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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour provided by Favela Walking Tour

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Learn about the Rocinha Favela with a resident favela guide
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
45
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    45
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30735P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
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
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil Our tour guide will meet you at the entrance to the hotel NOT INSIDE at 13.30
  • Praia Ipanema Hotel, Av. Vieira Souto, 706 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22420-012, Brazil If you chose 13.30 as starting time - be aware that it counts for Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel only. So, the 13.45 pickup time is for Ipanema (Praia Ipanema Hotel). If you have any question, please contact us immediately via WhatsApp.
Additional information
  • 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
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil Our tour guide will meet you at the entrance to the hotel NOT INSIDE at 13.30
  • Praia Ipanema Hotel, Av. Vieira Souto, 706 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22420-012, Brazil If you chose 13.30 as starting time - be aware that it counts for Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel only. So, the 13.45 pickup time is for Ipanema (Praia Ipanema Hotel). If you have any question, please contact us immediately via WhatsApp.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Copacabana Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Ipanema Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Rocinha
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
181 reviews
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quinnmedicineman
bristol, uk53 contributions
An authentic and fascinating tour led by a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Carlos was a fantastic guide. An absolute must do in Rio
Written 2 January 2022
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Bruno S
Thank you very much for your review. It makes our day absolutely amazing.
Written 3 January 2022
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Debbie M
Gothenburg, Sweden102 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Our family went to a tour of Rocinha today with Pablo. It was quite interesting and informative to see how the residents live. We took the van to the top and walked slowly down through the neighborhoods. Pablo is a nice young man who gives back to the kids in this area. He is a positive representative for his community!!
Written 23 December 2021
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Bruno S
Thank you very much for your feedback. Joao Grillo (Pablo) is an awesome young man and an example for the next generation!
Written 28 December 2021
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Andy
Edmonton, Canada114 contributions
Rafael is a kind and considerate tour guide who speaks perfect English and Portuguese. He knows everyone in the Favela, there is no safety concerns at all. I was very impressed with this tour. Do not pass up a chance to see all aspects of a Favela. Rafael did a great job of explaining everything as we went along. Fascinating.
Written 25 November 2021
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Bruno S
Thanks a lot for your feedback. We are very pleased to hear from you! All the best
Written 30 November 2021
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Nia M
1 contribution
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Carlos was literally AMAZING! Taught us so much about the Favela. Made us feel very welcome in Rocinha.
Written 9 November 2021
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Bruno S
Thanks for your review. Carlos is an excellent tour guide and we are very happy that you attended the tour. All the best
Written 16 November 2021
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Janaina M
Boca Raton, FL60 contributions
We enjoyed the tour. Nothing bad happened. The weather wasn't nice. But we went all over the place there. Very interesting and safe.
Written 21 October 2021
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Bruno S
Thanks a Leo for your review Janaina. We wish you a great day and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards
Written 22 October 2021
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Scher L
2 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We did a 3hrs walking tour in the favela. It was amazing to see. A real piece of life. The guide was very sweet and explained everything. We felt super safe.
Written 3 October 2021
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Bruno S
Thank you very much Leo. It is a real pleasure for us to receive your feedback. Have a great day
Written 6 October 2021
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John H
Boston, MA12 contributions
The Rocinha walking tour is an excellent cultural experience and a “must do” for Rio visitors. My apprehension coming in was that it might be offensive to Rocinha residents for me to come in to their city. What I found was that Rocinha residents were happy to have me there. Rafael is a local and he did a great job of showing me where he’s from! He knows many people in Rocinha and it was fun to chat with his friends. The tour itself was informative and fun. I’d recommend it to anyone!
Written 24 September 2021
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Bruno S
Thanks a lot for your review. It really helps us improve and always do our best. We wish you a great day. Kind regards
Written 27 September 2021
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Angie A
2 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
We had a great time getting to know Rocinha. Rafael is great, we walk through the favela and I felt safe.
Written 18 August 2021
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Bruno S
Thanks a lot for your review. We appreciate your time and wish you a great day!
Written 19 August 2021
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Luka V
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Rafael is really good tour guide. We learned a lot about favela and leaving inside of it. I would highly recommend this trip.
Written 18 July 2021
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Bruno S
Thanks a lot for your review. It has been a great opportunity for us to share with you our community. Have a good day
Written 19 July 2021
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Eric F
Bologna, Italy6 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Guide was very knowledgable, fun, and passionate. Knew everybody in the favela, gave interesting insights about daily life, and did it in only a couple hours. Recommend!
Written 14 May 2021
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Bruno S
Thanks a lot for your amazing review. We really appreciate your words and wish you a great day
Written 16 May 2021
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By: Favela Walking Tour
Amanda D
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,
Cam B
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
Anna A
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
mrslaurag86
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
Y9969IWdavidk
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
Kookaburrabakery
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
serena71
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
antoinev973
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
311eddiee
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
rachwilko
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
Amani A
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
Fany N
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
José Luis P
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 :)
asmullen
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
shayelkell
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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