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CaRioca Free Culture

Meeting in front of Hotel Marina Palace in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 9800 6278
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An insightful experience of Rocinha and a piece of Brazil

My wife and I did a tour of Rosinha favela in Feb 2016. It was just the two of us, and our guide... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
Paul K
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Toronto, Canada
Must do in Rio!

My boyfriend and I did a tour of Rocinha with Obi, and it was amazing! It was the most memorable... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2015
Melissa W
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Chicago, Illinois
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Meeting in front of Hotel Marina Palace in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

My wife and I did a tour of Rosinha favela in Feb 2016. It was just the two of us, and our guide was Obi. It was definitively a unique experience, that we were glad to do. In order to get to Rocinha, we rode...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 31 October 2015

My boyfriend and I did a tour of Rocinha with Obi, and it was amazing! It was the most memorable experience of our entire trip to Rio. I highly recommend doing the tour with Obi. Obi is from the favela; he's very knowledgeable and really...More

3  Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 7 July 2014

+Extensive tour of the favelas +The bike ride is a totally awesome experience +Assistant guide Obe was excellent +Both Obe and Ricardo spoke excellent english. -Our guide Ricardo was redundant in his explanations, contradicted himself, spoke more about his family which was irrelevant to the...More

4  Thank ComeFlyWithMe007
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Rodrigo is an awesome tour guide. Very personal met his mother and friend, and even got to see inside their homes. Rodrigo makes you feel at ease and answers all of the questions you have honestly. Rodrigo is passionate about his home, and that comes...More

1  Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We went on a cold and rainy day on this favela tour through Rocinha, and despite the weather and lack of views still had a fantastic time. Rodrigo was a lovely guide and managed to include everyone in a larger than usual group (about 20)....More

1  Thank Amrita V
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

My bf and I went to Rio for Carnival 2014 where we met a German guy who recommended this tour. It's super affordable in comparison to the other tours and worth every penny! The money goes towards the Favela and stays in the Favela which...More

1  Thank 712vann
Reviewed 16 May 2014

My title says it all - this is the real deal. Rodrigo is from the flavela and he shows you a very intimate view into life here. The most amazing part of the tour is that Rodrigo never treats his guests like tourists. He really...More

1  Thank RomanAround17
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Rodrigo, our guide, has been brought up in the Rosinha favela, so our experience felt genuine . We met many of the locals and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Lunch was good too! We would recommend Rodrigo to anyone who would like to see a close...More

1  Thank MarySydneyAustralia
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

This was definitely the highlight of our Rio experience - which says a lot. Very rich insight into the complex dynamics of favela occupation. Got to interact with Rocinha locals and really get deep inside the nooks and crannies of the favela. Rodrigo is a...More

Thank Wawajawn
Reviewed 7 May 2014

An excellent tour, full of interesting information and local insights. Rodrigo is both knowledgeable and eloquent so you won't be lost for conversation on your tour. You meet at a hotel and then take a local bus to the favela where you are taken to...More

Thank AsgataTim
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