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The tour begins with pickup from your Rio hotel with a transfer to Brazil’s largest slum, Rocinha.

Once at Rocinha, a resident guide will begin the tour with informative commentary about the history of the favela. Discover how favelas, or slums, began in Brazil and learn about the culture within the community and Rio.

A portion of the tour price is donated to the community. The purpose of this tour is for educational reasons and to foster a better understanding of local life.

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Favela Walking Tour
Get an in-depth look at Rio’s Rochina Favela with a local guide. This 4-hour walking tour gives visitors a closer look at the daily life in a favela and the struggles that residents face. Learn the history of the city of Rio and its favelas with informative commentary from a local perspective.
  • Learn about the Rocinha Favela with a resident favela guide
  • Gain insight into the challenges that people face in the favelas
  • Price of tour includes a contribution to the community
  • Choice of private or group walking tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing insightful tour

Whilst visiting Rio in May we wanted to discover more about the favelas but wanted something that didn’t seem intrusive (like the coach tours), “zoo” like, dangerous or fake. Carlos was our tour guide and was absolutely fantastic and gave us real insight into daily...More

Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very Safe, insightful Top to Bottom Tour

Well worth every cent and a Highlight of our visit to Rio. Carlos was our Loco Charismatic Local Guide who entertained the group the entire way. His take on the Favela's hard fought place within Rio, the Community, Government Position/Support, schools and history/future was eye...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very interesting tour must do

I did the tour with Carlos as our guide. He is from the favela he knows everybody It was really interesting and we walked in the depth of he favelas. We felt safe all the time. Carlos is an excellent guide introducing the favela with...More

Thank PetiteRoutarde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A Must-do

I'm a tourist married to a Paulista with a prima who lives in Leblon, as well. I was warned from taking this kind of tour for a multitude of reasons, including recent up-ticks in incidents across the 800+ favelas and in Rio as a whole....More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Must do / experience while in Rio!

European couple / first time in Brazil. The Rocinha favela walking tour is a must do / have experience for anybody visiting Brazil. You will get to visit the other side of Rio, besides Copacabana / Ipanema. Carlos, our guide, is a highly charismatic character...More

Thank Adrian P
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28 April 2018|
Response from Daniel A | Reviewed this property |
No got picked up from my hotel in Ipanema. If cruise port is outside of Ipanema cococaban or leblon you will have to meet athe a cenormal hotel. Contact the tour company I'm sure they can arrange pick up they were really... More
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