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Favela Tour provided by Be a Local Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get an intimate glimpse into local life on a tour of Rocinha, one of the largest favelas in Rio de Janeiro. This excursion provides a safe and comprehensive introduction to the favela for first-time visitors by offering insight into socioeconomic issues that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    R. Barata Ribeiro, 111
    R. Barata Ribeiro, 111 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22011-001, Brazil
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    Rio de Janeiro
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Vamos de van até a parte alta da comunidade. Uma vez lá, começamos a percorrer o seu interior a pé, visitando várias localidades e conhecendo a vida local. O tour pode ocorrer tanto na Rocinha, quanto na comunidade de Tavares Bastos.
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  • You'll end at
    R. Barata Ribeiro, 111
    R. Barata Ribeiro, 111 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22011-001, Brazil
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • See a different side of Rio de Janeiro on a favela tour
  • Forge a deeper connection to the city's culture
  • Get an intimate glimpse into the favela as you explore on foot
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off save you the stress of finding a meeting point
Important Information
Departure Point
R. Barata Ribeiro, 111 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22011-001, Brazil
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Victoria P wrote a review Mar. 2020
318 contributions59 helpful votes
We met the tour guide (Patrick) at a hostel of their choosing. It was a timely pickup and a full van of younger individuals. This tour is not for the weak of heart. Within these small alleyways it is teaming with life. Families, businesses, bakeries, storefronts, animals
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Be a Local T, Owner at Favela Tour
Responded 6 Mar. 2020
Hi Victoria, how are you? Thanks for your review and feedback, it is really important to us. We are glad the you enjoyed and took a nice life experience to home. Hope to see you soon, all the best, Be a Local Tours Team
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Sasha Faridoon N. wrote a review Feb. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my friend wanted to see and learn more about the Favelas in Rio. This tour provided both a real and unique way to see and experience one of the biggest Favelas in Brazil. Our guide Fernando gave us great information and a good insight of how things work in the Favela. We
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Responded 2 Mar. 2020
Hi thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it is really important to us. We are happy that you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
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Bear wrote a review Feb. 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions
Patrick was a good guide. It was eye opening to experience this poorer neighborhood. There are many smells and a lot of excrement so watch your step. We passed a few men with guns (Patrick said to not share this so don’t tell him I told you). These organized gang guys did not
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Be a Local T, Owner at Favela Tour
Responded 29 Feb. 2020
Hi, how are you? Thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it is really important to us. We are glad that you liked the experience and hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
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Ana B wrote a review Feb. 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Everyone should do this tour - such an interesting flip side of life in Rio. The guide was full of information about how the favela works and we had insights into the daily life, the drug gangs and even visited a day centre for infants. Very efficient pick up from hotel -
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Be a Local T, Owner at Favela Tour
Responded 13 Feb. 2020
Hi, thanks a lot for your feedback and review, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we all hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
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samuelpB7182HI wrote a review Jan. 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
The tour of the Favella in Rocinha was amazing, it was good having a local guide who was knowledgable and passionate and came from the Favella and knew everybody that lived in the favella. I felt safe the entire time and felt that there was a real feeling of community on
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded 29 Jan. 2020
Hi Samuel, thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a pleasure to have you with us. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team
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Football Match at Maracana
We wanted to see a pro soccer match in Brazil, and didn’t want to deal with the crowds and logistics on our own. A
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CuneytKocak
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Highly recomended
Very nice trip , and very good for those want to see Rio in 1 day 😉 highly recomended 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 bir gun için ço
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psmica
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Rio city tour
We did this tour during Carnival when most companies either canceled or shortened their tours. They did the entire
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AndreaWBudapest
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Football game at Maracana
My partner and I wanted to go to a football match during our week in Rio. We met a friend from another tour in Rio
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hatley2020
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Great, very insightful and enjoyable
I took two tours with them, one of the City and one of the Favella. Both guides were exceptionally knowledgeable an
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T3878VGchantalb
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Very knowledgeable auide, Insightful, fun and accomodating
We had a great tour of Rio centre, which was hugely enjoyable and helpful as we had little time on the ground.
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P3297ZPcarolined
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Super
A full day almost with sugar loaf and the corcovado visits. There is a lot of people there so it takes time with th
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gregsullivan2016
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Maracana - Football
A great evening watching Flamengo beat Avai in the last game of the season. Amazing atmosphere of 70,000 fans, Sam
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gregsullivan2016
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Rio City Tour
Excellent tour of the main sites which was well paced giving plenty of time at each location. The Tour guide made
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Anonymouslyreviewing
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Maracana Derby - unforgettable
My father and I will never forget our tour to Maracana! On the one hand, the match itself was unforgettable (a 4:4
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L725LJmattw
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Football match at the Maracanã
A fantastic experience. Something I’ve always wanted to do and it lived up to expectations. The tour was well organ
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marikamammu
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Great Guide, Good value!
Really well funktioning tour around main attractions of Rio d J. Guide speaked many languages and took good care of
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FarAway747406
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Best experience!
The perfect tour you can visit the main attractions of the city with a good guide! And is very comfortable with you
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Mal R
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Nice trip with the highlights of rio
Nice trip overall. The time spent at each location was a little short but again, it was a balance of doing many thi
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serendeepety
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Perfect!!!
Our guide was super professional. The tour was time effective and was organized perfectly. We enjoyed a lot
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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