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FAVELA TOUR in Rocinha and Vila Canoas - Rio de Janeiro

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Stop At: Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Arriving in Rocinha, explanation about the architecture, public services, local cultural aspects, carnival etc ...

Visiting the Rocinha handcraft center.

Going to a local terrace, pause for pictures and images of the breathtaking view over Rocinha and Rio, talks about the security, local infrastructure and other aspects of favelas and favela life.

Driving down through the "Estrada da Gávea", the former F1 race track.

Walking on the commercial and central area.

Visiting the "MORANGUINHOS" or "SACI KNOW EVERYTHING" community schools. These social projects are financed by FAVELA TOUR. Besides regular classes, the school teaches local kids initial computer skills, English classes, music, capoeira, ballet classes etc ... These projects have absolutely no financial support from Brazilian government.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Copacabana Beach, Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011 Brazil

Part of the road trip to and from the Favela includes most South Zone beaches in Rio.

Pass By: Leblon Beach, Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Part of the road trip trajectory towards the back of the Favela includes most South Zone beaches in Rio.

Pass By: Ipanema Beach, Avenida Vieira Souto - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-002 Brazil

Part of the road trip trajectory towards the back of the Favela includes most South Zone beaches in Rio.

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3h 15m
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We do not operate Sunday afternoon tours. Minimum quorum tours for final confirmation
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 12 travelers
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to see the other side of Rio. this is THE tour. Felt like I was in 'City of God' film set. Some proceeds go back to educating children from the community to improve their futures. Great tour guide in Leo.

Thank amustafa300
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to really get into one of the most prominent aspects of the culture in Rio and finish having a much greater appreciation for what you have - then Marcello' tour is perfect. Cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed it. Barbara...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Walter Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

The favelas are an integrated part of Rio de Janeiro, and most of us have heard about them upfront. The tour changed our ideas about what the favelas are and their contribution to Rios life. Marcelo, our guide, gave us a most interesting and educational...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank pfjorgen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the Favela visit it was very informative and interesting. Barbara was a great host explaining all things in English and French, a very safe environment. The weather was pretty good so that made the trip more bearable, I’d hate to think what the conditions...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mickeystoll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good experience. Guide Barbara very informative. Quite an early start 8.35am for tour that ends at 12pm. Mini bus could be better standard and also to offer small bottle of water be a good service.

Thank Mark1901
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Response from Suong B | Reviewed this property |
If you go with a tour guide who knows the neighborhood, you should be fine. The people in the favela is very friendly. They do want tourist to visit them. Don’t go there by yourself.
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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