will rent the whole house with the period of stay , without receiving more travelers . The house consists of a living room , a kitchen , a bathroom and a bedroom . The room has a double bed and several mattresses.

favelasantamartatour@yahoo.com.br


Tipo de acomodação = Casal (+ colchonetes)
Quartos - 1
Banheiros - 1
Hospedes adicionais - Até 4 pessoas
Estadia mínima - 2 diarias
Taxa de limpeza - 20,00
Check In - 14h
Check Out - 12h


 







domingo, 5 de janeiro de 2014

FAVELA SANTA MARTA TOUR 2013

Fotos dos turistas e visitantes no Favela Santa Marta Tour.
Obrigado a todos que em 2013 puderam fazer desse projeto um sonho realizado.
Muitas pessoas conheci, muitos contatos feitos e podemos recebemos muitos turistas do mundo todo aqui em nossa favela.
Obrigado a vocês turistas que valorizaram o trabalho de um guia local morador para conhecer a Favela Santa Marta com quem realmente mora no local. 
Meus agradecimentos a todos que em 2013 passaram por aqui e levaram um pouquinho da nossa cultura e da nossa história.
Essas fotos vão ficar eternizadas comigo de um ano de muitas mudanças e muitos trabalhos.

FELIZ ANO NOVO E QUE 2014 VENHA COM MAIS TRABALHOS.FELIZ 2014



























quinta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2013

REVEILLON NA FAVELA SANTA MARTA

Vista da cobertura
Reveillon será na cobertura do guia local Thiago Firmino com vista panorâmica pro bairro de Botafogo, Cristo e Pão de Açucar.

Na cobertura iremos assistir a queima de fogos que aparece por cima da pedra que divide os bairros de Botafogo e Copacabana.

Encontraremos as pessoas as 21:30 em ponto na Praça Corumbá que se localiza na Rua São Clemente esquina com Rua da Matriz em Botafogo.


De lá iremos subir a favela em direção a casa do Thiago Firmino passeando pela favela, cumprimentando moradores e sentindo o clima de festa que é na véspera de Reveillon dentro do Santa Marta.



Na festa da virada o cardápio terá pernil, chester, arroz á grega com passas, farofa entre outros ingredientes de uma farta mesa de Reveillon. 
Caipirinha, cerveja, refrigerante e champanhe vão ser servidos para os convidados.
Depois das comemorações da virada de ano iremos as 1:30h descer a favela e curtir um verdadeiro e autêntico baile Funk junto com os moradores.

Venha vivenciar e curtir a virada do ano de um jeito totalmente diferente. Não tem como descrever a alegria e a energia de você passar um reveillon dentro da favela. 

O convite custa 200,00 e dá direito ao buffet completo com bebidas.

o Reveillon na laje tem capacidade para 50 pessoas, sendo 20 da própria comunidade e 30 de fora, com o objetivo de promover a integração entre o morro e o asfalto.

Mais informações sobre as festas de Réveillon na Laje na Favela Santa Marta com Thiago Firmino (21) 99177-9459 ou 99741-6232 ou no email favelasantamartatour@yahoo.com.br

Compre agora seu convite para a Festa de Reveillon.


terça-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2013

Pernoite Mirante Dona Marta no Jornal Meia hora.

Matérias sobre nossas trilhas e pernoites.
A galera ta trilhando com a gente pra curtir o Rio de Janeiro de um outro ponto de vista e de uma outra forma. Trilhar a noite e ver o dia clarear e a árvore da Lagoa a 365 metros de altitude.

Matéria do Jornal Meia Hora.



quarta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2013

NOSSO TOUR NO JORNAL THE GUARDIAN

Matéria do Jornal Britânico THE GUARDIAN sobre o trabalho com turismo na Favela Santa Marta feito por Thiago Firmino.
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/nov/04/rio-de-janeiro-brazil-favela-tourism?commentpage=1


Favela tourism in Rio de Janeiro

For decades, many of Rio's mountainside favelas were off limits, but some are now safe and welcome tourists, offering them a unique view of the city. Dom Phillips reports from four of them
Colourful houses in Santa Marta favela
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The Favela Painting art project in Santa Marta, Rio. Photograph: Peeter Viisimaa/Getty Images

