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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Overview
Head to the largest hill favela in South America for a half-day walking tour. Learn about the Rocinha community and the daily lives of its inhabitants as you interact with them. Learn the history of Rio de Janeiro and this infamous place to gain a better idea of the economic and political factors that influence it.
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Av. Atlântica, 1702
Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-000, BrazilWe are meeting by the statue in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel
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    Rocinha
    Stop: 3 hours -
    We will walk across the Favela of Rocinha and show you how life is in there
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Av. Atlântica, 1702
Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-000, BrazilWe are meeting by the statue in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel
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Highlights
  • Walk through Rocinha, the largest hill favela in South America, with a guide
  • Learn the history of the favela and interact with some of its residents
  • Get acquainted with economic and political factors that shape the society
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a small group of 10 or fewer
What to Expect
Meet at Copacabana Palace Hotel to begin this half-day walking tour of Rio’s largest hill favela, Rocinha. This is an educational tour organized by local guides and favela residents so that it doesn’t disturb the community. The tour aims to educate participants and show the daily life of its inhabitants to give a true perspective of the society to outsiders. Walk through small streets with no more than 10 guests to meet a few locals and listen to their stories. Discover the history of the favela as well as the challenges it faces, both past and present.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-000, Brazil
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport
  • Local guide English & Spanish Speaking
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Meeting point at Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:25
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
35Reviews
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By: Brazil Expedition - Day Tours
Damien H
Melbourne, Australia
4318
See the sights of Rio
The tour took us through a number of Rio's sights, Christ the Redeemer, a water fall and nature walk, the Chinese
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Vladimir S
10
Amazing Cultural Experience!
I took this tour on December 6th and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Rio de Janeiro. Our guide Edmundo
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André R
20
Incredible!
A must do tour if you are in Rio de Janeiro. You get to see the Rochina Favela and the real spirit of Rio de
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Kashif imran
10
Mr kashif
Beautiful place to visit I realy enjoyed would like to go again and again it's amazing when u visit mist stay
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Leo C
31
An absolute eye opener
I couldn't believe the way they just build homes one on top of the other, or how the supermarket can leave pallets
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Mintybear
207
Don’t miss this experience
As a family of six, with our youngest being 15yrs old, we wanted to experience more of Rio than just the beaches
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lbramley
Bucharest, Romania
7831
A great day trip
This was an insiteful tour of the favela. Enjoyed walking through the narrow streets and seeing how people lived.
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SMMaxwell
Victoria, Canada
16756
Walking Tour of Santa Teresa area of Rio
We met Lola in front of the Copacabana Palace then walked to the subway that took us to Cinelândia Square. From
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discodivaboogie
Jersey, United Kingdom
9052
Good tour but ruined by bad guide
Whilst the tour intinery / locations are good unfortunately the guide on our trip wasn’t the best. There were 10
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Sonia E
Houston, Texas
40
Great guide and wonderful experience
Edmundo was very knowledgeable and helpful! Took us on a very interesting tour of the street art! Definitely
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