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Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro - with unbiased reviews

Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro

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Overview
Delve deeper into local life during a tour of one of the largest favelas in Rio de Janeiro. This experience promises to take you off the beaten path and reveals a side of the city that most first-time visitors miss. Plus, you’ll benefit from the insider knowledge of a local English teacher.
Highlights
  • Get a more intimate glimpse into the Rocinha favela on a walking tour
  • An alternative sightseeing experience for first time visitors
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of a community member
  • Travel on public transport for a more local experience
Important Information
Departure Point
Metrô São Conrado / Rocinha, R. Gen. Olímpio Mourão Filho, 320 - São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22610-020, Brazil
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • One-way shared transfer
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ben M wrote a review Dec 2019
24 contributions4 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic tour from start to finish. Before booking our party of four were a little apprehensive about taking the tour. We are informed that the Flavela’s are not safe places to go and to stay away, this could have not been further from the truth. Our guide Carlos
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Jason M wrote a review Nov 2019
28 contributions4 helpful votes
An absolute highlight of my visit to Rio this tour is unmissable for anyone who wants to learn about day to day life in the favelas. My guide Carlos (who grew up in Rocinha) was everything you could ask for - knowledgeable, friendly, considerate, funny with excellent English.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Fiona H wrote a review Sep 2019
118 contributions6 helpful votes
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We chose this favela tour as we wanted a tour led by a local resident and that’s exactly what we got. Our guide Carlos was born, raised and still lives in Rocinha. He speaks excellent English and was very helpful, informative and interesting. He met us at our hotel in
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Davina wrote a review Sep 2019
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I booked this tour as I wanted to see the favela on foot and see more detail. It was a great experience and led by a knowledgeable and informative guide. At no point did I feel unsafe and I was able to get a sense of the life there with some amazing views to boot. The tour
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Date of experience: August 2019
Siobhan wrote a review Aug 2019
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We did this tour with Carlos in July We travelled all around South America (from the Amazon to Bolivia) and by far this was one of the most ‘realistic’//nit touristic things to do It was amazing! Real Authentic Carlos himself lives in the favela and therefore literally knew
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Key Details
  • Rocinha, Favela Phoenix Tours
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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