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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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Rocinha
Favela Walking Tour
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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 1 week ago
Interesting and educational

It was great that we could walk through narrow streets and stars and see many of the inner parts too. The guide was authentic and told and gave a lot of insight.

Thank tardosgabor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Informative, Enlightening

The tour guide, who is also a resident of this favela, was very informative of both his favela and the history behind it. There is nothing like walking through a place you only read or hear about. I felt safe but was aware of the...More

Thank kwoo44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour, but be aware of the dangers.

This is a wonderful tour, and it lets you know the favela is filled with kind and decent people. It's led by locals, who know all the characters you will encounter on the way. I had a good experience. However, you should also be aware...More

3  Thank tk2x
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile
Very informative

A must do tour. So much culture in this tour. Carlos is by far one of the best guide I have every come across and he made the whole group feel comfortable and happy throughout the whole tour

1  Thank ronaldmO3291CZ
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile
Nice way to see favellas

We had a good time visiting favellas in Rio with this operator. We were picked up in copacabana, walked in favellas with explanatiins of how local people live and were droped off at the metro station in copacabana as we asked

1  Thank Arsen Z
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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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