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Favela Tour - Marcelo Armstrong

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“vila canoas”(31 reviews)
“favela tour”(89 reviews)
“eye opening”(16 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Zona Sul (South Zone)
055(21) 3322-2727
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

First off all, i never wrote a single review (either positive of negative) after 13 months of traveling. This happend after the first time I wrote one: I was not happy about my conversation with Marcelo on whatsapp and I decided to share this experience...More

Date of experience: February 2018
11  Thank Henk S
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Experienced the Favelatourrio.com from Paulo Amendoim (Peanut Paul) former president of the residents association of Rocinha. We found his contact details in the Lonely Planet book. He was absolutely lovely. As someone who has lived in Rocinha most of his life, he is very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Marina and Claudio did an excellent job! Our day trip to Rocinha and Vila Canoas was incredible. I was initially nervous, but Marina quickly showed us that while, yes, drug traffickers live in the favelas, the majority of the population are kind, hardworking people. There's...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Drew S
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

With Favelatourrio from Paulo Amendoim, former president of the residents association of Rocinha, we booked a tour. Easy just by whatsapp, no vouchers, prepaid garanties necessary. Our guide Bruna Alvez waited outside the São Conrado Metro Station for us and 4 other tourists. We raced...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank JoopOTheHague
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This tour exceeded my expectations. At first I thought it might be disrespectful to go into these neighbourhoods and 'observe' as if you are in a zoo, (i did not plan this tour myself, and wouldn't have done it myself). But it was a very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank acdw1996
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Through urban adventures,arranged the tour. Met by an incredible guide Jesse,full of knowledge and enthusiasm. My wife and I spent over 4 Hours on the trip. Met a few residents who were welcoming and answered questions. If you want a guide for any tour in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank mohana1950
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I really recommend this visite to see and most of all to understand this other aspect from Rio. You learn a lot about the social and economic problems which leads to the growing of favelas. It was really interesting to see how a community can...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank gastronome67
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We needed to fill in half a day before flying home on the same afternoon. We went by jeep from our hotel on Copacabana beach. The guide is extremely well known and takes you to the very different , buzzing Favela in Rocinha. We ended...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Really nice to see the both sides of Rio. Was something to see and never forget. If you want to see the poor side and compare with the Rich side, do the tour.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank morganao296
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Just like christ the redeemer I think if you go to rio you have to go to favela just to see how the locals live. It's just like any place with alot of people working everyday. Yes it is dangerous but I'd you're with a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from JoopOTheHague | Reviewed this property |
You can visit the site of favelatourrio or you can contact the organisation by sending an email to the former president of the residents of Rocinha: Paulo Amendoim or call him on +55 21 3322 8498
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30 December 2017|
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Response from Tammy-loulou | Reviewed this property |
We did the tour on a Sunday afternoon 👍🏻
26 October 2017|
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Response from morganao296 | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes about 4 hours and the cost it’s £24, about (R$100 real) I would recommend “BE A LOCAL TOURS” With patrick gripp gibaja as your guide, as he does speak English and he is a very good guide. Hope you enjoy bro... More