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Favela Tour - Marcelo Armstrong

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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
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Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Zona Sul (South Zone)
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055(21) 3322-2727
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

I admit, I found this much better than I expected it would be. I was apprehensive, because I did not want to be the "rich gringo" ogling the "poor Latino". But the tour did a good job of not making us feel this way. Antonio,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

I was initially wary about signing up for this tour, as I didn't want it to be voyeuristic but our guide explained it was set up by residents of Rochina to show how they live and a different side to Rio, and that some of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 525VickiC
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank MotiukK
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank michael raymond P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 4birdsrg
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 228Kevin
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank CarolineIrel
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 0629M
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Julian G
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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jdbernal2016
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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 👍🏻
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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
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