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Our tour takes place in Rocinha - the largest favela in Latin America and it lasts about two and a half hour (2h and 30 min). In the late 18th century, the first settlements were called "bairros africanos" (African neighborhoods), and they were the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rua Assis Brasil 143 Apt 1506, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-900, Brazil
+55 21 98178-9239
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All reviews guide edson his life a real eye opener better understanding meeting point real rio felt very safe an amazing experience great guide visiting rio his knowledge carlos edison favela community insight brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour. You get to experience firsthand how some of the residents of Rio live by actually walking through their home (Favela). And very passionate and insightful comments by our tour guide Carlos. I would strongly recommend this tour. .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very last minute booking from the day before, and we have just returned from our tour. Our tour guide was Alberto. Alberto ensured that everyone was involved throughout the trip, as well as ensuring everyone’s wellbeing, and constantly checking on people to...More

Thank joshroj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carlos was our guide for this tour and he knows his stuff. I loved the tour a lot more than I thought even though many people advised that it was a bad idea. I felt completely safe the whole time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst visiting Rio in May we wanted to discover more about the favelas but wanted something that didn’t seem intrusive (like the coach tours), “zoo” like, dangerous or fake. Carlos was our tour guide and was absolutely fantastic and gave us real insight into daily...More

Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Alberto was great and very funny! Had such a great time! I definitely recommend this to everyone.....

Thank Kanaen B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Well worth every cent and a Highlight of our visit to Rio. Carlos was our Loco Charismatic Local Guide who entertained the group the entire way. His take on the Favela's hard fought place within Rio, the Community, Government Position/Support, schools and history/future was eye...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I did the tour with Carlos as our guide. He is from the favela he knows everybody It was really interesting and we walked in the depth of he favelas. We felt safe all the time. Carlos is an excellent guide introducing the favela with...More

Thank PetiteRoutarde
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I'm a tourist married to a Paulista with a prima who lives in Leblon, as well. I was warned from taking this kind of tour for a multitude of reasons, including recent up-ticks in incidents across the 800+ favelas and in Rio as a whole....More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

European couple / first time in Brazil. The Rocinha favela walking tour is a must do / have experience for anybody visiting Brazil. You will get to visit the other side of Rio, besides Copacabana / Ipanema. Carlos, our guide, is a highly charismatic character...More

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Bruno is a truly amazing person ! He has true insights into what goes in favelas. His personal relationships with those residents is extraordinary to witness. I heard him speak 5 languages throughout the course of a single tour. If you want a tour that...More

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29 June 2018|
Response from FAVELA W | Property representative |
Hi there my friend, thanks for your question! Here is all you need to know before coming on our tour. Our tour is always led in English. Meeting points We would be grateful if you could inform us as soon as possible... More
29 June 2018|
Response from Chidem A | Reviewed this property |
Contact Bruno his contact details can be found on the website
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29 March 2017|
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Response from timabb | Reviewed this property |
As below!