Santa Marta

They are proud of the bronze Michael Jackson statue that stands on the edge of a little square in the Santa Marta favela in Rio de Janeiro. "It's the only one in Rio," said 32-year-old Thiago Firmino, DJ, local resident and our tour guide. Its arms stretch out to embrace a dizzying view of Rio, and of the shanty town that tumbles down the hillside below. On the wall behind it is a Michael Jackson mosaic.
It was here that director Spike Lee filmed scenes for the video to Jackson's 1996 hit They Don't Care About Us. Rio authorities originally opposed the video because they felt filming in a favela would show a negative side of the city, which at the time was bidding to host the 2004 Olympics. Nearly two decades later, with both the 2014 World Cup final and the 2016 Olympics set to be staged here, Rio is no longer quite so ashamed of its favelas. Officially, it has 763 of them, (according to the 2010 census), and they are home to almost 1.4 million people, or 22% of the city's population.
Lee's video plays on a loop in the little tourist shop that Thiago's parents run on the square, Praça Cantão. The alleyways in which Jackson danced seem little changed but lower down, a square at the foot of the favela has been brightened up with a 7,000-square-metre lick of paint.The Favela Painting art project, created by Dutch duo Haas&Hahn, with the aim of boosting community pride, has seen 34 houses painted in a rainbow of bright colours.
In 2008, Santa Marta was the first favela in Rio to be "pacified" under a state programme to expel its drug gangs by installing a police base and initiating social change projects. Since then, another 34 favelas have been pacified. Santa Marta is held up as the model and has become a stop-off for visiting celebrities, Madonna, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys included.
They come to see the effects of pacification: creches, new houses, concrete steps instead of treacherous muddy tracks, and a free tram that glides up at a 45% angle to help its 6,500 or so residents get up and down what is essentially a 1,000m mountain covered in rough brick, breezeblock and even wooden houses, just below the Christ the Redeemer statue.
In what used to be one of Rio's most violent slums, residents are turning to tourism. That day, Thiago's clients were two Dutch tourists from Utrecht, and he had recruited student Pedro Monteiro, 18, to translate. The Dutch visitors wandered wide-eyed through the favela.
Michael Jackson video still
Michael Jackson filming the video for They Don't Really Care About Us at the Santa Marta favela in 1996. Photograph: Globo/ages
"I like it very much," said Mirko van Denderen, 33, a teacher. "The strange buildings …"
Both peeked into Thiago's house, impressed by the contrast between its rugged raw-brick exterior, and its neat living room, fitted kitchen and flat-screen TV.
"The majority of houses are cool inside, all done up," said Thiago. "It demystifies it."
Tours like Thiago's offer a glimpse of another side of Brazilian life. But tourists should be aware that these are tours of places where very poor people live – which some might find difficult. It's very useful to have guide who lives in the area: they'll be accepted by local people, and are unlikely to gloss over issues the favela faces.
Pedro pointed out handmade signs protesting at the forced removals of dwellings that perch precariously at the very top of Santa Marta. "Property speculation," said Thiago.
This used to be one of Rio's most violent slums, and was controlled by the Commando Vermelho (Red Command) drug gang. Now, like Thiago, residents of pacified favelas such as this are turning to tourism. "I had to accept the work because so many people were coming," Thaigo said.
Roberto de Conceição, 48, was carrying his shopping up the hill. He likes the tours, he said: "We meet new people. Thiago is from here," he said. Paulo Roberto, 45, was selling mobile phone cases, pens and Santa Marta T-shirts designed by his 11-year-old son, on a little stall. "We are more and more involved. I live from this now," he smiled.
The alleyways got narrower as we descended. Chickens clucked in a drain. Purple flowers sprouted near bags of gravel. Children in flip-flops pushed past talking football. An old woman was carried past on a chair. Humanity teemed in the narrow alleys. Everything was tiny: a barber shop, an electrical products stall, a bedroom with three small bunk beds.
"Every part of the community has a name," said Pedro, as he paused in front of a wall. "This was called Beirut." The building behind which traffickers used to hide is now used for boxing and judo.
At the foot of the favela, outside the Bar Cheiro Bom (Good Smell Bar) Pedro pointed out bullet holes in a wall.
"This was a conflict zone," said Thiago. "Now there is always a police car and a camera."
The Dutch visitors were taken back up the hill on the tram. "It feels a little strange to be wandering around taking pictures," concluded bank worker Willem van Duuren, 41. "It feels a bit voyeuristic, seeing how poor the people are, but it is part of the country."
• Local resident Thiago Firmino offers two-hour tours of Santa Marta from around £15 in Portuguese or £20 in English (+55 21 9177 9459,favelasantamartatour.blogspot.com.br)