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Favela Adventures

Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Excellent!

Went to Rocinha for a walking tour and it was one of the best tours we've experienced! Thank you... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Martur1
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Lahti
Bachelorette party in Rio

Excellent time with favelatours.org DJ Zezinho and especially Pedro. Great walking tour fair prices... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Shary S
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Bronx, New York
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“dj school” (21 reviews)
“walking tour” (10 reviews)
“local guide” (7 reviews)
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Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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"small group"
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"highly recommended tour"
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"authentic tour"
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Went to Rocinha for a walking tour and it was one of the best tours we've experienced! Thank you Pedro and Zezinho for your knowledge and hospitality! OSS!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent time with favelatours.org DJ Zezinho and especially Pedro. Great walking tour fair prices felt nothing less than safe. People are themselves with no concern as to the tourist. Highly recommend Pedro.

Thank Shary S
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We booked this favela tour at short notice for our last day in Rio with Zezhino and I'm so glad we did. He is a Rocinha local, however as he's half-American he's perfectly bilingual. First of all, I want to say that the tour is...More

Thank MC_Wendling
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Zezhenio was our tour guide for the a half day walking tour of the Favela Rocinha, 3 of us were a bit worried about what we would find as you hear all the stories or how bad the favela’s are. Zezhenio gave us all the...More

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

To be honest I don't know where to start. Even thought it had been nearly 2 weeks since I came back from Brazil I’m still overwhelmed. Mostly it is the mixture of amazement and anger with the constant questions which pops up in my head...More

Thank Marko D
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect when I took this tour, but afterwards I'll say this is probably one of the most rewarding tours I took on my travels around South America, and is highly recommended to everyone else visiting Rio. Firstly safety - this...More

Thank 365d_AroundTheWorld
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Favela definitely has a bad publicity than what it actually is. It worth your real experience with a local tour guide to know the real people there. Listen to real stories and meet the local community there with someone grows up and lives there. Highly...More

Thank Gillian G
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were a family of 3 and joined this excellent tour which became one of the highlights of our Brazil trip! Meeting up at the subway was a breeze and we joined a small group for the minibus to the top of the favela. It...More

Thank mikeazzo
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is the right way to tour a favela: with a local who grew up there, and a company that contributes directly to the community. The owner, Zezinho, is half American, half Brazilian. He moved back to Rochina and started his little company to help...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We had researched tour options before deciding on Favala Adventures we wanted a small group a local guide and a company that was promoting sustainability and giving back to the community. This walk did not disappoint. Jucara was a lovely bright young woman studying hard...More

Thank KerrycNZ
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Victor B
7 September 2015|
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Response from rocinhajj | Property representative |
I think you need to search for Favela Tours in Rio. There are many companies that serve different favelas. All I can say is do your research. Most are sitting in a bus or jeep, not as many walking tours. Find walking tours... More
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