Rock in Rio 2017, Favela experience in Rio, Chez Georges Private Villa in Rio

Rock in Rio 2017

The greatest music festival on Earth in the wonderful city of Rio.

One of the biggest music festivals in the world, Rock in Rio took place in Rio de Janeiro, where it all began back in 1985. Rock in Rio had a special taste this year, taking place at the Olympic Park, stage to the majority of the 2016 Olympic Games. The lineup rocked the city in the two weekends of the festival - 15-17 September 2017 and 21-24 September 2017.
Just to mention a few of the attractions: Maroon 5, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns n’ Roses. Walpax Brazil operated groups to the festival and it was a great success!

Favela experience in Rio

A different visit to a Brazilian slum, showing the best of the local community and giving opportunity to a great interaction with locals.

The Morro da Babilônia is located in front of an iconic attraction of the city – The Sugar Loaf – and dates back to the last years of the nineteenth century, situated next to the neighborhoods of Botafogo, Urca, Leme and Copacabana. This area is home to two urban communities: Morro de Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira, together with an environmentally protected area, APA of Morros de Babilônia and São João.

Since it is located between two of the most popular touristic attractions in Rio de Janeiro, the beach of Copacabana and the Sugar Loaf, Morro da Babilônia has a touristic structure that is slowly starting to come together.
The capacity of organization in the community is strong and the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive, giving way to creative and new initiatives such as Favela Orgânica, a project that was born in 2011 under the leadership of Regina Tchelly.

Living in the community, Regina’s objective is to teach residents from the area how to cook with leftover food, making sure that as little goes to waste as possible.
Regina and her Favela Orgânica has already given classes and workshops in many parts of Brazil and internationally. She keeps being an example and big inspiration for sustainable development in the urban communities of Rio de Janeiro.

It is possible join a tour to Morro da Babilonia and visit the Favela Orgânica project; During the tour people see abundance, creativity and social innovation where society and the media only want to see problems. Including a workshop of how to produce food without wasting ingredients, have lunch and work in the community gardens with the locals. Embark on this experience with us!

Chez Georges Private Villa in Rio

Exclusive charming villa for small groups in Rio de Janeiro.

In Rio’s Santa Teresa neighborhood, Chez Georges is a new and intimate private villa with 7 suites and independent studio with two bedrooms that can only be rented out in its entirety.

A project of Brazilian architect Wladimir Alves de Souza represents one of the best examples of modern architecture in town, commands from a lofty and secluded location a beautiful view of Sugar Loaf, Guanabara bay and city rooftops.

Not mentioning the 360-degree viewing point at the roof. The villa has a state-of-the-art music production room installed below the 14m long pool. The charm of Chez Georges lies in fine decoration details and hand-picked furnishings. Chez Georges is the perfect spot for musicians, bands, families, design lovers and small groups.

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