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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour provided by Favela Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 27/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 27/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get an in-depth look at Rio’s Rochina Favela with a local guide. This 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Belmond Copacabana Palace
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    Please wait outside the hotel and not inside. Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:30 (outside NOT IN THE LOBBY) Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702
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  • 1
    Copacabana Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Ipanema Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Rocinha
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Belmond Copacabana Palace
    Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    Please wait outside the hotel and not inside. Belmond Copacabana Palace at 13:30 (outside NOT IN THE LOBBY) Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702
    See address & details
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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
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Copacabana Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Ipanema Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Rocinha
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must be fit or in good condition to walk at least 5 km
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 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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Danny H wrote a review Dec 2020
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions2 helpful votes
Very good and fun tour guide. Enjoyed it, although would have enjoyed it to be less rushed and have a drink/somee food in the favela.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Bruno S, Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 11 Dec 2020
Thanks a lot for your feedback. In normal circumstances we offer a stop for a drink and food during our tour. However, your input will be taken in consideration for our future tours. Thanks
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Michael wrote a review Oct 2020
Brooklyn, New York196 contributions29 helpful votes
Alberto was an excellent. He's a friendly guide, and knows just about everyone in the favela. I felt safe the entire time. I was walking around with an expensive camera, and had my phone out often. I felt more comfortable than in Copacabana. The only thing I would change, is I
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Bruno S, General Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 1 Nov 2020
Thanks for your great review! If you are ever in Rio again, please let us know so we can take you on our tour again but this time, free of charge!
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dennisdudley wrote a review Oct 2020
Los Angeles, California11 contributions2 helpful votes
Heard this was a great tour. So so glad I booked it. Very interesting and learned so much from our guide Carlos who lives in this favela. He is very knowledgeable and has been a guide for over 20 years. Felt very safe there and would highly recommend. Don’t leave Rio until you
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Bruno S, General Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 18 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for your feedback. It really helps us during this pandemic time! Moreover, Carlos is by far the best tour guide in Rio and his confidence and background has made this tour very knowledgeable and successful. Last but not least, we appreciate your words and we definitely don’t take that for granted. Thanks for your trust in our team and therefore we can only say thanks and wish you all the best.
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Kim G wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada862 contributions149 helpful votes
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We were picked up on time and after a few more stops to pick up others in the group we were off to the favela. Our skilled driver drove us to the top of the hill and dropped us off at the top where our guide Carlos gave us a general overview of life in Rocinha. Having lived
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Bruno S, Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 6 Jul 2020
Thanks for your feedback. It really matters for us your opinion and it makes us improve and develop our daily work. Thanks again
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Thadd H wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas6 contributions
Carlos was great ! Being a actual native of the Favelas , he was extremely Knowledgeable and detailed about everything , along with the history of his Community. I Highly Recommend booking this favela tour.
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Response from Bruno S, General Manager at Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate your time into helping us reach out more travelers and state that our tour is led by a local tour guide! We wish you a great day
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About the operator

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Amanda D
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Definitely an overwhelming but fascinating experience !
My family of 4 (children ages 9 and 11) took the 5-Hour Private Favela with Tijuca Rainforest. Our guide, Alberto,
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Cam B
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Perfect
We just finished this tour. Alberto and the rest of the team were amazing guides. They made us feel incredibly safe
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Anna A
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Favela experience
It was not just a tour-it was an experience. Truly amazing. Our guide Carlos was sooo passionate about his communit
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mrslaurag86
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Favela walking tour
We had Carlos for this tour and he was amazing. He really engaged with the kids as well as adults and explained eve
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Y9969IWdavidk
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🇧🇷 Fantastic walking tour 🇧🇷 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This afternoon trip was superb. Our guide, Carlos, was highly educational and fun. Taking time to explain the his
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Kookaburrabakery
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Big part of Rio
Our guide Carlos was absolutely amazing! We were so lucky that he was our guide. Very knowledgeable and entertainin
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serena71
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Definitely recommended!
We appreciated a lot the tour. It was very interesting and the Guide was very nice, friendly and, above all, knowl
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antoinev973
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Good tour. Good introduction to the Favela.
This tour was a very good first introduction to the Favela. Our guide was very knowledgeable of history of Brazil a
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311eddiee
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Favela Tour of Rocinha Rio. Worth it!!!!
Just recently went on a trip to Rio and wanted to see a Favela. Booked through Favela Ealking Tours and was worth i
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rachwilko
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Must do whilst in Rio
Carlos was our spirited and enthusiastic guide for this gritty tour. Some folks were wearing platform heels(!) I w
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Amani A
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Fantastic Experience
Rafael was our tour guide and he ensured we got to truly see the wonderful city within a city! Great tour guide mad
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Fany N
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Thank you Carlos for being so passionate
uch an amazing tour A great experience ever Carlos is an amazing guide!ever Thank you Carlos for being so passionat
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José Luis P
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Great tour
It was a great experience and the guide, Carlos, was really knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend it :)
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asmullen
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Fantastic!
A must for anyone visiting Rio de Janeiro. A great way to see the Favela’s and learn about the communities way of l
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shayelkell
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Over hyped
It's not that the tour was bad. It just wasn't good in any way in my honest opinion. We started at the top of the f
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