Besides all the free activities we offer, there are a few paid activities in Rio de Janeiro which Caminhos offers too. The fees go directly to the people in the local community who organise these activities. Caminhos organises the Educational Favela Tour Rio, the Tia Maria Cooking Class and, occasionally, we organise special events.
Educational Favela Tour Rio
This is the best favela tour in Rio: we wanted to make sure all of our students have the opportunity to learn a bit about how a favela operates and provide them with some idea of what it’s like to live in a favela. We place a huge emphasis on this tour being ‘educational’, rather than ‘exploitative’. Edson is our tour guide. He will take you through the community and explain all manner of things to you, such as how the residents receive their mail, how to buy and sell houses in the favela, how to make local announcements, how and why the favelas came about in the first place, and more. Edson also takes you to the ‘Solar Meninos de Luz’ charitable organisation and some other organisations we work closely with. Great photo opportunity at Jardim do Céu - a garden created from recycled materials with the best view of Ipanema!
When: Check the Caminhos Activity Calendar on the right for our next ‘Educational Favela Tour Rio’
Meet: At Caminhos and walk to Cantagalo together
Check the actual times in our Caminhos Activity Calendar on the right.
Tia Maria Cooking Class
Tia Maria is famous in Rio: she adopted 27 children (they are all grown now) and has cooked for people in the World Cup and for important athletes. She is a strong supporter of social projects and likes to help the community. She will teach a group of you how to make some traditional Brazilian dishes and then you will all be able to sit together and enjoy what you have cooked.
When: Check the Caminhos Activity Calendar on the right for our next ‘Tia Maria Cooking Class’
Meet: At Caminhos and walk together to meet Tia Maria