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Favela Tour

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Address: Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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055(21) 3322-2727
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Not all favelas are over-run by drug lords. For an insightful look at life...

Not all favelas are over-run by drug lords. For an insightful look at life in Rio's favelas, it is highly recommended you book a tour with a reputable favela guide. A good tour will include a visit to a school and an opportunity to positively impact the community.

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Jeep tour and walking through one of the better slums in Rio

Very interesting to SEE how 20percent of the rio population lives. You are driven in an open keep to the top of the slum and then walk through the narrow passage ways.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit of a dangerous tour. A bus takes you to the top of the favela and then you walk to the bottom over the next couple of hours. The guide was very strict in saying that you have to keep your cameras in your bag and only take it out when he says that it is ok.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to SEE how 20percent of the rio population lives. You are driven in an open keep to the top of the slum and then walk through the narrow passage ways.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a half day tour to Rocinha Favela + Rain forest tour. The tour last 4.5 to 5 hours depends on traffic. Maximum 9 people in a tour, as you are travelling in an open Jeep. The tour take you into the hart of the Rocinha Favela. You walk in the narrow street of the Favela and a first hand... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was an eye opener. Life would have been very tough when these favelas had no law and order.

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Thank 228Kevin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour in January with Thiago. It was the best tour we did in Rio. Thiago is a great guide and made the tour extremely interesting. It was very eye opening visiting the favelas and interesting to learn about the differences in how pacified and non pacified favelas are governed. We felt safe throughout the tour. We visited... More 

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Lodi, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took this tour and absolutely loved it. Our guide, Ciago, was informative, articulate and passionate. Be sure to ask for him.

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Thank Mira S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was very well organized and the tour guide spoke good english. He had a big knowledge of Brazilian History and about live in the favels. The Favelas offer a great view and are really interesting to take a look at. For me the downside was that we only stayed on the main road in Rocinha and that we... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great tour of the Favela thanks to our great guide Junior. He gave honest answers to all of our challenging questions. Real local patriot of the Favela. thanks to him, we know now much better than we knew before the tour. THANK YOU, JUNIOR - HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!! :-)

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Langley, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Favelas must be seen to fully know Rio in all its aspects. It is not just the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, but the life of numerous disadvantaged people living the best way they can in poorer communities! Tourists, Do not be intimidated by the perceptions you got from media about violence, crimes, but rather visit Rocinha the biggest favela... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Just come back from a really fascinating and insightful half day tour around two favelas. The guide - Barbara - was really knowledgeable and provided interesting insight into the communities. She provided lots of interesting anecdotes as well as the social, political and economic context to how these communities came about and developed. I was not really sure about visiting... More 

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