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Favela Adventures

Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21-8221-5572
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A must do while Rio!

Zezhenio was our tour guide for the a half day walking tour of the Favela Rocinha, 3 of us were a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve G
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One of the best things I ever done

To be honest I don't know where to start. Even thought it had been nearly 2 weeks since I came... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Marko D
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Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21-8221-5572
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zezhenio was our tour guide for the a half day walking tour of the Favela Rocinha, 3 of us were a bit worried about what we would find as you hear all the stories or how bad the favela’s are. Zezhenio gave us all the...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 1 December 2017

To be honest I don't know where to start. Even thought it had been nearly 2 weeks since I came back from Brazil I’m still overwhelmed. Mostly it is the mixture of amazement and anger with the constant questions which pops up in my head...More

Thank Marko D
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect when I took this tour, but afterwards I'll say this is probably one of the most rewarding tours I took on my travels around South America, and is highly recommended to everyone else visiting Rio. Firstly safety - this...More

Thank 365d_AroundTheWorld
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Favela definitely has a bad publicity than what it actually is. It worth your real experience with a local tour guide to know the real people there. Listen to real stories and meet the local community there with someone grows up and lives there. Highly...More

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were a family of 3 and joined this excellent tour which became one of the highlights of our Brazil trip! Meeting up at the subway was a breeze and we joined a small group for the minibus to the top of the favela. It...More

Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is the right way to tour a favela: with a local who grew up there, and a company that contributes directly to the community. The owner, Zezinho, is half American, half Brazilian. He moved back to Rochina and started his little company to help...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We had researched tour options before deciding on Favala Adventures we wanted a small group a local guide and a company that was promoting sustainability and giving back to the community. This walk did not disappoint. Jucara was a lovely bright young woman studying hard...More

Thank KerrycNZ
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time exploring the streets and alleys of the Rochina community with resident Jucara as our guide for the day. Both Jucara and Zezinho welcomed us into their homes. This could not have been a more authentic and warming experience for us...More

Thank Amee L
Reviewed 12 July 2017

(read to the end for practicalities) I was a bit uncertain about the ethics of doing a Favela tour, but at the recommendation of my guide at Jungle Me (see my review) I signed up for a 1/2 day tour with Favela Adventures. It was...More

Thank mabelle2
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We just finished the 4+ hour tour with Zezinho and it was brilliant! The pace was very relaxed and we were encouraged to ask questions; I feel like we got a great insight into favela life. We had been keen to find a tour that...More

Thank Pippa1205
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Victor B
7 September 2015|
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Response from rocinhajj | Property representative |
I think you need to search for Favela Tours in Rio. There are many companies that serve different favelas. All I can say is do your research. Most are sitting in a bus or jeep, not as many walking tours. Find walking tours... More
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