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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

From US$45.00
  • 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
From US$45.00
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Favela Walking Tour (group)
Our Favela Walking Tour aims to educate you about life in a favela, which is such a big part of the culture of Rio de Janeiro. See how residents live, and learn about the difficulties they face!
From US$45.00
Favela Walking Tour - Private
Do you prefer a Private Favela Walking Tour with your family, friends or colleagues and no unknown guests? If yes, you should join us on our 2 hour private tour. Available also in French and German
From US$150.00
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.

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1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Unforgettable experience, a must-do thing in Rio

We visited Rocinha with our guide Pedro today, and I was excited to see the community's life from the inside. The tour was perfectly timed and planned as we spend just enough time to feel the spirit of the place without being bored or overwhelmed...More

Thank Evgeny L
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile
Worth every penny

This tour is a must do while in Rio. It gives you a chance to see the other side of the city and how many of its residents live. The tour guide, Carlos, gave one of the best tours I have ever been on. He...More

Thank ARHutchison
Reviewed 16 April 2018
Great afterrnoon seeing the other side of Brazilian life in Favella Rocina.

Amazing experience. The tour guide Carlos lives in the favella and is very knowledgeable about every aspect of life there. He described the history, economics , political and social elements of the favella in great detail and great English and Spanish. This is a walking...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile
Great insight on favela

Great tour with insight on Favela. Our tour guide was excellent and a resident of favela. The company whatsapp us detail pick time and picture of our guide. This was excellent way of communication with us. The size of tour was small where guide knew...More

Thank Jigpate
Reviewed 25 March 2018
Simply the highlight of our trip to Rio

We were on a cruise and booked this independently, what a fabulous experience we had. Carlos was great, informative and funny. We never once felt unsafe, quite the reverse, the locals were pleased we had come to see them. The views were wonderful, the food...More

Thank Lesley F
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Janet W
29 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