"Favelas are huge, complex and fascinating. Marcelo Armstrong knows the territory and has an exceptional rapport with locals."
FROMMERS GUIDE, Canada 2002.
"FAVELA TOUR is not only cheaper than his competitor, but has guides who make special effort to explain the social and political context of what they show. That made the experience far richer than the other one."
THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA 2001.
"A fascinating half-day tour. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in Brazil beyond the beaches."
FODORS, USA 2000.
"The most insightful and longest-established tour in favelas. Marcelo Armstrong speaks excellent English and offers fascinating commentaries."
ROUGH GUIDES, England 2000.
"A visit in Rio is not complete without the Favela Tour of Marcelo Armstrong."
POLITIKENS FORLAG, Denmark 1999.
"The best of tours in favelas. A visit to one of Rio favelas can be a fascinating and illuminating experience... Marcelo Armstrong is the pioneer of favela tourism."
RIO THE GUIDE, Christopher Pickard, England 1995.
"This is one of our favorite tours in Rio, and it is highly recommended... Marcelo is a terrific guide who really knows the city."
LONELY PLANET, Australia 1996.
"Safe, different and very interesting... Leads to a greater appreciation of Rio and its people."
FOOTPRINT HANDBOOKS, England 1998.
"Really informative. Not voyeuristic, but one education visit to the heart of different universe, making possible a better understanding of Rio and it's contradictions. A lot of information ! Not to be missed ! "
GUIDES DU ROUTARD, France 2003.
"Marcelo Armstrong run the oldest and best known tour in favelas."
LET'S GO GUIDES, USA 2004.
"Marcelo offers very interesting visits without voyeurism... It is not simply a tour in a favela, but a good way to understand better the complexity of brazilian society."
LE PETIT FUTÉ Country guide, France 2004.
" Favela Tour is a good way to get a better understanding of Brazil reality, breaking the prejudices and contributing to the local development. Instructive, educational and without taboos"
LE ROUTARD.COM, France 2006.
" For those who really want to understand the city and the culture, a trip with Favela Tour is essential"
NEW ZEALAND HERALD, NZ 2010.