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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Highlights
  • Walk through Rocinha, the largest hill favela in South America, with a guide
  • Learn the history of the favela and interact with some of its residents
  • Get acquainted with economic and political factors that shape the society
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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro
From USD 36.00
Overview
Head to the largest hill favela in South America for a half-day walking tour. Learn about the Rocinha community and the daily lives of its inhabitants as you interact with them. Learn the history of Rio de Janeiro and this infamous place to gain a better idea of the economic and political factors that influence it.
What to Expect
Meet at Copacabana Palace Hotel to begin this half-day walking tour of Rio’s largest hill favela, Rocinha. This is an educational tour organized by local guides and favela residents so that it doesn’t disturb the community.
The tour aims to educate participants and show the daily life of its inhabitants to give a true perspective of the society to outsiders.
Walk through small streets with no more than 10 guests to meet a few locals and listen to their stories. Discover the history of the favela as well as the challenges it faces, both past and present.
Reviews (28)
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Reviewed 5 February 2019
Very informative tour

I loved this tour.we had a private tour as we are a couple of Oldies. Raphel our tour guide was great and very amusing. My one regret was that we didn’t stop for a coffee. We felt safe thoughout the tour and indeed found the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wellbeing11
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile
Great Favela Walking Tour

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a private Favela walking tour with the very knowledgeable Edmundo. We were able to book last minute (the day before) and they happily got us on a tour. He was really nice and answered all our questions and also made...More

Thank Emmathompson1998
Reviewed 2 January 2019
Eye opening experience

It was easy to find the tour guide out the front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel. It took about 20 minutes to drive to Rocinha where we disembarked and walked up a steep hill to a vantage point above a house overlooking the favela. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FaithL089
Reviewed 27 September 2018
Brilliant

This was the best thing that we did in Rio by far. Excellent, knowledgeable tour guide(sorry I can’t remember his name) who took us round the twists and turns of the favela. Did not feel threatened once in the three hours that we spent there....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Diane H
Educruxen, Owner at Brazil Expedition - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hey Diane It's great that you liked it! And thanks for the feedback. It's a great idea to help the community and we are glad you think that way. Thank you!

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Best experience in Rio!

My girlfriend and I went for this Favela Tour with Brazil Expeditions. We have been on many tours in the past but this is absolutely the best one we have ever been at! The guide was fantastic. He has lived in the Favela his entire...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michael A
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We didn’t take a camera but both had expensive phones with us that we took loads of photos with. Didn’t feel threatened at all when using them
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