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Our tour takes place in Rocinha - the largest favela in Latin America and it lasts about two and a half hour (2h and 30 min). In the late 18th century, the first settlements were called "bairros africanos" (African neighborhoods), and they were the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rua Assis Brasil 143 Apt 1506, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-900, Brazil
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All reviews guide edson his life felt safe all the time a real eye opener eye opening better understanding real rio feel unsafe an amazing experience great guide visiting rio his knowledge carlos edison favela community insight
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Reviewed yesterday

The first doubt of the tourist is if this is a safe activity, without doubts that it is as long as it is done with the appropriate guide, with this company you will feel totally comfortable. As our guide said: "the most dangerous thing will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Qualy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to Rocinha was an experience we will never forget, i would highly recommend when in Rio to do this tour to see the other side of Rio and how they actually live. We felt safe during our trip and the locals were so...More

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide is a local guy who happened to also stay in that Favela. He gave us the low-down on life in a Favela & was indeed an eye-opener for us. The rich-poor divide is indeed surreal & we're grateful for the experience...particularly for our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cklim50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most beautiful things we did in Rio. After we rode the city from one end to the other we realized that in Rocinha we felt the safest :). And that thanks to Alberto, our guide. Rocinha is very picturesque, colorful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DG_Mihai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We too were lucky to have Carlos as our guide. He gave us an insight into the real Brazilian way of life. The history of the Favelas, the everyday struggles of its people and their dreams of an unlikely better future. We felt safer walking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graeme H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was excelent for once in my life i wanted to hear what the tour guy was talking about. Carlos not showes you the favela but also explains its existence. I felt super safe the entire tour, except when i almost tripped on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Javico G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being told by a local tour guide to NOT to do this walking tour, I was a tad reluctant, but interest in the local livelihood kept my opinion positive. The company picked me up at my hotel, and transported our manageable group (believe there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 32,807
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Edson, was fabulous. I was nervous about everything, but he's from the favela, and everyone seemed to know him. He was like the Mayor! LOL! He had a special connection with the children we saw as well. We had an amazing walking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank demi
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the walking tour with Carlos and another person helping him (sorry can not remember the name). Both were so knowledgeable and open to questions. The tour had a great vibe due to the guides and it was a wonderfully political...More

Thank Explorer759872
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Our guide, Alberto, lives in the Rocinha favela with his mom and sister. Funny guy. Very informative. His English is good and we felt very safe with him. So glad I did this tour. Highly recommended. Plus the communication between him, the boss Bruno in...More

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29 June 2018|
Response from FAVELA W | Property representative |
Hi there my friend, thanks for your question! Here is all you need to know before coming on our tour. Our tour is always led in English. Meeting points We would be grateful if you could inform us as soon as possible... More
29 June 2018|
Response from Chidem A | Reviewed this property |
Contact Bruno his contact details can be found on the website
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29 March 2017|
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Response from timabb | Reviewed this property |
As below!