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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

  • 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
Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
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Rocinha 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.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (70)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
An authentic, eye opening experience of Rio

This tour was amazing, and very safe! We walked for a few hours through the favelas and got to talk to the locals and try local food/drink. The tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the favela history which was interesting for us foreigners....More

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great insight into another aspect of Rio

Excellent tour. You get to experience firsthand how some of the residents of Rio live by actually walking through their home (Favela). And very passionate and insightful comments by our tour guide Carlos. I would strongly recommend this tour. .

Thank paul4834
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eye opening tour of an area of Rio few visit

Excellent guide (Edsel) who knows and lives in the Favela. Felt very safe & welcome. Be prepared for a lot of walking & uneven steps thru narrow ally ways. A portion of the tour price is donated to the community.

Thank Alan O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome insight

Carlos was our guide for this tour and he knows his stuff. I loved the tour a lot more than I thought even though many people advised that it was a bad idea. I felt completely safe the whole time.

1  Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Adrian J
15 September 2018|
Response from rafaelnjgb |
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Janet W
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